Youth Fitness is a physical activity program specifically designed to make health and fitness fun for kids of all ages. Our program offers a safe and fun environment for kids to learn to love fitness.
At CrossFit Immersion, we teach our kids to work hard so they can play hard: run faster, be stronger for sports, learn teamwork and good sportsmanship, and enjoy new activities. Youth Fitness classes consist of constantly varied workouts with functional movements to deliver fitness that is "broad, inclusive, general, and scalable" for any child at any level.
It is important to remember that Youth Fitness programs are designed for kids – not adults. We focus on developing overall athleticism and proper movement mechanics to help children become well-rounded athletes. Workouts can be made easier or harder to tailor to the level of each child, ensuring each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and safe progress. No two workouts will be the same. That way, kids won't get bored and the novelty will keep them excited about participating.
Our youngest athletes, 4-7 year old, are encouraged to stay active in a fun environment with plenty of exercise disguised as games. As they grow, they'll discover their self-confidence while developing body awareness and coordination.
Three of the numerous benefits of Youth Fitness
Build a Solid Foundation
Children are like little sponges. When they are exposed to good habits and consistency in fitness at an early age, it helps them build a healthy base for the rest of their lives. Studies show that active kids generally grow up to be active. With proper instruction and emphasis on supporting good movement patterns, children can participate in activity without worrying about injuries.
Youth Fitness classes can help develop kids and teens on an emotional level. With focus on sportsmanship, teamwork, following direction, self-discipline and honesty, we aim to set kids up for success later in life. Promoting camaraderie and discipline, CrossFit Kids provides a safe emotional release for kids who are rapidly changing every day. As kids progress, they will experience a noticeable difference in their confidence levels resulting in a boost in overall self-esteem on the field and in school.
Improve Academic Performance
Youth Fitness is a great place to get fit, make new friends and learn important social skills, but it can also help their minds get sharper, too! A British Medical Journal study showed that the more active children are at age eleven, the better they performed in exams (English, math and science) in the following years up to age sixteen. The researchers found a significant link between physical activity and academic performance: "Studies have revealed relationships between physical activity and relevant cognitive outcomes such as measures of executive function, as well as studies suggesting that PA might increase time 'on task' in class and reduce classroom 'problem behavior."