Are the kids weighing you down… literally? It’s not easy to keep up with a daily workout routine, especially when the kids are constantly around. Aside from the extra motivation to get you to the gym and something to keep them occupied, children need to exercise and eat healthy just as much as we adults do. That is why CrossFit Scottsdale, which has expanded and is now located in a 2,700 sq.-ft. facility in Scottsdale, has launched CrossFit Kids! This optimal strength and conditioning fitness program, for ages 3 to 16, addresses all ten general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, flexibility, agility, accuracy, balance, and coordination flexibility.
Research shows that active children are more likely to remain fit as adults, which makes it even more important to establish healthy habits at a young age. CrossFit Kids empowers children and young adults to do just that by helping them develop body control and teaching basic nutrition concepts early in life, thereby preparing them for the challenges they will face in sport, play and eventually work.
Regardless of your young one’s experience, this new program is promised to work at every child’s personal pace and intensity, while also adding a little fun!
The CrossFit Kids fitness program utilizes time components requiring students to quickly transfer from one exercise to the next. The program pairs basic exercises, such as box jumps; sprints; lunges and push-ups; with high intensity to increase strength; stamina and both athletic and academic performance. Whether one is three or 16, or is more of an armchair quarterback than a competitive athlete, CrossFit Kids uses the same exercise principles regardless of fitness level – the only difference is the load and intensity with which the exercises are completed.
CrossFit Kids Nutrition
We all know that boxy composition is more so affected by ones eating habits than by exercise alone, which is why CrossFit Kids teaches children how nutrition and food intake impacts results. After all, kids’ nutrition habits are established primarily by parents, which is an enormous and important responsibility for caregivers to take seriously. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the program to support their children in the CrossFit Kids Curriculum. Sample dietary guidelines that are reviewed in CrossFit Kids include:
Nutrition for Kids in 100 words:
“Sugar is bad, protein is good and you need to eat some in every meal. Nuts and seeds are good fats. Eat them, don’t avoid them. Pasta, white bread, and white rice are not that good for you; stuff that’s stoplight colors (red, green, yellow) found in the fruit aisle is good for you and eat a lot of it! Look at your plate, make a fist. Eat that much every meal; turn your hand over and fill it with nuts and seeds, eat that much good fat, fill the rest of your plate with stuff you found in the fruit and vegetable aisle. Fill your plate this way at every meal, don’t eat more,” according to CrossFit Scottsdale.
For more information on CrossFit programs for adults and kids, please visit www.CrossFitScottsdale.com.
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