Brandon working on handstands. With a little coaching and a couple of pointers he showed great improvement.
This past week has been great here at CrossfFit Spokane; we have seen a lot of new faces, had some great workouts and have made some more improvements to the gym. If one was looking and paying attention to the people to the new faces that we've seen, the current members we have and the CrossFit community as a whole, you will find an extremely diverse bunch of hard working people committed to their health and fitness. Among the people who have entered CrossFit Spokane over the last week or two you would have seen a few rugby players, a contractor, house mom, two 60year old grandmothers, a couple of college students, some members of our great military and a couple firemen. So, what does this mean? It means that anyone and everyone could and should be doing CrossFit!
Should you do CrossFit?
"Absolutely! Your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ by degree not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are each important to the world’s best athletes and to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly. Of course, we can’t load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we’d assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat. In fact, squatting is essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness. Squatting is just one example of a movement that is universally valuable and essential yet rarely taught to any but the most advanced of athletes. This is a tragedy. Through painstakingly thorough coaching and incremental load assignment CrossFit has been able to teach anyone who can care for themselves to perform safely and with maximum efficacy the same movements typically utilized by professional coaches in elite and certainly exclusive environments." (CrossFit Foundations)