“My wardrobe from years ago fits . . . “
Meet Duane Johnson, our feature for Member Monday! Duane started with us through our Kick-Off program in October. Since joining he’s become a regular in our 4:30pm class and his efforts in class are starting to pay off. Read on to learn more about Duane and his experience as a CrossFit 317 member.
Tell us a little about yourself. Career? Family life? Let’s get to know you!
“I’m the Director of Eastern Operations for Mahoney Environmental. We collect used cooking oil, cook it down for distribution. I’m married to a very strong woman, and we have a smart, beautiful daughter.”
What made you consider joining a CrossFit gym?
“I could give you a 100 reasons, I’m out of shape, worried about my health, I’m old, but the main reason is to be around to embarrass my daughter in front of her kids.”
Why did you choose CrossFit 317?
“I would drive by and see the people working out, and having fun doing burpees. I hate burpees!”
Please share some of your first impressions of the facility, the workouts, the coaching, and the class environment.
“The box is clean and set up well. Trainers do a great job distributing their time to each member. Everyone is very friendly and push one another to get through the workout.”
What physical changes have you seen thus far?
“I’m not as big around as I am tall. My wardrobe from years ago fits, and I realized I had bad taste in clothes back then.”
How has your training at CrossFit 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“I have more energy. I’m eating healthier. I feel a lot better.
What has surprised you the most about being part of the CrossFit 317 community?
“The people are great.”
Did you have a moment where you knew CrossFit was for you?
“My first Saturday, it kicked my arse but it did everyone’s, and it showed me young or old anyone can do CrossFit.”
What advice would you offer someone that’s considering CrossFit 317?
“Take it slow, and listen to your body.”
Besides coming to class, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Any hobbies?
“Spending time with the family.”
One last really important question. If you owned a boat, what would you name it?
“Jennie….. Let’s go ‘She doesn’t know’.
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