Announcing February 2016 MVP!!! Congratulations Bobbi Johnson!
I really feel we should refer to Bobbi as an OG with JCCF. She has a priceless personality, a heart of pure gold, and the determination of an army of soldiers. Just go ahead and look at her face in the middle of a workout, or when she is about to PR her lift! Watching her journey has been amazing. Meet this mother and warrior! We are blessed to have her as part of our community!
Name: Bobbi Johnson
Occupation: Dentist’s wife, homeschooler, mother of six, amateur crossFitter
Family: Married 15+ years to the love of my life and supporter of my CrossFit habit, Justin Johnson. Together, we have six fantastic kids: Brock (13), Austin (12), Brandon (12), Eden (8), Kade (5) & Lars (1).
How long have you been CrossFitting?: On and off for the past 3-1/2 years. I took an extended leave in 2014 to train for a very specialized athletic event. (childbirth)
What time do you come to WOD normally? I usually aim for 4:30pm, or 5:30pm, or 9am, or whenever I can make it in.
Favorite Lift: Clean & Jerk. I love it because it involves all of the major muscle groups working together, making everything stronger at once. It’s taken me a long time to figure out proper form on this one, but if and when I can manage to get it right, it feels like my body has finally found what it was made to do!
Favorite Met Con/Cardio: Double-unders.
Favorite Gymnastic/Body weight Movement: Burpees. Same reason as Clean & Jerk. This is one movement that just sort of gets the work done all at once. I like efficiency.
Most recent PR: Last night I PR’d my three rep power clean at 120#. I was pretty happy about that!
Favorite Shoe to WOD in: inov8 road-x 233
Favorite Meal: Whatever I can throw in my crockpot. And spinach and eggs for breakfast everyday!
Tell us some about your journey, greatest accomplishments. I met Natalie Casey through a mutual friend while riding the ellipticals at the YMCA. Natalie was one of the most genuinely kind and encouraging people I had ever met, but at the same time, I could tell that she was hard core. And I wanted to be like her. Natalie started teaching a Bosu class at the Y, and invited me to come. I had been to other Bosu classes before and hated them, so it took me probably a year to finally try her class out. I loved it, and kept going. After some time, Natalie started telling me about this place called Crossfit Unstoppable that she had been going to. Since I really wanted to be hard core like Natalie, I decided to visit a Saturday class with her. I had never really touched a barbell before and the whole class format was foreign to me, but I was intrigued and wanted to be strong like the athletes I saw there, so I signed up. Just four months later, Jefferson City Crossfit was born. I was there on opening day and I keep coming back for more. Crossfit is my happy place. It is where I go to burn off all the stress of the day, fill up on all of the positive energy of positive people, and build mental and physical toughness that carries over into all aspects of life. I love Crossfit because it never gets boring. Nothing is routine about it. I still get excited about checking the daily WOD. I still get butterflies when the clock counts down to zero. I love knowing that no matter what ridiculous combination is written on the board, I can and will complete it to the best of my ability. I know it because I have completed all of the ridiculousness that has come before. And I will complete whatever ridiculous will come tomorrow. I have complete confidence in my trainers, and their confidence in me makes me believe I can pretty much accomplish anything. That is an amazing feeling. That is what keeps me coming back.
If you could give any advice for a person new to CrossFit, what would it be? Love your body. Listen to your body. Be patient with yourself. Compete only with yourself. Celebrate every PR. Listen to your trainers. And if in doubt, pinch your butt.
Please list two future goals. 6 months and One year: Linked toes to bar. Strict pull-up.
Favorite Quote: “Always work for it more than you hope for it.”
Anything else you wish to share that your heart desires: I feel so blessed to be a member of this incredible community. Everyone here– owners, coaches and athletes– generates a motivating force in my life. Thank you for letting me be a part of JCCF nation!