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Thinking Inside the Box: CrossFit for Seniors

By JoAnna Dettmann | In Blog | on October 29, 2018

The future of fitness is looking grey.

As of 2017, one in four gym members are 55 and over, breaking the misconception health facilities are solely for the exceptionally toned and spry youth. When gracefully coasting into the later years of life, goals and inspiration shift from chiseled abs and larger calves to keeping up with grandchildren, establishing a better golf swing and gardening without discomfort.

Join CrossFit Saint Louis for a free introduction class offered at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays or 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays

CrossFit for Seniors

Regardless of previous physical fitness experience or current activity level, starting from scratch or unpausing your muscle-moving hiatus, working out has the power to add years to your life. But not all gym memberships or plans are created equal. Before making a final decision, consider CrossFit St. Louis.

CrossFit is made up of diverse functional movements conducted at a high intensity with an emphasis on strength training. And because the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews’ report states resistance training improves the daily performance of simple and complex activities for older people, you may want to give CrossFit a closer look.

If images of burpees, heavy deadlifts and standing push-ups are now coming to mind, it is important to note these are not the only forms of strength training CrossFit utilizes.

CrossFit St. Louis will gradually ease older box-goers into a structured program led by trained and attentive staff. After consulting with each gym member to fully understand limitations and areas of concern, CrossFit St. Louis coaches take a modified approach to developing a personalized and effective workout plan. All exercises include various customizable options to account for a member’s balance, long-term injuries and vision. Paired with a supportive community-based environment, CrossFit St. Louis creates a fun and motivating atmosphere.

CrossFit gradually builds muscle strength to maintain a high quality of life and independence to give those with grey hair, golden years.

Join CrossFit Saint Louis for a free introduction class offered at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays or 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Register today to see the difference tomorrow.

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