My name is Crystal Johnston and I am beyond excited to be a part of the Recoup training team! What started off as a proactive step to creating a sustainable health journey over a decade ago has become a way of life.
During my college career as I worked towards my teaching credentials, I had a life-altering experience when I saw my mother suffer from a minor cardiac arrest due to a stress-induced situation. My mother was rushed to the hospital and treated for an undiscovered heart murmur she had from birth and with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, I knew that this could possibly look like my future if I did not take steps for preventative care.
I enrolled at a gym close to home and started a weekly routine of attending 2 times a week. Fast forward to my tenth year of teaching as an elementary school teacher, I realized that my attempt to create a balanced lifestyle of prioritizing my health and well-being was not working out. I decided to take a year off to finish my master's in education and focus on my health and that is when I found Recoup Personal Training and also joined the Balanced LIFE Program, which was great for nutritional guidance and support.
With a passion for fitness and education, I decided to take my fitness journey to the next level and obtained my personal training certification. Shortly after doing so, I was able to team up with our Recoup Personal Training. I look forward to continuing my learning and growing as a personal trainer and how to better assist those who look to become better versions of themselves.
A few other fun facts about me:
Family-oriented, Disney fanatic, sports enthusiast (specifically the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Chargers, and Los Angeles Dodgers), lover of travel (international and domestic), and life-long learner!