Saturday, January 8, 2011
First week of CFK
This was my first week to work with the new CrossFit Kids classes. I am teaching a pre-school class (picture above) that has a 5 year old girl, 4 year old boy and a sweet girl who is turning 3 at the end of this month. I am also teaching a kids class (ages 6-12) with 6 boys and 1 very brave girl :-)
The first week went great, on the first day of class (Tuesday) I wasn't 100% sure what to expect and was not sure if my planned WOD and class structure would go the way I planned. But it sure did, the kids loved it. And what was even better was that when they returned for their second class of the week they all knew what to expect and were enjoying it.
If you are curious how the class flow is for this age group here is an idea of how it goes:
1. warm up - this isn't as organized as our CSCF warm up and changes everytime. I incorporate a lot of jumping and keep the warm up to 2-5 minutes.
2. skill work - here I teach them a new skill, we will use this skill in the workout. This takes 2-5 minutes.
3. WOD (workout of the day) - just like CSCF we do a WOD, but our WOD is always well under 10 minutes. The pre school WODS are 3-5 minutes and Kids WODS might be a little longer.
4. the game - this is their favorite part! We always finish with a game of some kind and incorporate the new skill they learned or another exercise in the game.
Kids are a lot of fun to work with and they definitely will see the benefits from a consistent exercise program. CrossFit Kids is a fun way to get your child active and moving more. It is more like organized fun :-)
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.