When the latest member of the team calls ultra marathons a hobby, you know you're dealing with a serious fitness fanatic. Meet Christie the latest member of our sales team, who can run 75km in a breeze...

MEET CHRISTIE

So, who is Christie?

 

I grew up in Munich and have since lived in China, Russia and Italy. This has made me into a big beer and pasta lover, but slightly confused culturally and I hardly EVER get British pop culture references, so don’t even try…

 

What makes you a Rebel?

 

I wouldn’t say that I was a particularly rebellious person, but I have never been one to shy away from a challenge – ultramarathons or moving abroad – I guess that makes me a Rebel!

 

We heard you've just come back from a pretty crazy challenge, tell us about it. 

A couple of weeks ago I ran an Ultra Trail Marathon in Lake Garda, Italy. It was 75km over 4,500m of elevation with some seriously tricky via ferrata descents. Even as a seasoned runner, it was hands down the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. The feeling when I crossed the finish line made it all worth it, though.

 

Which is your favourite 1R session? 

Reshape without a doubt! It brings me back to my track days, which I love. Although I have been doing more Rumble and Ride recently too!

 

What's the last lie you told? 

Last night when I told my boyfriend I definitely didn’t eat that last Easter egg…

 

If you had to spend a whole day stuck in a lift with 3 people who would you chose? 

 

1)Romesh Ranganathan – because he’d keep me laughing all day

2)My dog, Milo – because he NEVER gets bored

3)Tom Hardy – because, Tom Hardy

 

Where would we find you on the weekend?


Weekends are generally spent brunching (obvs), which normally turns into an entire day/ night affair. For night time sessions I love Mick’s Garage in Hackney Wick (they have a kombucha cocktail bar, the most East London thing to happen, EVER.) When I’m not drinking, I'll be consuming copious amounts of avocado on toast, then you’ll probably be able to find me walking my dog in Vicky Park.

Hit up Christie on IG and keep an eye out for her in the 1R studio.