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John Schaeffer

Coach

John Schaeffer

Coach

Biography

I refer to a CrossFit box as a playground for adults.The place you walk into and leave life’s stress outside the door and workout, turn up the music, laugh and most importantly have fun. I wasn’t born a CrossFitter but with my CrossFit experience I’ve had the greatest, most rewarding change of my life.

Favorite thing about coaching?
It’s a fulfillment I get from being able to help a person who’s body language on that first day that screams I’m having serious anxiety over starting this process, to walking in a few weeks later with a different way of representing themselves with confidence.
First CrossFit WOD & when?
Helen with Ring Rows
Least favorite benchmark?
Diane – hspu don’t like tall guys
Favorite benchmark?
Grace
Which CrossFit movement is totally in your wheelhouse?
How about the ones not in my wheelhouse…. like hspu, pistols and Ring MUs
Favorite Cheat Meal?
Mexican
Favorite Supplement?
Michelob Ultra
Favorite CrossFit Athlete?
Chris Spealler
Advice to new CrossFit Athletes?
Take things slow, don’t worry about being better than others. Just focus on being better than yourself. Work on recovery just as much as your time in the gym.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
Teleportation, flying would be pretty cool too!
Tell us one thing about yourself not related to CrossFit?
When not at the gym I love all things outdoors – hunting, fishing, boating, and building things.