Our CrossFit Kids program at CrossFit Glover Park delivers a fitness that is broad, general and inclusive.
CrossFit Kids is specifically designed for children and teenagers to prepare them for life. We specialize in constant variety, functional fitness and of course FUN!!! While including scaled down versions of adult skill training and workouts, CrossFit Kids also focuses on fun to get kids excited about exercising.
Our kids’ classes are for children age 5-12 with classes lasting 45 minutes. We will be introducing a Preschool (ages 3-5) and Teens (ages 12-18) in the next few months.
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).
Since Late 2004 CrossFit Kids has been Forging The Future Of Fitness and is currently in over 400 gyms in North America, Australia, Europe, Africa, India, Japan and Panama. CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and teenagers and helps them 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. With a network of over 2000 CrossFit Kids Trainers, CrossFit Kids is being implemented in preschools to high schools with before-and-after school programs and integration into Physical Education curriculum.
CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scaleable for any participant at any level.
What does this mean?
This 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 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 scaleable, 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 enhances a child's motor skills by teaching better movement and cognitive skills through engaging children to think about their movement, count their reps, remember the sequences, and work towards goals. CrossFit Kids augments a child or teen's involvement in sports by incorporating strength training and conditioning to make our CrossFit athletes better athletes at any sport. In addition to increasing a child's or teen's fitness and athleticism, CrossFit Kids:
- Instills a lifelong definition of health and positive body image,
- Reverses prevalent health issues such as obesity,
- Protects against injury,
- Creates a community of like-minded individuals for support and self-confidence, and
- Hones life skills such as concentration, problem solving, perseverance, dedication, motivation, and goal-setting.
CrossFit Kids is functional fitness designed to benefit our young athletes throughout their lives.
Classes take place Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:45pm and Sundays at Noon. All kids are allowed one FREE drop in class. However we do require parents to preregister their kids first by emailing Andrew@balancegym.com. This is to ensure the safety and quality of all of our classes.