There Are Major Gains From Your Kids Staying CrossfitThere Are Major Gains From Your Kids Staying Crossfit
Physical Benefits – CrossFit is great for kids because of the wide variety of disciplines it involves, from weightlifting to calisthenics to gymnastics. Kid’s 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. It’s always best to consider working with crossfit personal trainers in the Tampa Bay area, or where ever you may be, to achieve the level of fitness for you or your kids. Emotional Benefits – CrossFit is similar to sports and martial arts in how it can develop children on an emotional level. In my program 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. The truth is that the very same methods that are used on the world’s greatest athletes to make them perform at their best are the same methods that will help us attain the goals we just stated above.
There is no way that the majority of the people out there can lift as much or as well, as an Olympic Athlete. That’s why they are called “Olympic Caliber Athletes.” What we CAN do is to scale the exercises to ANYONE; from kids to Grandparents- EVERYONE has a level at which they can perform at CrossFit Tampa. We program the exercises to challenge the best athlete at the gym; but that doesn’t mean that its set in stone. You can adjust the weight or the number of reps down to your level at no consequence and don’t worry; you won’t be the only one.
We help you set your own intensity to accommodate any fitness or comfort level. The exercises don’t change, the way you lift doesn’t change and the methodology doesn’t change. The weight, reps and intensity, though, adapt to you. The CrossFit method can work for anyone. Whether you see yourself in one of the categories below, or in a category all your own, we are confident you will benefit from our workouts.