Congratulations to @lupeintomyeyes for her first Chest to Bar pull-ups in 19.5, and to Violet for completing her first CrossFit Open! Here’s their story: “Violet has been watching me do CrossFit for 5 years. Almost every day since then, she’s insisted on coming along. She’s grown up seeing me lift heavy weights, fight through tough metcons, learn new skills. She’s witnessed how CrossFit rebuilt my confidence and mental health after a mild bout of postpartum depression. She’s also felt the incredible love and support of our amazing community.
It’s been a year since Violet started CrossFit herself and this year she participated in the Open with us. No, she wasn’t officially registered, but she was included in our internal teams. She was so excited to be included! She worked with Coach Gary,Jessi, and Scott to find the appropriate modifications for her age and strength. She pushed through really hard workouts with not just words of encouragement from me, but from so many others in the gym, cheering for her. In these past five weeks I’ve seen her confidence soar! She’s gained a new level of appreciation and love for the sport. She’s incredibly proud of herself because of what she was able to conquer. I cannot tell you how proud we all are of her!
Thank you to the entire Unsung Community!! For allowing me to raise my girls in such an inspiring environment. For showing my kids the importance of fitness and lifelong health. For giving us the space to empower one another, every single day. You all really are Unsung Heroes.” - Lupe Minero - 1 hour ago