Would you let your toddlers and preschoolers do Crossfit?

October 2, 2013

I’m all for physical activity for kids, but how young is too young for an activity like Crossfit?

One gym, The Gantry CrossFit gym in Long Island City US, is now offering to train kids “as young as 3″ in the art of CrossFit, the extreme exercise regimen that includes swinging kettlebells, flipping tires, and many squats.

However, kids won’t be doing deadlifts with weights. Rather, the classes will teach the pint-size athletes traditional CrossFit movements, like squats and overhead presses, but without weights.

Parents can sign their kids up for a specially-tailored version of the popular fitness program emphasising strength, conditioning and a varied workout routine. The price tag is quite hefty – classes cost $140 a month if taken once a week, or $280 a month for twice a week.

Via Newsfeed 

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  • Claudia Klaase

    I think that 3 years are way to young for gym regime like that. Most little ones have some kind of movement training at Pre-school everyday for 30 minutes. And if you are concerned about them not getting enough exercise then take them out for a walk or a bike-ride.

    3 Year olds with Kettle bells – think that’s a bit ridiculous.

    October 2, 2013 at 7:41 am Reply
  • Gaelyn Cokayne

    I am 100% behind it! My CrossFit box in East London is the first in SA to offer it and there is so much research done into creating exercises that teach movement – not skills and strength. The focus of the classes is on FUN – leopard crawls. bear walking, lizard lunges etc. It is a great way to ensure children are physically active, learn to be in touch with their bodies, and participate in group activities together!

    October 2, 2013 at 8:43 am Reply
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