(MINOT, ND) – North Plains CrossFit is getting ready to share its fitness passion with a younger generation. CrossFit Coach Brandon Foster, CSCS, USA-L1SPC, CF-L1, CF Kids, says North Plains CrossFit is introducing CrossFit Kids to the area. CrossFit Kids is a program that promotes health and fitness among children and teens.
‘CrossFit Kids is an extension of our North Plains CrossFit programming, but is specifically designed for children,’ Foster explained. ‘The primary goal of our CrossFit Kids program, regardless of age, is to make them want to come back. We emphasize fun most of all, while also working on skills and characteristics that include general physical skills, teamwork, self-confidence, the ability to focus on a task, and developing and growing relationships with other children.’
North Plains CrossFit Kids will initially offer classes in two categories: Preschool (ages 3-6) and Kids (ages 6-12). A teen program will be established in the near future. Foster says separate classes will be tailored to each age group with a specific focus.
‘The Preschool group will be all about fun, with a focus on teaching basic movements like the squat and pressing movements through fun activities and games,’ Foster said. ‘General physical abilities like throwing, rolling, climbing, jumping, running, pulling, crawling, and being upside down will be worked on in a fun, safe atmosphere that promotes future physical health and well-being.’
The Kids group, ages 6-12, will build on the same aspects of the preschool class but will add more challenging activities to encourage older children to develop a wider base of skills that can transfer into sports and everyday life, Foster said. ‘Our coaching staff will also introduce the idea of establishing goals and working to reach them,’ he added. ‘Some external objects will be introduced to start the process of learning how to safely and efficiently lift weight and move objects.’
Any child between the ages of 3 and 12 who is currently on a Minot Family YMCA membership is welcome to join CrossFit Kids by paying the registration cost. Parents or guardians aren’t required to be members of North Plains CrossFit to enroll their child.
‘Preschool classes will be held Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. and last around 30 minutes,’ Foster said, ‘while the Kids class will begin at noon on Saturdays and run close to 40 minutes. A Wednesday schedule will be set shortly.’
For more information on CrossFit kids please visit: northplainscrossfit.com“””