Thanks to trainer Christine Kauffman for sharing the following:

Every day I’m blessed with opportunity to help someone change their life.

Today was extra special for me.

Culpeper Sport and Fitness has collaborated with the local Options program. We have kids coming in from all sorts of backgrounds looking for the opportunity, inspiration, motivation, or simply a voice, that will help them grow and prosper in our community. These kids haven’t had it easy. I can relate. It’s not easy carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Today they reluctantly came into the gym and allowed me to work with them. We flipped tires, threw balls at the wall, pushed the sled around, and somehow they even talked me into doing burpees with them!

This was a big task and a big step for them. It made them uncomfortable, showed some weaknesses, and tested their patience.

BUT they did NOT quit! They put in the work. They did what I asked of them. And they made me so very proud and honored to have been able to be a part of their day.

This is not just a gym. The company I work for really wants to make a difference in our community. Health. Fitness. Life. If coming in for 1 hour a week so they can have someone say “I believe in you. WE believe in you. You are strong. You are smart. You are WORTH IT and ENOUGH” can change the direction of their future then I am proud to say I work for people who open that door for them.

We have the power to change the world, even if it’s just one person’s world.
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