Will Johnson

WJ Vacation 2016I found Recursive by luck, honestly. I had wanted to try CrossFit for the longest time, but I always found an excuse not to join: it was too expensive; I need to get into shape first so I don’t embarrass myself; or I’ll do it in a couple months once I have x, y, and z in order…shockingly, I never got in shape on my own, and I haven’t figured out how to put x, y, and z to rest either. Finally, I was presented with a perfect opportunity to join when my work had a discounted Foundations Class available for a silent auction (thank you CFR and thank you Bree). Once I won I was super excited, and super nervous (no more excuses). Bree immediately came and talked to me to explain how awesome y’all are and how I would love it. Turns out she was right on both counts.

My favorite part about Recursive? All of you! Whenever I explain why I love CrossFit, one of the top three reasons is the community. We may not be on the same level as Taylor Swift and her squad (#goals), but I definitely consider all of you friends. It’s so awesome to walk in and be greeted by everyone; to know we are here to work toward the same goal and that we are all here to support each other. The community at Recursive makes a huge difference to me. I also love that I can ask questions and get great advice – the coaches are always willing to go above and beyond to help out.

I would have to say, I have two Bright Spots that I am most proud of. The first is that on a select-few lifts, I am a member of the 200 club. That’s super freaking cool to me and partially what motivates me to keep going. I love seeing progress (and as some of you know, I am a tad bit impatient, so it’s the best feeling when I achieve that goal).

The second is the fact that I have been a member for less than a year and I somehow was convinced to sign up for a competition like Fittest Farmhand…I’m absolutely confident I’ll get my butt kicked…but I know it will motivate me to keep pushing hard in the future. One year ago, there is no way I would have signed up for a competition of any sort. So that tells me CFR has made a positive impact in my life.

Take your weakness and make it your strength.