Lori Reeves


Name: Lori R.
Age: 42
Occupation: Manager/Sales
When did you first start CrossFitting? 5/20/2012
When did you first start at CrossFit Brownwood? 5/20/2012
Favorite WOD: I love doing Tabatas
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with lots of burpees or running
Tell us about your sports and fitness background: I was somewhat athletic in school but never chose to push myself. I have done numerous work outs since such as aerobics, walking etc.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD…what was it and how did it feel? I was first exposed to Cross Fit by Brad and Christi Jetton. They began telling me how much I needed it in my life about 18 months ago.
First WOD will be easy to tell about since I keep my notebook with me!!!
I did Fight Gone Bad as my second recorded work out. Thank God I was too stupid to know what to expect!!!. That WOD hooked me!! I completed it and I did just fine and I wanted to do more CrossFit. I layed on the floor after I was done....and that felt awesome!!!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit? I dont even have the same body. I am leaner than I have ever been, stronger than I have ever been and better porportioned than I have ever been. I feel better, have more energy, and have a geat even temperment! I am more conscious of my eating habits!
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? The stress with 3 children became so much more tolerable. The little things in life no longer drive me crazy. My personality has literally gone back to what it was as a teen, but with the responsibility of an adult.
My sales and over all attitude at work has increased
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/CrossFit Brownwood memories: Oh gosh, every day holds great memories..hate to be selfish, but Ill always remember my first pullup on my 42nd birthday!! And I'll never forget Matt, Shelby, Haylee, and Christi running with me on my last laps to help me finish!!!!!!! And even recently, getting to spend time with my cross fit family in a relaxed atmosphere! Any advice for people just getting started? DO IT!!!!!!!! Dont be shy!! No one is watching you!! Trust CrossFit Brownwood!! Everyone there has your best interest at heart and wants you to succeed and everyone there started at the same place you are in. This is the greatest place you could be with the very best people! The Wade's and other coaches are experts in this and take it very serious and the fellow CrossFit athletes are bound together like nothing I've ever seen. Make your second home here!!!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? Outside of CrossFit, I work full time and am a mother, daughter, sister, sister in law and friend. I enjoy my kids sports activities and doing fun stuff!!