The focus of each class is on how well your child moves, not how much or how fast. Every class is loaded with age-appropriate excitement coupled with learning the basic functional movements. We want to see your kids grow in strength and skill as well as in confidence and character, and above all have fun!
What to Expect
CrossFit Kids is meant to be Broad-Inclusive-General (BIG) fun for all ages. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children.
Further, the needs of second graders and high-school varsity wrestlers differ by degree and not kind; the program is scalable for any age or experience level and accounts for the varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids.
CrossFit Kids is designed to be minimalist; it is inexpensive and often requires little or no equipment, allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives.
A traditional CrossFit experience for children between the ages of 5 - 12 years old. Classes are capped at 12 children and led by a certified CrossFit Kids coach with a background in elementary education.
Youth Olympic Lifting
A traditional Olympic weightlifting strength program for children over the age of 10 years old. Classes are capped at 6 children and led by a USAW Coach.
Respect, Friendship, Camaraderie
CrossFit is a social activity. Kids learn how to interact, collaborate, and support one another through exercise. The workouts introduce them to new challenges and friendly competition. This is a great way to learn how to be a team player, especially for kids that don’t enjoy team sports.
CrossFit is full of little challenges and little victories. Maybe it’s a 12″ box jump, or maybe a pullup. Once a kid faces their doubts and overcomes an obstacle, the coach and class celebrate their victory and I can instantly recognize a boost in their self-esteem. Your kid will gain confidence from their CrossFit experience for sure.
CrossFit classes are structured and regimented. Participants quickly learn the faster they fall in line, the faster they get to do another fun activity. Before you know it, your kids will begin recognizing the benefits of being disciplined and might even clean their rooms!
It’s no secret that fitness and exercise improve academic performance. There are a number of studies demonstrating these benefits. One thing I can also tell you about CrossFit is that there is a lot of math involved. Counting repetitions, monitoring the time, tracking the rounds, adding the pounds; the kids will do all of this math and not even realize it.
CrossFit, by definition, aims to improve all areas of fitness making for a well-rounded athlete. Child athletes will be challenged to work on their weaknesses and improve their strength, speed, and endurance. This broad application of exercise will also help prevent injuries from overuse and imbalances caused by doing the same movements in the same sports over and over again.