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Episode 118: Starting CrossFit as an Older Woman with Leda Peterson

Season 8
Season 8
Episode 118: Starting CrossFit as an Older Woman with Leda Peterson
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Show Notes

Leda Peterson is a wonderful CrossFit athlete helping women over 50 get into CrossFit. She knew she had to change her life and get in shape, but she was nervous about starting CrossFit at an older age. In this episode, we discuss how she overcame that and her experience growing up as an immigrant with a single mom. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

 

[1:56] Leda’s immigrant experience from El Salvador 

[4:51] Moving across the country and changing her health

[8:01] Leda finding a CrossFit gym and wondering if she could at 43 years old

[10:51] Why she does CrossFit and her first workout experience 

[13:16] How setting goals helped Leda achieve her dreams 

[18:26] CrossFit is not just about the workout, it’s about the community 

[22:45] Leda’s experience being a coach helping older women 

[25:28] Leda’s story of being held at knifepoint 

[29:46] The trauma that gets passed down from generations 

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