CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching Greg Glassman’s CrossFit to children ages 3-18. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes 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. 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.
Our coaches advocate a healthy lifestyle in an approachable forum. Children will be coached and then advance as a skill set is obtained. Their goals will be more specific and measurable. School athletes find that the addition of CrossFit training to their regimen increases their endurance, speed and coordination.
- Increase endurance, speed, agility and strength.
- Learn safe movement in a structured environment
- Acquire proper technique before the addition of intensity
- Participate in a healthy lifestyle program
- Encourages good nutrition and positive lifestyle choices
- Decrease the likelihood of sports related injuries.