CrossFit Teens

So why CrossFit?

CrossFit teens is a strength and conditioning program designed for 13-17 year old athletes and non-athletes alike. Our program combines age-appropriate weightlifting and gymnastics with high intensity training for optimal fitness and performance and to establish a lifetime love of fitness. The three main areas teens participating in this program will benefit are listed below.

Physical Benefits

CrossFit is great for young adults, because of the wide variety of disciplines it involves, from weightlifting to callisthenics to gymnastics. Teenagers brains are like sponges, always searching to make neurological connections and adaptations. The connections are made in response to stimuli; the more stimuli we expose our youth to, the more connections and adaptations they can make and retain for the remainder of their adult lives. Active participation in a CrossFit program will reduce fat and improve body composition, improve the cardio-respiratory system, improve bone and muscular strength and increase overall physical wellness.

Emotional Benefits

CrossFit develops young adults on an emotional level, developing and supporting qualities such as sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, listening skills, self discipline and manners. All such skills will prove helpful in later life. As teenagers bodies become more fit, their other abilities expand. Teens who are more active are less self-conscious in other situations. The positive body image that comes with participation in a CrossFit program is beneficial not only in teenage years, but in life thereafter. It is this positive self-image, which in turn boosts self esteem and confidence . We want our teens to be strong inside and outside the gym, both physically and mentally, giving them coping mechanisms to overcome the obstacles life may put in their way.

Fitness as a Lifestyle

Teens who participate in our CrossFit program are instilled with the value of fitness as a lifestyle choice. We discuss important nutritional choices for a balanced lifestyle and these choices become natural and normal. Fitness is about fun and enjoyment within the program and the results they receive therefore come as a bi-product.

At our affiliate, we currently have a teen program running with great success as teens train alongside their parents and three of our teens have competed on a national level in their sport.