Michael Wuest, Bus’07, MBA’08, is campus dining services marketing manager at the University of Missouri-Columbia and now also an owner, manager and trainer at CrossFit COMO in Columbia. He founded the gym with a friend in June 2013.
“When I came to Mizzou in 2011, I was reintroduced to CrossFit through the ‘300’ workout (the workout the actors in the movie 300 did to get so buff). It killed me, took me forever, but I was hooked,” he says.
Wuest says the workout changed his life, making him more confident and improving his outlook on life. After becoming a trainer and working with others for several months, he decided to utilize his business education and open the gym.
“Since we’ve been open, we have touched more than 500 lives,” he says. “It’s been one of the most rewarding endeavors I’ve ever done.”