CrossFit Kids

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We are proud to offer CrossFit Kids at CrossFit Aptos. On this page you will find answers to many common questions related to CrossFit Kids. If you have lingering questions feel free to email us at info@crossfitaptos.com. 

CrossFit Kids 6-Week Winter Session (Feb. 21 – March 30, 2017)

Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:15

  • Cost: $180

About CrossFit Kids

What will my child gain from participating in CrossFit Kids?

“Crossfit Kids is not merely a scaled down version of CrossFit. It is entirely and absolutely CrossFit, geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of the population.”

Mikki Lee Martin, CrossFit Kids Co-Founder

CrossFit Aptos Kids makes fitness and health fun, setting the stage for a lifelong love of movement!

Your child will gain physical strength and mental awareness. In addition, you will see your child learning new skills, notice them making better food choices, becoming more focused in school, transitioning to new sports easier, and having a reduced risk of sports-related injury.

CrossFit Aptos Kids is a medium through which you will see your children become the best version of themselves. The tool we use is physical fitness, but our philosophy is that training CrossFit increases quality of life, both inside and outside the gym—children learn to become leaders and successful human beings.

Our Commitment:

• We will build your child’s self esteem.

• We will provide a safe and positive learning environment.

• We promote the importance of health and fitness for a lifetime.

• We will bring out the champion in your child!

Our program includes:

• Fun

• Functional Movement

• Food (fuel) Education

• Friends

CrossFit Aptos Kids is designed for EVERY child to have fun with movement. As you watch your child grow in ability and confidence, you will also see them learn that hard work results in success.

What we teach?

CrossFit Aptos Kids uses a combination of skill practice, workouts and games to build strength and conditioning in children. Our classes include elements of gymnastics, weightlifting, body-weight movements, running, jump-roping, and more.

Specifically, CrossFit Aptos Kids teaches the 10 General Physical Skills. These skills are the base for any sport or discipline your child may pursue.

The 10 General Physical Skills

Cardiovascular Endurance – Can you get enough oxygen to your body?

Stamina – Can you get enough energy to your muscles?

Strength – How much can you lift?

Flexibility – Can you touch your toes?

Power – How much work can you do in the least amount of time?

Speed – How fast can you go?

Coordination – Can you pat your head and rub your stomach?

Accuracy – Can you kick a soccer ball into the net?

Agility – How quickly can you change direction?

Balance – Can you stand on one foot? With your eyes shut?

Programs

CrossFit Aptos currently offers children’s programs for two age groups.

Big Kids (Ages 6-11): 

The skills this age groups learns are more detailed and may involve light weights. Exercises will include plyometrics, gymnastics, weightlifting basics, running, rowing, and stretching. Classes continue to include game play and positive reinforcement, as well as discussions on what was learned in each class. We also aid in developing leadership skills. As children progress through the program, they will be asked to model movements, lead exercises and demonstrate an ability to verbally explain exercises.