Our crossfit kids and teen programs run every wednesday and friday starting at 16:30. Sessions can be booked individually or as a pack of 10 and be booked online through go team up.
Programs are as follows:
CORE PERFORMANCE KIDS - 16:45 - Mondays (5-8yrs) & Wednesdays (9-12) - limited to 15 spaces
CROSSFIT TEENS - 16:30 - Fridays - limited to 15 spaces
What makes crossfit kids different?
CrossFit kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusion and general (B.I.G.) and are scalable for any participant at any level. What this means is that each child experiences challenge and reward every workout, basing success on effort rather than comparison. Kids are training for life, rather than a small, sport-specific, skill set.
What does this mean?
Constantly varied means that, for the most part, no two workouts are the same, so kids and teens never get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about participating. The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play—- pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of thoroughly trained CrossFit kids trainers.
When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive, and general (b.I.G.) it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes who will be better at any and every sport that they play because CrossFit kids doesn’t coach them to be good at just one thing. Our workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
With workouts that are scalable, CrossFit kids can equally benefit a person who is less active or an accomplished athlete by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress. CrossFit kids aims to avert childhood obesity by creating an excitement about exercising and providing the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating by focusing on the importance of good nutrition that complements physical activity.
While workouts are fun, they also increasingly demand strength, stamina and perseverance. The physical and mental demands of CrossFit kids foster self-confidence, discipline, persistence, problem solving, and integrity that can be applied in all areas of children’s lives.
Important safety note: start slow. Yes, we want the kids to work hard, but we never demand children to work harder or faster during a workout. This is a critically important point: with children, we always privilege good movement over speed.
We do not want them so sore the next day that they are hurting. It is our long-standing experience that when children move well consistently over time, they will eventually move faster safely.
General age-appropriate guidelines:
Preschool (ages 3-5): Able to focus enough to engage in supervised play that involves fundamental movement skills and the simplest foundational movements, e.G., the squat. All movements are done without weights. To make this clear: we never load preschool-age kids during a workout. Never.
Kids (ages 5-12): Able to focus and take instruction on the foundational CrossFit movements. Introduction to gymnastics-style resistance training with very light external objects, e.G., starting with a PVC pipe and moving toward 10-pound dumbbells contingent on capacity.
Teens (ages 12-18): Proficient in body weight movements. Starting to explore heavier loads with weighted movements and higher volumes and intensity more generally. Comfortable with high-volume, high-intensity body weight movements. Capable of executing some complex gymnastic movements, e.g, the muscle-up, handstand walking, and the handstand push-up, and is starting to explore, under experienced supervision, more advanced gymnastics movements, e.g, levers, ring handstand push-ups. Comfortable with powerlifting and olympic weight lifting movements.