Member of the Month – Jake Johnson

Member of the Month – December 2018

The holidays are officially in full swing!  We know that finding the time to workout during this season can be challenging.  We love seeing everyone each week and know that they squeezed a workout in their already packed day.  That means so much to us!  One guy that we can always count on to show up and on some days, bring friends!  That guy is this months’ Member of the Month, Jake Johnson!  AKA Macklemore.  AKA Jake from State Farm.  We chatted with Jake to find out more about what keeps committed to Crossfit.

  • What led you to try out Crossfit?

I’ve been thinking about trying CrossFit for a few years.  I was always afraid I wasn’t in good enough shape to join, so I continued to do the typical gym rat routine.  Finally, a few friends joined a gym and invited me (dragged me) to their community WOD.  While I was beat after the first work out, I was addicted instantly.

  • What is your favorite part about UpReach?

The support of the community. Some people I talk to make comments about people who go to CrossFit being very egotistical, and we are far from that. From the moment I joined everyone has been welcoming and supportive.

  • What is the biggest change that you have seen since starting Crossfit?

 A lot has changed.  Leaning out, improved diet, sleep better. However, the biggest change has been mentally.  I notice I’m more positive throughout the day, my attention span when getting work done last longer, and whenever a challenge or frustration arises, I’m able to handle it better.  My usual train of thought is, “well if I can do CrossFit, I can do this.”

  •  If you could have one super power, what would it be and why would you want it?

Fly! I love speed and the feeling of being free.

Since the moment Jake started at UpReach, we have seen him almost EVERY DAY! We are so pumped that he is a part of this community!  Thank you for participating!