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Haley Morrone: Finding Her Place

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ByCrossFit September 26, 2020

Food, alcohol, drugs, sex, cigarettes — these were the ways Haley Morrone used to deal with her trauma. “Pretty much any bad behavior that I could find is what I was kind of reaching for,” Morrone says.

When Morrone was 10, her family discovered she was being sexually abused by her grandfather. The abuse had gone undetected for years. During the police interviews and therapy, everything came to the surface. That’s when she really started struggling to find healthy ways to cope.

“I’ve always wanted to be an active person,” Morrone says. But weight gain paired with smoking and asthma made physical activity a challenge. “I would be out of breath just walking up the stairs,” she recalls.

The turning point in Morrone’s life centers on a two-part love story: In part one, she met her husband Joe. In part two, she started CrossFit and she and Joe opened Converse CrossFit in Converse, Texas.

As an affiliate owner and trainer, Morrone says, “I had the opportunity now to take my personal experience and help others who really need it.”

Her experiences have taught her that many who struggle with their physical appearance or capabilities are dealing with trauma. “Everyone has a story,” she says.

“Having a place where people can come and not just being judged on their physical capabilities but also giving a place to heal mentally and emotionally is what I wanted to foster, and I think CrossFit does that.”

“I just want to be that hand reaching out for anybody who feels like they’re hopeless.”

 

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Norman Ballard Sr
February 13th, 2021 at 10:24 pm
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You are amazing Haley! Your video moved me in many ways - I am so touched by how you have changed your life and so many others - please continue to be that hand; there are so many of us out here that need that!


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Dudu Modiba
October 2nd, 2020 at 10:47 am
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You are such an inspiration. I appreciate the depth of empathy and not being judgmental about people's appearance because as you said....There is always a story behind everybody's appearance.

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Haley Morrone
October 9th, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Thank you for your kind words.

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Tim Green
September 28th, 2020 at 2:51 pm
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Nice Haley, great story.

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Haley Morrone
October 9th, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Thank you!

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Shirley Tardif
September 27th, 2020 at 12:26 pm
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These stories are all good, but this one really meant a lot. Thank you for sharing.

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Haley Morrone
September 28th, 2020 at 10:22 am

❤️. Thank you. This comment means a lot.

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Haley Morrone
September 27th, 2020 at 2:35 am
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Thank you for sharing! I’m so grateful!!


We are Converse CrossFit in Converse, TX!


IG: @haley_racine

IG: @converse_community_fitness

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Athena Perez
September 27th, 2020 at 1:06 am
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Girl! Love you sister. Keep inspiring

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Haley Morrone
September 27th, 2020 at 2:33 am

Thank you Athena!! Love you!!

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