The Viking CrossFit Kids program is a strength and conditioning program specifically designed to help kids and preteens develop a lifetime love of fitness. CrossFit Kids is not a scaled down version of CrossFit. It is CrossFit geared towards and designed with the child in mind to help strengthen their neurological, cognitive and motor skills.
In a class setting, boys and girls of all fitness levels, from the ages of 5-12, take part in challenging yet fun workouts that deliver obtainable, measurable results that help them become all around athletes. Our program introduces a fitness to these youths that is broad, general and inclusive. The program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any child regardless of their fitness level. Our goal is to support those children that are involved in outside athletic programs, as well as help the non-athletic individual become more comfortable and confident with their fitness level. We strive to turn our kids into well rounded athletes who will excel at any and every sport that they play.
At VCF kids our primary goal is to make exercise fun! It is very important to us that we create a fun, safe and welcoming experience for each child that sets foot in our gym. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of our professionally trained Crossfit Kids trainers, whom are all CrossFit Kids certified. Our trainers primary role is to make fitness fun while helping the child to move faster, safer and more efficiently. Each class includes a warm-up, skill work, followed by the WOD (workout of the day) and then ends with a fitness related game. The workouts are short anywhere from 3-10 minutes long and consist of constantly varied, functional movements. Constantly varied, meaning no two workouts are ever alike. Every class we work on something different. Therefore the child never gets bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them engaged and excited. We are constantly reviewing material, so your child can join the program at any time and not feel left out or behind. The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things kids need to do when they pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. We combine gymnastics, body weight calisthenics, and light weightlifting to develop capacity across the ten general physical skills: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy.
In addition to increasing overall athleticism, our kids program will help your child gain more self-confidence, instill in them a healthy, positive body image, teach them how to move properly and avoid injury, and school them in life skills such as concentration, problem solving, discipline, perseverance, dedication and motivation. By involving your child in our program they will be avoiding common problems associated with childhood inactivity and obesity.
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