Athlete Spotlight: Judie R.

Athlete Spotlight: Judie R.

Hometown:  Naples since 1970… Frankfort, Ind. before that

Age: 69

Profession:Retired RN

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Playing outside is what we did in the ‘50;s. I was always a tomboy. In the 80’s it was aerobics with Jane Fonda! 🙂 I did some body building in my 30s’s.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A very good friend of the family was doing CF up north, and I liked the concept. I wasn’t disciplined enough to go to a gym by myself. I saw NSC online and the rest is history.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I believe there was squats and sit ups involved. I couldn’t do 3 situps and my squat was wayyy above parallel. I remember not being able to sit down the next day!!!

Favorite CF Movements: Bench Press & Deadlifts

Least Favorite Movements: Box jumps & Lunges. I couldn’t jump over a piece of paper when I started.

Favorite Cheat Meal: Fried Chicken

Favorite Healthy Meal:  Big Salads

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? I’m a breast cancer survivor.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?  I am 20 lbs lighter. I have better range of motion. Before CrossFit I couldn’t get up off the floor without help. My blood pressure is normal now and I am no longer pre-diabetic.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I like to read and write poetry.I like the theater and most genres of music. I am a big animal lover. All my family lives in Naples we I love being all together.