“I was making a change in my life no matter how hard it was…”

A CrossFit Scottsdale Success Story and a Happy Birthday to the one and only Hallie!

Hallie 1.11.10

Hallie 12.18.10

Hallie’s Story:

“I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to my experience at CrossFit Scottsdale. When I walked through the doors on that first day for my Baseline I had it set in my head that I was making a change in my life no matter how hard it was or how bad I felt afterwards. I had put on a lot of weight between college, marriage and a baby. I was dealing with high blood pressure and it wasn’t possible for my self esteem to get any lower so I knew it was time.
My husband is in the Air Force and left in February for a year to be stationed in South Korea. I told Coach Luke that I wanted to “bring sexy back.” I made that my motto and my mission on my first day in the gym.
I started coming once a week for about a month and a half, and then I competed in my first CrossFit Scottsdale Challenge and won one month unlimited! I came every single day that month. Ever since then I have been hooked and I still come 5 days a week. Since January I have lost almost 60lbs and about 30in total. I feel stronger, faster, healthier and more confident. I am learning how to face challenges and obstacles and overcome them. I have no fear anymore. I know that this is something I am going to live out the rest of my life.
The community that CrossFit Scottsdale offers is nothing that can be found in a globo gym. It is so apparent how much the Coaches and students all care about one another and want to see everyone succeed. To see students that finish their WOD early go back for more to finish along side someone and offer all their support gives me chills every single time. It inspires me to keep working hard in every aspect in my life. I am going to show up and not quit.
At CrossFit Scottsdale you can never peak, you will always find new ways to push yourself and grow. There is always a goal to be reached and that is what makes coming everyday so worth it.
I am “bringing sexy back” both physically and mentally and I could not have done it with the amazing Coaches and students at CFS!!”


Hallie just celebrated her 1 year anniversary at CrossFit Scottsdale. In that year she has won 2 Paleo Challenges, took home fastest time in her category for the Hopper Challenge, taken up some serious LeaderBoard real estate, and competed in her first CrossFit competition outside of CrossFit Scottsdale at The Hammer! Oh and she lost 75lbs & 16.5 inches from her waist and hips along the way!

 Hallie has determination and strength through any challenge that life throws at her and is an inspiration to not only the students of CrossFit Scottsdale but anyone who wants to make a change!

Hallie we are so proud to have you on the team at CrossFit Scottsdale and on the road to becoming an amazing coach! Happy Birthday!

Hallie Rocking The Hammer Competition

Warm Up:
 27 burpees

Front Squat 5X5

WOD: “Hallie”
500m row
50 Squats
400m row
40 Kettle Bell Swings 55#/35#
300m row
30 Thrusters 95#/65#
200m row
20 Burpees
100m row
10 Handstand Push Ups

*Hallie created this WOD after winning her first Paleo Challenge!  Congrats Hallie on all your success, this one is for you!