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Andrea Readhimer


Andrea Readhimer

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Hometown: Houston
Age: 29
Occupation: Fuqua Student

When did you first start CrossFitting?:
January 2013 in Chicago

What is your favorite movement? Favorite workout? Favorite movement:
Push press, Favorite workout: Kelly, Fran, Murph

What is your least favorite movement? Least favorite workout?
Least favorite movement: Snatch, Least favorite workout: Annie because I still don’t have double unders!

Tell us about your sports & fitness background:
I did gymnastics, swimming, and soccer up until high school and was a recreational long distance runner from my late teens to mid-early 20s- but unfortunately suffered stress fractures pretty frequently.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Do you remember your first WOD? How did it go?
Because of my frequent running induced stress fractures, and a desire to mix up my fitness regimen with more weightlifting, I took a friend up on her advice and joined CrossFit Defined in Chicago. I can’t even remember my first WOD, but I remember I loved it and was hooked from day one.andrea 2

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit? (before/after)
I’m so much stronger and just a better athlete in general. When I’m following Paleo 80/20, sleeping right, and WODing, I feel better than I ever have before: more energy, better sleep, etc.

What impact has CrossFit had on your life?
I’m totally drinking the Kool Aid and will always have CrossFit be my primary form of fitness. And then there’s the nice bonus of having met my boyfriend through CrossFit Durham…

What is your favorite CrossFit/CFD moment?
Getting Fuqua students together for our Filthy Fuqua WOD every quarter, AND CFD holiday WODs.

What is your advice for people just getting started or thinking about starting CrossFit?
Give it a shot, and know that you can scale everything. Celebrate your achievements, and join a great community that will celebrate along with you!

What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Travel, school, firends, and wine

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