“Keep Hope Alive” CrossFit commercial with Constance Tillett from CrossFit South Brooklyn Directed by Robin C at CrossFit South Brooklyn with Constance Tillett and David Osorio. For CrossFit inc.
Here is the long format version of the “Keep Hope Alive” CrossFit commercial starring our own Constance T. A shorter version of this aired on ESPN all weekend during the CrossFit Games. A few months ago CFSBK film maker Robin C (check out his website) approached me about a video project. He said him and his colleague Joe had access to a really nice camera and wanted to know if there was anything interesting happening at the gym they could shoot. Constance’s journey immediately came to mind and I invited them to drop in on one of our sessions to take some footage and do a short interview. When the finished product came back I knew it was too good to keep to ourselves. I contacted Tyson Oldroyd with CrossFit Media and he loved it and asked us to not publish it so they could make it an official CrossFit commercial and premier it at the Games. Obviously we were all very excited and holding back from putting this on the blog was the hardest part! We’re excited and proud to finally show you all the full version!
The Constance Chronicles
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably seen “The Constance Chronicles” where we show portions of Constances CrossFit workouts scaled for her needs and capabilities as well as updates on her progress. If you’ve missed out, here are the 6 parts we’ve posted so far.
Part 6: Lateral Walking and Burpees
Tomorrow is one year after Constance’s knee surgery before she started training. At her last check up her orthopedist said her knee looked perfect and just listening to her talk about #crossfit made him tired. Look out for the CrossFit Constance commercial during the 2015 Games!
Part 5: Pull Downs, Rope Pulls and Step-Ups
To date, Constance has lost 43lbs, is down to only one diabetes pill and no insulin shots per day from three insulin shots and 5 pills, her blood pressure meds are down to one pill every other day down from 4 pills a day. She went from a size 16 to a size 4 in her clothing. We’re impressed!!! Looks like hard work and clean eating actually works!!
Part 4: Sled Pulling
Today was @constance941 ‘s 11th session and she is down 20lbs from when she started! She came in excited about her muscles and wasn’t shy about flexing for us. ?? Here she is getting some basic pulling work in with the indoor sled. In this video she says “Im gonna try out for the Fire Department”
Part 3: Sled Dragging
Sled drags are a great way to program in some basic work capacity without requiring moving through long ranges of motion, something Constance struggles with.
Part 2: Deadlifting
Due to arthritis and several joint replacements, the deadlift is one of the few classic lifts Constance can currently perform. It’s functionality for her is obvious and we can start with an unloaded 15lb training bar for her first exposure. She said it felt “kinda heavy” but was up for it and excited to move a little more next time
Part 1: Medball Deadlifts, Carries and delivery over an obstacle
Here is an example of a WOD at the end of our session focusing on basic daily movements like picking things up off the floor, moving them and putting them on higher surfaces. Constance is working to regain basic motor patterns essential for independent living. We’ll be showing you all how we scale CrossFit for her in this series. Get stoked!