Tell us a little about yourself.

I am 44 years old. I teach high school special education. I coach freshman football. I enjoy all sports, being outdoors and with my family

What brought you into Crossfit Temecula?

I joined Crossfit temecula with a friend in May of 2014. He quit and I stuck with it.

How does the pre-Crossfit Mario compare to the present day Mario?

Before Crossfit, I drank a lot of beer and wasn't living a vey healthy lifestyle. Now, less beer and try to be healthy.

How as Crossfit changed the Rottino Household?

Crossfit has changed the household by getting the family involved and focusing on healthy choices (as much as we can).

What do your kids think about Crossfit?

The kids love Crossfit!!! They enjoy playing with the other kids, Friday Night Lights, and excited for Crossfit kids to start up.

As a dad of 3, how do you fit gym time into your day?

My family has bought in to the routine and without their support it wouldn't happen.

10 seconds on the clock. What’s going through your head?


What would be your ultimate WOD?

The ultimate wod is a short one, but is a special one because it is for autism awareness. It is a 5 min AMRAP of 4 power cleans @155, 24 DU, and 10 pull ups.

Describe yourself as a dad in 5 words or less.

Loving, caring, stern, fun, fair.

Describe yourself as an athlete in 5 words or less.

I don't consider myself an athlete but I would have to say I am coachable