What is CrossFit Kids and Teens
CrossFit Kids and Teens is a physical activity program specifically designed to make health and fitness fun for kids of all ages! Fighting against the constant struggles of tech temptations and health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle, our programs offer a safe and fun environment for kids to learn to love fitness.
At Salus, we teach them to work hard so they can play hard: run faster, be stronger for sports and enjoy new activities.
CrossFit Kids, PreTeens & Teens classes consist of constantly varied workouts with functional movements to deliver fitness that is “broad, inclusive, general, and scalable” for any child at any level.
What’s this all mean?
These programs are designed for their age – not adults. We focus on developing overall athleticism and proper movement mechanics to help children become well-rounded athletes. Workouts can be made easier or harder to tailor to the level of each child ensuring each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and safe progress.
While we focus on specific skill movements each month, no two workouts will be the same (for the most part). That way, kids and teens won’t get bored and the novelty will keep them excited about participating.
Our youngest athletes, 5-8 year old, are encouraged to stay active in a fun, light-hearted environment with plenty of exercises disguised as games. As they grow with CrossFit Kids, into PreTeens (8-12) and up to Teens (12+), they’ll discover their self-confidence while developing body awareness and coordination. We teach functional movements that are fundamental to all things kids do when they play or participate in organized sports such as running, throwing, pulling, pushing, climbing, lifting and jumping…just to name a few.
And the benefits are numerous. Here are three.
Stronger, Faster, Smarter: Benefits of CrossFit Kids
1. Build a Solid Base
Kids and Teens are like little sponges. When they are exposed to good habits and consistency in form for fitness at an early age, it helps them build a healthy base for the rest of their lives. Studies show that active kids generally grow up to be active.
With proper instruction and emphasis on supporting good movement patterns, children can participate in activity without worrying about injuries.
2. Support Confidence
CrossFit classes can help develop kids and teens on an emotional level. With focus on sportsmanship, teamwork, following direction, self-discipline and honesty, we aim to set kids up for success later in life. Promoting camaraderie and discipline, CrossFit provides a safe emotional release for kids who are rapidly changing every day.
Also, as kids progress, they will experience a noticeable difference in their confidence levels resulting in a boost in overall self-esteem on the field and in school.
Which leads us to…
3. Improve School Performance
Sure, CrossFit Kids and Teens is a great place to get fit, make new friends and learn important social skills, but it can also help their minds get sharper, too!
A British Medical Journal study showed that the more active children are at age eleven, the better they performed in exams (English, math and science) in the following years up to age sixteen. The researchers found a significant link between physical activity and academic performance: “Studies have revealed relationships between PA [physical activity] and relevant cognitive outcomes such as measures of executive function, as well as studies suggesting that PA might increase time ‘on task’ in class and reduce classroom ‘problem behavior.”
Check out our CrossFit Kids mention in the New York Times: High-Fives, Not High Reps
CrossFit Salus Kids and Teens
At CrossFit Salus in Middletown, NJ, all of our CrossFit Kids and Teens classes are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of a thoroughly trained CrossFit Kids Trainer. The ultimate goal of of our CrossFit Kids and Teens program at CrossFit Salus is to help kids develop a lifelong love for fitness.
“Nobody has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for anyone to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which their body is capable” Socrates
CrossFit Kids programs can be found in over 1,800 gyms and more than 1,000 schools worldwide. CrossFit Salus is the only CrossFit Kids Affiliate in Middletown, NJ.
We invite you to encourage your children to try new things, meet new friends at CrossFit Salus. Find out more about our CrossFit Kids and Teens program and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.