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Barriers We Face: What Older Adults Think about Exercise and 3 Things you can Do to Break Through

By Christina Prevett | October 16, 2015

Thoughts to ponder: -> Up to 40% of older persons think they would not gain any benefit from exercise. How can we as family members, health care professionals or personal trainers work to change this mindset? -> Older adults value social interaction – how are you encouraging family and friends to remain socially and physical […]

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October 15, 2015

By Christina Prevett | October 15, 2015

Update on the programming: The program at Element CrossFit is going to be increasing to 3x/week as per demand. With that, I will be posting the programming 3x/week. There will be days that will be more purely strength training and others that will incorporate both cardio and strength training. Warm Up: 1600 m Row Foam […]

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October 9, 2015

By Christina Prevett | October 9, 2015

Warm Up: 1600 m Row Foam Roll: Pec Strength: Weighted Step Ups 10-10-10-10-10 Ball Slams 5-5-5-5-5 Workout: 15 minutes 25 single skips 20 push ups 10 lunges (with arm support for balance if required)

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Trainers Don't Shy Away from the Older Adult: A template to get you started

By Christina Prevett | October 7, 2015

A lot of strength coaches and personal trainers shy away from the older demographic or the Masters athlete. Persons over the age of 60 can be intimidating for trainers. Many of these clients come with aches and pains, complaints of arthritis and perceived limitations as to what they’re bodies are capable of. If trainers do […]

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The CIBC Run for the Cure and the Powerful Impact of those Around you!

By Christina Prevett | October 6, 2015

This weekend was the CIBC Run for the Cure. It is an annual 5 k run that takes place in many cities around the world. It’s goal is to raise money for breast cancer research in the areas of prevention and treatment. Breast cancer can affect 1 in 9 women in the US and Canada. […]

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October 2, 2015

By Christina Prevett | October 2, 2015

Warm Up: 2 rounds Row 500 m 5 sit ups Mobility: Piriformis Strength: Front Squat / Goblet Squat 10-10-10-10-10 Workout: EMOM 12 minutes Odd: 10 Wall Balls Even: 5 Sit Ups

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