Sandy

“I am a master’s athlete. I will be 60 years old this year…I’ve been at Paradiso for three years. I am leaner and way more fit than I have ever been in my life. I can do things I never thought possible”

 


I am a master’s athlete. I will be 60 years old this year. I have been athletic all my life, but when I first started Crossfit, I was intimidated at the prospect of joining a class where there were so many new moves, high standards, and … young fit people! I took some private classes for the first few weeks, where I learned the movements and could see the group classes going on at the same time. It wasn’t very long before I felt comfortable in the gym and knew how to modify the WODs for myself.

Now, I’ve been at Paradiso for three years. I am leaner and way more fit than I have ever been in my life. I can do things I never thought possible, things that other people told me I could NEVER do, like pull-ups and handstands, and learned how to do things I had never done before, like Olympic weightlifting. Why do I do it? It’s fun to move and play like a kid here, with lots of other fit and strong kids. And it’s also the best health and well-being insurance I can get…