CrossFit Virilis April Member of the Month: Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie is a bright light in the gym – with greetings on the way in and high fives and fist bumps on the way out EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. So, this month, we’re excited to celebrate him as the CrossFit Virilis Member of the Month! Get to know all about him. 

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
It’s hard to believe, but about seven months at CFV! (That went by fast!) I used to do CrossFit back in the day on and off from 2008 to 2014, then had a huge layoff up until seven months ago.

What’s your favorite workout?
Anything without rowing or running. 
What’s your favorite movement? 
Why do you do CrossFit?
I do CrossFit to stay in shape, because it’s one of the only workout regimens that make my fitness feel balanced.
What meal could you eat every day for the rest of your life?

Korean BBQ.

What has CFV helped you with in and out of the gym?

CrossFit Virilis has truly been a blessing. I was in the worst shape of my life and recovering from torn labrum surgery prior to joining. I hadn’t done any exercise for almost 3 years. I still remember barely being able to hold on to the pull-up bar and struggling to do a few push-ups. Now, I’m hitting PRs regularly.  The team at CFV has gone above and beyond scaling WODs around all my past and current injuries. Most importantly, I now have a new found passion for fitness. I have never enjoyed working out even when I was in the best shape of my life. I just did it for my health. Now I’m actually bummed out if I have to miss a workout. This is the first Box I have ever worked out at, where I do not feel broke off all the time. I’m consistently able to participate 4 to 5 times a week with little to no soreness while still maintaining noticeable progression.  Also, CFV provided good nutritional advice that has helped me lose 10 lbs in a little over a month without any loss of performance.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My grandfather who passed away six years ago.
What are your top three favorite movies?
That’s a tough question because I am a huge movie buff, but off the top of my head: Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption, and T2.
What makes you the happiest?
My wife and kids! 
Anything else you want to add?
Just a huge thank you to the whole CrossFit Virilis family. Stay Blessed! 
To learn more about all of our members and how you can become one – and add fitness and feel-good wellness to your life, text 210-361-3114 or set up a time to talk to us here.

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