Eric Johnson


Eric Johnson



Born and raised in North Central Iowa, Eric played various high school sports but it wasn’t until he joined the Army that he developed an interest in strength and conditioning. After over a decade of implementing fitness programs for his soldiers, coaching was a natural progression once he ended his service.

Eric discovered CrossFit in November of 2013 and was immediately hooked. Within a few months he completed his CF-L1 and began his coaching journey shortly after. These early experiences helped him unlock his passion for coaching.

Eric began competitive indoor rowing in 2017 and since then has raced in dozens of competitions, including the 2019 & 2020 US National Indoor Rowing Championships. He happily admits that it’s an obsession.

His love of CrossFit comes from the community and from all of the people that show up for class to try and get a little better everyday. It’s these people that inspire and motivate Eric.

When he’s not in the gym training for a rowing event, Eric can be found spending time with his girlfriend, Megan, traveling whenever possible and slowly finishing renovations on his boat…but still thinking about rowing.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)


  • Charles City, Iowa


  • Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCEOD)


  • Indoor Rowing
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Triathlon