Finally a gym for all ages
Custom tailored to your needs, goals & fitness levels
CrossFit is probably the most versatile, scalable and modifiable fitness program on the planet and our functional movements are the perfect exercise recipe to keep us oiled, sharpened and ready for the decades of quality life ahead of us.
While the most recognized aspect of CrossFit is for the chiseled hard body ladies and gentlemen who are the fittest of the fit, that aspect is just the cream of the crop. The real secret of CrossFit is what it means to the rest of us. When you walk into Coexiste for your Free Week, you will be happily welcomed and encouraged to start at whatever level you're comfortable with.
Generally speaking, our coaches will focus on what you CAN do and help adjust and modify what you can’t do. Then, you’ll be taught and encouraged to do what you can do BETTER. Ultimately you will be coached to help you do MORE than you were capable of doing when you first arrived. The great thing about this model is that you are most likely to be surprised by what you are able to accomplish after a relatively short period of time ALWAYS under the watchful eyes of our competent and certified coaches!
You can also rest assured that there will NEVER be judgment for your present fitness level and only enormous respect for you wanting to change for the better. You'll probably NEVER find a more encouraging environment then here at Coexiste!
Our 55+ classes are starting this September! For more information on schedule and pricing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reason - our FLEXIBILITY sucks.
As we get older it becomes obvious that we begin to lose the overall flexibility and range of motion that we once had.
Being that CrossFit is designed around multi joint, compound movements commonly referred to as "Functional Movements", we will call into play a wider range of demands to discover and rectify ANY limitations we might uncover. Since we all age differently, CrossFit is the PERFECT tool to not only discover our own unique areas of reduced capacity, but to utilize these real life, functional movements, to keep us supple and flexible from here on out.
It is also worth noting here that in addressing our mobility issues in the gym, we are doing it in a safe, deliberate, systematic and controlled manner... (as opposed to finding them while changing a tire or working in the yard!)...
Reason - CrossFit is really FUN
How many of us in the 50+ age bracket would associate the concept of working out as fun? Unfortunately, many of us have lost our very basic sense of what it means to play! Let’s face it, running, jumping, climbing, swinging, flipping large tires & climbing walls is playground type fun that I'm certain the most of us thought was gone forever.
Jumping rope is a prime example of what you'll learn when walk in the door... Whether you pick it up without "skipping a beat" as it were, or struggle to get two in a row, you're certain to have FUN working at it.
George Bernard Shaw made the keen observation that "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing". Guess what everyone.. CrossFit again has the perfect solution to the problem. Come and join us. The playground is open!
Reason - We need STRENGTH.
While strength training is only one component in CrossFit, it is a MAJOR component. Many CrossFit programs (including ours) dedicate a specific time during every session to a controlled, coached, systematic approach to making us stronger. While there are probably dozens of specific benefits to weightlifting for the Masters age group, I can say in general that the evidence we've gleaned in the last few years indicate that strength training is over all, a bedrock foundation of health and wellness. ESPECIALLY as we get older.
All experts also seem to agree that there is no group that will benefit more from including weights with our fitness regimens than the 50+ age group. And guess what? Almost every study I see recommends we specifically utilize a coached, controlled and systematic approach that would most closely resemble what you'll see when you visit your local CrossFit gym. Again, it appears that CrossFit nicely provides the perfect prescription for the masters aged athletes.
Reason - CrossFit is CHALLENGING.
Let’s face it, those of us who have achieved the 50 year milestone in our lives have pretty much spent our years to ensure that our lives could be lived without considerable challenge when we get here. What we'd probably not recognized however is the role that challenge plays in a meaningful existence.
To live a life that is full and meaningful it is imperative that we are continually challenged. I'm not talking "Crossword Puzzle Challenge" here... I'm talking about a level of challenge that truly tests our mental and physical makeup. A challenge that will tempt us to want to quit and to wonder if we can really finish what we've started.
CrossFit will never be a piece of cake and will always be a dragon to slay or a challenge to conquer. Be it a personal record, an impressive amount of work over a short period of time or a long and grueling set of tasks to work through one by one... At the end of each workout we're presented with a genuine opportunity to be proud of a significant accomplishment.
Reason - misery loves COMMUNITY
A basic and important aspect of CrossFit revolves around the group exercise model. No one can deny that a group element can help to motivate any of us to push on when things get tough. As we age it becomes significantly harder to do the simplest of movements... We can certainly still do them, but it's never easy. For years the warm up for a simple squat would take an extra 5 minutes just to get me limber enough to reach the bottom of a deep squat. As aches and pains conspire to keep us from performing, the group camaraderie can help us to realize that we're all in the same boat and will certainly continue to motivate us as we progress. We certainly aren't alone in this and the group environment will help us to push on despite the difficulty.
Reason - We all age differently and no matter what our specific need is, we've got you covered!
The very heart of the CrossFit methodology is that we work within a model of fitness that is comprised of ten specific and generally accepted skills. It is fascinating to me that as we age, we all suffer a loss of each of these skills or attributes in very unique and individual ways. Consider these skills as defined by Jim Cawley, the inventor of the Dynamax medicine ball and set forth in the ground breaking article "What is Fitness" by CrossFit founder Greg Glassman:
1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance - The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
2. Stamina - The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
3. Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
4. Flexibility - the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
5. Power - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
6. Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
7. Coordination - The ability to com- bine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
8. Agility - The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
9. Balance - The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
10. Accuracy - The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.]
What other fitness regimen regularly includes and addresses each of these attributes? Regularly visiting each of these facets provides us with ample opportunity to identify weaknesses and through training & practice empower us to correct and individually improve (and as we age maintain) our collective, overall fitness.
It is indeed amazing that the same program that enables the fittest of the fit to achieve amazing feats of fitness can also enable an average individual to not only add years to their life…..but also to add life to their years!