We make Fitness FUN!!!
- Preschool (ages 3-5),
- Sparks” (ages 5-7)
- Flames” (ages 8-11)
- Teens (ages 13-18)
Classes are held in a group setting. They are primarily game based, incorporating skill work and weighted movements that translate directly into what kids do every day in play: running, jumping, climbing, throwing, pushing and pulling. A typical class usually starts with a warm up, moves into skill work, a workout, and finishes with a game. CrossFit Kids’ primary goal is to equate fitness with fun, thereby placing fitness as a priority in life.
CrossFit Kids FAQ’s!
What is CrossFitKids?
CrossFit Kids is a program that was introduced in 2004 to provide strength and conditioning to children while meeting their developmental needs physically, neurologically and cognitively as well. There are currently over 500 gyms offering programs, and countless PE as well as athletic programs utilizing the methodology as well. Learn more at CrossFitKids.com.
What ages can participate in the CrossFit Kids programs?
Currently CrossFi tEn Fuego offers four age categories, Preschool (or age 3-5), Sparks (ages 5-7), Flames (ages 8-11) Teens(12-18).
*Please note that placement in the classes is determined as the coach evaluates your child’s individual fitness level and coordination.
What should my child bring/wear?
Each child should have a water bottle labeled with his or her name and should come dressed in clothing appropriate for jumping,running,climbing, and being upside down.
What does a CrossFit Kids class look like?
Classes are held in a group setting. They are primarily game based, incorporating skill work and weighted movements that translate directly into what kids do every day in play: running, jumping, climbing,throwing,pushing and pulling. A typical class usually starts with a warm up, moves into skill work,a workout, and finishes with a game. CrossFit Kids’ primary goal is to equate fitness with fun,thereby placing fitness as a priority in life.
Will my child be lifting weights?
Weighted movements are incorporated into CrossFit Kids workouts at the discretion of the CrossFit coach. With kids’ classes,emphasis is placed on perfecting form as opposed to adding weight or performing max lifts.
Is weight lifting safe?
Under appropriate supervision with appropriate form and technique,yes! CrossFit Kids is designed with your child’s utmost safety in mind. The American Academy of Pediatrics as well as several independent researchers have both affirmed that lifting weights and impact loading is beneficial to bone development and creates well rounded, strong young athletes and may actually prevent sport injuries.
Are you going to recommend that my child start eating specific diet?
No.CrossFit Kids encourages whole nutrition, encouraging kids to make the best choices in all situations, including food. We recommend whole foods over processed foods, and believe in helping children distinguish between protein, carbohydrate, and fat as the building blocks they need to fuel their bodies.
Do I need to stay during CrossFit Kids classes?
It is preferred that a parent/or guardian stay on the premises at all times. If a rare occasion arises that this is not possible or that one parent will be dropping off a child and the other will be picking him/her up,please inform the coach. During the Teens class, parents do not need to stay.
My child is shy. Am I allowed to participate?
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to come and stand by your child as they get used to the class setting. As he or she gets more comfortable we hope that they will begin interacting and participating on their own, but we understand that adjustment time period may be different for everyone.