Paulina Haro Makes Move From Mexico to Train In Person at PRVN Training Camp
Mexican Paulina Haro is starting her 2022 season aging up into the women’s Individual division under the watchful eye of the Fittest Woman on Earth’s training camp, PRVN. After finishing third in the Girls 16-17 division last year, Haro decided her individual career would begin in Nashville, Tennessee alongside none other than Tia-Clair Toomey herself.
“I think I made this move because of my parents,” said Haro. “They always support me and when I was training in Mexico they were like, ‘You need to go over there and train with them because you’re part of the PRVN team.’”
Haro recently graduated from high school but is now training full-time – all the more reason her family encouraged her to move to Nashville to train in person with the PRVN team. Having three years of Games experience as a teen finishing sixth in 2018 and 2019, then standing on the podium in 2021 – Haro knew this was the push she needed going into her first individual season.
“Every day I get into the game I know I’m here for a reason and I want to be like them…I can see all the hard work they’re putting in their training and it’s motivating for me.”
Something else that’s motivating for Haro? Having Toomey right beside her at the start of the season – specifically before her 22.1 Open attempt. Before Haro began the workout, Toomey had words of encouragement that lit a fire under her. “So, when you have any kind of doubt,” said Toomey, “just think about where you are, and who’s judging you. Ok? And be like, I can DO this. Cause I believe in you, alright?”
“I was really really nervous about the workout so Tia watched me and told me those words and that made me more confident to do the workout. It made me feel comfortable and smash that workout and give it my all…It was insane. I was like, ‘Okay come on, I got this.’ I can’t let her [Tia] down because she’s judging me!”
Haro’s original goal was to get ten rounds, but to her surprise, she ended up with 11+3, something she says was due to the encouragement she felt from Toomey.
As Haro looks ahead to what the rest of her season has in store, she plans to stay in Nashville through Quarterfinals and will then go back to Mexico. From there, a lot remains uncertain, but Haro is focused on the ultimate goal of returning to the CrossFit Games.
“Of course, I want to make it to the CrossFit Games but I think I’m going to take it step by step. My main goal is to give it all I can to get to the Games.”