We’re proud to announce Saed Reyes as Athlete of the Month for February 2022.
“The one thing (among many) i love about Saed is her eagerness to learn and her ability to be coached. She is so open to cues and any tip to help her move more efficiently and safely. Saed also has one of the most amazing personalities and attitudes in the gym, always sharing a smile and friendly convos with everyone and that’s such a breath of fresh air.” – Coach Chris
Name: Saed Reyes
How long have you been doing CrossFit? Since July 2020
How long at CrossFit Rx? My whole CrossFit life (~1.5 years)
What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit?
Trust the process – the modifications do help build the strength you need to work up to the more complex movements. Also, you’re stronger than you think so don’t be afraid to push yourself sometimes.
Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining?
As intimidating as it may seem, just join and show up as much as you can. I was SO nervous/skeptical at first, too, but you’ll start to see improvements week-over-week and there’s nothing more motivating than that! It also offers a sense of community that you didn’t even know you needed.
What is your favorite movement?
Toes To Bar! Although I’m still working on connecting the swings, I love this one!
What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym?
I’m most energized by 90’s/2000’s rap and of course, Bad Bunny!
Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of?
ATL rappers – I can never get enough!
Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you!
I’ve known my husband, Nate, since freshman year of high school
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family, work, outside of the gym hobbies, favorite food, move etc. Help us get to know a little about you outside the gym!
I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in a small town south of Atlanta. I’m a big fan of Atlanta sports teams and a GT Yellow Jacket. I love travelling, rollerblading, mezcal, and board games (always up for a game night!)! I recently started playing pickle ball and am having fun with it!