When Cerebral Palsy Can’t Slow this CrossFit Athlete Down

August 9, 2018 by
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How do you get inspired?

This time of the year, we’re all on cloud nine from watching The CrossFit Games. Maybe you even watched Mat Fraser’s most recent Road to the Games right before trying to PR your clean and jerk to get you pumped up (…just us?). OK, moving on.

Well we want to share another super inspiring athlete.

Meet Tiffany Eickhoff.

A total badass. You might recognize her from the video CrossFit recently shared on Facebook. She’s an adaptive athlete with cerebral palsy and she is absolutely killing it.

Tiffany started CrossFit back in December when she was fed up. So she started working out 2-3 days a week at CrossFit 314 in St. Louis, MO and has been inspiring those around her since.

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I am so excited I officially pulled a tire back and forth for the first time ever! By the end of class I had pulled it several hundred feet! Video #2 @crossfit314 #Crossfit #determined #strong #cerebralpalsy #1stphorm #adaptiveathlete #adaptivecrossfit

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What a boss.

Tiffany doesn’t use her disability as a crutch; her attitude treats it more like a dis-ABILITY. She pulls sleds, does wall balls, and gets fit just like the rest of us. She considers herself an athlete just like everyone else and she strives daily to inspire those around her. (Which she totally does, seeing as she’s also a motivational speaker.)

One PR she really wants to hit? To be able to walk without her cane every day. We see you, Tiffany, and we’re rooting for you.

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