John McallisterCoach

I am 35-years old, and have been married to my wife, Anna for seven years. We have three kids that we adopted last year, Kyle, who is nine years old, Justin is four years old, Molly is three years old, and we are expecting our fourth child, a girl in March 2017. I am originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and moved to Southern California at the age of 16. I ended up moved to Northern California in 2011 where I went to Brandman University in Fairfield and graduated with Liberal Studies Degree. In addition to coaching at CrossFit Vacaville, I am also a teacher at Alamo Elementary, teaching special needs students in grades 4-6.

I was never into working out and did not care for the traditional gym setting. I had signed up for numerous different “traditional gym memberships” over the years and had no problem letting them take money from my account without ever stepping foot in their building. I knew how all the machines at the gym worked; I knew the muscle groups and body parts that each movement targeted, but I didn’t know how to properly string movements and workouts together to do an effective workout. I initially started at CrossFit Vacaville because the warm-ups and workouts were already planned for me, which gave me encouragement. What discouraged me from going to a traditional gym, was already done for me at CFVV; and the underlying competition and comradery at CrossFit Vacaville got me hooked. CrossFit has helped me get in shape and boosted my self-confidence. It has helped me understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and eating a balanced diet. CrossFit allowed me to challenge my body and mind to do things that I never thought I would be capable of doing. CFVV has allowed me to be surrounded by a supportive group of friends, who I consider to be like a second family!

I love my CrossFit family and love watching everyone better themselves and continue to push the limits on their mental and physical toughness. I loved helping and motivating other members, so when the CFVV Team asked me to be a part of their coaching team, I couldn’t say no!

The support and motivation the coaches at CrossFit Vacaville give, especially in times of personal doubt over their physical abilities and mental toughness is amazing.

Supporting our athletes in these times of need and watching them overcome their doubts, realize their true abilities and new found excitement and motivation is extremely satisfying as a coach.

For anyone interested in CrossFit, we have a great group of coaches at CFVV who will set you up for success and make you feel comfortable and welcome, regardless of your fitness level!