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 attorney 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.
Gazella offers a variety of services including yoga classes, fitness classes, personal training, and triathlon, bike and run group training programs and private coaching. However, Gazella is much more than a place for fitness. It is a community of people supporting each other 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 and earned All American Honors in 2013-2016. Reem competed in the Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship Race in 2014 and 2015, finishing 13th in her Age Group in 2015. Reem is also an avid runner and in 2016 raced the Boston Marathon and the NYC Marathon.
Reem is a USA Triathlon Coach, USA Cycling Coach, Swim Speed Secrets Certified Coach, RRCA Certified Running 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 is a member of the Advisory Board of the ePI Triathlon Coaching Education Program and served as a run coach for Triathlon Research Coaches Camps.
Reem teaches a variety of group fitness classes, coaches triathletes, cyclists, swimmers and runners, leads the Team Gazella Training Program, and offers personal training. Reem has also worked with collegiate and professional team sport athletes during their off seasons.