Athlete of the Month, April 2016
Name, Age, Occupation, City: Ashley Loewen, 29, Purchasing and Wholesale Manager, Rochester
When did you start at Crossfit Reviver? 10/31/2015
What is your athletic background? I have dabbled in many things; softball, gymnastics, martial arts, boxing, dance, powder-puff football – to name a few. Nothing that lasted very long, or became very serious.
What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement? My favorite, I would say is the Clean & Split Jerk. Least favorite, Airdyne with a fiery passion, and presses. – Just something about them.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related. Personal – Marrying the love of my life, and watching my daughter grow up to be such an amazing, caring individual who already is much braver than I was at her age. Professional – Having the opportunity to rise up in my job, and finding out my skills, and talent were a blessing for the position before I even knew they were! Fitness – Having 1 Open, and 1 Murph under my belt! Not to mention actually being excited to see what else is to come.
Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so? This is silly, OF COURSE! Obviously I am stronger, fitter, and all your usual occurrences when you start a regular work out regimen. However, I also have more confidence, and I am more aware of what my body can handle, and can not handle. Not to mention the encouragement from not only the wonderful coaches, but also the follow members!
What are your hobbies? Drawing, playing music, reading, video games. I am honestly a giant nerd.
What are your Top 5 favorite movies? The Princess Bride. LOTR, Harry Potter, Batman – Told you, Nerd.
What is one thing we don’t know about you? I used to sing and play a lot of music. I have actually performed at Meadow Brook.
What are your goals in life? Personal – To worry less, and live in the moment more often. We get so caught up in the daily grind that a lot of us forget to just live. Professional – To keep learning, and moving forward. To make a difference. Fitness – To keep improving where ever I can!