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Breakfast Sprouts

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

June 19, 2012

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It’s breakfast. Wait, they’re Brussels sprouts. No, they’re breakfast sprouts!

Your kids will never know what hit them with this flavorful breakfast dish peppered with bacon and disguised with an egg.

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The Banality of Elitism

By Dan Edelman

In Kids

June 18, 2012

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Dan Edelman urges parents and grown-ups everywhere to resist the urge to adult-erate youth sports.

As a CrossFit Kids trainer, what do you do with a larval-stage firebreather?

Before answering, remember that this is CrossFit, which, as we know, forges elite fitness. Taking a broader cultural view, this is the U.S. A 10-year-old with a butterfly kip and muscle-ups? Ho-hum. Examples of the ever-more incredible are at our fingertips at all times. We are… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

June 12, 2012

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Hearing your toddler cry out of fear is unsettling, to say the least. But these moms say it’s worth it because their children are learning to save their own lives.

In this video, hear from a handful of mothers who take their children to the YMCA’s Carol Elizabeth Kennedy Pool in Tampa, Fla., for Infant Swimming Resource, or ISR, classes. CrossFit Kids recently teamed with the 46-year-old program to help prevent… Continue Reading

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Ball Hunt

By Crisa Laurette

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June 12, 2012

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Hunt for a ball, find burpees—and fitness. Crisa Laurette explains.

This game of luck and strategy will have your kids working together … and doing a few burpees for good measure.

Yay, burpees!

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The Penner Family

By Various

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

June 04, 2012

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Amelia Penner started CrossFit as a weight-loss program. She shed 80 lb. and found herself as a Regional judge for the third year, along with her husband, Kerry.

Once CrossFit Kids started at their affiliate, the couple’s two daughters joined the workouts.

“I like being to be able to lift things and do things without having to say, ‘Mom, can you pick this up for me?’” daughter Laura Penner says.

The child often finds herself trying… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Kids Travel

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

May 29, 2012

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Mikki Lee Martin outlines a game that will set your kids on a one-way trip to fitness.

After playing this game a few times, your kids will never miss a plane or bus for the rest of their lives. And they’ll track down lost luggage like bloodhounds.

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In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

May 23, 2012

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Eighteen-year-old Harvey Barnett was a head lifeguard and a professional surfer preparing to head off to a Division 1 school for swimming.

But what he saw one day after coming home from work forever changed his life.

“When I got to my parents’ home, a bomb had gone off,” Dr. Barnett recalls. “People were just walking around in the street aimlessly.”

Barnett’s infant neighbor had rolled down into a drainage ditch… Continue Reading

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How We Teach

By Jeff Martin

In Kids

May 21, 2012

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Coaching children requires different vocabulary and delivery. Jeff Martin explains.

People come to CrossFit from many backgrounds.

Often, everything about CrossFit is new and, if we are honest, learning the simplest things is often comical as we move toward mastery of the movements. Similarly, CrossFit trainers frequently have varied backgrounds and must learn skills on the job. Often, they don’t have a defined way of teaching and can go… Continue Reading

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