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Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids, Nutrition

January 21, 2013

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With words like “spaghetti” and “cupcake” in its title, how can this recipe be nutritious?

It turns out there are always sneaky and smart ways to make fun foods healthier. There’s nothing cake-y about these cupcakes, but your kids will love calling them cupcakes.

And spaghetti? No way! But spaghetti squash? Yes way.

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Leaving a Legacy

By Various

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

January 18, 2013

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In the remote Kenyan village of Dzendereni, education, nutrition and clean water have been the community’s largest hurdles. Children with no access to clean water once went to school in a mud hut with dirt floors, using their own legs as desks and hoping the rain held off.

Today, those same children learn in rooms with solid walls and sit in desks. Enrollment has more than tripled from 114 students to 395 in a… Continue Reading

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The Five-Point Squat Drill

By Dan Strametz

In Coaching, Kids

January 15, 2013

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The squat: the foundational movement. We can’t work on it enough, and because time is often so limited, the front squat and overhead squat are often trained independently of the air squat and become—in the minds of the kids—distinct movements of their own. And when kids don’t see the compatibility between these different kinds of squats, the possibility for movement inconsistencies arises.

Keeping all this in mind, I came up with the… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

January 10, 2013

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At Georgia’s largest private school south of Atlanta, administrators, faculty and staff have done away with the traditional P.E. program in favor of something different.

“We were looking for a better way to promote fitness with our kids,” says Chris Spurlock, middle-school assistant principal at Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

The school has begun incorporating CrossFit to “huge” results.

“We just made the commitment we were going to go ahead and better… Continue Reading

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O, Christmas Tree!

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

December 24, 2012

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O, Christmas tree! O, Christmas tree!
Your leaves are so crisp and crunchy.

O, Christmas tree! O, Christmas tree!
I go to you when I want a munchy.

O, Christmas tree! O, Christmas tree!
I love your salty pepperoni star.

O, Christmas tree! O, Christmas tree!
You beat eating Christmas cookies by far.

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In Kids

December 18, 2012

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Lura Poggi describes a magic carpet ride for fit little CrossFit athletes.

This fun CrossFit Kids game will keep your speed demons occupied, though it might cost you a few old towels.

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Fruit Cane Treat

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

December 11, 2012

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Holiday treats are all around us, and they are oh so tempting.

Satiate your child’s sweet tooth with a nutritious and naturally sweet treat. This fruit creation is as colorful as the traditional candy cane but comes with real nutritional benefits, especially when served as part of a meal balanced with fat and protein.

And it’s even more fun when you let your kids build their own fruit cane treat.

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Knock Stuff Over

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

December 04, 2012

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The urge to build forts, jump on things, climb, swing and knock stuff over permeates most childhood play scenarios.

In CrossFit Kids, we have jump, climb and swing pretty well covered.

Now it’s time to knock stuff over!

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