A video of Lindsay Hilton doing CossFit like a pro, immediately went viral for all the right reasons!
Everybody was just in shock and awe by watching her stunning performance. People were saying:
“Check out this incredible woman! If she can do CrossFit like a pro, I don’t have any excuses.”
However Lindsay has been hearing these things her entire life. Read on to see why.
By the time she was in middle school, she was playing on her soccer team. In high school, she was playing field hockey and rugby.
Her love for rugby stuck with her and she continued with it through college and after graduation. Afterwards, Hilton joined the Halifax Tars, a club team that she still plays for.
The 30-year-old girl from Halifax, Nova Scotia, may have been born without her limbs, but that never limited her athleticism, which was her thing since she began playing organized sports as a kid.
“People have called me inspirational throughout my entire life,” Hilton told The Washington Post. “I just think, you know, I’m kind of doing everyday activities. Because I’ve been the same way my whole life, I don’t see myself as different than anybody else.
“I’m not setting out to be inspirational. I’m trying to do things that I enjoy and that challenge me.”
Hilton’s latest challenge was CrossFit, the fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout. Including pull-ups, squats, push-ups, weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and a host of other movements.
She got involved with CrossFit by an accident, when a local gym set up a stand at a rugby game Hilton was attending and offered a free membership to the person who could do the most “burpees” in one minute. The winner was Hilton, who managed to do 34 in 60 seconds.
She doesn’t think she is an inspiration, but an example, one that she’s been setting since childhood.
“I had a great childhood,” she told The Washington Post. “I had great coaches and teachers who were always willing to make things work for me and encouraged me to take risks. Adaptive athletes — especially young ones — need people who say, ‘Let’s figure it out!’ versus ‘No, it’s too scary.”
“I’ve had more of the ‘Let’s figure it out’ type people in my life and that video is proof.’”
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"One of our awesome adaptive athletes crushing 16.1!" —Jenny Mulock, CrossFit OnSide
Posted by CrossFit on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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