Athlete Profile: Ann Reed

“Ann is an awesome competitor and has completed many Tough Mudders with our team!  Thanks Ann for being a super BEAST and a role model to many! ” – Melanie R

Ann is the quiet BEAST in the gym . So many have come in and watched her crush heavy weights and hard workouts, leaving younger athletes with there jaws dropped . She is one of the hardest workers I have ever known .She works long hours with her Veterinarian Practice and always makes it to her workouts. She is also a very kind heart always giving outside of the gym and always cheering you on  while in the gym. She is truly an inspiration to being kind and silently FIERCE. – Coach B

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First Name & Last Initial *

Ann L Reed

Hometown

Garden City, Kansas

Age

50

 

Occupation

Veterinarian

When did you first start CrossFitting?

I wanted to start a type of fitness that is always different and challenging and not the same monotonous type of workout that just running on a treadmill or using and elliptical and indoor cycling provided. I also wanted to do crossfit since it is definitely a functional fitness that helps me everyday wit  my work and work around the house.

  When did you first start training at GWCF?

about 4 years ago

Favorite WOD

Grace

Least Favorite WOD

Any WOD that has a lot of thrusters

Tell us about your sports & fitness background.

I played Basketball in high school and college and always have performed weight lifting, indoor cycling and running

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?

I went to a crossfit class with one of my friends and coworkers and all I remember about the WOD was a lot of running and wall balls.  I was very very sore the next day but felt like I had one of the best kind of workouts to actually elevate my heart rate and push me to the next level.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)

I am a lot stronger and my back does not get sore from sitting in the car for a long time any more and I have A LOT more energy!

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit  that were totally unexpected?

I have an overall more positive outlook on everything in life and I just feel good!

 

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / GWCF moments.

All of my favorite moments are cheering on other people in the class as we all get through a tough WOD together and even though there are a lot of individual achievements you make the whole group/ team approach. There is just so many great things that make it so much FUN on so many levels.

 

Any advice for people just getting started?

Don’t be scared and you don’t have to rush at anything with crossfit.  It is perfect just taking small steps at a time and it definitely  pays off when you put the effort into it.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?   I love sports and I love taking care of and loving animals.

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