I came to BCF in September of 2013 with my then-boyfriend, now-fiancé (and maybe husband by the time this goes out) Sam. We both played sports in college and were feeling uninspired when it came to fitness. We were on the hunt for something new when Sam found the Groupon for BCF. I immediately loved everything about BCF and CrossFit. I loved the workouts. I loved the people. I loved finally feeling like an athlete again. And clearly we still love it because we have been at BCF for nearly 3 years. We have also made some amazing friends here and I know they are a huge part of what keeps us coming back. The 6:30 (now 6:45) crew has gotten me to the box on many days when all I wanted was my sweatpants and wine. And there are many 4:45 am alarms I would have snoozed through if it wasn’t for Molly reminding me that I better be there.

When Dawna told me that I was athlete of the month, I was so excited! And I was happy that it was for the month of June because we are getting married this month! Our wedding is what made me step-up my CrossFit game. The 6:45 crew has been giving me grief for not pushing myself harder for a long time so I finally decided it was time to see what I was capable of. I committed to getting my nutrition in check and making training a priority. I’m so happy with the results and I’m grateful that my BCF family has supported me through it. My only regret is not making these changes about 2.5 years ago.

The list of people at BCF who inspire me is long but the person who inspires me most is Dawna. Dawna gives her all to BCF and to everyone who comes through the doors. And not only is she a fantastic coach, but she is an amazing athlete herself. Dawna pushes me to expect more from myself and inspires me to work harder each day.

Thank you to you all the coaches, Mike, Christine, and Mel. I’m so grateful that we found BCF and I feel lucky to be a part of this community.

– Haley

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