Forging the Future of Fitness

CrossFit Kids

CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely CrossFit geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population. (neurological, cognitive, motor)

CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and teenagers and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness.
In a group setting, children and teens participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded athletes.
CrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scaleable for any participant at any level.

Check out our mention in the NY Times.

Pre-registration is mandatory; space is limited. Contact angela@crossfitsalus.com to confirm each week’s attendance ahead of time.

CrossFit Teens

In CrossFit Teens, the focus is on teaching proper movement skills through body weight exercises from gymnastics and depending on the maturity of the teen, begin to incorporate weightlifting. In all classes at CrossFit Salus, we prioritize good movement in weightlifting before increasing weights. One objective is to develop Olympic Weightlifting movements like Cleans, Jerks and Snatches and teach proper running mechanics which can prevent a great deal of injuries related to poor running mechanics.

While sport-specific training is not covered in CrossFit, correct movement that applies to any sport is taught.
We mix up all three of these elements, work on two or one at a time and constantly vary the stimulus.
Gymnastics- the ultimate expression of body weight strength and control.
Olympic Weightlifting- the ultimate expression of Power, the only way a human-being can move an external weight the longest distance, the fastest.
Metabolic Conditioning- endurance principles such as running and rowing for long, moderate and short distances.

What Does This Mean?

This means that, for the most part, no two workouts are the same, so kids and teens never get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about participating.

The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play-pull, push,run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of Certified CrossFit Kids Coaches.

When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive and general it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes who will be better at any and every sport that they play because CrossFit Kids doesn’t coach them to be good at just one thing.

Our workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.

With workouts that are scaleable, CrossFit Kids can equally benefit a person who is less active or an accomplished athlete by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress.

Ages

Classes are offered for the following age ranges:

Pre-Kids:

Ages 4-6 years old  (30-minute class) Saturdays at 11:15am

Kids:

Ages 7-12 (30-minute class) Saturdays at 11:45am and Mondays at 4:15pm

Teens:

Ages 12-18 (45-minute class) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm

Rates can be found on our membership page.

Contact us at info@crossfitsalus.com for more information.

 

A Note to CrossFit Kids & PreKids Parents

Please note that it is not the age of your child that is the deciding factor for what class he or she attends. It is largely based upon individual skill, athleticism, and maturity and is ultimately decided upon by the head coach to ensure your child is getting the most out of the CrossFit experience.

To encourage consistency, payment will be due in advance for 5 sessions ($62.50) which will expire in 2 months.

Pay via check or cash with your child’s name on the envelope; members may pay via Wodify. A 10% family discount for the second child is still applicable.

Attendance & session number will be tracked at each class.

Consistency is key in the success of any sport, no matter the age. CrossFit is the sport of fitness.

Safety

Your child’s safety is paramount to the coaches, and it is with this focus we need your help. Below are some rules that we must enforce as a CrossFit Community to best protect your child; please:

1. We STRONGLY encourage parents to remain onsite for the Pre-Kids and Kids class. Parents of Teens may drop off/pick up.
2. Unless pre-arranged with the head coach, the children are only allowed to go home with the person who drops them off.
3. If other children come with you while your registered child is participating, please help them to stay in the lobby.
4. Payment is due prior to class participation via Wodify (members) or in cash or check (nonmembers).
5. A waiver, signed by a parent or legal guardian, is required for each child before he or she is allowed to participate in a class.
6. Ensure your children are wearing clothes appropriate for running, jumping, rolling, pulling, swinging, climbing, crawling,
throwing, and being upside down.
7. While in the box, please allow the coaches to do our job, and refrain from coaching your child from the sideline. Feel free to hang in the lobby during class.
8. Children with disciplinary problems: first warning-free of consequence, second warning-sit out the first two minutes of the
game, third warning-go to the parent.
9. Finally, please make the head coach aware of any special needs for your children that may facilitate their individual safety,
learning, and growth (i.e., medications, illness, physical/mental limitations, injury, sports, etc.).
We look forward to getting to know all of you personally and training your children to the utmost of our ability. If you have any
questions, comments, problems, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get a hold of us at info@crossfitsalus.com.

 

Coach Angela & Gino

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