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Butter Balls

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

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February 28, 2012

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The kids will surely be talking about the colorful combinations of this dish—and hopefully they’ll be eating it too!

Butternut squash shows us its beautiful color while the meatballs add some valuable protein and savory flavor.

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Mind the Gap

By Mikki Lee Martin with Keegan Lee Martin

In Kids

February 21, 2012

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Mikki Lee Martin and Keegan Lee Martin explain how CrossFit Kids Preteen Class is a bridge between Kids and Teen/Advanced classes.

There is a natural division within the gaggle of children in our CrossFit Kids classes. They generally divide by friendships, which tend to be consistent with age. Given the very broad age range we suggest for a CrossFit Kids program (5 to 12), dividing into groups makes sense as it… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Kids, Videos

February 20, 2012

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Launching a CrossFit Kids program can seem daunting. Luckily, Seminar Staff members John and Kelly Brown, Aimee Lyons, and Todd Widman—as well as CrossFit New England’s Heather Bergeron—have advice.

Start classes with the age group you’re most comfortable with, Widman says. And only begin with three children whose parents are already CrossFitters.

“You don’t have to sell those parents on anything,” he explains. “They’re like… Continue Reading

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Romancing the Apocalypse

By Dan Edelman

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February 20, 2012

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Dan Edelman visits the CrossFit Kids Gauntlet and finds the missing link between fitness and the zombie apocalypse.

My mind zeroed out the moment I was asked to write a piece on the second CrossFit Kids Gauntlet, which went down at the Los Angeles Fitness Expo on Jan. 28 and 29.

I didn’t panic, mostly because I didn’t have the time or energy to spare. See, I consider my prime mission for… Continue Reading

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In Kids, Videos

February 14, 2012

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Fun, quality of movement and the prescription—those are the three elemental pillars part and parcel to the CrossFit Kids program.

“It is imperative that you pair fitness with fun—has to happen,” Todd Widman says during a CrossFit Kids Trainer Course at CrossFit New England. “If they do not have fun, you have ruined them for life.”

Just remember that fun changes as preschoolers become preteens and then teenagers.

Quality of movement is also paramount.

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Hard-Boiled Hearts!

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

February 14, 2012

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We have gingerbread houses for Christmas, barbecued fare on the Fourth of July, turkey for Thanksgiving, chocolate bunnies for Easter and cake on your birthday—but what about Valentine’s Day?

Start a new tradition and serve heart-shaped food! Your kids (and spouse) will get a kick out of these cute eggs.

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Caterpillar Fun

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

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February 07, 2012

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This hungry caterpillar is just wishing to be eaten!

Prep all the body parts beforehand and create this insect with your kid. Make its legs out of anything you have handy. We chose colorful carrots and red peppers.

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In Kids

February 03, 2012

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To tackle childhood obesity, the NFL is focusing on educating children about exercise and nutrition. Julie Buehler reports.

Ever watched in awe as someone obliterates a workout?

Ever seen a human juggernaut explode through barriers?

It’s not only inspirational, but it also has the ability to compel you to action unlike any written article, spoken word or AC/DC record. It’s the power of example.

With childhood obesity rates becoming super-sized and the… Continue Reading

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