Michael “Buddha” Villanueva

Michael “Buddha” Villanueva


Mike, affectionately known as “Buddha” has been an owner and a CF-L1 trainer at CrossFit TakeBack since 2019.  A natural athlete passionate about exercise, he loves the every day challenge of bettering himself both physically and mentally.  He began CrossFit in 2016 as a supplement to his other hobby:  sneaker aficionado.

In the rare moments that Buddha’s not in the gym, you can find him hiking, biking or conning his friends into going on food tours in the area.  If you want to workout with him, don’t try to entice him with GHD situps (he hates those!) instead, throw him a barbell and ask him to do “DT” you will have a new bestie!

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