Our groups produce athletes – even youth athletes – that have a wide skill-set; are excellent at everything without specializing at a particular sport; and enjoy movement for its own sake. In an inclusive atmosphere, workouts are ‘scaled’: kids and teens do challenges that are appropriate for their current level and age. They participate as a group of individuals. They learn trust, cohesion, self-accountability, and confidence unlike anything we’ve ever seen elsewhere.
Using a FUN combination of calisthenics, running, rowing, jumping, throwing, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing and lifting (the stuff we all used to call ‘play,’) we get kids to LOVE exercise. We use age-appropriate skills, challenges, and loads. We challenge kids in a fun and progressive way, and our groups are usually filled to capacity within hours of being offered.
Most common question from the kids: “Can we stay extra long and try climbing the rope again?”
Most common comment from adults: “I wish I’d had this when I was a kid!”
Most common comment from coaches: “We CAN’T believe the improvement in Jimmy’s play.”
TeenFit prepares teens for all-around athleticism. They get stronger, faster, more powerful, and more flexible. They learn about performance nutrition, and get set up to be an ‘athlete for life,’ whether within CrossFit, another sport, or to establish a lifestyle that carries through into adulthood.
TeenFit also delivers valuable lessons about life: hard work, character, courage and overcoming adversity. Many call it “the sport for kids who don’t play sports,” because it’s also fun. John Ratey, author of Spark! and brain researcher at Harvard, referred to CrossFit Kids programs as ‘collaborative competition,’ because kids and teens cheer for one another.