SYDNEY HARRELL

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How has training at Elite helped you become the person you were meant to be?

Before I started CrossFit, I had been working out on my own and started to get bored and unmotivated. I had lost a decent amount of weight and didn’t have any clothes that fit. I made a bet with my dad that if I went to class 3 times in one week, he would take me shopping. So, I took that bet not knowing I would still be here 4 and a half years later. Since I started, all of the coaches at Elite have always been so supportive and encouraging, even on days that I’m just not feeling it (which I’m sure isn’t the easiest at 5:15 in the morning).  I feel like the coaches believe in me more than I believe in myself most, if not all, of the time. The coaches aren’t the only ones who have impacted me from Elite though. Luckily, I’ve been able to interact with a good amount of members whether it be at class, competitions, or other social events. I’ve seen the community grow so much in my time at Elite but there’s consistently been a sense of camaraderie with everyone. I think the biggest way it’s helped me become who I’m supposed to be, though, is by teaching me that asking for help and failing at something happens and there is nothing wrong with that. 

What adventures, events, trips, races do you have planned? 

Cancun at the end of November for my work retreat, Vegas in December to see King George, Vegas again in February or March for a girls trip with my mom, aunt, and cousin, and Nashville next November for my 30th birthday. 

What would you do and where would you go if time / money were not object?  

Italy to eat all the food/see all the architecture, somewhere to zip line through a rain forest, or somewhere to stay in one of those glass igloos to watch the northern lights! 

Goals

Fitness - so many things but a BMU would be nice

Something that most peoplE don’t know about me:

I am a crazy organized planner and absolutely LOVE planning/hosting events (hence why I already have my 30th birthday trip planned over a year out).