Fitness for Seniors

The question regularly arises as to the applicability of a regimen like CrossFit to older and deconditioned or detrained populations. The needs of an Olympic athlete and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. One is looking for functional dominance the other for functional competence. Competence and dominance manifest through identical physiological mechanisms.

We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
— Greg Glassman (CrossFit Founder and CEO)

Just because you're not as young as you used to be doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to do the things you want. Exercise does a lot for us as we get older.

  • Maintains Muscle
  • Increases bone density
  • Preserves mobility
  • Improves Mood
  • Increases Energy

The list could go on and on. The argument doesn't need to be made that exercise is beneficial but it as we get older the way we train might look a little different than when we were younger.

This is why we offer our Legends Fitness class. The class is held 2 days a week and is designed specifically for people over the age of 55. The intensity may be lower, the weights not as heavy but the movements in general will be the same as our regular classes.

This is because our need to perform essential human movements doesn’t change as we get older so the training movements will remain the same but the weight and volume of those movements isn't necessarily needed for the goals of someone over 55.

Of course is someone wants to join our general fitness classes they certainly can but as we are most concerned with improving overall health our Legends class may be the best choice to get the best results.