What is CrossFit Kids?
CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely absolutely CrossFit geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population. (neurological, cognitive, motor). CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness. Children participate in fun and engaging workouts in a group setting that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded athletes. CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive, general and scalable for any participant at any level. Generally, no two workouts are the same, so kids won’t get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about coming back each week. 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. Our workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
Our Kids/Teens program is designed to be both FUN and effective! At CFIT Kids/Teens we follow CrossFit’s philosophy that fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. Our methodology is based on the principle of mechanics, consistency and then intensity. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. There is also an ever-widening body of evidence that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function. Every class offers a new experience and a chance for kids/teens to learn skills as well as life lessons and to build relationships.