CrossFit Kids is a strength-and-conditioning program that is specially designed for kids and teenagers and their specific developmental needs and helps them to 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. CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general (B.I.G.) and are scalable for any participant at any level.
General Age-Appropriate Guidelines:
Preschool (Ages 3-5): Able to focus enough to engage in supervised play that involves fundamental movement skills and the simplest foundational movements, e.g., the squat. All movements are done without weights. To make this clear: We NEVER load preschool-age kids during a workout. NEVER.
Primary School (Ages 5-12): Able to focus and take instruction on the foundational CrossFit movements. Introduction to gymnastics-style resistance training with very light external objects, e.g., starting with a PVC pipe and moving toward 10-pound dumbbells contingent on capacity.