Whitney Neill “The Real Deal”


Nasty car accident: kills husband (they revived him), in shock of it all she feels “okay”. Later we all find out about her disc herniation, the bad way. Numb leg, pain, crying, depression. All that fun stuff.

June ’09: Lifts her 60+ pound child (read odd object deadlift) and carries her across the house, so as not to wake her, thinking nothing of it only to have her husband who is overcome with joy touting CrossFit as the key to her strength and utility!

Her’s is a great story of patience, diligence and perseverance. Patience in doing workouts tailored to her level (often quite scaled!) although they may seem trivially simple, diligence in taking care of herself by icing when sore, resting when needed and missing very few workouts over the last 6 months; and perseverance because after doing Hang Power Snatches, the sky is officially the limit :)

Love ya Whit!

9 Responses to “Whitney Neill “The Real Deal””

  1. Whitney Says:

    Yay CrossFit! I am officially getting better if Jesse says so! :) After surgery to fix the disc rupture I was truly down, but CrossFit has continued to give me hope and healing.

  2. Charles Says:

    I want that chicks phone number!

  3. shane Says:

    youd better be careful I heard her husband is a B.A. Crossfiter as well!

  4. CC Says:

    Whit! What an inspiration. Reminding me to have patience with my silly injury. Way to go girl!

  5. Morgan Says:


  6. John Sylvester Says:

    Absolutely why I keep coming; not just the results, but the ass kicking in a loving, supportive way.
    I draw mad strength from reading this.

  7. Mel Says:

    You are an absolute inspiration! Way to go Whitney! :)

  8. Jesse Says:

    Keep gettin after it?

  9. whitney Says:

    Thanks for all the supportive comments! I really appreciate the good mojo. I’m looking forward to the next six months of my recovery and crossfitting!

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