WHAT IS CROSSFIT KIDS?
CROSSFIT KIDS IS A METHOD FOR TEACHING CROSSFIT TO CHILDREN AGES 3-18. BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF MECHANICS, CONSISTENCY AND THEN INTENSITY, CROSSFIT KIDS EMPHASISES GOOD MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE.
CONSISTENTLY GOOD MECHANICS TRANSLATES TO PHYSICAL LITERACY, ENHANCED SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND FEWER SPORTS INJURIES FOR KIDS. NOT ONLY THAT, A VAST BODY OF RESEARCH INDICATES THAT EXERCISE IS BENEFICIAL TO COGNITIVE FUNCTION, WHICH MEANS CONSISTENT ADHERENCE TO THE PROGRAM CAN HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON CHILDREN’S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.
CROSSFIT KIDS IS MEANT TO BE BIG FUN FOR ALL AGES. BROAD-INCLUSIVE-GENERAL FUN. FUN MEANS WE PROVIDE AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO SEDENTARY PURSUITS, WHICH MEANS LESS CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND ALL-AROUND BETTER HEALTH FOR OUR CHILDREN.
Will my child be lifting weight?
For children under 12 years old, lifting weight provides next to no value in terms of strength (they do not yet produce enough testosterone to make lifting weight meaningful).
We break the program down between the following age groups: pre-school, primary school (6-12 years old), and secondary school (13 and over).
Preschool 3-5 yrs old
These sessions last 30 minutes (short to keep the kids attention and not get boring).
We focus on playing games and building team-player skills. This is fun for parents to watch too!
These sessions last ~45 minutes.
We will begin teaching children the basics of lifting things (no weights or very, very light weights: e.g. 1-2kg). We use games as a way to further develop and reinforce these skills.
Ages 13-17 (Teens)