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Fit at 56: Lucie Hobart

By Michael Dalton

In Athletes, Older Athletes

December 06, 2016

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Lucie Hobart is 56 years old and says she has no idea what age means anymore.

“I started CrossFit when I was 52,” she says, “but here I am … four years later, so I’m 56, and I know I am the healthiest today that I have ever been in my entire life, which really blows my mind.”

Mother to James Hobart, CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup competitor and a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff, Lucie says her perspective on aging has… Continue Reading

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Live to 100, Die on Your Feet

By Andréa Maria Cecil

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Septuagenarian CrossFit coach Mike Suhadolnik refuses to let his peers age gracefully.

Mike Suhadolnik, a former offensive tackle and middle guard at Illinois State University, spent most of his life powerlifting. At his best, he benched 350, squatted 450 and deadlifted 550 lb. His physique implied fitness. But when his daughter Molly and her now-fiancé Tim Hahn asked him to overhead squat more than seven years ago, he couldn’t get… Continue Reading

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Tom Robertson came to a hard realization as he approached his 70th birthday: He could no longer move around like he used to, and with a granddaughter on the way, he wanted to change that.

Robertson’s son Kyle was worried about him.

“We all like to delude ourselves when we’re losing capacity that we could still really do it if we had to,” Kyle says.

Finally, Tom admitted to himself that he needed help. He was no longer able… Continue Reading

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