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My Journey to Fitness. Speed and Agility

Alright so I was late for the CrossFit class with Pepe today.  I thought the class started at 6, but oh surprise it started at 5:30.  What to do…?  There’s a Speed and Agility class at 6:30 if you want to stick around, said Craig.  So I did. The drill Sargent was once again Julie.  Just kidding, she’s really good at getting you excited about the class and helping you push as hard as you can but not in a mean way.  I had not done these kind of agility exercises since my days of football, so it was very nice to get back to them.  I had become a bit rusty though, so stepping through ropes laid out on the ground was harder than I thought. There are a few reasons why I was very happy I took this class today.  The first one is that I found that I was more out of breath with this class than with CrossFit (I know they target different areas of fitness but sill…) so I knew I was burning some good fat.  The second reason is that I have found that as the years go by, I realize that the activities I spend the vast majority of my time doing, require little to no agility or speed.  I don’t play sports or dance as often as I used to, so I find I’ve become a bit more clumsy.  During today’s class I found that not only was I getting a great workout, but I was also challenging my coordination.  I moved my feet in ways I had not moved them in years and it felt great!  I think we can all agree that I am no expert in any exercise field, but I can say with confidence that staying agile as one gets older has to be one of the best ways of feeling young.  Do you agree? The definition of Agility is the ability to change the body’s position efficiently using balance, strength, flexibility, coordination, speed, stamina and reflexes.  I don’t know about you, but this is one ability I don’t want to loose any time soon.

08.06.2010 | Uncategorised