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I can’t express the emotions that come over me when I give cues to children, and I watch them perform a perfect CrossFit movement. I get goose bumps every time one of my young athletes stick their thumbs in the air and then place their thumbs on their shoulder.
Last year the thought never crossed my mind to sign up for the CrossFit Open. Last year the idea would have made me laugh out loud. But that was last year. This year my son Brock said to me, “You’re signing up for the Open, right?” This year I’m thinking it might not be such a ridiculous notion after all.
In all of my classes I stress that our main goal is to MAKE FITNESS FUN! So when the boys in my middle school class asked if we could play Ultimate Frisbee, I couldn’t set up the cones and goals fast enough! The game had turned out to be more intense and physically demanding than any WOD we had programmed for them.
CrossFit has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I was. There has been plenty of times in workouts when I thought there was no way I'd be able pick that barbell up again, or row another odd number of meters. But it's crazy what can be accomplished when you just go for it. I've been given the opportunity in many workouts to be able to test that out.
Liz Marshall’s journey with CrossFit. Liz talks about her choice to start CrossFit, her decision to continue with CrossFit through two pregnancies, and her dedication to herself and CrossFit post-baby.
CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely and absolutely CrossFit geared toward kids and their specific developmental needs. We want to inspire kids to develop a lifelong passion for fitness. The benefits of a program like CrossFit Kids can be long lasting for children, both physically and mentally, and it is a great activity for children to get into at any age.