Athlete of the Month March 2022

“Autumn is a joy to coach. She takes cues and immediately applies them to her training. Consequently, the quality of her movement is always on the rise. It’s great to be part of her fitness journey.” Coach Nic 

Name: Autumn Poole

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 11 Months

How long at CrossFit Rx?  11months (1 year anniversary will be March 25th!)

What is the best advice that you have received in CrossFit?
I have received a ton of great technical advice, but I feel like the most impactful thing for me has been the encouragement from the coaches and other members. I still have to scale a lot of movements and sometimes I get bummed about not being able to do everything, but everyone is super encouraging and helps me remember that it’s my own journey. And that the smallest progress is still progress😊

Any advice of your own to offer up to someone new or thinking about joining?
Have patience with yourself

What is your favorite movement?
Movements that require you to lift/move your own bodyweight.

What is your favorite kind of music to workout to in the gym?
Anything I can dance to!

Any favorite artist, songs or genres that you would like to hear more of?
I feel like the coaches have a good variety, so keep doing what you’re doing!

Tell us something that we would be surprised to know about you!
I eat the same thing every day

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 Louisiana, which is where the rest of my family lives! I graduated from LSU and moved to Atlanta in the summer of 2019 to work as a business consultant for Ernst & Young. Atlanta is also where I met Aaron, my husband as of this October😊. Outside of the gym and work, I enjoy spending time with friends, drawing, experimenting with the espresso machine and being outside.

Athlete of the Month Feb 2022

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!

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.