April 02, 2009
Cyndi Rodi is a Level II certified CrossFit Trainer, CrossFit Kids Programmer and Trainer, a member of CrossFit Kids HQ, and part of the team that administers the CrossFit Kids Certification Seminars. She has a B.A. in psychology. Her background includes working with the UCLA-Camarillo Neuropsychiatric Institute Research Program and as a Behavioral Therapist, designing and implementing behavioral change programs for children with disabilities. She has spent recent years immersed in brain research with a particular emphasis on its correlation to physical movement and its applicability to CrossFit training and the specific developmental needs of children and teens.
The conclusion of her research is that CrossFit Kids training takes advantage of the mind’s power to record and recall information by catering to its inherent learning patterns. We are teaching our kids in a manner that maximizes their natural learning potential and creates lasting memories, principles which are applicable to all ages. Studying brain function allows us to offer our children and teens opportunities to learn in a positive and permanent manner. By offering novel experiences, creating repetition, incorporating complex movements and effectively grouping stimuli, we help our kids to learn better, remember more and experience permanence in skill development.
And, of course, it works for adults, too.