We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that CrossFit Schaffhausen is now an official CrossFit Kids affiliate!
Since starting my first CrossFit affiliate in 2007, it has always been my intention to start a kids program. It’s always great to see parents bringing their children with them to their class, and to see how naturally the kids gravitate towards the climbing ropes, rings, gymnastics mats, tires etc. The best thing we can do for our children is to set an example of a lifestyle in which exercise is a normal and natural component.
“CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching Greg Glassman’s CrossFit to children ages 3-18. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.
CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for all ages. Broad-Inclusive-General fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. Further, the needs of second graders and high-school varsity wrestlers differ by degree and not kind; the program is scalable for any age or experience level and accounts for the varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids. CrossFit Kids is designed to be minimalist; it is inexpensive and often requires little or no equipment, allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives.”
Details of the program will be released to our members soon, before going out to the general public. We hope to run a series of “open house” classes over the summer break, with regular classes starting in September.