CrossFit for Kids and Teens

CrossFit for Kids and Teens

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What is CrossFit Kids?

CrossFitKids teaches CrossFit to children ages 3-18 with the emphasis on FUN!  It’s based on the principle of mechanics, consistency and then intensity and encourages children to move well as they grow and develop. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. But more than that, research indicates that consistent physical exercise benefits cognitive function, which can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.

CrossFit Kids is broad, all inclusive and confidence building.  We play games, learn how to use and understand our bodies, we build relationships and self esteem and have as much fun as possible in the process!

Every child can do the programme regardless of skill or experience. Children and teenagers will follow a prescribed programme but will have the intensity and load scaled to them, to enable them as individuals to work through the progressions required to complete the exercise; this could be learning to do a handstand, a pull-up, lift an object or jump on to a box (this is exactly how we train us grown-ups too!).

CrossFit Kids and Teens programmes can be found in over 1,800 gyms and more than 1,000 schools worldwide and continues to grow.


What age?

We run classes for three age groups:

  • Preschool and Reception (Crossfit Tykes– ages 3-6)
  • Kids (Crossfit Rascals– ages 7-12) and
  • Teens (Crossfit Avengers– ages 13-17)

** Please note that it is not the age of your child that is the deciding factor for what class he or she attends.  It is largely based upon individual maturity, development, athleticism and skill that will ensure your child is getting the most out of the CrossFit experience.

**Preschool class lasts 30 minutes, Kids class lasts 45 minutes and the Teens class is a 50-minute session that runs much like an adult class.


Where and When?

Classes are held at CrossFit St Albans.  CFSA is a large, established CrossFit venue that has been operating since July 2014.

We are located in the London Road Business Park, immediately off London Road.  There is ample parking.  Our venue has two floors and an enclosed outside space – we will make use of all our space depending on the weather!

  • CrossFit Tykes – ages 3-6 – term-time Sundays 9:30-10am
  • CrossFit Rascals – ages 7-12 – term-time Fridays 4-4:45pm
  • CrossFit Avengers – ages 13-17 – term-time Thursdays 4-4:50pm

**Please contact us to discuss and book before coming to class**

Please contact CrossFit Kids coach Claudia at charltonclaudia@gmail.com or on 07585 778388, for more information and to book your child on to CrossFit Kids


Our Coaches?

Our CrossfitKids programme is led by Claudia Luscombe-Whyte. Claudia is a mum of two (ages 11 and 8).  She is a fully qualified CrossFit Trainer (CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting, CrossFit Gymnastics and CrossFit Judge certified) who coaches regular adult CrossFit sessions at the box and is also a one-to-one coach.


What parents say about CrossFit Kids:

Sheridan – mother of two CrossFit Tykes:

“Our two children do lots of different sports and started CrossFit Kids with Claudia because we wanted them to have a solid grounding and understanding of how their bodies can move, which they can build on and take into their activities and sports.

Already they love it.  Claudia makes the classes so much fun, but the kids are getting plenty done. They’re impressing all their friends on the monkey bars too, which they’re chuffed about!”


Paul – dad of a CrossFit Avenger:

“Our daughter started CrossFit Kids with Claudia in order to complement the training she does for other sports – she comes home each week shattered but more importantly smiling from ear to ear – she is learning new techniques and absolutely loves it.  It is rapidly becoming her favourite activity of the week.”


Caitlin, 9 – CrossFit Kid:

“I love CrossFit Kids as it helps me keep fit and have a lot of fun at the same time. Every week is different and I enjoy the games we play.”