Camille Dougherty

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CrossFit Level 1

Freestyle Connection Movement Trained by Carol Paoli

At the age of four my parents enrolled me in gymnastics which I continued doing for 12 years.  When I started high school I decided to use my gymnastic skills by being part of the cheerleading team and the girls weightlifting.  This was where my love for weightlifting began.  I was able to represent my school at the State girls weightlifting Championship in 2009 and 2010. When I graduated I continued cheering my first year at North West Florida State College but I missed the weight room.  I tried some local gyms but it wasn’t the same. I just wasn’t getting the results that I wanted from running and just lifting weights.  One of my friend’s dad had been telling me about this thing called CrossFit for over a year at this point. So I finally told myself I need a change and why not give CrossFit a try.  In December of 2010 I walked into Crossfit Fort Walton Beach, did my day one and that began my journey with CrossFit, and I have yet to look back.  I love being a part of this amazing community; I get to watch people grow both physically and psychologically.  I get to see our members accomplish things they never thought they would be able to do.  I continue to meet many amazing people through my journey, which keeps me going.  CrossFit will forever be a big part of my life.