Mikhail (Mik) Godoy-Prieto




After years of fighting depression with medicine and behavioral therapy, Mik decided to give fitness a chance. He first tried CrossFit, in 2016. Mik had always been extremely introverted and struggled with his mental health. Once he started CrossFit, he realized that this was what he had been looking for his whole life—a diverse community where people come to share time with or make friends, treat themselves to a healthy lifestyle, or to blow off steam after a busy or monotonous day at work.  His mental health also improved dramatically and he was able to gradually get off of medication. “I have grown so much since, and I no longer depend on medicine to treat or manage symptoms. I am finally able to focus on pursuing a healthy, happy life.”

After his success and seeing the positive changes and impact of a healthy lifestyle, Mik decided to pursue a degree in Exercise Science in 2018. “I want to spend time helping people make positive changes. I also want to feel like I am giving back to the community that has given me so much love, passion, and inspiration. I want to help this amazing community grow.” Originally from NYC, Mik currently lives in Columbus and has been a member of Ohio Strength since 2018. 

Educations & certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • Red Cross CPR and AED