At CrossFit Generation, there’s a notable age gap in the membership: there are those in their 50s and those at least 20 years younger.
“To me, personally, the 50-plus community really doesn’t mean anything because age, to me, is nothing,” says Jocelyn Weidner, who co-owns the Pennsylvania affiliate with her husband, Barry. “Everyone is an athlete here.”
Joe Geiner is among them.
“I smoked for 30 years,” the 53-year-old says. “I quit about five years ago, (lay) on the coach for four years and the wife says, ‘You gotta get up and do something.’”
He chose CrossFit Generation, where his children trained for swimming. There, Geiner lost 40 lb. and improved his deadlift from 125 lb. to 350 lb.
“The results are unbelievable,” he says.
For 51-year-old Bernadette Clune, CrossFit lets her work out alongside her 18-year-old and 25-year-old children.
“I just absolutely love that I can train like a competitive athlete and I’m not a competitive athlete,” she says. “So I continue to just train for the things I’m doing every day.”
Video by Mike Donofrio.