Crossfit kids school holiday classes
CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching CrossFit to children aged 6-17. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasises 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 Broad-Inclusive-General FUN. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits (aka sitting on ones backside), which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. Further, the needs of second graders and high-school footballers differ by degree and not kind thus 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.
The CrossFit Flourish Kids programme is officially registered with and recognised by CrossFit Kids in the US. Our lead trainers have all completed the CrossFit Kids Trainer course and all have current Blue Cards and First Aid certification.
What does a typical CrossFit Kids class look like?
For those familiar with CrossFit, you might think our classes are all about getting children swinging from gymnastic bars and lifting heavy barbells. In fact, the structure of our classes varies based on a broad age group classification. (Note the age groups are not hard and fast and depend more on individual maturity level and demonstrated physical competence at particular movements.)
Kids (Ages 6-12)
45 minute class where a light load may be introduced via lightweight dumbbells, kettlebells or barbell if impeccable form can be demonstrated. The Kids class still comprises a majority of bodyweight/gymnastic movements based around skill development, a wod (workout of the day) and game (if time permits). The Kids programme is a great primer before transitioning into Teens / regular CrossFit.