3 Reasons Your Kids Should Attend The Teen Strength and Conditioning Program Seasons

1) Physical Benefits

CrossFit is great for kids/teens because of the wide variety of disciplines it involves, from weightlifting to calisthenics to gymnastics. Kids brains are like little sponges, itching to make neurological connections and adaptations. These connections in the brain are made in response to stimuli. The more kids can be exposed to when they are young, the more connections and capacities they develop and retain for the rest of their lives. Think of friends you have who did not play sports growing up, unless they have consciously worked at it as an adult, they are probably still somewhat uncoordinated. On the other hand, people you know who trained regularly in athletics growing up have a capacity to take on new things still as adults and display efficient and effective movement with their bodies

2) Emotional Benefits

CrossFit is similar to sports and martial arts in how it can develop children on an emotional level. In our programs we work with kids on sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, listening skills, self-discipline and manners. These are all skills, though not physical, that will help kids become successful later in life. In addition, I see a noticeable difference in the confidence level of children who have been doing CrossFit. As their bodies get fitter and their abilities expand, children generally become more physically active and less self-conscious in other athletic situations. I have also seen children lose considerable amounts of weight, resulting in a major change in body image and a big boost in self-esteem. This is especially important and beneficial in the pre-teen years.

3) Fitness as a Lifestyle

One of the main reasons we started working with kids is because it was important to us to instill the value of fitness at an early age. It is also important to make sure kids find fitness fun – if children grow up associating working out with being something enjoyable and clearly seeing the benefits to their bodies and health, then they are more likely to keep fitness as a priority throughout their lives. Eating healthy becomes a natural and normal choice and being active becomes something they just do. Enrolling kids in an all-encompassing program like CrossFit also shows children health and fitness is something their parents prioritize and want to educate them about.

The benefits of a program like Teen Strength and Conditioning can be long lasting for children, both physically and mentally, and it is a great activity for children to get into at any age.     At our facility, EffectUs Athletics, we coach kids from ages 5 to 16. At the younger ages, CrossFit develops their bodies across a broad range of skills. By exposing them to a variety of stimuli therefore their bodies adapt and grow both physically and neurologically. As teenagers, CrossFit is a fun and efficient way for young athletes to develop the strength and conditioning base they need to excel in their sport of choice. CrossFit Kids is not available in all cities, but it is opening up at more and more CrossFit affiliates across the country.

My favorite thing as a CrossFit coach is when a whole family ends up working out together.     We have numerous families who are all members of my gym. So maybe when you bring your children to check out a CrossFit class, you might check one out yourself, too. Sharing a love for fitness can be not only a time for your family to bond, but also ensures you more happy healthy years together.

THE FUTURE OF FITNESS

CrossFit youth classes are based on the principle of Mechanics => Consistency => Intensity. Our CrossFit youth programs emphasize 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 that consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement. Specifically, our CrossFit Teens Strength and Conditioning program is designed for 12-16 year old athletes and non-athletes alike. The program combines age-appropriate weightlifting and gymnastics with high intensity training to deliver optimal fitness and performance as well as establish a lifetime love of fitness. You can expect improvements in strength, power, stamina, agility, speed, balance, coordination, accuracy, flexibility, mobility, and cardiovascular fitness. We also aim to boost self-esteem and confidence for our teenage participants. CrossFit helps build the strength, both mentally and physically, to tackle obstacles thrown at them in life. Workouts are scalable for all individuals, so no experience is required.

Proven Benefits:

  1. Improvement in body mass composition, as well as increased bone density.
  2. Brain changes associated with better performance on attention-taxing tasks; improved abstract reasoning, planning, and organization; and the ability to multi-talk more effectively.
  3. Increased body awareness, coordination and proprioception
  4. Reduced risk of injury through improved stability
  5. Increased strength and explosiveness
  6. Increased General Physical Preparedness (injury prevention)
  7. Increased confidence and motivation to reach goals
  8. Encourage youth to establish exercise as a lifelong habit.

PROGRAM DETAILS

COST
$379

AGES:
12-16
TRAIN: WINTER, SPRING
MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AT 4:30PM
FALL SESSION:
LAST NAME: A-K WEDNESDAY, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS at 2:30pm
LAST NAME: L-Z MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS at 2:30pm

TRAIN: SUMMER SESSION
MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AT 10:00AM

DATES:
JANUARY 6TH-MARCH 26TH,
MARCH 30th-JUNE 18th,
JUNE 22nd-SEPTEMBER 10th,
SEPTEMBER 28th-DECEMBER 17th

MEET COACH JOEL

I was first introduced to Crossfit in 2011 while living outside of Vail, Colorado. I have always thrived off the intensity that hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding brought to my life and Crossfit instantly raised the bar. Later that year I traveled to Denver to check out the southwest regional and I was in awe of everyone; the athletes, the coaches, the judges and especially the community support.  I knew right then and there that this was something that I had to be a part of. I had always been a guy who worked out alone and I was completely inspired by the camraderie between athletes. From regionals, I could see how training with others brought out the best in each athlete. Whether your competitive by nature or not; training with others who are working towards similar goals builds that fire within us.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level Two
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • Precision Nutrition Certified

Experience:

  • Semi-Professional Football
  • College Football
  • Varsity Football
  • Varsity Wrestling
  • Varsity Track
  • Avid Snowboarder

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