RowClub Athlete Highlight: Mike Osorio

Mike is one of RowClub's regulars, attending the 7:45 am class twice a week! We sat down with him to get a bit of insight into his active life!

Mike's rowing journey began in High School, when he was drawn to the sport because of team aspect, as well as the notion that he whole boat has to work together perfectly to achieve a common goal. 

He attended Duke University undergrad, as well as receiving a Masters in Computational Math from Oxford University in England. At Oxford, he had the privileged of racing for his college in their annual boat race. 

Now, Mike is training for competitive bicycle racing, using RowClub as a means to achieve core stability, the mental focus, and the cross training aspect. The workouts hooked him to the classes, but the instructors are what keep him coming in and getting his butt kicked most mornings. 

Mike is not new to biking- he once rode his bike across America with the Ability Experience group, raising awareness for people with physical and mental disabilities. On their way across America, this group of philanthropic athletes would stop at the various centers for the disabled and host dance parties, miniature bike races, and games nights.

Mike says his favorite song to work out to is 'that really popular Drake song,' his favorite meal is pizza from Il Casaro in Little Italy, and his favorite color is blue/green, and his favorite activity is anything outdoors: hiking, biking, or just experiencing nature.