Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our documentary series ALTER EGOS. For this installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about Gretchen!
🏋 GYM LIFE
:: Usually Attends: 9:00am Level 2.
:: Started CrossFit: November 2016 at CFV.
:: Years of CrossFit: 0.5.
:: Origin Story: A few of her coworkers do CrossFit, so she decided to check it out.
:: Athletic Background: High school basketball and lacrosse; field hockey at William and Mary.
:: Gym Superpowers: Burpees. Gretchen’s favorite workout is CrossFit Games Open 12.1 (seven minutes of burpees).
:: Gym Kryptonite: Kipping pull-ups and Olympic lifts.
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Morgan.
:: Loves Most About CFV: The coaching. Before she started, Gretchen feared CrossFit’s reputation and was nervous about exacerbating her injury-prone shoulders. Needless to say, she doesn’t worry anymore.
🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: Test lead at Zillow.
:: Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia.
:: Years in NYC: 1.
:: Origin Story: On a whim, Gretchen decided to move here from Seattle.
:: Real Life Superpowers: A great sense of direction, which she compliments by tracking the sun throughout the day.
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Popcorn. She eats half a bag every night. Her recommendations? Trader Joe’s with olive oil and Whole Food’s with sea salt.
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: Gretchen is a cyborg. She works remotely for Zillow, and in order to maintain her presence in the Seattle office and interact with coworkers, she uses an iPad attached to a Segway.
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