Today we shine a light on Nassim E., one of our most committed athletes here at the Cove. Nassim came to us as part of our first six-week challenge and hasn’t missed a beat since. When she started this journey, most would have described her as “thin” and “in shape”… but she knew she could be so much more fit and strong — and made it her mission to be so.
A lifelong athlete, she knew what her body was capable of, but it took a backseat in her adult life of parenting, jobs and ‘grown up’ responsibilities. Getting into CrossFit reminded her of her days in team sports and she thrived from day one.
But a few months ago, she had a “setback”. Years of competitive volleyball and overuse of her shoulder reared it’s ugly head and caused her should pain while lifting. Injuries happen… and often times, we don’t know that they existed for YEARS — until we start to challenge our abilities. But in typical Nassim fashion, she turned this “setback” into a growth opportunity.
She is the example of how to do everything “right” while recovering. She did PT. She focused on her mobility. She continued to come to Cove to keep her routine and scaled EVERYTHING. In her words, “Nowhere else would tailor and adjust every single workout, with coaches that are so supportive and patient and that push me appropriately and LISTEN”. We appreciate her saying this, but she’s the one who put in the REAL work.
As she said “With any other sport I played (volleyball, tennis, soccer) this injury would have meant that I had to sit out while I rehabbed. Not CrossFit! I’m able to come in at my regular time and participate in each workout in my own way. I’m still able to log my scores and track my progress. I’m able to continue making gains and meeting goals (full squat depth, 53# kb squat, easily do GHDs without swinging my shoulders, etc.) while doing my PT exercises. I’m incredibly thankful to be around a community that encourages me and supports me in a way that is unlike any other team or gym I’ve ever experienced.“