Jim Baker, co-owner of CrossFit Santa Cruz Central and HQ Trainer Chuck Carswell both appeared on episode 85 of CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, September 16, 2009.
2:14 Jim Baker, is a 62 year old trainer and co-owner of CrossFit Santa Cruz Central, who has specialized in training people that are between the ages of 55 and 87. He talked about his own training as an older athlete and about training others that are older. His clients are looking for independence from caregivers rather than elite fitness. Jim also talked about the early days of CrossFit and what it was like to have Coach Glassman as his trainer. He also talked about how CrossFit has evolved since he started 11 years ago.
24:45 Chuck Carswell is one of the trainers for HQ. He talked about what he foresees CrossFitting through two or three decades will look like. He answered the big question of "Why CrossFit when you're older?" Chuck talked about the older clients he has worked with and how he has helped them meet their goals. He gave instruction, in great detail, as to the proper way to handle a cheat meal.