Progression report from a 50 something gym user.
I was persuaded by a friend, Moira G, to take her Kettlebell classes a couple of years ago. I did, she was a tough but great teacher and I enjoyed it. Since then things progressed.
My husband became more health conscious and started coming to T-rex classes with me, then he went on to strength and conditioning. I was persuaded to try these classes and we enjoyed the classes. We thought we were doing well, getting fit, strong and more flexible.
Then we were persuaded to try Crossfit…. which is another realm of fitness entirely. I thought, ‘what the heck, I’ll give it a go and no doubt they will snigger at this hopeless inflexible Irish eejit, I will blush and retire gracefully.’
The first class was an eye opener, learning how to lift correctly, learn new techniques, and learn what a WOD is (basically a fifteen intense – killer- workout). We left feeling very unfit and the next morning very sore. Far from being sniggered at we were applauded by the younger generations for trying it. Yes, we decided we need more of these classes.
Since then I have seen the world from a different angle (standing on my head). Learnt the difference between clean, clean and jerk, snatch, dead lift etc. More importantly I have learnt my limits and accepted them. I am happy to achieve a level of fitness and attempt to stay healthy and fit.
Has anyone else become a crossfit addict?
Because we have and we are not the oldest members in the gym, though we often feel it.
Here is a picture of some of the younger enthusiastic members with the two coaches showing off either side of the group.
Crossfit sounds scary, but then those T-rex classes sound even scarier! I’ve been thinking I need to start doing something like that though – thank you for the inspiration!
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No not scary at all. The classes are limited so every one gets individual attention to improve techniques and injuries are rare. My only complaint is due to years sitting hunched over a desk…round shoulders