Rio Landa had no idea how much CrossFit would help her in caring for her son, Mateo. Not only does he inspire her to get through a grueling wokrout, but the physical strength she is building is necessary to move and manage the 2-year-old as he battles spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) -- a disease that cripples the muscular system.
“I was so happy that I found CrossFit so that I would be strong enough to carry Mateo"
Strong Enough to Support Her Son
“A mother there was telling a story about how she couldn’t carry her 6-year-old around or get him out of the tub because she wasn’t strong enough,” she says. “I was so happy that I found CrossFit so that I would be strong enough to carry Mateo, and have the proper body mechanics to do so.”