Finding CrossFit and CFT changed my life for the better!

I am 22 yearhaley3s old, and in high school, I was a cheerleader, couldn’t even do a push-up from my knees, nor did I have any interest in it. Back then I would probably laugh if today’s version of Me told me that I would be doing pull-ups and lifting weights over my head, but here I am now, doing those things, and it’s amazing. Strength is beauty! Everyone has their flaws, and things they aren’t happy with about their bodies, I don’t tell people this, but in high school, I was super health cautious and very weary of my body, not comfortable at all in my own skin, but since finding CrossFit, I am now happy to say, I am 115% comfortable in my skin and with myself as a human being.

My coaches, Shari and Sarah specifically, along with the other coaches at CFT, have helped me realize how strong I am, NOT just physically, but mentally as well. From CrossFit Tidewater, I not only gained a community of people to work out with, but I gained a family. Each member, has a special place in my heart, along with each coach.

Haley3Each coach has helped me thru some of the toughest wods, whether it be a cardio or heavy lifting day, they know when I have gotten to that point where I really need to dig deep and when it becomes mental, and have helped me push thru to finish. I found CFT at such a crucial time in my life, being young and trying to figure out who I am, and I have learned so much just about myself. It helped me gain not only physical strength, but strength to be able to make stepping stones in my life, and be okay about them.

Shari and Sarah, you have become like second mothers to me. Always pushing me beyond what I think I’m capable of doing, and believing in me, more than I believed in myself, until I then did, believe in myself as much as yall do. CrossFit itself didn’t save me, CrossFit Tidewater specifically, saved me.

– Haley P

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