Photo Illustration by Savana Ogburn; Photos by Anja Riedman and Karima Adi

Meet the Seniors Who Do CrossFit

Building strength and grit to live better, longer

Jessica Furseth
Elemental
Published in
7 min readJul 17, 2019

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“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
Elemental

Journalist and Londoner. I write about culture, food, and places. www.jessicafurseth.com