Loading Dock CrossFit

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

November 29, 2012

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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.”

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6 Comments on “Loading Dock CrossFit”


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Thats awesome! You look great!


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Name twin!! You're awesome :) I'm so glad to know you :) Keep up the great work, Jenna!!


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That is awesome! Your determination to improve yourself is admirable!


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Joe Hardy wrote …

Great Job! Keep up the great work!

What gets me is...

...Why did it take the OWNER of CrossFit Collective to be able to scale down the workout for her? (Why couldn't whoever was there her first day help her scale down?)


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Crossfit Outrival is just down the road from you in kenosha. Great work & keep it up!

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