Do you remember your first Crossfit workout? Mine was Barbara. I still vividly remember failing to make it past the third round (having not realized the rest breaks between rounds) and realizing I was NOT in the decent shape I thought I was. As I laid on the floor unable to perform one last sit up and get off the floor, I remember thinking how much I wish I had found this much earlier. For our kids, that time is now.
Crossfit kids is not about getting a faster Fran time, or how many pullups in a row they can complete. Rather, it is about getting them fit for life. www.Crossfitkids.com says that, “Our dream is to foster a generation of healthy, fit individuals who require limited assistance and enjoy freedom of movement and activity throughout their life spans.” That means that we want these kids to be able to pick up their backpack without hurting their back. They should be able to run across the field without getting exhausted. They should be able to get away from danger safely, or protect themselves if needed. Starting that process now will not only make sure that they value health and fitness, but also create a generation of kids motivated to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. They will learn what it means to fail, and keep trying until you succeed.