Steve Johnson: September 2013

Vagabond of the Month for September:
Steve Johnson

Where you are originally from and/or where  you live now:

From North Dakota but grew up mainly in Easton.  I now reside in Mansfield

 Month you were born in:


 What days/times you typically train at  VBC:

I train Monday-Saturday making it to 5, sometimes 6 classes.  Depending on my schedule I will go to the 6am most of the time.  If I can’t make that I will go to the 430pm or 530pm.

 Anything else interesting/unique about you  that you’d like to share:

I can cook, sort of…Give me enough time I can draw almost anything…I’m good with numbers,  not rainman level but close. And for some reason my brain remembers what year movies were made.

 In addition to being a CrossFitter, I am…

A father, a brother, a son…and a financial advisor

 My proudest accomplishment(s) in my  training so far is/are…

I am most proud of the recent garage games.  #1:  I was lucky enough to be on an awesome team. #2: I didn’t think I would have enough stamina to do that much in one day.  I hurt my back a week before the games and Kevin did a great job getting me healthy and ready.
 Some current training goals and/or personal goals are…
Currently doing the 30 day burpee challenge (ending with the burpee mile). …I have a lot of things to work on.  I need to get better at most of the Olympic Lifting, double unders, etc…I would like to weigh around 185lbs.  When I started in April I was around 230-235lbs. I am now in between 210-215.  I would also like to increase my endurance during specific workouts.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond?

The best?  Jeez…it is tough to narrow it down so I will just regurgitate how I feel.  I used to go to the gym…started 4-5 days a week out of college.  That turned into 2-3 days a week.  Then 1-2….No plan, no accountability, no programming. Boring.  As a result, I was slowly gaining weight every year.  Before joining Vagabond I didn’t know if I was going to join a CrossFit gym.   Or if I was, which one would I go to.  One day I was fortunate enough to be talking to Keith Derba  who walked me down to meet Kevin.  I signed up then and there.  Then, during my On Ramp, I got to experience the workouts and fell in love.  I played football for 14 years and it was the first taste of real workouts since college.  I also quickly realized how much I didn’t know about exercise and fitness.  The atmosphere at Vagabond is addicting.  Everyone I have met is awesome and it is part of the reason I show up as often as I do. The coaches are really unbelievable.  From their attitudes, to their knowledge, it is really a luxury you can’t get anywhere else.