Our day began at 9:00AM with a free community workout. Participants did a tabata style workout with a Halloween spin. We wanted to make sure they got in a good trick-or-treat training before the big day! The energy was awesome and everyone did such a great job pushing their bodies during this workout. As we are always happy to see our regular members join us on Saturdays, we were also excited to see some new faces walk into the box!
Following the community workout, we held our first kid’s workout. We’re not sure who had more fun…the kids or Coach Amber! We want to thank those of you who allowed your children this opportunity. All of the kids who participated did a fantastic job, and we are so excited to get this program up and running!
Once the community workouts were completed we switched gears and got into competition mode! We held our very first Barbells for Boobs , “Amazing Grace,” competition. We had a great turnout among our members, but we also had two coaches join us from Lackland CrossFit. Our members did an awesome job of making our visitors feel welcomed and part of the community! We had a lot of inspirational moments; words cannot describe the emotions that filled our box during each heat, and truly proud we are of those who participated in this event. The box overflowed with support – we reached 19 PR’s – a humbling outcome that was least expected. Those members who competed gave every ounce of their hearts as they strived to achieve each repetition and fight for Breast Cancer. Other members came out to support the cause and the athletes competing – your presence will never go unrecognized. Everyone did such an awesome job; we have so much to be proud of, and hope to have even more of the community involved with this cause next year. This moment will relish in our thoughts forever. We are so happy to have been a part of this amazing experience!
During the evening hours we held a Member Appreciation Dinner for our members and their families to show them how much we value their role in our box. We have come to know some amazing individuals, couples, and families this year – and to us, they have become a second family! This weekend marked a very special milestone for us as we celebrated our one year anniversary. We want to say thank you to those of you who have come out and been a part of our success. Your support, dedication, and participation means so much to us, and we couldn’t be more blessed to have had our lives touched by such wonderful people.
Thank you all for making our first year a memorable one. We are so lucky to be surrounded with such inspiring people who allow us to do what we love. Let’s make the second year even better than the first! Thank you all for EVERYTHING!
About the Author
Amber is a co-founder and coach at Milestone CrossFit. She began doing CrossFit leisurely in 2008, but became more competitive in the sport last year earning a spot in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit South Central Regional competition. Her focus is helping clients achieve their goals in an inspirational setting, allowing them to feel empowered by their accomplishments, both big and small!