November 29, 2012
Jenna Johnson doesn’t have a CrossFit box near her home in Racine, Wisc., so she set up a gym next to the loading dock at work. Her co-workers think she’s crazy, but she’s never felt better. Hilary Achauer reports.
Jenna Johnson works for a company with more than 500 employees, but pretty much everyone knows who she is. That’s because every day at lunchtime, 26-year-old Johnson goes outside to a space next to the loading dock and does a CrossFit workout.
She’s gathered a good-sized collection of toys, including kettlebells, medicine balls, a jump rope, an Atlas stone and an 85-lb. tire with a rope attached.
“No one in my building does what I do,” Johnson said, “but when you have nothing, you have to do whatever you can to make it happen. Co-workers have always been fascinated from Day 1, and they look at me as a motivator to get themselves to be more active and persistent.”