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 themselves 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 Kids LA 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 Kids LA 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 Kids LA teaches “The 10 General Physical Skills”, which serve as 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 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 programs for three age groups:
- Ages 5-8
- Ages 9-12
- Ages 13-17
Ages 5-8 | 60 minute classes
We teach not only basic physical skills, but also social skills and confidence. Children will learn foundational movements like the squat, push ups, pull ups, climbing, jumping, and elementary gymnastic movements. Every class also includes game play and positive reinforcement.
More importantly, you will see your child learn to follow directions, listen, communicate, and play with others. Your child’s confidence will grow with each class as they progress both physically and mentally.
Ages 9-12 | 60 minute classes
The skills this group will learn are more complex 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 regarding what was learned in each class.
For this age group, we will also develop leadership skills. As children progress through the program, they will be asked to model movements, lead exercises, and demonstrate their ability to verbally explain exercises.
Ages 13-17 | 60 minute classes
Our teen program takes training to the next level. Students will continue to learn basic physical skills, including strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility, coordination, and balance. In addition, they will explore the movements that constitute CrossFit in greater detail.
Weight training will transition from dumbbells to barbells, with a continued emphasis on using the least amount of weight possible to provoke a growth response in the body. Safe, quality movement with proper form will remain priority number one.
Workouts in the teen program will be of higher intensity than the programs intended for younger kids, and the vocabulary used in class will be on par with that of the Adult Group Classes. In preparation for adulthood, this program promotes thoughtful communication and leadership skills, while emphasizing the value of teamwork.
CFLA Teens is appropriate for individuals who have completed our kids’ programs and for those with no CrossFit experience. As is true for adults, CrossFit is scalable for all fitness and skill levels.
CrossFit Kids LA offers private lessons for children ages 3-17. For scheduling and pricing, please contact us at [email protected].
Special Groups & Events
CrossFit Kids LA hosts a variety of events, including birthday parties, P.E. classes for local schools, summer camps and specialized training for sports teams. To find out how we can help your children become even more successful at their sport or have the best birthday they will ever remember, contact us at [email protected].
Shirley Brown, Director of CF Kids LA
I discovered CrossFit in 2008 and haven’t stopped since. I not only enjoy the workouts, but I also appreciate the supportive and friendly community. I truly love helping others– both adults and children– and understand how wonderful it is to be fit and eat well.
For more information on Shirley, check out her bio.