December Athlete of the Month – Brittney Reker!!
Congratulations to our December Athlete of the Month Brittney Reker!! All your hard work has paid off! We are all so proud of you!
How did you first get involved with Crossfit? Take us back to your first WOD- how did that feel? What did you think?
I first got involved in CrossFit in 2010 with CrossFit Salt. I worked out with them for three months then I did CrossFit on my own for two years. I remember my first WOD was fight gone bad. It was horrible! I remember thinking CrossFit was crazy and I couldn’t handle it. I was determined to become good at it though. My first WOD at CFA was Helen and I did that with coach Bryant for my evaluation. That WOD was horrible too! But once I again I was determined to get back into shape.
What changes have you seen in your body, health and overall fitness since starting at CFA?
I have improved tremendously since starting at CFA. I remember I had the hardest time doing wall balls but Coach Louis explained it to me a little different and it just clicked. My weight lifting numbers and cardio have improved a lot too. I was able to run a 10k in under an hour without ever running. It was all from what I did at CFA. I can finally do a muscle up after three years of trying too.
What is your favorite CrossFit moment?
My favorite moment is when you have been trying to get a movement down for so long and then you finally get it. I was so excited when I was able to get some double unders consecutively and be able to do a muscle up. I have to thank Aileen for her amazing coaching skills, she helped me get my double unders.
What do you enjoy most about being an athlete at CFA?
My favorite part about being an athlete at CFA is getting to workout with other amazing athletes and coaches. I remember I was nervous about having to meeting new people but everyone is so friendly. CFA is like my second family.
What goals are you working on?
My goals right now are to be able to do 50 consecutive double unders. I also want to be able to do my body weight (130lbs) in the squat snatch.
What the Coaches are saying
“Brittney is a stellar athlete! She works so hard and certainly has her hard work pay off. We love having her at CFA and can’t wait to see the gains she continues to make. Keep it up Brittney! :)” Coach Erin
“Day in and day out, Brittany always gives 100‰, and pushes others in the workout.. Seeing her strive to be her best like many others, it pushes me to try to be mine. Great job, Brittney!” Coach Luis
“Brittany has been consistent in putting in the hard work. She constantly seeks out guidance on form and technique, and always pushes herself towards a harder WOD. Her gymnastics skills are awesome to watch, as well. Pleasure to coach and work out alongside with!” Coach Josh
“Brittany is yet another example of a CFA athlete that puts her head down and gets to work regardless of what is thrown at her. It is a pleasure to coach her. I mean did anyone see her do pistols at the hopper; it was as if they pressed fast forward on her!” Coach Walt