October 2011 – Athlete of the Month

Meet CrossFit CrownTown’s very own Sonia Johnson:

Sonia in summer of 2009 before CrossFit

“Prior to joining CrossFit, I was a busy wife, mother of three and working full time. I did not exercise.  I discovered CrossFit by accident, my boys were involved in martial art classes which happened to be affiliated with a CrossFit gym.  I sat on the sidelines and watched the CrossFitters workout.  I did this for a few months, in admiration of the women, thinking to myself how awesome they …such strength, power and endurance.  I was terrified to join, it seemed too hard and I didn’t consider myself athletic enough to be able to do it.  With some encouragement, a little push and the reality of “The Big 4-0” around the corner I finally decided to get off my butt and join.

When I started I couldn’t even do a sit up without something holding my feet down.  Now I am doing sit ups, push-ups, pull ups, weight lifting and it feels amazing!  Since joining I’ve lost over 20 pounds, 10 inches and several pant sizes!  I was never over weight just sedentary and out of shape…kind’a soft all around.  Now I get comments on how much smaller I am, more toned and defined.   I feel physically fit, have a ton more energy and way more motivation to get things done.  I am stronger and healthier than I’ve ever been.  I have more confidence to try new things in all aspects of my life.

Sonia in April of 2011 just over a year of CrossFit

After seeing my results and changes, my husband got back into working out as well.  Although he does not CrossFit with me due to his crazy schedule, he started working out on his own and changed his eating habits.  Now we are both committed to continuing a healthier lifestyle for ourselves and our family.

I strive to get stronger every day.  The workouts are always challenging but with the help of my fellow CrossFitters alongside me and a great Coach I push through them, both physically and mentally.  I am working towards increasing my strength, stamina and conquering some of my weaknesses.”

Sonia supporting her entire bodyweight doing some Wall Climbs

We are very proud of Sonia and her accomplishments. There is no secret to her success. She is very dedicated (i.e. she felt bad she missed class because her family took her out to dinner for her 40th birthday). Sonia is consistent with her training, listens to the direction we give her in nutrition and properly recovers her body when it needs rest. If you see Sonia at the gym make sure you give her props. Congratulations, Sonia, you are CrossFit CrownTown’s October 2011 Athlete of the Month! – WW

 

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9 Responses to October 2011 – Athlete of the Month

  1. Lorraine says:

    Way to go Sonia. Besides being CrossFit CrownTown’s Athlete of the Month, Sonia is such a great person. She is always a very upbeat person and so friendly. Good Job you definitely deserve it.

  2. Mindy says:

    Very produd of my BFF Sonia she surely is an inspiration to all of us and even got me off my butt and to the gym at UFC. Not sure I am ready for Crossfit yet will work up to it ha ha..

  3. Adan Torres says:

    WAY TO GO CUZ …. IM PROUD OF YA !!!

  4. Sonia says:

    I am honored to be featured as “Athlete of the Month”! A big THANK YOU to CrownTown and Coach Wayne for the great training. Your dedication and passion for Crossfit comes across in your coaching skills.

  5. WW says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Sonia!

  6. Paula says:

    Woot Woot!!! Good Job Sonia

  7. Sean Willette says:

    Congrats Sonia!! U deserve it!! Whadda badass

  8. Brett says:

    Harrumph!

  9. Michelle P. says:

    The best part of Crossfit Sonia ~ she NEVER complains, and has the best attitude! So glad to be able to workout along side Sonia everyday.

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