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.