Get to Know a Member (Mike Schindler)

Mike Schindler was been a staple at the 6-am class for about 9-months now! He is known for going hard on the bag, posting great motivational quotes on Facebook and talking trash to both Erin (6am instructor) and Kristina (CKO Member). In fact he challenged both Erin and Kristina to a 6-min plank back in February. I was lucky enough to witness this amazing challenge, and while Erin, Mike, and Kristina all lasted the entire 6-mins, it was Kristina who got the last laugh by going 6:30 😉

You can read more about Mike below.

Working while others are still sleeping!

Working while others are still sleeping!

The Mike Schindler interview:

Besides being a CKO Superhero, what is your day job? CEO of Operation Military Family – a government consulting and technology company that assists Veterans and their families with transition-related issues.

Doing what he does best. Helping our Service members

Doing what he does best. Helping our Service members

Do you have any hobbies? Soccer is a lifelong hobby – as is reading countless stories on heroic figures

How did you first learn of CKO?   Via the web – then a conversation with Jessica…and once I found out she was “Navy” – I was sold…since that is my old “alma mater”

What are some of your fitness goals? See below 😉

Photoshop? I don't even know what that is?

Photoshop? I don’t even know what that is?

What is your favorite aspect of CKO?   Love the “family” aspect (even though I don’t know half the names of those in the 0600 class); the group workout that encourages and provides the platform to push myself individually.

What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself? Habit now. Being mid-40s staying healthy and fit is a personal desire…not to mention having the best abs at family summer events.

What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with?  “Sally.” I have a problem with Sally. Don’t like her…and when Erin says, “Up….DOOOOOOOWN. Hold it,” and proceeds to give me the Evil Eye…I struggle with that Lol.

What can we do better to help you actualize your true potential?  You are great at providing options. I need to place more value in hitting my goal (to become a Spartan-like figure) so I commit both time and money.

Kristina (near), Mike (middle), and Mike's co-worker doing the 6-min plank!

Kristina (near), Mike’s co-worker (middle), Mike (far), and Erin (not shown) doing the 6-min plank!

Share any relevant information you’d like about yourself that other CKO team members might not know about you (also a good place to talk about any success you have had since joining CKO)! Hmmm…published author, spent many months on the military’s speaking circuit talking about pre and post deployment issues, never liked avocados until Erin convinced me sea salt was the missing ingredient, walked into CKO 8 months ago and struggled to do a 30 second plank…in FEB 2014 was able to do a 6:12 plank – dropped 12 pounds…and love working out…which I didn’t before CKO.


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