Michael Baumgartel


At Beyond Parallel, our passion is fitness. Our goal as a gym is to help create a more fit community through group exercise classes. Our coaches are top notch at running safe and effective classes. Constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity is the heart and soul of our program. We pride ourselves in making a stronger, faster, and more confident community of fitness enthusiasts. We are Beyond Parallel.


Mike is a teacher in the Mars Area School District. Growing up in Mars, he played a variety of team sports, culminating as a 4-year starter on the Cornell University Football Team. After college, he began running marathons and set a goal to qualify and run in the Boston Marathon. When he accomplished that goal, he began looking for a new way to push himself physically and mentally. CrossFit was the perfect fit (excuse the pun). Along with holding a CF L-1, his coaching background includes basketball, football, and baseball at both the junior high and varsity levels in the Mars Area School District. He is Grateful for the opportunity to help the BP community reach their functional fitness goals.

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