Member Spotlight: Megan + Ryan Leppert

Member Spotlight: Megan + Ryan Leppert

Every week, 5280 CrossFit highlights a member from the community. Get to know our members and read all of the member spotlights here.

Megan & Ryan Leppert

How old are you?

When did you begin doing CrossFit?
M – January 2013, R – December 2017

How long have you been with 5280 CrossFit?
We both started in December of 2017

Why do you CrossFit?
Megan CrossFits for a sense of accomplishment, Ryan does it because Megan makes him :-).

Are you married, single, in a relationship? Do you have any children (“furry” children included)?
Married! Dog child named Grady who rules the house.

What is your favorite activity to do outside the gym?
We both enjoy hiking with our dog and exploring Colorado together.

How do you make time for CrossFit in your weekly schedule? What’s helped you stay committed?
It’s the best hour of our day, which makes it easy to prioritize! We look forward to seeing the coaches and other members in each class, everyone wants to see each other progress and achieve new goals. It is an incredible community that we are lucky to be a part of.

How has 5280 made your life better?
We have really enjoyed improving our fitness and nutrition, and the relationships we have built in the 5280 community have had a huge positive impact on us.

What is one CrossFit goal you are currently working on?
Megan is working on double-unders and pull-ups, Ryan is working on improving his form in several movements during strength classes

Share one CrossFit story… (funny, cool, inspiring, etc)
Last summer one of the benchmark workouts was a mile run – Ryan ran the entire mile just behind Justin M and finished with the fastest time he has ever run. Going to catch him next year!

What advice do you have for someone thinking about starting CrossFit?
Just go! The key for us when starting out was to just keep showing up – the more classes you get under your belt the more you will learn … remind yourself that everyone who is in class with you was in your shoes at one point.

Tell us something most 5280 CrossFit members don’t know about you.
We met in college when Ryan’s friend broke his toilet during a party, the water overfilled and leaked into Megan’s apartment below. Ryan went downstairs with half a roll of paper towels to “fix” it… the rest is history!