Fare Thee Well
CrossFit creates such a tight-knit community that people become an extension of your family, and really an extension of yourself. You learn from each other and find solutions to common problems (double unders anyone?). CrossFit attracts the kind of person who is constantly looking to better themselves. This push and pull forces you to lean on others or fail.
If I’ve learned anything about owning a gym, it’s the fact that you’re going to lose good people. Losing a member hurts but losing a coach… That’s another level of pain.
Laura came to us 4 years ago fresh out of Wilmington. She immediately told us she was ready to coach. There was a fire in her eyes that suggested she wasn’t lying either. We let her know that she had to go through ITP first and she didn’t flinch. She breezed through the program of course. Since then she hasn’t looked back and has been yelling happy encouragements while sporting a messy braid and a Coaches’ shirt.
As she steps into the next stage of her life by moving to Durham, getting married to Tyler and starting a new job, we wish her all the best. We’ll miss her of course but we also know that being a coach here has formed her into a better person and made Local a better place. We never really had a choice.