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).
Since late 2004 CrossFit Kids has been Forging The Future Of Fitness and is currently in over 1,200 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 over 1,100 schools form 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?
Briefly put, this means that CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusion and general (B.I.G.) and are scalable for ANY participant at ANY level. What this means is that each child experiences challenge and reward every workout, basing success on effort rather than comparison. Kids are training for life, rather than a small, sport-specific, skill set.
From a more in-depth perspective, it 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 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 child 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.
We offer a safe and encouraging environment. Yearly background checks are completed on all instructors, and continuing education is required to keep our training at the forefront of what is best for training children. Encouragement and building-up young minds is very much at the heart of what we do.
CrossFit Throne Kids has classes for two levels. 1) Kids and 2) Preteens/Teens.
Kids: As featured on KCBD’s Pee Wee TV, kids need FUN (update: our push-ups have gotten much better since this video), and this class is geared first and foremost as exactly that – FUN. Kids who need help gaining competence in basic movements find improved ability and confidence in being able to complete basic movements all while playing games and having fun! This class meets three times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the summer, we meet at 815AM on the same three days each week. At this time, demand for a class during the school year is relatively light, and may be reintroduced at a later date.
Preteen/Teen: for children who’re beginning to have their hormones drive them more than the fun does – i.e. the workout and their ability to crush it becomes more important than what game is going to be played that day. These classes are geared towards healthfully exhausting some of the hormonal surges in an encouraging and safe environment while continuing to build on good movement and basic lifts (like squats and deadlifts). We do not lift “heavy” loads. We follow a strict method of good movement and control of light and/or moderate resistance training relative to each athlete’s capability. TRAINING IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT STUNT GROWTH PLATES OR STUNT TEENAGERS’ DEVELOPING LIMBS AND JOINTS. This class meets three times a week: Tuesday and Thursday + Saturdays (11AM).
During the school year, we meet after class at 445PM.
During the summer, we meet at 815AM on the same two days each week.
REGISTER YOUR KID(S) TODAY VIA JON@CFTHRONE.COM!