Misty and Fair Hays CrossFit Member Testimonial
Misty and I (Fair) started our training at CrossFit Tupelo at different times. Misty started crossfit in January of 2013, right as CrossFit Tupelo was moving to its new and current location. I started dabbling and sampling some of the workouts from home soon after Misty joined, and then I joined and started training at Crossfit Tupelo full-time in December of 2013.
Misty and I were College Cheerleading Partners at Delta State University in the years 1999 and 2000. At Delta State, we were part of the competitive cheerleading program that won the National Division II cheerleading championship 5 years in a row from 1996 through 2000. As part of this program, rigorous daily workouts and competition were paramount, and became such a huge part of our lives for years that it became part of who we are, so to speak. Since leaving college we have both struggled to find an outlet or routine to express our fitness and competitive drive in a similar way. We have both kept in decent shape over the years and have been members of many of the “regular” gyms around town. Being a member of a “regular” gym, it is very difficult to stay consistent in your workout routine. Becoming stale with your exercise routine and falling into a rut is a very easy thing to do with traditional weightlifting and cardio type training, and happened to us numerous times. Now that we have found CrossFit, neither of us can imagine ever going back to a normal biceps curls and elliptical machine type of routine. The ability for us to push ourselves on a daily basis and to compete with ourselves to become better at the skills and lifts is something that we both love. The variety of CrossFit Tupelo’s programming makes it impossible to fall into a rut and become board with the training. This has allowed Misty and I to stay excited about our training and look forward to the next day’s WOD.
Both of us have sustantially increased our fitness since joining CrossFit Tupelo. We have learned many new skills and lifts that translate into a new kind of functional fitness for us that we use in our everyday lives. Also, the people at the box are some of the most genuine people we have ever met, and in the short time we have been members, we have already made many great friends that we love. The coaches and staff are all super folks and are so helpful and motivating for both new members and veterans alike.
One of the coolest things about CrossFit is that it is more of a lifestyle and family than just a program and place to workout. We look forward to continuing our journey together at CrossFit Tupelo as we have the opportunity to train and work towards our goal of increasing our fitness in the days, months, and years to come.
Misty and Fair