Our June 2016 Member of the Month is: Vearnon Johnson
Vearn is an absolute boss! Enough said! The coaching team love him and there aren’t many people at Saxon who he’s not had a positive impact on.
Few will work as hard or give as much of themselves to a workout as Vearn. No matter the movement, the time scale or the intensity he puts his head down and gets on. Though he might grumble under his breath mid-wod he will always smile and leave happy, once he’s got his breath back!
A regular in our 7pm sessions Vearn has become one of the many pillars of our community, attending all our competitions, both in-house and external, getting involved in all our social events and embracing our membership as friends. Vearn has truly immersed himself in the Saxon experience and he is thriving!
We can’t wait to see where Vearn will be with his fitness this time next year and look forward to spending this time with him.
We asked Vearn:
What brought you to Saxon CrossFit?
I was introduced to Crossfit by Andy and Sheila (the ‘Herberts’). On my visits back home (Vearn lived in the U.S) Sheila would book me into Saxon Crossfit for as many classes as she could, knowing that I would end up suffering cramp on the plane back to the U.S.
What do you think is your biggest achievement since you’ve started at Saxon CrossFit?
Since starting fully at Saxon I feel my strength and general fitness has improved and long may it continue.
What is your favourite/least favourite movement?
My least favourite movement is the overhead squat. This ties in with my lack of flexibility. I also have a love/hate relationship with the SkiErg. Having used this piece of kit more than most I can attest to its evilness!
What do you like most about Saxon CrossFit?
Saxon Crossfit is the place where I can achieve my goals (and more). It is a friendly and energetic environment with coaches the are extremely knowledgeable, fun, supportive and approachable. The members are very much on the same wavelength. This leads to classes/sessions that, no matter how hard they may seem, are always fun and leave me with a sense of satisfaction each time. It’s so good that Sharon and Lisa (wife and daughter) are members too.
What are your short/long term training goals?
I would like to have more flexibility and be able to do pullups, dips and handstands.
Tell us something about yourself that the other members do not know?
When I’m not training at Saxon I am a keen Scuba diver and Instructor (warm water only J) and practice (when not broken) Ju-Jitsu and help Sheila coach the children. Sharon and I also enjoy riding on our Harley Davidson’s when time and weather permits.