What is CrossFit Hydro Kids?
CrossFit Hydro Kids is a strength-and-conditioning program that is specially designed for kids and teenagers and their specific developmental needs and helps them to develop a lifelong love of fitness. Kids are coached, challenged, and engaged in every class. Classes last approximately 40 minutes and include a warm-up, skill, workout, and game. Fun and proper form are always the first priority!
In a group setting, children and teens participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded athletes. Hydro Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general (B.I.G.) and are scalable for any participant at any level.
What Does This Mean?
Constantly varied means that, for the most part, no two workouts are the same. Kids and teens never get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about participating.
The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play—- pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of thoroughly trained CrossFit Hydro Kids trainers.
When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive, and general (B.I.G.) it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes who will be better at any and every sport that they play because Hydro Kids doesn’t coach them to be good at just one thing.
CrossFit Hydro Kids aims to avert childhood obesity by creating an excitement about exercising and providing the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating by focusing on the importance of good nutrition that complements physical activity. While workouts are fun, they also increasingly demand strength, stamina and perseverance. The physical and mental demands of Hydro Kids foster self-confidence, discipline, persistence, problem solving, and integrity that can be applied in all areas of children’s lives.
Important Safety Note: Start slow. Yes, we want the kids to work hard, but we never demand children to work harder or faster during a workout. This is a critically important point: With children, we always privilege good movement over speed. We do not want them so sore the next day that they are hurting.