Few 63-year-olds are braver than Jean Tordella.
When she showed up at CrossFit South Bay for an on-ramp class, she was filed in among athletes and kids who were far younger. Further, Tordella came to the gym with myriad previous injuries that limited her mobility—but no amount of previous pain would slow her down as she worked her way into fitness.
Tordella, who still holds down a full-time job, is now one of the many people gracing South Bay’s morning classes multiple times a week. She’s a force, and she’s motivated by the opportunity to get better, stronger and faster each day.
Related reading: Seniors and Kids by Greg Glassman, published Feb. 1, 2003.