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 program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.

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 second graders and high-school varsity wrestlers differ by degree and not kind; the program 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 is designed to be minimalist; it is inexpensive and often requires little or no equipment, allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives.

CrossFit Kids programs can be found in over 1,800 gyms and more than 1,000 schools worldwide.

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc

Cortex Kids Coach - Seb

Meet Coach Seb our CrossFit Kids Trainer! 

Seb has been an athlete at CORTEX since 2021 and is a valuable member of our community. He has started coaching the CrossFit Kids program this year at CORTEXCrossFit 🤸‍♂️

Seb, why do you coach CrossFit Kids? 

" I believe that CrossFit methodology is the best for children. It’s constantly varied and fun so they never get bored. And it’s focus is on general preparedness/development which I believe is the most beneficial for children’s health. I’ve done CrossFit style workouts with my daughter, Amelia since she was 2 and she inspired me to start kids classes at the local community at Cortex CrossFit in Sandy. 

I hope most of these children attending the workouts today will still be recreational crossfiters when they grow up, some will be athletes or even coaches in future so CrossFit as community will continue to live in years to come and people will enjoy good health and fitness."