As our bodies age, time wears on them. Don’t we tune up our cars every season? Our bodies deserve the same – every season.
Crossfit Warwick, located at 77 Forester Ave. in Warwick, offers Intrepid Silver, a practical strength/mobility training program designed for senior citizens and tailored to each senior’s level of fitness. Intrepid Silver is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
Owner/Coach Ryan Hansen and Coach Bill Lindberg, both certified Crossfit coaches, move seniors through simple exercises that enhance mobility and strength, designed for everyday activities that younger folks take for granted.
For example, Lindberg emphasizes exercises to ease getting on and off couches, or in and out of the backseat of a car – without help.
Intrepid Silver stresses – without stress – good posture, so a shopping cart is not a crutch, and stairs are not a challenge.
“I have more mobility, less pain and discomfort with household chores like washing my kitchen floor or waxing my truck,” says Chris Olert, a 60-something original member of the Intrepid Silver program. “Bill and Ryan are thoughtful about the exercises they choose for me and my Silver mates. I know I will never run like a Millenial, but Intrepid Silver makes Baby Boomers, like me, feel better about ourselves and our potential.”
The twice-weekly class emphasizes stretching, some type of strength building exercise and then the Workout of the Day, (WOD) – each aimed at enhancing the Intrepid Silver individuals’ mobility.
“Too many seniors, due to lack of activity, have gained weight, suffer joint pain and their daily activities get more limited. Simple movements, like getting out of bed, getting off the sofa, bending over to pick items off the floor, going up stairs, are accepted as uncomfortable, a part of aging,” said Lindberg. “They shouldn’t be. You are never too old to start. Get off the couch and visit us!”
The first month of Intrepid Silver is free. Sign up today by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by any Tuesday or Thursday at 11 a.m.