Here is the kind of text message I get from Kevin sometimes. He is in his 60's, and 5 or 6 years ago he was living a more or less sedentary lifestyle.
"back is aok! I did 50 overhead squats and 45 power cleans that last week would have made my back angry. I did 45 hand stand pushups and 45 burped box jump overs also but now I’m bragging. And back this morning for a 9:00 class!!!!! HA! Thanks for your help Rocky."
Now, you can read a bit about him at https://crossfitkitchener.com/testimonials/
He is about the 6th person as you scroll down. Since then he has moved from Kitchener to Alberta and is constantly pushing himself to be better. Competing against not only himself (his past scores) but others in his age group across North America, as well as everybody else in the crossfit community. I am part of his fitness routine, as is a Paleo diet, and those daily visits to the Crossfit studio. He is in great shape, and rather than ageing, his body thrives on the extreme effort, and he is getting younger.
Kevins approach to his own body-mind has me thinking about just how different and unique we all are, and how any one system or concept or approach does not work for everyone. In my last posting I talked about Heinz, and is inspirational approach to peak fitness, which is perhaps more in line with my own ideas. But people like Kevin are challenging my ideas. Stretching me to expand my horizons and take in more possibilities. which at this stage in my life can only be great!
I would like to talk about some other inspirational clients in future posts, to explore further our differences, and also similarities in the best ways we can approach our bodies, which we are blessed to have for these few short years of earthly life. It can be very valuable for young and old alike to discover the type of movement that their body type, metabolism, and specific circumstances calls for to function at our best on every level.