KIDFIT is a fitness program for kids age 8-12 that consists of constantly varied, functional movements that are “broad, inclusive, general, and scalable” for any child at any level. Kids will learn to work hard so they can play even harder – they’ll participate in exercises to help them run faster, be stronger for sports, learn teamwork and good sportsmanship, and build confidence.
KIDFIT is designed for kids – not adults. We focus on developing overall athleticism and proper movement mechanics to help children become well-rounded athletes. Workouts can be tailored to the fitness level of each child, ensuring each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and safe progress. No two workouts will be the same. Variety ensures kids won’t get bored and the novelty will keep them excited about participating.
Three of the numerous benefits of KIDFIT
Build a Solid Foundation
Children are like little sponges. When they are exposed to good habits and consistency in 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.
KIDFIT 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 Kids provides a safe emotional release for kids who are rapidly changing every day. 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.
Improve Academic Performance
KIDFIT 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 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.”