40 – Director of Area Operations for Manduu Memphis
37 – First-grade teacher at Beacon College Prep
HOW THEY MET:
The Johnsons met in college while attending the same church.
They’ve been together for 14 years and have two daughters, Emma, 12, and Julia, 11.
HOW THEY STAY FIT TOGETHER:
They work out exclusively at Manduu, a fitness modality that uses EMS (electrical muscle stimulation). They specialize in providing 15-minute strength training workouts without the use of weights.
HOW THEY INSPIRE EACH OTHER TO STAY ACTIVE:
Isaac helps Cat schedule her workouts and makes a point to be in the studio with her, ensuring her health is a “we thing” not a “me thing.” Cat encourages Isaac to be a “gym rat” and is understanding of his fitness needs.
THEIR GREATEST STRENGTHS:
Isaac credits Cat with her strong organization and prioritization abilities, while Cat says Isaac’s greatest strength is bringing a sense of calm to stressful situations.
PROUDEST FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Isaac is proud of losing 140 pounds and, as a result, getting off blood pressure and cholesterol medication. Cat’s proud of losing weight post-pregnancy and, despite digestive issues, becoming more aware of her eating habits and overall health.
BEST WELLNESS ADVICE:
Baby steps are better than drastic changes regarding overall wellness. Starting small with food changes and workout plans is the best way to make good habits that stick. 2023 GOALS: Isaac wants to be more consistent with his eating choices, and Cat wants to add lean muscle mass to her frame and increase her Basal Metabolic Rate by doing more Manduu workouts each week.
By Lucy Modzelewski
Photo by Tindall Stephens