June Member of the Month!
 

"Kun liikunta perustuu ihmisille luonnollisiin liikkeisiin ja kuormittaa ihmiskehon kaikkia liikkeenhallintajärjestelmiä sille ominaisilla liikeradoilla ja suunnilla, ei ole väliä onko liikkuja 15 vuotias vai 80. Tällainen liike on jokaiselle tehokasta ja turvallista."

 

"The core of training at any age should be using the natural movements and movement patterns of a human body. This kind of training is safe and effective for everybody whether at their 20's or at their 80's."

 

Moni iäkkäämpi liikkuja vähentää liikunnan määrää iän karttuessa. Ehkä pelko kaatumisesta tai muista loukkaantumisista vähentää liikkumisen määrää huomaamatta. Mutta syystä huolimatta tilanteen tulisi olla juuri vastakohtainen! Kun liikunnan määrä työ arjen pois jäämisen myötä vähenee, tulisi suunnitellun liikunnan määrää päinvastoin lisätä. Liikunnan tulisi sisältää sekä kestävyys kuntoa ylläpitävää liikuntaa että voimaa, tasapainoa, sekä räjähtävyyttä harjoittavaa liikuntaa.

Parhaillaan liikunta myös tuottaa iloa ja antaa energiaa! Tämän on huomannut myös Kesäkuun kuukauden jäseneksemme valittu Sirkka-Liisa!

Sirkka-Liisa on loistava esimerkki liikkujasta, joka ei anna iän sanella liikkumisen raameja. Salilla kyykätään, eli harjoitellaan istumasta nousemista mikä myös liittyy vahavasti jokaiseen arkipäivään, ja välillä harjoitellaan makuulta seisomaan nousemista ilman apua, sillä mikä olisi tärkeämpi taito kotona asuvalle iäkkäämmälle ihmiselle?

 

Mikä oli alkuperäinen tavoitteesi johon hait apua Stadi Fit:ltä?

Paikka oli ennestään tuttu, olen käyttänyt FysioProvitan palveluita monta vuotta.
Lääkärin suosituksesta varasin Personal Trainerin ohjaajaksi, koska omaehtoinen liikunnan harrastus tahtoo jäädä.
Oikea olkapääni kipeytyi yli  kolme vuotta sitten. Siitä katkesi ja irtosi kaksi jännettä ja kättä pitää harjoittaa koko ajan , jotta se pysyy käyttökelpoisena
Tärkeää on tietysti koko kehon kunnossa pysyminen. Tässä iässä ei voi jäädä loikoilemaan sänkyyn.

Mitä tavoitteita olet jo saavuttanut ja miten olet niihin päässyt?

Oikeaa kättäni hoitaa edelleen oma fysioterapeutti, mutta Annamaarian tehokas, sopivaa tasoa oleva ohjaus on ehdoton edellytys kunnossa pysymiselle. Siksi päätin valita kaksi kertaa viikossa treenejä.
Olen pysynyt tällä harjoittelulla kohtuullisen hyvässä kunnossa. Liikunnan tuoma ilo on mukana.

Mitkä ovat seuraavat tavoitteesi?

Tavoitteena on edelleen pysyä liikuntakykyisenä. Toivon, että treenauksen myötä säästyisin ehkä joltain sairaudelta.

It's not rare that people at their older age decrease the amount they move daily. Maybe it's due to a fear of falling or from the fear of possibly getting injured, but no matter what the reason might be, they should actually do the absolute opposite!

The amount of moving usually decreases when the working life is over, so it would be important to balance it out by increasing the amount of planned training sessions. The training should consist of aerobic and strength training as well as training which improves balance and power.

And it goes without saying that it should also bring you joy and more energy. This is what our Member of the Month for June, Sirkka-Liisa has also noticed.

Sirkka-Liisa is a great example of somebody who doesn't let age define what she can and cannot do. At the gym, we do squats, which nicely ties it together with the everyday life where you need to stand up from seated numerous amount of times. And regularly on the menu are also times when we train laying down and standing up without support, as what would be more important of a skill that that for an older athlete who wants to live independently at their own home?

 

What was your initial goal when you joined Stadi Fit?

I was familiar with the Stadi Fit premises already from the past as I have been using Fysio ProVita’s services for many years.
From my doctor’s suggestion, I started working out with a Personal Trainer as I needed help with sticking with regular training.
My right shoulder got injured more than 3 years ago. Two tendons got torn, so now it requires regular training so than it remains usable.
Ofcourse, my goal is to stay overall healthy. At this age you cannot just stay in bed, you need to move in a regular basis.

What goals have you already reached and how have you gotten where you are at now?

I’m visiting a physiotherapist who takes care of my right shoulder, but getting guidance and support from Annamaaria has been absolutely neccessary for maintaining my overall health. That’s why I chose to train with her twice a week.
With the help of the training I have been able to stay in a pretty good condition. And of course it goes without saying that the joy of working out has been a big motivation factor as well.

What are your next goals?

My main goal is to stay healthy. I hope that training could keep me safe from some ilnesses as well.

 

 

 Sirkka-Liisa, 81v

Sirkka-Liisa, 81v

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February Member of the Month!
 

"I was an underdog. But I had been in similar situations many times before in my life: Be patient and you will proceed!  

So I gradually got on and now I enjoy it all."

 

This member deserves the title of Member of the Month for not only for the progress he has made during the past month but for the amazing progress we've seen in him during the 3 Years time we've had him training with us!

Besides just the clear physical progress and improvements in his movement skills, we've seen a clear change in how he believes in his own skills and abilities to learn new! That's pretty amazing!

We love his analytical approach to CrossFit. How he wants to understand the little bits and pieces first to be able to then put them in practice. That makes ours coaches hearts melt. What could be better than getting to share what we are so passionate about with a member who is so eager to learn from us?! 

CrossFit is like math in so many ways. Asking the right questions can sometimes be much more important than solving the problem. You can't make a change in something you don't understand first.

So Juhani, keep the questions coming, we are more than happy to solve your way through to a Muscle Up this year! :) 

 

 Juhani, 62

Juhani, 62

 

When I first came to StadiCrossfit some three years ago it became very soon clear to me that my first goal in doing crossfit was to survive.
Earlier I considered myself to be in a rather good shape doing e.g. body bump on a regular basis, but the  fitness cult of crossfit appeared to be quite different.
The for me overdriven metcons with their  endless repetitions drove me in the beginning to the borders of exhaustion & annoyance because these exercises were more demanding that I could tolerate during this phase.
I was an underdog.
But I had been in similar situations many times before  in my life: Be patient and you will proceed!
So I gradually got on and now I enjoy it all.
The powerful connection between the upper and the lower body through a trained tight core showed to be the key of doing proper crossfit.
I am amazed to realize that an elderly man like me can still make considerable progress in getting stronger, more flexible and better at movement skills.
The coaches of the Stadifit team are professional , interactive, so they have very good abilities in transferring the essential fitness ideas to the class participants who in turn are encouraged  to ask questions about the current tasks, so they could have a better idea how a certain progression is to be done.
My next crossfit  goals are to do the bar muscle up and the ring muscle up. These progressions nowadays seem  to be for me more and more probable to carry out.
A teacher as I am myself, I am also an obedient pupil , eager to learn new things, be it math, riding, creating music,…, crossfit!

 

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