Athlete of the Month

Congrats Erin on being our next Athlete of the Month

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

Hello! My name is Erin Johnson, and I was born and raised in Haubstadt. Haubstadt is a small town in southern Indiana best known for our annual Sommerfest, and even more importantly we have been named the Busch Light Capital of the World (seriously, Google it). I currently live in Avon, IN with my husband of 1 ½ years, A.J. We have been together for 7 years and are high school sweethearts. We currently only have fur children, our cat Chloe and dog Oliver. I’ve been involved in sports all of my life. I’ve played soccer, basketball, track, softball, and volleyball.When I got to high school, I focused on volleyball and softball. Sports have always been a big part of my life, and I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon

2. How did you get involved in CrossFit?

A.J. was doing the kick-off class last August, and he told me I should come in and try it. I was a little leary about it, but I was getting burnt out on doing Insanity and running wasn’t keeping my interest. After my first class, I was hooked. I signed up for a membership the next day.

3. What was your first WOD/experience?

My first WOD included kettlebell swings, ring dips, and running…I couldn’t get the 35lb kettlebell above my head and my banded ring dips were quite a site.

4. When did you start coming to CrossFit 317?

My first WOD at 317 was in August 2013

5. Is this the first CrossFit you’ve worked out at / how long have you been CrossFitting for?

CrossFit 317 is my first and only affiliate I’ve been a member of. I’ve been doing it for a little over a year now.

6. When did you realize that CrossFit was right for you?

When I couldn’t swing that 35lb kettlebell…I knew I was going to come back for more. I was bound and determined to get that thing up.

7. What are you short-term and long-term CrossFit goals?

My short-term goals:
Stringing muscle-ups together, working on my form, and getting heavier in my lifts

My long-term goal:
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is number one. I would love to be able to compete in Regionals with a team, but I’m not sure how realistic that is. I’ll settle for being competitive in local competitions.

8. What is your biggest accomplishment?

In CrossFit: getting my first muscle-up
In life: Having wonderful family and friends by my side

9. What is your favorite / least favorite WOD/movement?
Favorite WOD:
Saturday Team WODs are always fun

Least Favorite WOD:
Open 13.3: 150 wallballs, 90 DUs, 30 MU
short people and wallballs are not a good mix

Favorite Movement:
Clean and Jerk/Overhead Squats

Least Favorite Movement:
Deadlift

10. What do you do for a profession outside of CrossFit?

I am an Interventional Radiologic Technologist working in the Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology. My main role is to assist cardiologists during heart caths where we use balloons/stents to open blockages in heart arteries.

11. What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?

I love to bake and watch movies

12. Do you eat Paleo or Zone?

Is pizza paleo? That’s a no…I try to eat healthyish

13. What is your favorite paleo/non-paleo meal?

Paleo: Artie’s Chili
non-paleo: Pizza

14. Do you use any supplements?

No

15. Give me 3 fun facts about you!

I have a twin brother
High school state softball champion. Go Titans!
I dabble in cake decorating

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