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The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.

Dick Ross Decides To Be Strong at 71 — Arbor CrossFit


“Everybody says, ‘OK, this is an old geezer and so he’s gotta go easy,’ and I’m in here shouting quietly, ‘No, I’m not going to put up with that. I’ve gotta get in shape,'" says Dick Ross. Ross suffered extreme injuries to his legs when they were crushed under the weight of boulders during a hiking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains. After more than 12 hours, Ross was taken to the nearest hospital by helicopter where doctors were able to successfully operate on his legs. Determined to get stronger, Ross began working with co-owner of Arbor CrossFit Maria Gonzales. 

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“I feel like there’s a lot of people that might be at their age and not willing to try,” she says, “and it’s that willingness at any age that allows us to experience new possibilities, new opportunities for growth.”

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All Hail King


Blindness, homelessness, addiction, cancer, diabetes — veteran Charles King has had more than his fair share of struggles in his 70 years. But instead of letting that break him, King found the will to survive, and CrossFit has helped him thrive. 

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Kathy's Sugar-Free Zone


Kathy Dalton started CrossFit at age 54. She sits down to chat with Michael Dalton, her son and also her coach at Motivus CrossFit in Spartanburg, South Carolina, about her decision to live a longer, healthier life.

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Pregnant, Not Dead

While pregnant with her first child, Mandy Engle decides to continue working out with husband Chas at CrossFit Takeover in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Chas says people are sometimes surprised when Mandy declines help when carrying groceries or dog food, but the two agree she’s pregnant, not dead, and can handle daily life and fitness training.

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