CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching CrossFit to children and teens, ages 3-18.
CrossFit Kids is a strength-and-conditioning program that is specially designed for kids and teenagers and their specific developmental needs and helps them to develop a lifelong love of fitness. In a group setting, children and teens participate in fun and engaging workouts 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 and general (B.I.G.) and are scalable for any participant at any level.
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.
(1) We do not want them so sore the next day that they are hurting.
(2) It is our long-standing experience that when children move well consistently over time, they will eventually move faster safely.
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
• Kids 4:30pm to 5:00pm
• Middle School 5:00pm to 5:45pm
• High School 5:45pm to 6:30pm
* Kids classes start at age 5
Thank you for all you done for my boys. Since joining CrossFit Simsbury in January 2014, my boys have advanced in ways I never expected. It was my expectation that they would be challenged physically – improving their cardio endurance and over all physical fitness. Much to my pleasure, all these things were realized and more.
My boys leave their teen sessions with Katrina with looks of both exhaustion and smiles of joy. Each day they are physically tested. Katrina seems to know just the right dose of pressure to apply so they can get the most out of each training session. She takes a real interest in getting to know the boys and understand how to motivate them positively toward an individual goal. My boys’ success in CrossFit is a direct result of her efforts. She is an asset to your organization.
The most unexpected benefit has been how CrossFit has crossed over into other sports they are playing. As their physical strength and cardio grew, so did their confidence and athleticism in team sports. This Fall, my oldest son was named MVP of his soccer team. I have no doubt CrossFit Simsbury gave him the competitive edge he needed to earn this award. If you ask either of them, they will tell you they are better athletes because of CrossFit Simsbury.
In addition, there is a nice group of boys and girls who participate in the teen classes – providing healthy competition and fun camaraderie in a positive environment. Kids can set and attain individual goals in a supportive group setting.
I wish you and your staff continued success. Thanks for impact you’ve made on my young boys.
Edward J. Wahlberg
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