"Everything in the real world demands strength in one way or another," says CrossFit Awaken's Chris Brown. "You must be able to pick things up and put things down. As we all get older, our muscles will atrophy and we will naturally become weaker. We all want to be self-sufficient for as long as possible so it only make sense to be as strong as we can for as long as we can."
But as the summer break winds down and the kids are getting up earlier to head into class, it's the perfect time to start dialing everything back into your routine, especially fitness.