Athlete of the Month, January 2012


Name:  Neil Johnston

Age:  28

Resident of:  Clawson, MI

Member of CFR since:  Aug 2011

Athletic background?  Played some sports as a kid.  Baseball, Football, Roller Hockey.  Now, when there’s time I like to hit a round of golf in the summer or go snowboarding in the winter.

Favorite and least favorite WOD/movement?  Hands down, any Hero WOD.  Honoring those who make the ultimate sacrifice so we can sleep in peace at night is awesome.  Makes me feel strong…and proud.

Greatest accomplishment?  Becoming a Firefighter was a pretty big accomplishment in my life.  Now I just want to be a better one.  CrossFit helps with that.

Has CFR made you better?  If so, how?  Everyday is something new.  Doing something I never thought I’d do or doing something I’ve done better.  Its a surprise everytime.  Thanks Coach!

What are your hobbies?  Not much time for hobbies.  Though lately I’ve been hurting myself at work a lot.  Does healing count as a hobby?  If it does I’m real good at it.

Top 5 favorite movies?  In no particular order:  Fight Club, Mall Rats, Hangover, Ironman and Boondock Saints.

What is one thing we don’t know about you?  I’m a dork sometimes.  I’ve read all seven Harry Potter books…and liked them.  Don’t judge me.

What are your goals in life?  And/or at CFR?  I would really like to be a masked vigilanty crime fighter!  Only on the weekends though.  I hear those guys don’t get very much sleep.