by Jake Thompson

Why I Compete: Reid Fitzgerald

Competing Every Day means to give 100% in everything you do. 1. Tel...

Competing Every Day means to give 100% in everything you do.

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a coach and owner at CrossFit Panther City in Fort Worth, Texas. I am also a professional athlete on the Miami Surge GRID team.

2. What’s a typical day look like for you?

My typical day involves a couple hours of training for personal development and GRID preparation and coaching several CrossFit classes at my gym, programming workouts and taking care of management tasks and duties.

3. How did you get started on your current fitness journey?

My current fitness journey began in June 2012 when I started CrossFit. I began coaching and competing soon after and decided to use my business degree to open my own box. I discovered GRID when it was fresh on the scene and still a “concept” in the summer of 2014 and I have pursued joining a team from the sport’s inception, reaching my goal this year in it’s 3rd season. 

4. What’s one goal you’re currently training for?

I’m currently (as of August 1st, 2016) preparing for the GRID season, hoping to bring my team to a solid run in the playoffs and a championship win.

5. What’s one life goal you’re currently pursuing outside of fitness?

Outside of fitness, my current goal is to grow and expand my gym to meet the needs of it’s members and provide for myself and my staff.

6. What does it mean to you to Compete Every Day?

To me, Competing Every Day means to give 100% in everything you do. Have a plan, sets goals and lay out the necessary steps to become successful. Make progress day by day until you’ve achieved those goals and set new ones to begin the process again. 24/7/365.

7. What is one thing you’re proud you’ve overcome on your journey?

I’d have to say I’m proud to have overcome type 1 diabetes- I haven’t let it hinder me in anything in my life, when a lot of kids/individuals used it as an excuse to be inactive I thought of it as a challenge to overcome and pursue my dreams of competing in sports throughout my life! 

8. What/who do you compete for?

I Compete for Christ. He has blessed me with gifts and abilities, the greatest of which is saving grace- I compete to make the most of the opportunity He has provided me and to honor Him through my efforts.

Connect with Reid: Instagram

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