SLU Athlete Spotlight: Rica R. (3/3)

Favorite place to go out for dinner? AHHHHHHHHHHHH this one is tough! Revel & Tsukushinbo (don’t try to jack my seat at the bar now..) and Amelie in both SF & NYC are do or die when I’m in town.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? Flight, hand down.

As a kid, what was your ideal dream job? You know, I wanted to be a teacher, but I think that was just a lie I told my preschool teacher. Then I said I wanted to be like my aunt (she had an office job) and well, here I am sitting at a desk 24/7…………. (I always picture AB’s hunched over, fake typing demo when I think about that haha)

If you could do one thing with your life (without limitations – i.e. money isn’t an issue) what would it be? Travel!

Do you have any siblings? I have a younger sister and, yes, I try to convince her to do crossfit hahaha


Top three favorite movies? OOOOOOOO so tough! I love blood, guns, guts, glory, explosions, car chases, shoot em up movies.. Bad Boys 1 & 2 were pretty funny. Any of the Die Hards.. Have you seen Shooter? I swear I saw that movie like 5 times in a month. And I hate tear jerkers but ugh, The Notebook was SO good. I know that was more than 3 J but side note: I just recently saw Top Gun and dayummmmmmm Tom Cruise was lookin fiiiiiiiiiiiine 20 years ago! Hahahahahaha!


Current favorite song? Goodbye by Who Is Fancy


Any fun facts about yourself that your gym-mates don’t know about you? I enjoy reading and have a lofty goal of finishing 24 books this year (eek!). I love photography and can often be found looking like this:


What outside-the-gym activities you like to participate in? How has your performance changed with your increased fitness? Cycling is my jam (rode a century within 6 months of buying my bike!) but recently, Noor made me fall in love with hot yoga, where strength gained (gainz bruh!) from barbells and such translate so well on the mat!


Quote to live by? “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost


Who inspires you? I’m very much so inspired by my sister and my girlfriends – they’re all incredibly strong, independent, successful, funny as sh*t and beautiful inside & out!