Lindsey Johnson

What year did you start CrossFit?

December, 2015


Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into distance running, hiking and backpacking after college, but didn’t do anything else for several years. I have really enjoyed CrossFit for the results and benefits outside the gym (I've done so many things I never dreamed of doing before). Finding Crow River CrossFit saved my life and has increased my confidence, self-esteem, and general ability to take on life.

Before CrossFit, I'd be at the gym off and on, never seeing any progress or results (if you only sorta try, you only sorta get results).


Why did you become a trainer?

In early 2017, I changed my lifestyle entirely, new goals and a new me. Crow River CrossFit was significant and the support from all the coaches. Now, I find coaching someone else to a new skill or PR is extremely rewarding and also important to me is seeing the confidence build and long-term health, both physically and mentally outside the gym. I want others to know that it might not be easy, but they can achieve their goals. No matter where your story starts, you can write the next chapter and as a coach I hope to help change more lives. This includes goals such as weight loss, lifestyle changes, performance, overall health and any other health markers. The opportunities for continuing coaching education are enormous and I’m excited to bring my experience and knowledge to Crow River CrossFit.  

I also enjoy being creative with the workouts and have a lot of fun thinking about or planning workouts. 

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Currently, pistols and toes-to-bar. Or any WOD with running.


What is your favorite cheat food?

Ice cream!



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