Anne Lee, Seminar Coach
Having been born with cerebral palsy, I have never let it hinder me from achieving things in life, especially athletics. Swimming, and wheelchair track and field were the main sports I grew up with most of my life that led up to junior and national competition.
When college years hit, I put sports aside to focus on my education in family science; and I am currently obtaining my graduate degree in School Counseling. During these times, I felt the need to push myself even more to get back into shape and to bring back my inner athlete. So, I decided to take on Crossfit.
With the encouragement of David “Chef” Wallach, Jason Sturm, and other coaches at Crossfit Rubicon, my adventure with adaptive crossfit began in July 2014, and I have been hooked ever since. Later that year, I competed in my first-ever Working Wounded Games.
Living a life with cerebral palsy is more of an opportunity than a struggle. I love taking on life for what it is and living it to the best of my ability! There will be numerous hurdles still to overcome, but I am a firm believer in that without challenge there will be no change, and without change there will be no movement. I have been truly blessed by my disability. I would not have half the experiences or be half the person I am today without it.
The biggest thing I have learned so far from this new journey is that you not only train for the sport, but also for life and for fun. Not only do I train for myself, but in hopes to make a difference for others, adaptive and able-bodied individuals alike.« Back