Coach Tracey has been part of the Clamtown CrossFit Community since the beginning. After breaking her neck in 2006 and losing most of her cervical vertebrae, she felt as if she would never be able to be the athlete she wanted to be. She also had a lot of anxiety and pain daily. Completing a century bike ride one day was always on her bucket list, but seemed impossible with her physical disability. When she walked into Clamtown she instantly felt like she was home.
“The Coaches made me feel comfortable; I was supported by the community. Being disabled didn’t mean I couldn’t be an athlete.”
Since walking in the box she has completed her bucket list item by riding a century ride, the Foster 100 (a 100 mile bike ride to benefit an organization providing service dogs for veterans.) She has also found that daily tasks are easier and her level of pain and anxiety has decreased.
Coach Tracey has her CrossFit Level 1 and has completed the CrossFit Scaling course, CrossFit Anatomy course and the CrossFit Judges course. Her favorite exercise is the deadlift. She loves dogs of all kinds, especially service dogs and her own Malinois, Murphy. In fact, her perfect day would include deadlifting and petting puppies.
“My goal as a Coach is to help people who have disabilities, anxiety, and pain; better their lives through CrossFit.”