CrossFit Kids/Teens (taught under our Prep Athletic Club or PAC) is a method for teaching Greg Glassman’s CrossFit to children ages 3-18. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency, and then Intensity; Prep Athletic Club 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.
Prep Athletic Club 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 but 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. PAC is designed to be minimalist; allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives.
CLASS ATTIRE Breathable, movable clothing Tennis shoes/sneakers (no sandals, bare feet, open toe-shoes, muddy soles) No headphones or jewelry No chewing gum or food on gym floor Hair pulled back and out of face
CLASS POLICIES To ensure everyone has a positive experience, and to reduce distractions for the students and coaches during classes, we ask the following from parents: Please No parents on the gym floor during any PAC classes. You are welcome to wait/watch from the front lobby. Children not participating in PAC classes are not allowed on the gym floor, upstairs, kid care facility, or outside. Only during our PAC classes are small children allowed to wait quietly, fully supervised in the front lobby with a parent/guardian. Please make sure you’ve signed our liability waiver.
KIDS DROP-OFF Students waiting for their class to begin must remain in the front lobby until their coach gathers them. Students 8 years and under must be fully supervised with their parent/guardian until class begins. Please no early drop-offs unsupervised.
KIDS PICK-UP When class has ended, all students will be taken to the front lobby to wait for pick up. For the safety of the kids, all kids 8 and under must be picked inside the front lobby by parent/guardian.