All good things must come to an end. The Fitness4survivors research study concludes this week and it has been an absolute privilege to have been involved in introducing CrossFit to the lives of the young people who participated in the study.
I want to thank all the young people who not only took a chance to be part of something that was quite new, daunting and different but for their continued commitment, laughter and drive to become the better versions of themselves. You all worked so hard and to see you all change in many ways over the 10 weeks has been a highlight of my social work career so far.
I want to thank @universityofulster social work department and BHSCT training team, for their guidance, support and direction over the last year to make this study possible. @clicsargent and @big_lottery_fund for allowing me the time and opportunity to make a difference to young lives and their continued battle against cancer. @friends_of_the_cancer_centre and @blkboxfitness for their kind donations during the course of this study- gym t shirt, wrist bands, skipping ropes and much more have certainly helped everyone during their journey.
To @rcfni and the amazing @crossfit community we have, not just in our Box but across Northern Ireland. Your interest, support, coaching guidance and offers only re-instill my passion as a Crossfitter and coach that CrossFit is more than just exercise, it is about community also.
Although this study has concluded, classes will continue as normal to continue the improvement to fitness, quality of life and fatigue among the young adult cancer population in Northern Ireland.
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