December Athlete of the Month: Mike Staton


Congratulations Mike, you are the NoCoast Athlete of the Month!!


Mike has been CrossFitting at NoCoast for a year now and his gainz go far beyond the walls of our gym. Mike’s hard work and dedication in the gym have shown amazing results in just one year, but more importantly, Mike has worked his way back from a dirt bike crash to regain his form in the mountains, climbing, biking, and snowboarding. We love that Mike has been able to use our program to once again find success outside of the gym.


Quotes from Mike:

“I had a devastating crash on my dirt bike in 2019 and spent a year recovering and learning to walk all over again. I needed a way to regain the fitness that I had lost over that year and CrossFit seemed like it would do the trick, so I joined NoCoast.”


“Getting back to the level I was at before my injury was something I never thought I would be able to do. The programming at NoCoast has pushed me as close to that level as physically possible. Huge days on the mountain bike, climbing and skiing thousands of vert in a day, or off-the-couch mountain marathons are back in my life and I couldn't be more grateful.”



Age/Weight:

38, 155 lbs.


Athletic/Sports history/highlights:

I have always been semi-athletic and competitive. It seems like a fitting combination of attributes that go hand-in-hand. Climbing and snowboarding brought me to Colorado and that combination of activities projected me into a role as a team rider for Oz Snowboards. I was lucky enough to travel around climbing and riding some of the biggest mountains North America has to offer in some of the coolest locations throughout Colorado, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Alaska where I had the opportunity to hitch a ride and do some heli skiing in Haines. During the summer, I spend my free time on my mountain bike and racing my dirt bike all over the southwest.


How long have you been CrossFitting?

1 year


How did you get into CrossFit?

I had a devastating crash on my dirt bike in 2019 and spent a year recovering and learning to walk all over again. I needed a way to regain the fitness that I had lost over that year and CrossFit seemed like it would do the trick, so I joined NoCoast.


What is your favorite WOD/CrossFit movement?

Just 1? Cleans, or legless rope climbs


What is your least favorite WOD/CrossFit movement?

V-Ups coming in hot, it's refreshing to be so bad at something


What is your most memorable CrossFit moment?

The day I was able to translate cleans to squat cleans.


How does nutrition play a role in your fitness and recovery?

Just like in statistics or experimental design; garbage in, garbage out. Eating right, sleeping well, drinking water...these seemingly simple, often complex tasks are vital to performance.


How has CrossFit improved your overall wellness?

CrossFit has elevated my level of fitness and led to a healthier lifestyle. I often find myself considering how I'll feel in the gym if I have that margarita. My family has always eaten well and CrossFit gives us even more of a reason to continue doing so.


How has CrossFit helped you in the sports you like to do outside the gym?

Getting back to the level I was at before my injury was something I never thought I would be able to do. The programming at NoCoast has pushed me as close to that level as physically possible. Huge days on the mountain bike, climbing and skiing thousands of vert in a day, or off-the-couch mountain marathons are back in my life and I couldn't be more grateful.


How has CrossFit changed your family?

Ha. It gives my wife and I something to compete at, thank you CrossFit.

Advice to new people:

Keep at it! Learn to have fun and find a pace that will keep you injury-free and not completely destroyed. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day.