News

Seniors encouraged to hit the gym at CrossFit

WORK IT OUT: CrossFit Vivid coaches Gayle Kruger and Hez Treanor.
WORK IT OUT: CrossFit Vivid coaches Gayle Kruger and Hez Treanor. Jessica Dorey

PASSIONATE Emerald CrossFit Vivid coaches are encouraging seniors to get moving, with new seniors' groups to launch in coming weeks.

The gym is eager to shed stereotypes and prove CrossFit is something in which people of all ages and fitness levels can get involved.

Coach Gayle Kruger said the groups for over-50s will help participants with everyday movements and overall health.

"It's not just about doing exercise, it's about nutrition, it's functional movement,” she said.

"As we get older we can become less mobile, not being able to bend down and pick things up - that's what CrossFit training is all about, those everyday movements.

"The definition of CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity. However everything is scaled - for example, you would start any of your lifting movements with a PVC pipe.

"In the seniors' group, we would run the same workouts we do for our general population group but they would be scaled back to suit the appropriate fitness level.”

Launching in Seniors Week, CrossFit Vivid will hold two senior classes a week. Times for the classes are yet to be finalised but coach Hez Treanor encouraged anyone interested to visit the gym to chat and have a look around.

"CrossFit encapsulates community, it was designed to help give people better quality of life through movement and health,” he said.

"We are happy to work with their doctors and physios.”

Seniors Week runs from August 19-27. For more information and to keep up to date with times visit the CrossFit Vivid Facebook page.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Opening the doors to 150 years of history

Clermont State High School hospitality students Tahnee Nunan, Emma Harvey, Courtney Eckhardt and Chloe Coghill. The school will be running a coffee shop today which will be staffed by the hospitality students.

Clermont to celebrate 150 years of schooling history this weekend.

Planting early success

GOOD YEAR: John Hegeman at Lochiel property, Emerald, plants early season cotton.

Growers happy with new results

Snack up on healthy choices

POOR CHOICE: In today's 24/7 society we tend to turn to more energy-dense convenient snack items, rather than following a structured meal pattern.

Choose the right snacks to fill the gaps between your meals.

Local Partners

What's on the small screen this week

JESSICA Marais returns in The Wrong Girl and The Block's kids bedrooms are sure to inspire.

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in American Made.

The actress stars opposite Cruise in the action comedy

Taylor Swift wipes presence off social media

Singer Taylor Swift has deleted her social media accounts

Social media wipeout prompts rumours of a new album

Swedish TV drama turns up heat

Louise Nyvall stars in the Swedish TV series Farang.

Scandinavian crime thriller goes troppo

Aboriginal artists' call to action

Anwar Young, winner of this year's overall prize and last year's young artist prize.

Important messages of survival and healing

Radio host Matt Okine leaps to small screen

Valene Kane, Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer star in the TV series The Other Guy.

First foray into acting a long time in the making

Hollywood’s new highest paid actress

Jennifer Lawrence had to settle for third this year behind Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston.

CAN you guess who has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence?

EXPLAINED: What the 'Costco effect' means for Ipswich

PRICE WARS: A Costco store similar to this one in Canberra, is planned for Ipswich.

Exclusive 'cult' about to change how families do grocery shopping

4800 homes to be built in massive new Coast estate

Masterplanned community full steam ahead - it's not Caloundra South

Open for inspection homes August 17 - 23

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

How we got a rental straight away on the Coast

Rita and David Allara, moved down from Townsville, paid three months up front rent to secure the place at flash new unit block in Kings Beach.

Genius move helps secure rental property

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!