A CrossFit Kids Cert is really about one thing: fun.
Yes, you will learn about exercise technique and how to help youngsters “bank” bone mass as they grow older, but if you don’t have fun, you’re probably missing the point.
According to Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids, making things fun for kids is the most important part of the program. If children are enjoying themselves, it’s going to be far easier to get them hooked on a valuable program that will benefit them physically, socially, mentally and emotionally.
“Get to the game at all costs,” says Mikki Martin. “We will cut off our workout to make sure we fit that game in. If we’re running over, we’re not going to skip the game. That’s what the kids want to leave on: that high note. They’re having a good time. Now remember the games aren’t just a game—there’s work in there.”
By packaging high-intensity, functional movements as games, kids will have fun while forging the future of fitness.
Video by CrossFit by Overload.
Additional reading: The Inherent Responsibilities of Training Children and Teens by Jeff Martin and Cyndi Rodi, published July 1, 2008.