Building Smarter Kids

Building Smarter Kids

Not only are we working on building fitter and more capable kids, but we are also in the business of making smarter kids.  Several studies have come out recently that are showing the direct link between fitness and brain power.  One study used treadmill tests and MRIs...
Set an Example

Set an Example

Do your kids copy you?  Sometimes it seems like all of our worst habits, language and mannerisms show up in our kids.  Like it or not, they are watching you and learning from everything they see you do.  They see what you eat, how you spend your time and what you do...
What is Fun?

What is Fun?

It is interesting to learn what these kids think is fun.  We expect them to love the rope swings, ring play and the games, but sometimes we are truly surprised when the kids end a workout and say, “That was fun!”  Today we learned that rowing a 500m sprint...
Teamwork

Teamwork

Team workouts can add a whole new level of intensity and competition.  Today, we split up the kids into boys versus girls and gave the teams a task to complete.  Both teams had a structure made of bumpers, bars, boxes, kettlebells, med balls and abmats.  They had to...
Potential

Potential

What are you capable of?  Can you climb a rope, run a 5K, lift twice your body weight off the floor?  Does attempting any of these things scare you?  At the moment before you try something new, we all have that twinge of hesitation.  As adults, we have to learn to get...
Special Populations

Special Populations

The uses of Crossfit go beyond the walls of our box.  It is being used for sport specific training, injury rehab and wellness maintenance for the elderly.  Crossfit Kids also has uses beyond the gym.  In this article, published in the Crossfit Journal, you can find an...