crossfit kids pineville lil beasts spring session 2017 starting feb 11th
WHAT IS CROSSFIT KIDS?
CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely absolutely CrossFit geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population. (neurological, cognitive, motor). CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness. Children participate in fun and engaging workouts in a group setting that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded athletes. CrossFit Kids is being implemented across the country in preschools all the way up to high schools, in before-and-after school programs as well as integration into Physical Education curriculum and is the core PE class for many home school groups.
WHY CROSSFIT KIDS?
CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive, general and scalable for any participant at any level. Generally, no two workouts are the same, so kids won’t get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about coming back each week. The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play – pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump.
When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive and general it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes & better at any and every sport that they play because CrossFit Kids doesn’t coach them to be good at just one thing. Our workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
At CrossFit Pineville, Kids classes are for ages 3-12. The Classes are designed to incorporate kids of all fitness levels so that each child feels welcome & successful. Hard work and play are disguised into FUN & games in hopes to develop a life long love of fitness! (*Dependent upon enrollment, we reserve the right to split the ages – Jr Beasts for ages 3-5/6 and Lil Beasts for ages 6/7-12 – into separate classes back to back.)
Our Lil Beasts Spring Session will begin Saturday, Feb. 11th, and will run until Saturday, Apr. 1st. Classes are about 30 minutes and meet on Wednesdays from 5-5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30-10:00am. Adult CrossFit and RISE classes are going on at the same time as Kids classes. It is our hope that you can workout while your children workout, also! Once kids are finished with class, they are welcome to hang in our kids’ room while parents finish up their own workout! (*If we split class times, Jr Beasts class times are Wed from 5-5:30pm & Sat from 9:30-10am & Lil Beast class times areWed from 5:30-6pm & Sat from 10-10:30am.)
Cost – $80 for the full 8 week session.
*We know that many families have more than 1 Lil Beast! We offer discounts for additional siblings participating in Lil Beasts as follows – 20% off 1st sibling, 40% off 2nd sibling. Discounts applied to both CFP members and non-members.
CROSSFIT TEENS, AGES 12+
At CFP, we currently offer a home school/Performance Lab class twice a week. These classes are appropriate for any teens involved in any sport and are made up of a variety of strength & conditioning exercises. Performance Lab classes aim to ingrain proper lifting technique in our athletes, as well as increase body awareness and physical competence in the 10 domains of physical fitness, including power, speed & agility. Teens ages 12 and up also have the option to workout in our regular CrossFit and RISE classes with parent permission. Email us for more information about our Performance Lab Classes.
CROSSFIT KIDS COACHES
All classes and movements are taught safely and effectively under the supervision of CFP’s thoroughly trained CrossFit Kids Trainer, Michelle Shuck.
Coach Michelle and her husband Brandon own CFP. She has her CF Level 1 Certificate and Kettlebell Certificate. She has a degree in Special Education and taught here in Charlotte for 5 years before training at CFP full time. Michelle loves inspiring kids (young and old 🙂 ) to be fit and healthy!
Sane nutrition for kids in 150 words: Our goal with kids isn’t to get them on the zone or paleo diet, but to get them to think and make healthy choices about what they eat. Our goal is to teach them very basic concepts – sugar is not healthy, protein is good for you and you need to eat some in every meal. Nuts and seeds are healthy fats. Eat them, don’t avoid them. Pasta, white bread, and white rice are not that good for you, stuff that’s red, yellow, green and found in the fruit and vegetable aisle is very good for you. Eat a lot of it. Look at your plate, make a fist, eat that much meat every meal; turn your hand over and fill it with nuts and seeds, eat that much good fat, fill the rest of your plate with stuff you found in the fruit and vegetable aisle. Fill your plate this way at every meal, don’t eat more.
*Portions of this page are from crossfitkids.com