Is this for my child?
Our answer is almost always YES!
As a broad, inclusive, and general fitness program, we have at our
infinite set of tools to meet the needs of nearly every child. Classes
are kept small and the teacher/student ratio is kept high so that all
get the attention they need. We
currently prepared to work with special needs children in the group
however, please contact us if you’d like to discuss any specific
concerns or have
questions about private and small group classes.
Will this conflict
with my child's
current athletic schedule?
Our programming is designed to
compliment and enhance your child's athletic life. We want your kids to
be high achievers in the gym, but, more importantly, we want them to be
go-getters in their
daily lives both on and off
the field. We can tweak programming as necessary to compliment your
child's on/off-season sports-specific needs. Please contact us directly
for further details.
safe for kids?
At CrossFit, strength training is a
major part of our programming for both kids and adults. There is a
concern about the safety of strength training for children and there is a
deal of misinformation and outdated material regarding kids/teens and
current recommendations by the American College of Sports Medicine
the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) are that
training, when done under proper supervision with an emphasis on
not only safe but highly beneficial. In our classes, kids will be
introduced to light loads and will be trained to move them safely and
efficiently with the focus on correct technique. For further information
NSCA and ASCMs recommendations please follow the links below.
NSCA Position Stand on Youth Resistance
How are classes
While we believe in constant variation
in terms of the activities your child will engage in during CrossFit,
class will follow a consistent format as outlined above. All times are approximate.
What is the coach/student ratio?
We do our best to maintain a ratio of at least 1 coach to every 5
What if my child is more or less advanced than their
Our age groups are more general
guidelines than hard and fast rules. We want your child in the class
where they feel most comfortable and motivated to work hard and learn.
This can be managed on an individual basis and we encourage you to
contact us to
What do I need to
Your kids are good start! Kids
should wear comfortable
clothes to work out
in (such as a t-shirt, shorts, sweatshirt,
and sweatpants). Please make sure your children dress seasonally and
Should my child eat before/after class?
We recommend that kids have a snack
(fruit, veggies, protein) about an hour before class so they have the
energy to fuel both work and play. We also recommend that kids pack a
post-workout snack (fruit, veggies, protein) to eat immediately
after class. Please avoid sugary sodas and sports drinks as well as
Do you offer any
Yes, we do offer discounts for
families with more than one child and for children of current CrossFit
Brooklyn members. Please email us for further information.
Sessions are 8 weeks long…do my kids
need to attend every class?
At CrossFit Kids we have
developed a curriculum to develop your child's skill set over time.
Each class builds on the Skill Focus set introduced in the previous
it is best for both them and the class that they make all 16 classes in
session. We understand that due to sickness, family emergencies,
vacations, etc, that may not always be possible.
However, prior to signing up, know that this is not a drop-in
program. Please try and let us know in advance if your child will be
absent for certain classes.
Can my child bring a friend?
We love having guests and
visitors at CF Kids. Please notify us at least one week in advance if
your child would like to bring a friend to class.
For more information, please contact Shane Williams at Shane(AT)CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com