Kendall Kimball (left) with Invictus Masters Coach, Nichole DeHart (center).

Meet Kendall Kimball – Downtown Member of the Month!

High energy and positivity, along with great eye contact and even better hugs describe Kendall Kimball. Kendall used to follow the Invictus Gymnastics Online Program, and even through the computer you could feel her happy vibes and great outlook on life. She brings decades of athletic experience into the gym, yet is the first person to listen to her coaches for ways that she can improve her work. She is very diligent in her work and doesn’t let speed bumps bring her down.

Congratulations to our Member of the Month: Catherine Lachow!

Catherine is a regular at our Sorrento Valley location. She set a goal about four months ago to compete in an Olympic Weightlifting meet in October. Her two main objectives were to 1) Beat her old total of 115 kilos; and, 2) To do it at a much lower weight class.

Ever since she declared these goals, she attended every single Oly class up at Sorrento Valley, which is three times per week. She also attended the group classes for conditioning after those classes. Catherine is the true definition of not only consistency but also persistence.

Frank has been a member for nine months since his co-worker introduced him to Invictus. He does both the 6am class and the noon Strength Development class at our Downtown location. He is eager to learn, loves to take on new challenges and has a witty sense of humor. He puts in so much energy and heart into everything he does, and his numbers have dramatically improved, especially in Strength Development. Frank is the man (“the Man”) and we always love to see him in class.

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Meet Simone Pietrunti – November 2017 Point Loma Member of the Month!

Hardworking, consistent, positive and eager are some of the many qualities that could be used to describe Point Loma member, Simone Pietrunti! Becoming a member at Invictus only a few months ago, she is a shining example of what it means to run your own race. Simone has been consistent in attending her weekly group sessions and makes each one count by giving full effort to every workout. She pushes herself to become a better version of herself every day that she is here.

Lessons from Larry – Coaching Older Athletes to Maximize their Golden Years
Written by Michele Vieux

Larry “the Legend” Blum is an 80-year-old who has been my client for nearly ten years and I have learned many lessons – both life lessons and lessons on training older clients – over those years.

We have had over 50 other members at Invictus who would be considered “older” adults i.e. older than 60 years, most of whom have no intention in competing in the Masters Division at the CrossFit Games and they have all provided us with lessons,