AUGUST 2015 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ALEX JOHANNSEN

AUGUST 2015 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ALEX JOHANNSEN

AUGUST 2015 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ALEX JOHANNSEN

Congratulations to Alex Johannsen!  He has been voted by the coaches as this month’s Athlete of the Month!  Alex started his CrossFit journey when the usual workout routines ended up not working they way he wanted them to.  As you can read in his story below, Alex didn’t think CrossFit was right for him until he set foot inside his first CrossFit Box, Mission.  At that point he became a changed fitness enthusiast and committed himself to CrossFit.  In just over 6 months, he has pushed himself harder and becomes more focused on his health and fitness. For that reason and many more,  Alex is certainly deserving of the title “Athlete of the Month.”

Name: Alex Johannsen

Started CrossFit: January 2015

Favorite WOD: Anything with olympic lifting

Least Favorite WOD: Fran (Thrusters make me die) 

Favorite Lift: Power Clean

Least Favorite Lift: Thrusters

Story: I first heard about CrossFit back in 2013 when, new to San Antonio, a family member recommended that I try it out as a way to get some exercise and meet some new people. At that point in time I decided to go a different direction with fitness. Fast forward to 2015 and I found myself struggling to stay motivated doing the regular gym thing on my own. I was doing an awful job taking care of my body and was just looking for something completely new and different.

I did a little internet research on CrossFit, and I really liked the whole concept. The best part is that I wouldn’t have to plan out any workouts… just show up, read the board, and go. It looked like fun, so I figured I’d give it a try. When I came in for my first class I was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but everyone was super friendly and supportive as I struggled through the WOD. Before the class was over I knew I was committed. Since then I have found CrossFit to be super fun and intense. It has been challenging at times, but seeing the physical results and feeling much healthier has kept me motivated through it all. Im looking forward to more fun to come in the future!!

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