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My 9 year old daughter is totally getting into CrossFit. She goes to CrossFit Kids 2x a week and while she is there –she just attacks whatever she is challenged with. It’s a side of her that I have never seen before and I love it. Before this, she never took to any sport. I tried ballet, dance, soccer, gymnastics, karate — nothing seemed to click with her. I am not one to push my kids into something that they don’t like. I do however make a deal that if they want to try something — and they commit to doing it — that they have to finish it. So if we sign up for soccer, you have to finish the season. Deal.
And with each session, it wasn’t her thing. So, to see her take to CF Kids just brings me so much joy. Not only because I love it, and we can share that — but just to see her really shine. She was allowed to progress into the older kids class, so she is learning with Teens and although not quite as skillful as them, she is giving them a run for their money. I can’t wait to see how she progresses year after year.
We have had a few teens share with us that after doing CrossFit recently with CrossFit Impavidus, they are outshining their fellow team mates and competitors. A 17 year old high school wrestler, Cameron, has more endurance than his team mates and his coach has taken notice of his improved performance during matches. Tara, tried out for the volleyball team — and she was able to complete more full on push ups than anyone else trying out! CrossFit is no joke — it really does help improve performance. So if you have a kid –that is trying to get better, give it a try. There are CF Kids programs all over the country!
Workout of today — was a toughie for me. Lots of breathing issues which frustrates me to no end. I think I was the last one to finish today!!! NO!!!
25 Double Unders
10 Pass Thrus
10 Good Mornings
10 Push Ups
5 Inch Worms
I had a bit of a asthma attack in the middle that got me panicked. Thankfully one of the assistant coaches, Jon, was there to tell me to relax and calm down. Nothing worse than starting to panic when you are having issues breathing!!
Have a great day!
One of the great things of CrossFit is that they realize that kids need to have a program too — to help them on their journey of lifelong health and fitness. The program is called CrossFit KIDS and it’s specialized just for them.
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)
CrossFit Kids is the principal strength and conditioning program for many young athletes and the primary P.E. program for many home schools, charter schools. It is used by athletic teams, martial arts schools and many parents that want their kids to grow up healthy, strong and have a life long love of working out thus avoiding the common problems associated with childhood inactivity and obesity.
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Healthy living requires that our kids push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift, jump, effectively and safely regardless of whether or not they play athletics. Athletics is a specialized pursuit. Our goal is to support the specialist, but reward the generalist.
My description: Fun times for your kids. The younger kids get to play and do kids games for exercise – so its fun for them. The older set of kids get to learn fundamentals and have fun in a group setting that is made up of kids their own age. They learn about nutrition and start to incorporate exercise in their daily lives. For those kids that are already active and do team sports – CrossFit KIDS is a great strength and conditioning program to enhance their sport. Here’s the link to some of their demos~
So why am I mentioning all of this? Well — CrossFit Impavidus is going to be starting a CrossFit KIDS program in Ashburn, VA. If you want to get your kids moving this summer – they are going to be having special classes during the summer to introduce and get your kids moving! For more info – email them at firstname.lastname@example.org!
**Even though I am a paid consultant for CrossFit Impavidus – this post is my own and was not requested or influenced by CFI.