Michael Cazayoux has been coaching and competing in CrossFit for four years. He has eleven years of Olympic and power lifting experience. Cazayoux spent one year as an assistant weightlifting coach at Southern Utah University where he worked with athletes from the football, soccer, track and field, and gymnastics teams. Following SUU, he spent one year at Louisiana State University working with a variety of sports before moving back to Utah.
Cazayoux graduated from the Utah Honor’s College with a BS in Psychology. He is currently writing a thesis for a Master’s in Sports Performance.
Cazayoux is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as USA Weightlifting (USAW) coach. He is a CrossFit Level One Trainer and is certified in CrossFit Coaches Prep, CrossFit Weightlifting 1 and 2, Fascial Stretch Therapy, and Functional Movement Systems (FMS).
Cazayoux was a CrossFit World Games competitor in 2011, and a CrossFit Affiliate World Cup Champion in 2012 and 2013 with his team the “HacksPack.”
Cazayoux can run a mile in 5:09, can deadlift 500 lbs, and has a 2:02 Fran.
Cazayoux originally moved to Utah for drug treatment when he was 17 years old. It was a huge success and found CrossFit and coaching to be an integral part of that rehabilitation process.
Cazayoux was born in Arlington, Virginia and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana three months later. He spent his childhood and adolescent years in New Roads, LA. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.