Congratulations to John Chisolm for being selected as our February 2014 Athlete of the Month! John has showed incredible dedication over the past few months and has really come a long ways since his first day in the gym. His lifts have gone up significantly and endurance is much improved since starting at the gym. Here’s a little bit about John along with his story:
Name: John Chisholm
Started CrossFit: April 2012
Favorite WOD: I like the ones with a lot of varied movements
Least Favorite WOD: Any with wall ball shots (they’re just evil)
Favorite Lift: Snatch
Least Favorite Lift: Overhead Squat
Story: Things had gotten completely out of control!
Somehow I found myself weighing more than I ever had in my life. I crossed a line I never thought I would see, much less blow through. My health was noticeably deteriorating and I was struggling to actively play with my kids. I had tried to be a runner but just could not get hooked. I had to find a way to take back my life. I saw y’all working out at the first location by Lincoln Heights and was intrigued. Talked to a few folks and read a lot about Crossfit. I wanted to try it. My wife insisted I get a physical and permission from my doctor first. I told my doctor what I wanted to do and he said Crossfit has going to “kick my butt”. Little did I know how right he was. Participated in the first class and just felt this was for me. It was challenging, intense and a little bit fun. The coaches and people where so helpful, I was hooked. The first year I lost a substantial amount of weight, improved my diet and increase my ability to move. I could actively participate in sports with my kids like never before. They are proud of my accomplishments. Working out here at Mission Crossfit SA has been a huge improvement in my life. The atmosphere and support from all is tremendous.