What Will My Child Gain From Doing CrossFit?
CrossFit LA 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 also see your child learning new skills, and notice your child makes better food choices, is more focused in school, transitions to new sports easier, and has a reduced risk of sport-related injury.
CrossFit LA Kids is a medium through which you will see your children become the best version of them selves possible. 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.
- 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 life time.
- We will bring out the champion in your child!
Our program includes:
- Weekly Classes
- “Skills of the session”
- Progress journaling
- Nutrition Education
- Special Events
CrossFit LA 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 Does CrossFit LA Kids Teach?
CrossFit LA Kids uses a combination of skill practice, workouts and games to build strength and conditioning in children. Our classes include elements of gymnastics, weight lifting, body weight movements, running, jump roping, and more.
Specifically, CrossFit LA Kids teaches the 10 General Physical Skills. These skills are the base for any sport or discipline your child may pursue.
You will see your child have an increased ability to learn and succeed in other sports, once they have a base in CrossFit.
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 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?
CrossFit LA Kids Programs
CrossFit Kids LA currently offers children’s programs for three age groups:
See our calendar for our class schedule.
CrossFit Kids LA also offers private lessons for children ages 3 – 17. For schedule and pricing, email [email protected].
SPECIAL GROUPS & EVENTS
CrossFit Kids LA hosts a variety of events, including birthday parties, PE classes from local schools, summer camps and specialized training for sports teams. To find out how we can help your children be even more successful at their sport or have the best birthday they will ever remember, email us at [email protected].
60 minute class
We teach not only basic physical skills, but also social skills and confidence. Children learn foundation movements like the squat, push ups, pull ups, climbing, jumping, and elementary gymnastic movements.
More importantly, you will see your child also learns to follow directions, listen, communicate, and play with others. Every class includes game play and positive reinforcement. Your child’s confidence, both physically and mentally, will grow with each class.
60 minute class
The skills they learn are more detailed and may involve light weights. Exercises will include plyometrics, gymnastics, weight lifting 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 include focus on 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.
60 minute class
Our teen program takes training to the next level. Students will continue to learn the basic physical skills, including strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility, coordination, and balance. In addition they will take a more in-depth exploration of the movements constituting CrossFit.
Weight training will transition from dumbbells to barbells, with the emphasis still on using the least amount of weight possible to provoke a growth response in the body. Proper form will be priority number one.
Workouts will be of high intensity than the younger kids classes and the vocabulary used in class will be on par with that of the Adult Beginner classes. There will be a strong emphasis on teamwork, communication and leadership skills, knowing that our Teens are just a few short steps from being grown-ups out in the “real” world.
CFLA Teens is appropriate for kids who have been in our programs before and also for kids with no CrossFit experience. CrossFit, as with the adults, is scalable for all fitness and skill levels.
Shirley Brown, Director of CFLA Kids
I found CrossFit in 2008 and haven’t stopped working out since. I enjoy not only the workouts, but also the supportive and friendly community. I truly enjoy helping others, both adults and children, understand how wonderful it is to be fit and eat well.
GC Cava, Head Coach of CFLA’s Prodigy Teen Program
GC has spent most his life on a tennis court, competing throughout his childhood and early adult years, and for the past 8 years he’s been coaching. He was introduced to CrossFit while playing Division 1 Tennis at UC Riverside in 2004, and hasn’t stopped. After CrossFitting on his own for many years he joined CFLA in 2012 and found the most critical piece of CrossFit, community. It was a game changer. He always knew he wanted to crossover into coaching CrossFit, and once that opportunity arose, it was a no brainer. He enjoys coaching adults and young adults alike, and his satisfaction is in seeing teens and adults improve not just their fitness but their everyday lives. He’s thankful for being part of the CFLA Family.