CrossFit Kids is CrossFit specifically designed for children and teenagers (3-17 years old). There is a vast difference between how children, teenagers, and adults build strength. The CrossFit Kids program pays specific attention to these differences and aims to promote fitness at age appropriate levels. CrossFit Kids focuses on making fitness FUN. The skills and lessons your children learn in the CrossFit Kids classes will carry over to their everyday lives and provide strong building blocks as they grow into young adults.
Is CrossFit Kids safe for my child?
Yes. There is a wealth of scientific literature that supports the claim that strength and conditioning is not only safe but beneficial for growing children. There exists a strong correlation between physical activity and increased cognitive functions. Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion states that “a body in motion will stay in motion, and a body at rest will stay at rest unless acted on by an external force.” CrossFit Kids is the external force that safely teaches and promotes a LOT of motion. By teaching the proper way to move, these movements safely build strength.
How can CrossFit Kids benefit my child?
CrossFit Kids focuses on a child’s motor and cognitive skills by teaching proper movement in an interactive and fun group setting through challenging the child to think about their movement, count their repetitions, remember the sequences, and work towards goals. CrossFit Kids supplements a child or teen’s involvement in sports by incorporating strength training and conditioning to make our CrossFit athletes better athletes at any sport.
In addition to increasing a child or teen’s fitness and athleticism, CrossFit Kids:
- instills a lifelong definition of health and positive body image (what you can DO vs. how you LOOK)
- reverses prevalent health issues such as obesity
- protects against injury
- creates a community of like-minded individuals for support and self-confidence
- hones life skills such as focus, perseverance, dedication, motivation, and goal-setting
The goal of CrossFit Kids is to provide the knowledge, ability, and skills which will allow our youth to grow and mature instilled with the virtues of an active and healthy lifestyle for the rest of their lives.
CrossFit Uncompromised is an accredited CrossFit Kids Affiliate. All CrossFit Teens classes are taught by coaches with certifications in CrossFit Kids , General CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, as well as a variety of other certifications.