Mike Short

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer


I am originally from San Diego and have lived in Arizona now for 20+ years. I grew up playing sports from a very young age, often bouncing from one sport to the next and occasionally doing multiple at the same time. I found CrossFit after an injury in college left me unable to continue my passion of playing football. I was captivated almost instantly by the competition and close-knit community.

I began coaching in September of 2015 after completing my CrossFit Level 1. Prior to that I coached a few different high school sports and did some personal training. In May of 2016 I got my USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Certification. Most recently in June of 2021 I completed my CrossFit Level 2. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from GCU. I am currently pursing Level 1 Nutrition Certification through Precision Nutrition.

Helping serve such an amazing community of members is a tremendous honor and blessing. I often get the same or more satisfaction out of helping a member reach new goals, regardless of how big or small, than I do my own accomplishments. I appreciate the position I am in and the trust CrossFit Saguaro has given me to play a part in hopefully influencing and impacting the community in a positive way. I am so grateful to have found CrossFit because through it I have built relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Proud To Be Saguaro Strong!

Coach Mike