What made you guys decide to take on CrossFit together?
Paul – (Age 74) When we began – overweight, pre diabetic, left shoulder issues, lack of mobility and fitness. Now has lost 30 plus pounds, improved left shoulder flexibility, greatly improved mobility/fitness. Juli – (Age 69) When we began – Overweight, high blood pressure, lack of mobility and fitness. Now has lost about 20 pounds, reduction in BP meds by ½, significantly improved mobility and fitness. Ran 1st 5K in under an hour in May 2015. We spotted the sign for Crossfit Naples in August 2014 and went together to explore the facility. Mario, met with us about the program and signed us up for personal training. We were very out of shape. Could not easily get up off the floor, were tentative about walking down stairs, lifting packages, Paul had shoulder issues, etc.
What do you find yourself doing to motivate each other?
Like most people, we are lazy and often don’t make the time for home workouts – even though we have directions. There are some days that we are less enthusiastic about working out at the box, but we know how important it is. Our motivation is knowing that Mario will have a well-planned workout to challenge us geared to our fitness level. There was an ad during the Crossfit Games that featured a 70’s plus lady with knee and hip replacements working out to improve her quality of life. Like her, we have discovered that vigorous workouts are needed for people of every age to maintain flexibility, endurance and strength for as long as possible. Continue reading…
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
A) 15 Min AMRAP:
- 6 Deadlifts (185 lbs.)
- 7 Parallete Pushups
- 8 KB Hybrid Swings (70/53)
B) Panda Stretch
A) Back Squat – Build up to a Heavy 5 Rep, Not Max
B) For Time 12-9-6-3:
- OHS (135/95)
- Burpee Box Jumps