Today’s Member Monday features one of our teenage athletes, Lauren Read. A joy to coach and watch grow, Lauren’s maturity makes you ask, “Is she really just thirteen years old?”
Strong and determined, Lauren lets nothing slow her down nor intimidate her in the gym. We love you, Lauren!
Tell us about yourself. Work? Family life?
My favorite color is maroon and I love anything sparkles/glitter! I love clothes but I’m obsessed with shoes! I basically live in leggings and hoodies.
I’m always listening to music. I have an older sister named Kaitlyn and a dog named Midnight! I love Disney!
What made you try CrossFit for the first time?
In 2016 I was looking through Netflix trying to find something to binge watch when I came across the 2015 Crossfit Open. I clicked on it not thinking that it would change my life forever!
I watched it with my mom and immediately told her I wanted to do it….she looked at me like I was crazy! I’m glad CrossFit Jacked was at the Azalea Festival!
What was your first impression of CrossFit Jacked?
I fell in love with the gym and everyone in it!! It’s great!
What physical changes have you seen thus far?
I’ve dropped sizes in my clothes and have gained muscle!
Besides coming to class, what do you enjoy doing during your free time? Any hobbies?
I do photography and art! I play the guitar. I love hanging out with my friends. I love any type of music besides heavy metal and screamo! I love traveling as much as I can!!
When did you start CrossFit?
I started on April 10, 2017. 9 days before my birthday!!
What’s your favorite thing about CrossFit?
The atmosphere!! Everyone at the gym just supports you and is a family!! 🙂 I also love lifting and learning new skills!!
Favorite music/song to CrossFit too?
For the workout: The Champion by Carrie Underwood, Dj Turn It Up by Yellow Claw and DNA by Kendrick Lamar. For the weight lifting: anything.
Tell us something that we don’t know about you.
I’m not a morning person at ALL and I’m terrified of sharks like it’s unnatural.
I also have a tendency to get my body stuck in places by accident! Like when I was one I had a birthday photo shoot and got my finger stuck in the table. I got my leg stuck in the hotel balcony banister.
When I was 6 we went to Thomas Jefferson’s graveyard and I got my head stuck in the gate. I also got my lip stuck in a kill cliff while shotgunning it! Just some fun facts!
What advice would you offer a new member at CrossFit Jacked?
Stick with it!! You may be sore the first month but it’s all worth it!! You get stronger, fit, and a family all in one!
What’s the wallpaper on your phone right now?
My lock screen is a picture of me and LillyAnn! My home screen is a picture of me and my friends at the beach!