Athlete of the Monday January 2022 Lenet Rivas

Name: Lenet Rivas

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 8 years

How long at CrossFit Rx? 6 years

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? Go at your own pace and modify as needed.

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? Focus on your own growth and development. There are advanced athletes surrounding you at any given moment. You can easily build up to what they’re doing, it’ll just take time.

What is your favorite movement? Maybe double unders? They make me pee all the time but they took me so long to string together.

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? Coach Chris’s middle school dance Spotify list. Anything with Britney, Kesha, pit bull, daddy yankee, or 90’s hip hop

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of? Daddy Yankee

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! I was a CPT in the US Army.

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 met my BFF, Kaitie and Grey, at CrossFit. My close friend group is basically the old 6 AM crowd. My full time job is to assist clients in retirement invest appropriately. I learned how to play tennis and dance Salsa these past 2 years. My family is Dominican. And my all time favorite way to spend extra time is reading books.

Athlete of the Monday Shane Smith

Name: Shane Smith

How long have you been doing CrossFit? A little over 2 years!

How long at CrossFit Rx? A little over 2 years, I started at CrossFit RX!

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? Stay within the stimulus for the workout. I think this can mean a couple of the things, scale so you don’t sacrifice form and don’t come out guns blazing. I often want to push the weight or try to go really fast during workouts, but that doesn’t end well and could potentially lead to injury. Just be patient, trust the coaches, and trust the programming.

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? Sign up! I wanted something new and a place where I could meet people since I had just moved to Atlanta. I became obsessed with CrossFit almost immediately, but I also found a lot of really great people and a community.

What is your favorite movement? Lately it has been muscle ups since I can finally cycle them. For barbell, probably a heavy clean and jerk.

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? Nic has this international playlist that is full of some great music and a good variety! I love some Latin music and I catch some Bollywood/Bhangra sometimes. I’m a big fan of just some Top 40 as well!

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of? Rosalía is my girl and Bad Bunny is the GOAT

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! I used to be on a Bollywood fusion dance team! I was never trained in dance, but I picked it up as a hobby in college. I know a little Bollywood, bhangra, and some classical Indian dance.

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! Outside of the gym I work for a nonprofit called Kesem, we provide support to kiddos who have a parent with cancer. I also really enjoy being outside hiking, hammocking, climbing, or playing soccer. Most of my family lives in Kansas City, but I have 5 nieces and a nephew that I absolutely adore! Other than that I love to spend time with my friends, eat lots of good food, play boardgames, and get out on the dance floor on the weekends 🙂

Athlete of the Month Krista Glasscock

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 12 years

How long at CrossFit Rx? 11 years

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit?Show up each day with the mindset to learn and grow.

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? Remember that it’s about consistently showing up and doing your best that day.

What is your favorite movement? Deadlift

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? 90’s hip hop

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! I’m an Ironman triathlete

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 love to travel (currently planning a trip to hike Patagonia), enjoy reading and am about to start guitar lessons.

Athlete of the Monday Oct 2021

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

I’ve been crossfitting for about 5 years on and off.

How long at CrossFit Rx?

5 years 😀 Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit?

I feel like this is a common one but… lifting without shoes! It really helped me get a feel for the right way to lift. I started in super cushiony running shoes and that did not work out very well. Also working on mobility never hurts!

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining?

1. Just join! I did my free workout and wasn’t sure so I didn’t end up joining for another year and that makes me sad. I’m glad I finally figured out that Crossfit was my thing. It may seem intimidating but everyone is super supportive and encouraging! 2. Scale! I value getting in the gym more days a week over going really hard and being too sore the next day. The coaches are also extremely knowledgable on variations if you’re not feeling a particular movement that day.

What is your favorite movement?

Oh man, I’m going to have to say deadlifting. I feel confident in my form so I can lift more weight! So empowering!

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym?

I’m totally flexible with music. Whatever is playing that gets me pumped up is great!

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of?

Nothing in particular… I feel like the coaches do an awesome job in setting an exciting environment, whatever they may be playing.

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you!

I love winter sports! I grew up competitively figure skating and then later started snowboarding (just for fun). Yes, I grew up in Florida but that hasn’t stopped me.

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 enjoy cooking up fun stuff in the kitchen! I’ve mostly been learning how to cook different meats but I hope to get back into baking soon (bring on the pumpkin pie)! – I also have a rescue pup, Addy, who some of you may have seen hiding in a cubby whenever I bring her to the gym. I think she’s more of a cat than a dog sometimes! – I’ve taken up golf in the last year as a way to get outside more!

Athlete of the Month – Austin Cutler

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 8 months (since January 11, 2021)

How long at CrossFit Rx? Also 8 months

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit? Leave your ego at the door

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining? Don’t be intimidated by the pace or what everyone else is doing because you will learn everyone has come a long way and down their own path

What is your favorite movement? Back Squat

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym? Hipi-Hop or Rap

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of? Rick Ross and Travis Scott

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you! My parents are on television

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 and raised in Kansas City, MO (Go Chiefs) and I am the youngest of three boys. I moved to Atlanta in 2016 because i attended Morehouse College. I am currently working as a high school biology teacher at Riverdale High School. My favorite hobbies are roller skating, I have been skating for three and half years, and playing video games. My favorite foods are Mexican/Hispanic, seafood, and Ethiopian. And I love watching movies and will take any suggestions