April 2017 Athlete Spotlight

Name: Zach Johnson

Favorite exercise: Squat Clean and Hammer Curls

Least favorite exercise: Bulgarian split squat, supermans, front squats, the list is long...

Goal for next month: Take 1st place overall in the Open at IST.

What I love about IST: I've had the chance to do "Drop-in's" at five other CrossFit gyms now since I've started and I will definitely say I still like IST the most. From day one attending a boot camp class I loved the energy and the atmosphere that comes with IST. It was obvious that the coaches wanted you to succeed; they really want you to achieve what you've set out to do! The fact that every coach knows every single members name still amazes me. I love that!

I also love that I literally just have to show up, work hard and be coach-able to see results. After years of wondering around anytime fitness spending 2-3 hours there, seeing mediocre results. Crossfit was a blessing. I've lost almost 30 pounds and I've 15% body fat from the first day I walked into IST.

Having made many friends over the last year and a half at IST makes it fun to go back and forth battling for the heavier weight or the faster time, pushing each other to become better! Now that is fun!

Yeah some days suck, not every day can be your best day. But having great people surrounding each other to give a high five and cheer each other on make the bad days all the better.

Hometown & Family members: Originally from Cloquet, MN. Home of the Lumberjacks where you make up lack of talent with hard work. My Mother and Father are both also from Cloquet Jeff and Cheri. I have two older brothers, Jeremy and Steve. One younger sister, Alicen. My beautiful girlfriend Shelby who also comes to IST. Two cuddle monster dogs Bonnie and Jameson along with a Cat to keep the dogs in line, Roxanne.

Something you probably didn’t know about me: I love to cook and I like Country music.


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