Reem has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She practiced as an a ttorney for fifteen years, most recently as a Vice President with Wyeth. In late 2009, Reem made the decision to retire from Corporate America and begin a new journey, and in the summer of 2010 Gazella was created. In the fall of 2015, Gazella introduced Sangha at Gazella Yoga Studio, a dedicated yoga studio.
Gazella offers a variety of services including yoga classes, fitness classes, personal training, and bike, run and triathlon group training programs and private coaching. However, Gazella is much more than a place for fitness. It is a community of people supporting eachother to achieve goals that they never thought were possible. Reem’s training philosophy and one that carries over to all of the Gazella instructors, is that if you commit to yourself, we will commit to you. Your goals become our goals. Dream big and achieve more.
Reem is also an accomplished athlete. While practicing as an attorney, Reem also competed in triathlons and bike racing. Reem first participated in triathlon in 2000 and competed in Ironman Lake Placid in 2001. In 2002, she began racing her bike and in 2005 co-founded the Advil ChapStick Women’s Professional Cycling Team. Reem was a member of Advil ChapStick for three seasons, racing at the national level. In 2009, Reem returned to triathlon and focused on sprint and intermediate distance events, and in 2010 & 2011, Reem earned All American Honorable Mention Honors. Reem took a break from racing in 2012 to have her son Kamran, and returned to competing in 2013, earning All American Honors. In 2014, Reem competed in the Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship Race, finishing in the top 20 in her age group. Reem also earned All American Honors, and finished the season as the 3rd ranked triathlete in her age group in New York State and the 15th ranked triathlete in her age group in the North East Region. Reem concludes her 2015 season at the Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship Race in Chicago.
Reem is a USA Triathlon Coach, USA Cycling Coach, Spinning instructor, TRX trainer and certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She is also certified to conduct Functional Movement Screens.
Reem teaches a variety of group fitness classes, coaches triathletes, cyclists and runners, leads the Team Gazella Training Program, and offers personal training.