CrossFit Kids

What is CrossFit Kids?

CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching Greg Glassman’s CrossFit to children ages 3-18. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the programme can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.

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Resistance Training

Resistance training for children and adolescents is a subject of contention for many but the benefits of following a SAFE resistance training programme for kids are many.

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Muscle strength
Muscle power
Muscular endurance
Bone structure

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Physical performance
Body composition

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Cardiovascular health
Injury resistance
Psychosocial well-being
Promotion of positive exercise habits

CrossFit Kids

CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG FUN for all ages. Broad-Inclusive-General fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. Further, the needs of young primary school children and teen athletes’ differ by degree and not kind; the programme is scalable for any age or experience level and accounts for the varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids.

CrossFit Kids Trainers

CrossFit Kids Trainers focus on reinforcing sound mechanics, educating proper behaviours, providing opportunities for success and long-term adherence. Safety during any physical activity is of utmost importance considering the adolescent skeleton is actively growing. The CrossFit Kids programme strives to prevent injuries due to accidents by actively honing skills such as accepting personal responsibility, working safely with others, following rules, and exhibiting etiquette. While children and adolescents within the CrossFit Kids programme may lift, move, and play with various objects during the course of a class, when they perform the movements from the foundational series (squats, presses, and deadlifts) the mechanics of and consistency with the movement informs the load.

Information above courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Heyl CrossFit kids & teens programme’

The HEYL CrossFit kids & teens Programme started in September 2018 and is teaching children and adolescents how fun fitness can be and creating a firm foundation of functional movement. There are 3 different classes within the programme which are generalised by age:

Kids (5-8 years old)

Kids (9-12 years old)

Teens (13-17 years old)

*Although these classes are set out by age, it is NOT the age of your child that is the deciding factor for what class your child will attend. It is largely based on individual skill, athleticism, and maturity and is ultimately decided by the head coach to ensure your child is getting the most out of the CrossFit experience.*

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The HEYL CrossFit kids & teens programme is run through 10 session blocks for each individual participant. Children must be booked into the sessions they wish to attend in advance through our Go TeamUp system. Each individual will be given an account upon sign up and purchase of initial 10 session block.

Block pricing is below and varies between age groups due to differing class lengths:

Kids (5-8) – £40

Kids (9-12) – £50

Teens (13-17) – £60

Each block is valid for 4 months allowing plenty of time to use all sessions. This also allows for flexibility for both parties as we appreciate life gets in the way and you can’t always make every week.

Sibling Discount

We are aware that many families have more than one child who would like to partake in CrossFit Kids, so we have put together sibling discount. The oldest child will be charged full price for their 10 session block and any younger siblings will receive 10% off their block.

Simply use the discount code ‘sibling’ when you purchase your 10 session block online.

Free Taster Session

All children will be invited to partake in one free class so that they have been able to experience the classes for themselves to ensure they would like to get started as a CrossKit kid or teen.

If you would like to book a free trial class for your child, please get in touch.

Class Times

Classes currently run during term-time only as follows:

Kids (5-8)
Friday 15.45 – 16.15

Kids (9-12)
Friday 16.15 – 17.00

Teens (13-17)
Friday 17.00 – 18.00

Access the full Heyl CrossFit timetable.