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Paper Airplane

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

April 02, 2014

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Paper airplanes plus exercise = happy children!

Call it “fitness origami.”

After your kids make paper airplanes, they’ll try to fly them as far as possible in hopes of reaching the safety of the master-pilot line.

Crash landings will bring burpees and other movements perfect for creating great young athletes.

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Plank Ball

By Mikki Lee Martin

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March 27, 2014

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This simple activity is based on the classic game of hot potato and works well as a warm-up for young athletes.

All you need is a bit of floor space and an exercise ball to create a fun game of hot potato for your CrossFit Kids. Simply circle the troops, get them into a plank position and have them bat a ball around the circle. The last one to touch it… Continue Reading

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In Kids, Special Populations

March 02, 2014

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Knowledge Is Power Program school relies on Los Angeles affiliate owners to help bring CrossFit to new East L.A. junior high.

Paul Austad, Candice Ryu and Shirley Brown didn’t know each other until recently, even through the three grew up in the same rough area of East Los Angeles and have been exposed to much of the same adversity.

But now they’re banding together for a greater cause. Along with a woman named… Continue Reading

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World War Z

By Mikki Lee Martin

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February 21, 2014

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By imitating and escaping the undead, your kids will avoid becoming unfit.

Infected with fitness, zombie children carrying dumbbells shamble after human kids who traverse obstacles while fleeing the walking dead.

As they say in the movies, cardio is essential to escaping zombies, and your kids will find agility and speed are similarly useful.

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Found Money

By Chris Cooper

In Affiliation, Kids

February 02, 2014

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Schools and CrossFit affiliates are teaming up to improve fitness and brain function in children, and opportunities for funding abound if you know where to look. Chris Cooper explains.

Physical education has flatlined.

While the obesity epidemic rages and many schools lack the money, time or knowledge to implement a comprehensive approach to physical activity, CrossFit Kids is bringing fitness back into the curriculum, and the growing demand is creating new… Continue Reading

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In Affiliation, Kids

January 16, 2014

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Nick Loera wanted to bring CrossFit to fellow students at Summit Tahoma. Through the help of the NorCal CrossFit community, he’ll be teaching his peers to squat in February.

Summit Charter High Schools are based on a philosophy that the students should drive their own learning, and 16-year-old Nick Loera took that to heart.

While Summit has a strong approach to developing learning and critical thinking in the classroom, the students lack any… Continue Reading

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A Christmas Lump of Coal

By Mikki Lee Martin

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December 21, 2013

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Gift-wrapped rocks make poor presents, but they’re perfect for a CrossFit Kids workout, and you can re-gift them in a special game as well.

If your young ones have a bit too much energy after holiday treats, pull out the rocks for some push presses, and when they're worn out, you can explain why you gave them a bunch of stones for Christmas.

You might want to have a real present handy… Continue Reading

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In Kids

December 14, 2013

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Charter school with CrossFit as its physical-education program receives conditional approval.

On Dec. 3, the San Diego Unified Board of Education voted 6-1 in favor of granting conditional approval to Empower Charter School, making it the first school to name CrossFit as a foundation in its petition for charter. About 40 green-clad supporters, including CrossFit originals Greg Amundson and Josh Everett, were in attendance for the… Continue Reading

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