I rock up to the 5:30am classes most mornings. I have been doing CrossFit for almost 4 years now. I chose to go to CrossFit JAK Elite as the coaches go an extra mile, always dropping knowledge on nutrition and training. There is a new challenge every day, with constantly varied movements in weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio. I would recommend CrossFit Jak Elite to anyone who enjoys a challenge and committed to stepping outside their comfort zone.
I’m 64 years old. While I have always been fit and active, I’ve only been doing CrossFit at CrossFit JAK Elite for a little over 2 years.
I love this type of training. It’s challenging both mentally and physically. Being 64 years old, I know the importance of keeping active, and especially the importance of applying weight-bearing movements to my exercise regime. Weight-bearing exercises are essential for the more matured aged, as it keeps bone density levels high and increases longevity. ‘Use it, or lose it’ is my motto, and though I’ve had a full knee replacement, CrossFit training has allowed me to remain active, build my muscle mass and decrease my body fat percentage – three very essential ingredients needed as we age.
CrossFit JAK does not discriminate against age or ability. They have a very encouraging and inviting box. If movements/exercise need to be modified to suit certain abilities, then this is readily applied and encouraged. Abby and Karlo are extremely good at their craft. They continually encourage, motivate and congratulate all members.
I must admit, I was a little nervous about starting CrossFit originally. I thought that I may be ‘too old’ or ‘too weak’ to do most of the movements. My thinking was incorrect. I’ve been challenged mentally and physically with every component of CrossFit – cardio, gymnastics and strength. Wall balls, Skin the Cat, handstands and deadlifts are normal now.
I believe CrossFit has improved my quality of life as well as increasing my life expectancy. Combine this with great trainers and members having fun and being active together, and you’re on a winning combination!!!!