Lisa Maike

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

2016 CrossFit Open Masters Qualifier

CrossFit Mobility Certified
Favorite WOD: “Anything tabata”
Favorite Exercise: Sit-ups!!!!!

I am Lisa Maike, I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education from University of Michigan and have been teaching and coaching in the Chesaning Union School district for over 26 years. I coached girls Competitive Cheer at the high school level as well as college level and taught aerobics classes for over 20 years in and around the Chesaning area. Many years ago I married my high school sweetheart Tim Maike, we have three grown children and three wonderful grandchildren.

I started doing CrossFit in the red walls of the Rolfe’s garage in the fall of 2013, after a visit to California to see my daughter, Emily. She introduced me to CrossFit, where this crazy community of like-minded people were “WODing” in a “BOX”. I remember thinking this place is so amazing; I wish we had something like this back in Chesaning. Little did I know the Rolfe’s would soon be on their way back to Chesaning to open the first CrossFitBox in the area.  I learned from a friend that a group of people were getting together to do CrossFit like workouts in their garage. I knew I had to be a part of that group. I was put on a waiting list, attended a foundations class and finally landed a spot in the group known as the “Early Birds”. And it has changed my life! The Early Birds became my morning routine; I got more energy and motivation from the EB’s than any double shot of java could ever give me. I was hooked, addicted, no need for caffeine anymore! I craved the ever changing workouts and challenges thrown my way by the CrossFit workouts and the community that is created while WODing together. I had never experienced that type of support before.   It inspired me to push myself harder and taught me to believe in myself!   

I can honestly say I had no idea how taking that one scary step to attend a foundations class would change my outlook on life but it has, it is now my passion. My passion in life that I want to share with as many people as possible! 3.2.1….GO