Have you ever thought about trying CrossFit, but then think that your age might hold you back? Have you seen all those crazy people on T.V. and never thought you would be able to do  anything they can do? Nonsense, CrossFit is for everyone, and is even more beneficial for people over the age of 35. Here is why:

CrossFit Fights Metabolic Disease-

The methodology behind CrossFit helps fight chronic disease. Conditions such as diabetes, chronic heart disease, and obesity are at the front of CrossFit’s mind as we look to make everyone across the world healthier. Specifically, through our integrated training program at CFCM, we expect reductions in blood pressure, cholesterol, and fat. CrossFit improves the connections between our brain and our body, which will help the long term longevity of our bodies. Building this connection will fight against these metabolic diseases and keep you stronger for longer!  

CrossFit Improves Your Body’s Mechanics-

We all have heard the opinion that CrossFit is too dangerous and could hurt you. In reality, CrossFit builds your body from the ground up. At CFCM, we focus on drilling the basics. Our team is well versed in the body and how it moves, and we will do everything in our power to address any prior injury or imbalances through our classes.  It is vitally important that humans move the ways in which we were designed to move.  CrossFit movements and training will help you find proper movement patterns that avoid injury and build strength.  The CrossFit Trainers at CFCM will teach you to move properly again and build your body to achieve long term success!  With a coaching staff led by Head Coach Mike Boettger, a Certified Crossfit Trainer (CFL3), improving movement is the number 1 priority of the coaches at CFCM. CrossFit will help you maintain a healthy and moving body well into your adult years to keep you moving with your family, stay active at work; without any of the issues that tend to develop as we age!

CrossFit Teaches You About Your Own Body and How to Fuel It-

Exercising is only one of the key components in living a good long life. Our trainers and our community will help prepare everyone who comes through our doors with the nutritional knowledge if they seek it! We teach you how to properly fuel your body and live a healthy lifestyle that fits your needs.The coaches at CrossFit Critical Mass can help with diet recommendations and meal planning. Our coaches have extensive knowledge on meal prep, meal timing, and general nutrition and would be willing to answer any and all of your questions!

CrossFit Produces a Positive, Inclusive, and Health Driven Community-

People come to CrossFit for the positive impact it has on their body, but they stay for the relationships they make at the gym.  We are an all inclusive environment where our sole goal is to get our members feeling and living better than they were before. The friendships you make at the gym will last you a lifetime! Check out the amazing community of athletes at CrossFit Critical Mass.

CrossFit is Fun!-

At the end of the day CrossFit is fun! Our goal at CFCM is to get everyone moving in a way in which they learn, laugh, and love what they are doing! Our group classes promote an inclusive and encouraging environment where you will feel welcomed and challenged! There is never a dull moment at CFCM, where you will always come in to new and varied workouts that will teach you how to move the best you can! CrossFit will help build you to be a better person than you were yesterday, and will make sure you have a blast doing it!

If you are ready to try it out, stop by and try one of our free intros, free Saturday public workouts here at CFCM every Saturday at 10 a.m. or Foundations classes TODAY! We would love to have you!

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Article by Coach Nelson a CFL1 Trainer at CrossFit Critical Mass. Nelson is a Senior Kinesiology Major at the University of Maryland and has been doing CrossFit for 3 years.

CFCM is a functional fitness facility located in the heart of Maple Lawn Community, and serving the Maple Lawn, Columbia, Burtonsville, and Laurel areas. We  provide expert coaching and instruction in weightlifting, gymnastics, and general prepared fitness. We prepare everyone who comes through our doors with the knowledge and tools to achieve a true comprehensive fitness, not just the appearance of it. Our shared goal is the development and maximization of each member’s health, performance, and longevity.