CrossFit Downey Kids uses a combination of skill practice, workouts and games to build strength and conditioning in children. Our classes include elements of gymnastics, weight lifting, body weight movements, running, jump roping, and more. Specifically, CrossFit Kids teaches the 10 General Physical Skills. These skills are the base for any sport or discipline your child may pursue. You will see your child have an increased ability to learn and succeed in other sports, once they have a base in CrossFit.
10 GENERAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Cardiovascular Endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process and deliver oxygen. Can you get enough oxygen to your body?
Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy. Can you get energy to your muscles?
Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force. How much can you lift?
Flexibility: The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint. Can you touch your toes?
Power: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time. How much work can you do in the least time?
Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement. How fast can you go?
Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement. Can you pat your head and rub your stomach?
Agility: The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another. Can you kick a soccer ball into the net?
Balance: The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base. How quickly can you change direction?
Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity. Can you stand on one foot? With your eyes shut?
At CrossFit Downey Kids, you will see your child progress through a series of levels, reminiscent of martial arts. At every level children learn new skills and build their fitness.
In addition to learning new skills, you will notice your child makes better food choices, is more focused in school, transitions to new sports easier, and has a reduced risk of sport-related injury.
CrossFit Downey Kids is a medium through which you will see your children become the best version of themselves possible. The tool we use is physical fitness, but our philosophy is that training CrossFit increases quality of life, both inside and outside the gym – children learn to become leaders and successful human beings.
We teach children to become successful leaders.
We will provide a safe and positive learning environment.
We promote the importance of health and fitness for a lifetime.
We will bring out the hero in your child!
CrossFit South Bay Kids is designed for EVERY child to experience and celebrate progress. As you watch your child grow in ability and confidence, you will also see them learn that work results in success.
Our CrossFit Kids program teaches not only basic physical skills, but also social skills and confidence. Children learn foundation movements like the squat, pushups, pull ups, climbing, jumping, and elementary gymnastic movements.
More importantly, you will see your child also learns to follow directions, listen, communicate, and play with others. Every class includes game play and positive reinforcement. Your child’s confidence, both physically and mentally, will grow with each class. As your children grow on the road to becoming “Superheroes” in CrossFit and in life, the skills they learn get more detailed and may involve light weights. Exercises will include plyometrics, gymnastics, weight lifting basics, running, rowing, and stretching.
Classes continue to include game play and positive reinforcement, as well as discussions on what was learned in each class.
This program also includes focus on leadership skills. As children progress through the program, they will be asked to model movements, lead exercises, and demonstrate an ability to verbally explain exercises.