Crossfit for the Legends 50+
Is CrossFit something for me?
Yes of course, CrossFit is for everyone, no matter what age or level of fitness.
Getting older, you will lose muscle mass, bone density and flexibility. Forgetting is the only thing that improves at age. Staying active and exercising does not only prevent the decline of functionality with age, it contributes to longevity, and the quality of life at age. Our goal? Stay independent as long as you can, and away from the elderly home as long as possible.
CrossFit is a training methodology for general physical preparedness. You will lift light and heavy weights. Improve your strength, endurance, and restore mobility.
Our workouts are challenging, never boring, constantly varied, you will learn new skills, and have a lot of fun.
"WE ARE NOT AS OLD AS WE THINK WE ARE, AND CERTAINLY NEVER TOO OLD TO START AND LEARN"
Older adults are physically and psychologically different from younger adults. By working with CrossFit , you will maintain and develop your strength and fitness level. Our coaches will adjust the workout to your physical and mental tolerance, to make sure you won’t get too sore or injured.
OUR CROSSFIT LEGENDS CLASSES
Elderly are mostly recommended to exercise with moderate intensity. In CrossFit we use intensive workouts, which are a shortcut to results, very effective and therefore important to older adults. But every workout must be specifically designed to accommodate the fitness level and physical limitations of each person.
When using vigorous exercise with older adults, every workout must be specifically designed to accommodate the fitness level and physical limitations of each person while keeping in mind that those things that are core to every younger individual’s fitness are equally important to older adults.
As written by CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman:
“Your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ by degree not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are each important to the world’s best athletes and to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly” .