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Alter Egos: Nina Meijers

By January 23, 2017 No Comments

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 our fifth installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about @nina_meijers!

🏋 GYM LIFE
:: Usually Attends: 6:30pm or 7:30pm L2.
:: Started CrossFit: At CFV.
:: Years of CrossFit: 2.
:: Origin Story: Nina knew Coach Kyle from a nearby gym. When he moved to CFV, he encouraged her to join.
:: Athletic Background: Competitive gymnastics and soccer.
:: Gym Superpowers: Toes-to-bar and handstands.
:: Gym Kryptonite: Double-unders (she overthinks them).
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Mike. Nina likes the rock ballads that she’d “never listen to in real life.”
:: Loves Most about CFV: Currently, it’s how she feels from the Whole30 Challenge. “Even when you’re feeling awful during a workout, it isn’t as awful as you know it should be.”

🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: An unstoppable force at @foodtechconnect, a platform for innovation in the food industry and also the host of monthly food innovation meet-ups in Brooklyn.
:: Hometown: Burlington, VT.
:: Years in NYC: 8.
:: Origin Story: Nina moved to the city after graduating from Skidmore.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Getting shit done. The day after the election, Nina started organizing transportation to the Women’s March in D.C. She ended up filling two, 52-person charter busses.
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Not being able to stop waxing lyrical about her job. Nina spent the first 20 minutes of our interview gushing about Food+Tech and then stopped and said, “Sorry for talking your ear off. I tend to do that.”
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: Nina is getting married in the Catskills on July 8. Nina and Mike met during her visit to Skidmore as a prospective student, started dating her sophomore year (his junior year), and got engaged in Acadia National Park in August of 2015. They celebrated their ten-year anniversary last October.

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