Name: Kelsey Johnson
DOB: April 19, 1991
Occupation: Registered Nurse on a cardiac unit at Swedish Medical Center
CrossFitting Since: I’ve been CrossFitting since 2009. I initially started it to help rehab my knee after ACL surgery, and have been hooked ever since!
First Memorable CrossFit Experience: Doing Fran RX for the first time — it took me just over 12 minutes to complete. It’s still as painful now as it was back then!
Favorite WOD: Helen; I enjoy pretty much any workout with running involved. Yeah, yeah, you can call me crazy.
Favorite Lift: Clean and Jerk
Least Favorite WOD: Diane; or any workout with HSPU’s — one of the downsides of having long, dangly arms!
Favorite CrossFit Movement: Doing the OPEN each year. It’s been so fun to watch the open season evolve over the years and to watch people achieve what they formerly presumed impossible.
Why You Do CrossFit: I do CrossFit to be able to do my job and things I enjoy outside the gym to the best of my ability. CrossFit makes me a better overall person — teaching me to set goals, push past my limits and is the best stress reliever out there. In addition, I CrossFit to be a part of an incredible community that is so much bigger than myself. I enjoy surrounding myself with positive, like-minded individuals who push me way past my comfort zone. I’ve been a member of several CrossFit boxes and I continue to be amazed by the camaraderie and support I encounter.
Favorite Cheat Meal: CHOCOLATE is my biggest weakness. You could say I have a bit of a sweet tooth.
CrossFit Secret: Always make sure you are having fun and there for the right reasons. Also, learn to listen to your body and don’t be afraid to take some time off if you feel burnt out — more often than not your body will appreciate it and you’ll come back feeling more refreshed and motivated.
What Do You Do On Rest Days: If I can’t make it to the gym it usually means I am working a 12hr shift at the hospital. But, in my free time I love anything outdoors — I am always looking up new hikes to do in the PNW. I travel often. And am a huge foodie and love trying the new restaurants. Oh and shamefully watch the Bachelor on Monday nights!
What You Can’t Live Without: My Lululemon pants, which you will find me in 95% of the time. And Lavender essential oil — my favorite remedy for any ailment, to put in my baths or make a room smell refreshing!
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cape Town, SA. But essentially anywhere with the ocean nearby is all I need.