He’s pretty awesome. He’s husband to Allison, a Marine, and an awesome athlete. And he’s only here for a few more weeks, so go ahead and tell him how awesome he is before he leaves.
We wanted to get to know him better so here’s what we asked him:
How/why did you start Crossfit?
“Allison (my wife) had started doing crossfit with a lot of our friends so I started working out with them intermittently. I liked learning new movements and feeling like my entire body was completely broken off after a workout so I stuck with it.”
How long have you been doing it?
“I started doing occasional workouts in May of 2012 but didn’t get serious about it until Spring of 2013. I have been doing WODs in the base gyms on Okinawa by myself since then and occasionally at Shogun Crossfit, the on base affiliate in Oki. Oceana is my first time regularly attending any classes or getting any instruction other than Allison telling me my clean looks like garbage.”
What are your favorite and least favorite movements?
“Favorite: Pull-ups (I’m a Marine, that has to be my first answer right?), anything gymnastic
Least Favorite: Wall Balls and DUs”
What have been the benefits of it to you?
The biggest benefit has been the people that I’ve met. Almost everyone I’ve met at crossfit brings a very different perspective to the sport and their own knowledge base.
What are some of your goals?
L-Sit to Handstand on the parallettes and to clean up my olympic lifts.
What’s something nobody would know about you?
I tried to run the length of Okinawa from South to North. I made it 52 miles and had to have Allison pick me up because… well… that hurt a lot and I thought my shins were going to explode.
That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing, John! We’ve loved having you here and hope you’ll come back to see us often!