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Our Fitness programs are designed for all ages and skill levels. From seasoned athletes to first time gym members, CrossFit Bethany is here to help you reach your goals. See all that CrossFit Bethany has to offer!
About CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids to help them develop a lifelong love of fitness. CrossFit Kids Coach, Jessica Angier, is a Certified Trainer who was inspired by her daughters’ CrossFit enthusiasm to start up a CrossFit Kids program at her CrossFit. She now teaches at three CrossFits including CrossFit Bethany.
“After getting my husband involved in CrossFit, I knew my children would be next. They loved coming with us to workout. The look of achievement as they climbed the rope or hung from the bars was exciting and inspiring.” – Coach Jess
How Does It Work?
In a group setting, children participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded athletes. During class, basic CrossFit movements are either scaled up or modified for each athlete so that they are appropriately challenging yet age and development minded.
Benefits of CrossFit Kids
Physical: CrossFit is great for kids because of the wide variety of disciplines it involves, from weightlifting to calisthenics to gymnastics. Kids brains are like little sponges, itching to make neurological connections and adaptations. These connections in the brain are made in response to stimuli. The more kids can be exposed to when they are young, the more connections and capacities they develop and retain for the rest of their lives. People who have trained regularly in athletics growing up have a capacity to take on new things as adults and display efficient and effective movement with their bodies.
Emotional: CrossFit is similar to sports and martial arts in how it can develop children on an emotional level. In CFB’s program, we work with kids on sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, listening skills, self-discipline and manners. These are all skills, though not physical, that will help kids become successful later in life. In addition, we have seen a noticeable difference in the confidence level of children who have been doing CrossFit. As their bodies get fitter and their abilities expand, children generally become more physically active and less self-conscious in other athletic situations, resulting in a major change in body image and a big boost in self-esteem. This is especially important and beneficial in the pre-teen years.
Fitness as a Lifestyle: One of the main reasons we started working with children is because it was important to us to instill the value of fitness at an early age. It is also important to make sure kids find fitness fun – if children grow up associating working out with being something enjoyable and clearly seeing the benefits to their bodies and health, then they are more likely to keep fitness as a priority throughout their lives. Eating healthy becomes a natural and normal choice and being active becomes something they just do. Enrolling kids in an all-encompassing program like CrossFit also shows children health and fitness is something their parents prioritize and want to educate them about.
Pricing & Logistics – Now Enrolling: CrossFit Kids Winter Program
6 Week Program: 1/30 – 3/8/18
$149 per child for full program
CrossFit Kids Classes: Tuesdays & Fridays 5-5:45pm