Alter Egos: Rose Reid

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 @rosereid!

:: Usually Attends: an eclectic mix of Level 2 classes and (prematurely) Masters classes.
:: Started CrossFit: At CFV.
:: Years of CrossFit: 3-ish.
:: Origin Story: She did her Level 1 training with Blanco and Joey, who “forced her to graduate” after five months.
:: Gym Superpowers: Talking (and workouts with running and kettlebells).
:: Gym Kryptonite: Showing up.
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Blanco, especially the Ke$ha radio station he plays on weekends.
:: Loves Most about CFV: The yummy aesthetics: “During workouts, I like to look at everyone’s sexy body, so when I’m 80 years old and in a retirement home I can close my eyes and remember them.”

:: Occupation: Creator of “Details, Please,” a podcast whose first episode features an interview with Mel Brooks.
:: Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia (don’t call it “Hotlanta”).
:: Years in NYC: 5.
:: Origin Story: After a heartbreak in New Orleans, Rose decided to move to NYC.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Telling it how it is.
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Letting go of control and embracing spontaneity. “I always have everything perfectly planned out, so I don’t understand why people want to change the plans.”
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: Because she doesn’t want to psyche herself out, Rose never looks at the WOD ahead of time. In fact, she’s reluctant even to check the class schedule online, which is why she sometimes ends up doing a Level 1 class by mistake.

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