“New research indicates that children who take part in vigorous exercise on a daily basis actually increase their mental age by an average of 10 months, as compared with sedentary children. Further, children from eight to 11-years-old who exercised daily for just 15 minutes achieved much higher scores in a variety of number and memory tests. June, 2010 The Sunday Times in London, England”
Kids Love CrossFit Bloomfield
Kids ages 3-12 absolutely love CFB! All CFB Kids fitness programs are designed to be incredibly fun and intended for children in this age group. As children taking part in CFB don’t necessarily realize they’re exercising, they fully engage and participate in entertaining games and exercises that also challenge them.
For younger children ages 3-6, we work on coordination, agility, balance. Children ages 7-12 develop these skills along with endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed and accuracy.
Fun Is the Name of the Game
Examples of fun CFB activities geared toward kids:
- Bean-bag tosses
- Obstacle courses
- Duck-duck-goose for the younger ones
- CrossFit Baseball
- CrossFit DodgeBall
- CrossFit Bowling
Our philosophy is to integrate fitness into known games/sports. For example, in CFB Bowling, when you don’t bowl a spare, you do 3 push-ups for each pin remaining. In CFB DodgeBall, when you get hit by a red ball, you do 5 pull-ups, etc.
A journal is kept for every child, so results are tracked and progress is measurable.