Does CrossFit have an age restriction? Am I strong enough? Can you be too old for CrossFit?
If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, this post is for you. Discover why CrossFit is a great program that many people LOVE regardless of their age and learn how they make it work for them.
CrossFit Age Limit
No matter your age, fitness level, health goals, or motivation, anyone can do CrossFit. The program is scalable for anyone, from people who are just starting their fitness journey to people who have been training for years.
Whether your goal is to improve your mobility, to keep your body agile as you age, or to gain and maintain muscle mass, CrossFit is a great fitness program that utilizes functional movements that can be tailored to individual abilities and goals.
Tailor Your Workout To You
Starting your fitness journey (or maybe just your CrossFit fitness journey) means establishing your goals and finding your motivations for pushing yourself further. Knowing what you’re comfortable with and what your abilities are can allow you to better tailor your workout to what you’re looking for.
CrossFit is a great program for so many people because it is so highly adaptable to any level of fitness. Each CrossFit gym, or box, is independently operated with highly trained coaches who are there to help you modify and adapt the workouts to your ability. One of the best things about CrossFit training is that it’s all about personal records -- so you’re just competing against yourself.
Find Your Community
Joining a CrossFit gym means joining a community. You can find like-minded people who share similar goals and want to continue to push themselves as they grow.
You’re a strong woman who is supportive and encouraging of others around you, so why not join a community full of other strong women who celebrate and build each other up. These strong bonds are what we at WodBottom like to call Swole Sisters.
Swole Sisters are women who spot each other during reps and get swole together at the gym, but their bond also goes outside the gym walls. They are a part of a larger CrossFit community dedicated to healthy bodies, minds, and spirits.
The Benefits of CrossFit Training
From physical to emotional, there are many benefits of CrossFit training. There’s a reason people just can’t stop raving! While CrossFitters of any age can find benefits, some of the older athletes find that going to the box and working out helps them maintain and strengthen their bodies and minds.
Some additional CrossFit health benefits include:
- Gaining strength
- Supporting mobility
- Improving balance
- Boosting mood
No one is too old for CrossFit! Join a community of strong women near you!