That's right, folks! John Engelmohr is enthusiastically and wholeheartedly joining our CFKW team of trainers!
John has been a part of our CFKW community for 4 1/2 years. Pure awesomeness.
A bit of history for you-
John arrived on the scene at the first CFKW location on South Fillmore in December of 2009 (pictured above with Captain Dan!).
He wasn't so sure about CrossFit at the time (hardly anyone had heard of it back then) but his lovely wife, Maren (below), wouldn't relent and deserves every ounce of credit for nudging him in the door.
Maren was struck by the crazies running up and down Fillmore with medicine balls, by the clanging weights and pull upping with the garage door flung open, by the music blaring and sweat pouring and by the tires flipped and jumped in and out of in the parking lot.
ALL had John written ALL over it.
So, he came!
And, dove in head first!
And, never looked back!
It was painfully obvious that John had an athletic background (solid mover and caught on quickly to everything!).
He was SUPER quiet during his on ramp and during his first few classes (I know, right?).
He sported a thicker beard. And, had strength out the wazoo.
"Grizzly John" became his nickname right off the bat.
Not THAT long after, the furry beard disappeared.
And, he became "Just John" instead.
With that, Maren became "Just Jane."
NOW, WHY DO WE LOVE JUST JOHN?
Let us count the ways!
He's a beast.
We've always said he's COUNTRY STRONG.
He's a natural athlete.
Hey-uge football player and football fan...and helps coach his son's football team!
He's a family man.
Kind to the core and all about his wife and kids!
He's GAME FOR ANYTHING!
Competition? He's in. Individual or team!
(Kirkwood-Webster Turkey Trot)
He has a positive attitude and pushes himself outside his comfort zone. Decides he needs to work on endurance? Hops in on in a 5K or 10K or sprint triathlon!
Need to get faster with pull ups and KTE and muscle ups and TTB? He's on it!
He drinks beer. (That came from the Husband). :)
He is also THERE. John makes an effort to partake in every CFKW event possible.
He's famous. :)
He's passionate about CrossFit and our CFKW community.
A cheering section for others.
Psyched to bring you on board, Just John!
Please give John hey-uge props when you see him at the gym! He'll begin his co-teaching this week- he, true to form, wants to get started right away!
(And, FYI- he will likely be teaching evening classes in the near future!)
I'm quite certain I'm the last one on the planet who has seen this Ninja Warrior video. (Not surprised, are ya? I err on the side of clueless... pop culture...movie references...lost on me). ANYHOOO- Alena told me about it at class the other day and then sent the link!