Carissa Johnson

May 16, 2017

Getting Back on Stage Post-Pregnancy | Carissa Johnson

When your competition spray tan begins to fade and turn to a very splotchy, unattractive burnt orange, you know it's time to look back and recap your competition journey. My most recent competition prep was unlike any other I've done. With a 9 month old, things are a bit chaotic...

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December 6, 2016

Adjusting Training to Meet Your Goals | Carissa Johnson

My fitness journey has been quite the trip. I've gone from a soccer endurance bunny in high school with little to no weightlifting, to more of a runner during college. I then joined a gym due to a running injury and started weightlifting. My goals changed from simply staying in...

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August 31, 2016

The Transition from Athlete to Mom | Carissa Johnson

It's hard to believe that last year at this time I was in the best shape of my life and had just competed in my 4th WBFF Pro show. This year my life completely changed for the better as I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl who is already...

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May 4, 2016

Staying Fit through Pregnancy | Carissa Johnson

Pregnancy is beautiful. It's a miraculous experience in every way. Words can't describe how excited I am to meet our little one in just a matter of months. I'm writing this at nearly 30 weeks and the pregnancy has really flown by. From the best shape of my life to...

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January 4, 2016

New Blessing on the Way| Carissa Johnson

I always thought I'd be the pregnant woman lifting heavy weights and killing it in the gym as I always have. I guess things don't always go as planned. Before I got pregnant, I was making some serious strength and lean mass gains through training and supplementing with HMB, BetaTOR...

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August 24, 2015

WBFF Worlds Recap with Carissa Johnson

Thanks Carissa for taking the time to give us the download on your contest prep and competing at the WBFF Worlds. Q: First off, how did you attack your contest prep? How did you train for it and did you change up your training from the past? CJ: In order...

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July 20, 2015

Persistence | Carissa Johnson

Fitness is a journey. No matter your age, your surroundings, or your background, we each have our own path when it comes to fitness. Your battles, challenges, and obstacles are unique, but the key to succeed is always persistence, dedication and consistency. My journey is no exception. Filled with mountains...

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April 22, 2015

More than Heels with WBFF Pro Carissa Johnson

Q: Hi Carissa, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to chat with us! We all know you are a WBFF Pro and fitness model, but for those that aren’t familiar with the WBFF can you explain what you do to compete in that federation? CJ: It’s my...

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January 8, 2015

Looking Forward to a Year of Gains.

2014 was full of incredible opportunities, challenges and blessings. Looking back, beyond 2014, I’m reminded of how much I’ve achieved as an athlete and the incredible progress I’ve made since recovering from a traumatic accident in 2011. The accident shattered both my legs, leaving me with countless artificial rods and...

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