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Meet the Seniors Who Do CrossFit

Building strength and grit to live better, longer

“I“I think you can handle this,” says Karima Adi, holding out a 20-pound dumbbell. The weight is thankfully not for me — I’m still using a six-pound kettlebell — but for my workout buddy Bill Cox, a 70-year-old retiree living in London. We’re at CrossFit Shapesmiths in Clapham, where I’ve been invited to join the CrossFit…




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Jessica Furseth

Jessica Furseth

Journalist and Londoner. I write about culture, urbanism, agency around health, and how technology is changing the way we live. www.jessicafurseth.com

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