November 01, 2011
Mikki Lee Martin explains how to manage the little ones in your gym with a safe kids area full of entertainment.
Many affiliates struggle with the concept of a kids area, a place for siblings of CrossFit Kids clients, kids waiting for CrossFit Kids classes or the children of parents who are CrossFitting. As your affiliate grows, so will the population of kids on site.
Be aware that you might fall under state or local daycare licensing laws if you provide “care and supervision” in your kids area. For example, simply having a designated kids area does not necessarily create the need for licensing in California; however, adding a “care provider” changes everything. This is perhaps the most cumbersome obstacle to negotiate.
Included in this article are additional things to consider when welcoming kids to your facility.