BLAKE WOOLWINE | FOUNDER
I started this nonprofit for one purpose and one purpose only. I want to encourage every man, woman, and child to exercise no matter what obstacles they are facing by acknowledging all the fitness organizations who meet the highest standards.
In high school, I was a popular star athlete but after a traumatic event in my early 20's, I fell into a paralyzing depression and gained 100lbs. Many years prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism by numerous doctors because my personality had shut down. I was awkward around people, went from extroverted to introverted, was unmotivated to learn anything outside of my passions, and showed all of the signs of Aspergers Syndrome.
In 2016, I discovered Crossfit which forever changed my life. I tried it out because my family had not stopped raving about the class environment workouts and I went just to prove to them that exercise is hopeless for me.
By 2018, I had not only lost 50lbs but I also gained my confidence back. I was motivated to take on new challenges and expand my thinking. It wasn't until 2020 that the same doctors who diagnosed me with high-functioning autism told me that it was a misdiagnosis and were dumbfounded to find out that consistent exercise was the cure. It was gym owner Joel Molina of 1822 Fitness who believed in me and saw my past pain.
Today, I exercise to keep my mind, body and spirit strong so that I can be the best version of myself. I fell in love and married my best friend. She and I are absolutely hooked on class workouts and it is my mission to spread the word that no matter who you are or your circumstances, exercise is one of the few 100% guaranteed to change your physical appearance and internal spirit.
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF APPROVING 5,000 GYMS WORLDWIDE
HOW WE ARE FUNDED
The evaluation and approval process is offered completely free to any fitness trainer, private gym, or CrossFit facility. If you find that you are seeing a positive response with current and new members because of this certification we ask that you pay it forward and help us continue providing free services by donating financially, spreading the word about us, or pledging to offer free online personal training sessions to those who need a life changing fitness experience.
If you have any questions about paying it forward or if you would like to give in another way, let's connect!
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