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Crossfit Kids classes will be starting with ages 7-12
AGES 7-12- Schedule as of Jan 5th, 2015
Every Mon. & Weds. 3:30-4:15pm
Thursdays 9:30 am
$50/month if parent is a member- each additional sibling $25
Birthday Parties Available:
$300 for 2 hours
Available on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning
Includes 1 hour mini CrossFit Class with obstacle course and games
Time: Parties last approximately 90 to 120 minutes.
- 55 minutes of carefully monitored, coach-lead activities, obstacle courses, relay races, and games!
- 45-60 minutes of party space for pizza (if you choose) and cake.
- Bring your own cake, candles, and drinks—we’ll do the rest!
- If you have a birthday theme, you are welcome to supply your own paper goods and decorations. Please inform us in advance of any additional food you plan on bringing.
- Birthday Parties are booked Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Payment is due at time of booking. Additional charges may be paid in full at the end of the party (non-refundable).
- We take care of the set-up and clean up so parents are free to enjoy the special day!
- All guests must sign a release form, which we will provide. (Guests can sign release forms beforehand and bring them on the day of party.)
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 skills)
The CrossFit Kids program is a perfect conditioning program for kids ages 7- Preteen(12). The CFK program focuses on “functional fitness movements” such as balance, speed, strength, coordination, agility, power and cardiovascular endurance.
Functional fitness movements are movements that help your body function like it should, giving one the ability to get normal things done in your daily life. CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a level of conditioning that is broad, inclusive and general, as well as scaleable for any participant, at any level. Most importantly, to the kids at least, ITS FUN!
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, not just in sports, but in life as well. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of our certified CrossFit Kids Trainer, Laura Schmidt. As a CFK athlete, participants 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, so it’s a very well rounded program. Also, with workouts that are scaleable, CrossFit Kids can equally benefit a child who is less active, or an accomplished athlete. This is done by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results, and personal athletic progress.
Keep It Fun
From start to finish, a CrossFit Kids builds fun into the structure of the class. The framework is essentially the same from preschool through teen, with some changes as the kids get older, particularly in terms of class length. Duration is based on CrossFit Kids’ experience with the typical attention span of children as they mature. Keep the children engaged only as long as they are developmentally able to remain engaged and then leave them wanting more.
Elementary (ages 7-12):
Class Length: 30-40 minutes
Preteen (ages 10-12)
Class Length: 40 minutes
Teen (ages 13-18)
Class Length: 40-50 minutes
Specifically, the Game
For the preschool and elementary sessions, the game is a non-negotiable component. Every session must end with the game. It is what the kids are working toward and it is the primary reason they can’t wait to do CrossFit Kids again.
Specifically, the Challenge
Preteens have hit a point where the CrossFit Kids games are not quite as entertaining as they used to be. Preteen sessions end with a bit of skill work arranged in a game-like format. Challenges test a variety of athletic areas, e.g., jumping ability, balance, coordination, and midline stability, and a child strives to beat his or her current best effort, which in this age group provides a fun way to end the session.
Fun Changes over Time
For teens, competition and achievement are now intrinsic to their sense of fun. Whether it is going up against the clock or lifting more weight than they did last week or accomplishing something for the first time after putting in time and effort, teens derive satisfaction directly from the work. The need to end every session with an activity identified specifically as fun is no longer necessary; teens are looking to beat the clock, realize goals, and see themselves getting better.