Checking in with the Locals: Jojo McDuffie

Posted on October 21, 2014 by


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Photo by Linnea White

Jojo McDuffie

Describe what you do in town.

You can usually find me at 1 of 3 places any day of the week: Coaching/working out at MADabolic, managing North Grounds Rec Center on Grounds, or bouncing at Mellow Mushroom (Don’t you start no mess!). Other than that, I’m with my two favorite girls.

Describe yourself in 5 – or 6 – syllables or less.

Hakuna matata

Top Picks

A favorite dish in town.

The Porchetta at Bella’s! It’s a whole pork wrapped with a crispy, crunchy pork rind (the most important part!) and it’s roasted with carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes. It was a life changing moment for me. I get emotional just thinking about.

A favorite drink in town.

I usually hang out with my friends Jack Daniels or Crown Royal. But when I’m looking for new friends, I take a trip to The Whiskey Jar on the Downtown Mall and purchase the Whiskey Flight. Instantly, I make 3 new friends.

A favorite local fitness class or fitness event.

MADabolic, of course. It’s intense athletic conditioning for people of all fitness levels. We teach you how to move the right way. Whether it’s your first time working out or you’re an Olympic athlete, it’s tough AND welcoming to everyone. The MAD community has a special place in my heart.

A favorite local shopping destination.

Old Navy, baby! That’s where you go when you’re ballin’ on a budget.