Why CrossFit KIDS and teens?

CrossFit Kids and Teens 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 and Teens 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 and Teens 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. 

CrossFit Kids and Teens workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scalable 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 scalable, 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.

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Who is CrossFit KIDS for?  Children ages 3-5 and 5-13 years. Teens are between 13-18 years old.

How long are classes?  Approximately 30 minutes long for the 3-5 year olds, and 60 minutes for the older kids and teens.

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We are proud sponsors of the Los Alamitos Youth Center, where our coaches volunteer their time to work with kids in their after school program. We are no only building healthy young bodies, we are teaching healthy habits that will grow with your child in a social, dynamic, and encouraging environment. Unlike sport specific programs that emphasize specific skills, our program is based on creating a solid foundation of fitness that translates directly towards sport, any sport, but more importantly towards functional living.


CrossFit is about improving your CHILD's functional fitness

CARDIOVASCULAR ENDURANCE

The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.

STAMINA

The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.

STRENGTH

The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.

FLEXIBILITY

The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.

POWER

The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in min time.

SPEED

The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.

COORDINATION

The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

AGILITY

The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.

BALANCE

The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.

ACCURACY

The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.


PLEASE COMPLETE THE CONTACT FORM here AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE INQUIRING ABOUT CROSSFIT KIDS & TEENS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. ALSO GIVE US SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD AND HIS/HER GOALS.

•   How old is your child? 

•   Were you referred to us by one of our members?