Level 1 Certification Jan, 2011
2010 Crossfit Southwest Sectionals 14th place
2010 Crossfit Southwest Regional 5280 Team competitor
2011 Crossfit Open Southwest Region 18th place
2011 Crossfit Southwest Regional CFCR Team competitor
2011 Crossfit Colorado Open 9th place
2011 MBS Turkey Challenge 4th place
Since 2009, Julie Sneed has been a passionate advocate for CrossFit. Just a year after starting the sport, she placed 14th individually in the 2010 CrossFit Southwest Sectionals. The next year, she placed 18th individually at the 2011 Southwest Region Crossfit Open. Although qualifying both years as an individual athlete for the Crossfit Regional competition, she chose to compete with her Crossfit Castle Rock team. She went on to place 9th at the 2011 CrossFit Colorado Open and 4th at the 2011 MBS Turkey Challenge.
While she enjoys competition, Julie is much more apt to speak of the non-competitive benefits of CrossFit: Better health, improved self-esteem, and a more fit and fun lifestyle. With this is mind, Julie earned her Level 1 Certification in January 2011 and now teaches regularly at Crossfit Castle Rock. Her students know her as a friendly, supportive, and always encouraging instructor who inspires them to push themselves and to be their very best.
Julie has prioritized physical fitness throughout her life, swimming competitively in high school, and as an adult running several half-marathons, one marathon, and two long-distance team relay races. She is a competitive triathlete for both sprint and Olympic distances, and finished 50th overall and 9th in her age group in the Tri for the Cure women’s triathlon in Denver.
She’s instilled her passion for fitness in her children, Garrett and Sydney, who both enjoy CrossFit and love to work out with their mom and cheer her on at competitions.
Julie grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She and her husband Andy, a fellow Crossfitter, have lived in Minneapolis and Kansas City and now make their home in Castle Rock.