There's no other way to say it.
Tiffany Eickhoff is a BADASS!
If you've ever tried CrossFit, you know how hard it is.
Well, what if you had a physical disability and STILL did CrossFit?
Tiffany is from St. Louis, Missouri. She has cerebral palsy, diagnosed when she was just three months old, and she told local TV station KMOV that it hasn't always been easy:
“Struggled a lot with strength, balance and walking. I always say I want to do everything everybody else does but I just may have to do it in a different way,”
When she decided she wanted to try CrossFit, she didn't know if she could do it. But the trainers at CrossFit 314 worked with her, encouraged her and helped her push the limits of her disability (safely, of course). She says:
“We do adapt a lot of things. I stand and do things. I sit and do things, sometimes we put a box behind me in case, I lost my balance. I do burpees, I do back squats. My current pr is 117 pounds” (CrossFit enthusiasts will know what that means!)
Recently the National CrossFit Facebook page shared a video of Tiffany being a serious badass, pulling a heavy tire several hundred feet across a parking lot.
Tiffany says the tire pull was a big goal for her, and she's so happy she did it.
She says her CrossFit training has helped her so much, that she has stopped using her wheelchair and can get around just using a cane.
The video has generated thousands of views, shares and comments, praising and encouraging Tiffany:
“I’ve had several people come up to me and say ‘you inspire me. If I can inspire one person then I’m doing my job.”
Now she has a new goal, to compete in the CrossFit Games, so she's working towards that and also towards becoming a motivational speaker.
And we have no doubt she'll do it! And if you're reading this on your phone while sitting on the couch, GET UP AND GET MOVING!