WHAT WILL MY CHILD GAIN FROM DOING CROSSFIT?
Using activities that kids naturally enjoy, CrossFit 915 Little Beasts and Lil Beasts program provides a fitness program that is safe, fun and energetic. At CrossFit 915, we use a combination of skill practice, workouts and games to build strength and conditioning in children.
Following our gym’s mission statement to improve the quality of life for our members, our goal is to help children become the best possible version of themselves. We are committed to teaching children to become successful leaders while also promoting the importance of health and fitness in a safe and positive learning environment.
CrossFit 915 Kids make fitness FUN. In addition to learning new skills, you will notice your child makes better food choices, has greater confidence in themselves and their abilities, is more focused in school, transitions to new sports more easily, and has a reduced risk of sport-related injury.
• We teach children to become successful leaders.
• We will provide a safe and positive learning environment.
• We promote the importance of health and fitness for a life time.
• We will bring out the champion in your child!
Our program includes:
• Weekly Classes
• “Skills of the Month”
• “Challenges of the Week”
• Nutrition Education
• PR Days & Test Days
WHAT DOES CROSSFIT 915 KIDS TEACH?
CrossFit 915 Kids uses a combination of skill practice, workouts and games to build strength and conditioning in children. Our classes include elements of gymnastics, weight lifting, body weight movements, running, jump roping, and more.
Specifically, CrossFit 915 Kids teaches the 10 General Physical Skills. These skills are the base for any sport or discipline your child may pursue. Improvement in each of these physical capacities will directly lead to your child having an increased ability to learn and succeed in other sports.
The 10 General Physical Skills
- Cardiovascular Endurance – Can you get enough oxygen to your body?
- Stamina – Can you get enough energy to your muscles?
- Strength – How much can you lift?
- Flexibility – Can you touch your toes?
- Power – How much work can you do in the least amount of time?
- Speed – How fast can you go?
- Coordination – Can you pat your head and rub your stomach?
- Accuracy – Can you kick a soccer ball into the net?
- Agility – How quickly can you change direction?
- Balance – Can you stand on one foot? With your eyes shut?
CROSSFIT 915 KIDS PROGRAMS?
CrossFit 915 Kids currently offers children’s programs for two age groups:
“Lil’ Beasts” – Ages 5-9
“Future Beasts” – Ages 10-14
Classes are held at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as Saturday mornings at 11:00 A.M. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your kid’s free trial class!
CrossFit 915 Kids also offers private lessons for children ages 3 – 17. Private lessons can be running focused, sport-specific, or tailored to any child’s needs. For schedule and pricing, email email@example.com
SPECIAL GROUPS & EVENTS
CrossFit 915 Kids can host a variety of events, including birthday parties, PE classes from local schools, summer camps and specialized training for sports teams. To find out how we can help your children be even more successful at their sport or have the best birthday they will ever remember, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIL’ BEASTS (5 yrs- 4th Grade)
“Little Beasts” teaches not only basic physical skills, but also social skills and confidence. Children learn foundation movements like the squat, push-ups, pull-ups, climbing, jumping, and elementary gymnastic movements.
More importantly, you will see your child also learns to follow directions, listen, communicate, and play with others. Every class includes fitness game play and positive reinforcement. Your child’s confidence, both physically and mentally, will grow with each class.
FUTURE BEASTS (Ages 10-15)
Our “Future Beasts” are on the road to becoming the next generation of CrossFit Firebreathers. They will take a more in-depth exploration of the movements and programming consistent with CrossFit. Weight training will transition from dumbbells to barbells, with the emphasis still on using the least amount of weight possible to provoke a growth response in the body. Proper form will be priority number one. Workouts will be of higher intensity than the Lil’ Beasts program.
Classes continue to include game play and positive reinforcement, as well as discussions on what was learned in each class.
“Future Beasts” also includes focus on leadership skills. As children progress through the program, they will be asked to model movements, lead exercises, and demonstrate an ability to verbally explain exercises.
MEDIA AND RESOURCES
“CrossFit Kids Gets Children to Exercise” – Washington Post June 2012 - http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/crossfit-kids-gets-children-to-exercise/2012/06/19/gJQAqDjHoV_story.html
Some basic information about CrossFit Kids from the creators of the program, Jeff and Mikki Martin from CrossFit Brand X:
What is CrossFit Kids?
For more information about the CrossFit Kids program as a whole, please visit www.crossfitkids.com.
A MOM’S TESTIMONIALWith all this new technology it was hard for me to get my lazy 6 year old interested to play baseball, so I looked into something a little different… Crossfit Kids. So many people gave me a hard time about it, “he’s too small”, “he’s not going to get anything out of it”, “it’s a waste of your money”, blah blah blah. Well I enrolled him anyway, today marks two months Ed has been a Lil Beast at Crossfit 915 East. I’m so amazed at his progress, not only is he coming out of his shell and meeting new friends, he’s learning something new, he’s getting stronger and faster! The biggest change though, would have to be his attitude, he gets excited and he now has confidence he once lacked. Most important he now has the “I can do it” mentality that he applies to everything and he proved it today. Ed was moved from outfield to catcher, without hesitation he stepped up to the plate and did great for his first time!!! Thank you so for pushing my son to be better Coach Amy, job well done
- Valerie Vasquez, Mother of 6 year old Eddie.