Meg Reardon is a former D1 collegiate field hockey player. She started functional fitness in 2013 and qualified for her first regional appearance in 2014. Meg made her Games debut in 2016 with three top-15 event finishes for 33rd overall, including a third-place finish in Suicide Sprint.
Meg also owns Wags & Weights, an active lifestyle apparel brand for humans and their dogs. As an entrepreneur herself, Meg prides herself on supporting small businesses. In New York City, there are plenty of local restaurants for her to visit.
Why are you so passionate about functional bodybuilding?
"I love functional bodybuilding because it allows me to build strength symmetry by focusing on the main functional movement patterns. I appreciate that this type of training prioritizes quality of movement over intensity."
What are your hobbies or interests outside of fitness?
"Outside of fitness, I really enjoy checking out new local coffee shops around NYC. I love to support small businesses as an entrepreneur myself, and sampling coffee at local shops is an easy way to do that!"
What inspires you to do what you do?
"I love what fitness has done for not only my body but also my mental health. I am confident in who I am and, without sport, I’m not sure where I would be today. I hope to continue to inspire young women to be strong and true to themselves."
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
"The best advice I’ve ever received is that in order to be successful you must enjoy the journey more than the destination. Most of the day-to-day things necessary to achieve a goal often seem tedious at times, but without them there would ultimately be less fulfillment at the end of the road. If you aren’t enjoying the little things, the struggles, and the challenges - is what you are pursuing even worth it?"
What do you enjoy most about training with AIRWAAV?
"Training with AIRWAAV has allowed me to go longer, endure more, lift harder, and recover better every day in training. Incorporating it into my daily activities has been an absolute game-changer, and I won’t look back."