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Training the 55+ Beginner Athlete

  • CrossFit Santa Cruz Central 2650 Research Park Drive Soquel, CA, 95073 United States (map)

With Jim Baker, Co-Owner and Trainer at CrossFit Santa Cruz Central

LIMITED to 20 people.

Jim Baker Presents:
The Art of Training the Beginner and Non-Competitive Older Adult

A key component of CrossFit's amazing success worldwide is that the concepts can be applied, and adapted to any age and ability level. As an older generation experiences CrossFit, instructors are recognizing the magnitude of this untapped resource. The challenge becomes how to recruit, effectively program, and retain those clients. In this workshop, we will explore the physical and psychological responses to these questions. The format will be a combination of lecture and small group break-outs.

About Jim

Jim Baker, who will be leading the workshop, started training with Greg Glassman in 1998. He worked privately with Greg for seven years, as CrossFit came into being. At 68, he is one of the owners of CrossFit Santa Cruz Central. After successfully retiring from education 10 years ago, at Greg's request, he started training older adults, particularly beginners and 50+ clients. Seventy percent of his clients have been working with him for five or more years. His specialty is crafting his coaching specific to this population.