“It’s hard for me to imagine making the Games because I haven’t so many times. … I don’t need to imagine the worst-case scenario. I’ve had it happen. … I need to think about the best possible thing I want to happen, and every day I need to chase that.”
Two-time Semifinal competitor Anikha Greer joins host Adrian Conway on the show to share her CrossFit journey from a teen competitor to an individual competitor, being points away from competing at the CrossFit Games, and learning to enjoy the process as an athlete.
Greer grew up riding horses competitively, doing gymnastics, and after watching Jackie Chan in “The Spy Next Door,” she chose to pursue Taekwondo. While taking an introductory lesson, Greer noticed a CrossFit class in session and was intrigued. At the suggestion of her Taekwondo instructor, she started taking teen classes.
Greer has been competitive in CrossFit as a teen and as an individual since 2018. She has been just shy of punching a ticket to the Games in both divisions.
In today’s episode, Greer opens up about facing adversity as a competitive athlete, and learning and growing from the ups and downs in her career. She details the experiences she’s had that have helped shape her into the athlete she is today and shares some of the areas she continues to work on in and out of the gym.
Greer expresses her desire to be a top athlete, describes moving to Miami, Florida, from Canada and changing coaches, and gets candid about reframing her mind around limitations and setting expectations.
Tune in to learn more about Greer’s story and her CrossFit plans for the future.
Note: This episode was recorded prior to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games.