As a parent, it can be stressful trying to choose and decide what activities to enrol your kids in. Dance? Martial arts? Sports? And on top of school and friends, kids have a lot going on these days and they also have their own opinions about things they want to do. So why choose CrossFit?
Having coached kids of all ages in CrossFit on a daily basis, I can tell you that there are many reasons why CrossFit can be a great base to success in life.
Here are the three main reasons why kids should do CrossFit:
#1: Physical Benefits – CrossFit is great for kids because of the wide variety of disciplines it involves, from weightlifting to calisthenics to gymnastics. Kids brains are like little sponges, looking to make neurological connections and adaptations. These connections in the brain are made in response to stimuli. The more kids are exposed to stimuli when they are young, the more connections and capacities they develop and retain for the rest of their lives. The mechanics learned in CrossFit can greatly improve their vestibular development, as well as kinaesthetic awareness. Plus, it will help them excel in sports and other activities!
#2. Emotional Benefits – CrossFit is similar to sports and martial arts on how it can develop children on an emotional level. We work with kids on sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, listening skills, self-discipline and manners. These are skills, although not physical, will help kids become successful later in life. In addition, I see a noticeable difference in the confidence level of children who have been doing CrossFit. CrossFit is hard, but it isn’t achievable. Hard work is inevitable in life, and it never stops. We encourage all kids to work hard and break down all the “can’t”s in their life. We teach them to be determined and be ready to tackle tasks and overcome adversity.
#3. Fitness as a Lifestyle – One of the main reasons I started Intrepid Kids is because it is important to me to instill the value of fitness at an early age. It is also important to make sure kids find fitness fun – if they grow up associating working out with being something enjoyable and clearly seeing the benefits to their bodies and health, then they are more likely to keep fitness as a priority throughout their lives. Eating healthy becomes a natural and normal choice and being active becomes something they just do.
As you can see, the benefits of a program like CrossFit Kids can have a long lasting effects for kids, both physically and emotionally; and it is a great activity for kids to get into at any age. CrossFit Kids develops kids’ bodies across a broad range of skills. By exposing them to a variety of stimuli, their bodies will learn to adapt and grow both physically and neurologically.
Our programs are perfect for all kids, regardless of ability level or athletic experience. Schedule a trial class for your child today by calling us at 9386 2783 or write to us firstname.lastname@example.org