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Peter Grant Johnson


Peter Grant Johnson

10 rounds of:
Deadlift for 15 seconds
Rest 45 seconds

Peter had an engine to say the least!

Peter had an engine to say the least!

Peter Grant Johnson

It is with great sadness that we let you know that Roots has lost one of its own. Peter Johnson began at Roots in early 2011, when we were located on 8th and Pearl. Over the years, he and his wife Carrie have been active at the shop, participating in group classes and working one on one with Zac and Ryan.

Peter was a natural athlete and he had a good time during his training hours at Roots. The coaches will always remember Peter for his enthusiasm, positivity, and his incredible collection of 80s ski gear!

Ryan worked with Peter for over two years. Over those years, many things stood out about Peter and Ryan has shared a few here: 

  • His concern for the environment
  • His bringing in a water, a pea green scoop shake, and yesterday’s tea and carrying them all over the shop during a workout
  • His forgetting something every workout (shoes, socks, jackets, H2O bottles, you name it!)
  • His short shorts
  • His love of a good deal (“I had this shipped direct from China!”)

You can learn more about Peter and his legacy, here. 

8 Responses

  1. Trevor

    I loved how Peter shed his shirt from the get go – even for warmup. Short shorts and no shirts. We’ll miss his fun presence.

  2. Marcus Martin

    Peter has been my next door neighbor and friend for the past 10 years. A few years ago, he was shirtless (as was almost always the case with him) in the backyard, and I went over and said, “dude, you are looking ripped…what’s up?” He said it was CF Roots on 8th & Pearl. I’d never heard of CF or Roots but you know the rest of the story. Peter was the spark that got me thinking. We talked about bikes and skiing all the time. He’s a free spirit and I will miss him and his singing in the backyard.

  3. Jessica Helson

    John and I were lucky enough to live across from Peter & Carrie (and the Martins) for a couple years. Peter was a constant presence out and about in the neighborhood with his two boys. He was such a happy, positive and fun person to be around. Our hearts ache for Carrie and their sons.

  4. I’m truly sorry for the loss. I didn’t know him, but I knew of him — and saw him around the shop, often working out alongside his wife. It was always such a great thing to see. May his family and friends find solace in just how much he was loved.

  5. TJ McIntyre

    Peter was always psyched at 5:30… from first meeting him at the Pearl gym, he was one of the friendliest in the gym, and off course memorable from the outfits. I loved seeing him up at Eldora with his kids most every weekend too. Boulder lost one of its great colorful citizens with Peter’s passing. My best to his family.

  6. I will miss seeing Peter’s smiling face as he walked in the door at the shop. I think in the five years I knew him he never once walked in without a grin. The shop seems to attract great people and Peter was one of them.