CrossFit is purely about your own performance, becoming the best version of yourself. With all the attention to perform exercises safely and carefully. Excellence of movement! I really feel like I'm doing healthy ageing!
Am I not too old for this? That was my first thought 1,5 years ago when I was introduced to CrossFit. I was almost 65 years old and at least 10 kilos overweight. I didn't manage to lose the weight in any way I tried. I needed to change and that's when CrossFit Eudokia came into the picture.
The logo at the door of the box said, ‘Healthy Ageing Academy’ and that was exactly what I wanted. To age as healthy as possible.
Now, 1,5 years later, I am joining the WODs twice a week. I never thought I would gain visible muscle mass. Even my belly is heading towards a sixpack! I've lost a lot of weight, partly due to an adapted nutrition program by CrossFit Eudokia. And the best part: I'm having a lot of fun. Just having a blast twice a week, pushing my limits, and noticing that I am getting stronger and fitter. With muscle soreness on spots in my body I did not even know had muscles!
Meyken is a fantastic coach who challenges you to go just a bit further than you thought you could. She also guards not pushing your limits too much. And if sometimes that does happen, she provides a modified program so you can keep training and keep building, without making a slight injury worse. And if you want to recover a little bit there's the Mobility program on Sunday mornings. So I really feel like I'm doing 'healthy ageing' 😊.
What I also find special: For me, CrossFit is purely about your own performance, becoming the best version of yourself. Without competing with the other athletes in the box. With all the attention to perform exercises safely and carefully. Excellence of movement!