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Youth CrossFit & Weightlifting

PRIORITIZING YOUTH HEALTH & FITNESS

*INQUIRIES OR TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY CLASS*
nicole@crossfitrebels.com
Gym Phone: (727) 253-4971

 

At CrossFit Rebels, we teach our young athletes that fitness should be striven for and continuously developed so it can serve them as long as possible.
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

WE ARE SHAPING OUR YOUTH’S FUTURE WITH CROSSFIT!


Dear Parent,

My name is Nicole and I am the Owner/Operator of our CrossFit KidsProgram.  I absolutely love CrossFit and all it does for our adult athletes, and after having been exposed to CrossFit Kids, I have even greater respect for CrossFit as a sport and lifestyle. CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely absolutely CrossFit geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population (neurological, cognitive, motor). I’m both honored and humbled to play such an important role in the development of your child.
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IMG_0038COACH NICOLE 

Certified Level 1 &  CrossFit Kids Trainer / Certified NASM Personal Trainer 

BLS CPR (adult & child) & AED certified / First Aid 

NASM Youth Exercise Specialist, USAW Weightlifting Coach, CrossFit Gymnastics Certified, CrossFit Mobility Certified, Crossfit Gymnastics Certified, Crossfit Movement & Mobility certified, Certification in Applied Functional Science, Currently schooling to apply for physical therapist assistant.

*Completed all background checks to be cleared and safeguarded to work with children.


CLASS SCHEDULE : MONDAY – TUESDAY – THURSDAY

  • TEENS STRENGTH SERIES 3pm-4pm MON/TUES
  • Kids 4-4:45 P.M. Appropriate for ages 5-8/9
  • Preteen 5 – 6 P.M Appropriate for ages 9-12
  • Teens CROSSFIT – 6-7:00 P.M. Ages 13-16

RATES: Family/siblings discounts, MILITARY, FIRE, LEO, teachers, & “on the block” Business discounts available.

  • $90 – 3x Monthly (Mon, Tues & TH)
  • $75 – 2x week 
  • $10/ pay by class & visitor fee* (see below)

PAY BY POLICY: the pay by class option is allowed for visiting CrossFiters and those proficient in sports or other forms of physical exercise.


MEET THE REST OF OUR TEAM 

COACH NICK

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer / assistant CFK coach

*Completed all background checks to be cleared and safeguarded to work with children


COACH CHRISTINA, MD

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Certified CrossFit Kids Trainer / Level 1 CrossFit Trainer / Family Practitioner, Primary Care Doctor

*Completed all background checks to be cleared and safeguarded to work with children

 

 

 


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Level 1 CrossFit Trainer/ assistant CFK coach

*Completed all background checks to be cleared and safeguarded to work with children

 


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Level 1 CrossFit Trainer / CFK aid / Certified yoga instructor/ Gardener Expert

25yrs experience teaching & practicing yoga

*Completed all background checks to be cleared & safeguarded to work with children


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WHAT IS CROSSFIT KIDS

Straight from the CrossFit Kids Main Page…
IMG_7756Our goal at CrossFit Kids is to educate and enthuse children and teens about functional fitness. We believe these will be the foundational experiences our children require to embark on lifelong journeys of wellness which will enable them to effectively perform simple, yet necessary tasks well into their adult years. Our dream is to foster a generation of healthy, fit individuals who require limited assistance and enjoy freedom of movement and activity throughout their life spans. To that end, we design each of our workouts with the varied modalities that will increase fitness levels across a broad spectrum of performance and health considerations. Always functional, never boring, CrossFit Kids resolves the issues of our sedentary, noxious lifestyles. Working the body according to the way it was designed, we are training a generation to take responsibility for their health via the path of least resistance.

FullSizeRenderCrossFit Kids workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that deliver a fitness that is broad, inclusive and general and scalable for any participant at any level. For the most part, no two workouts are the same, so 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 Kids Trainers.

When fitness is defined as broad, inclusive and general it means that participants will become well-rounded athletes who will be better at any and every sport that they play because CrossFit Kids doesn’t coach them to be good at just one thing.  Our workouts will increase physical competence in 10 fitness domains: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.

With workouts that are scalable, CrossFit Kids can equally benefit a person who is less active or an accomplished athlete by tailoring workouts so that each participant is challenged just enough to deliver measurable results and personal athletic progress. Here is a GREAT video from the founders of CrossFit Kids, the Martins…it’s worth the five minutes!

At the youngest of ages, children demonstrate perfect human form, position, and efficiency…

There are three main areas that kids gain from CrossFit:

1. Early Lifestyle Habits: instill the value of fitness at an early age. Our program is focused on safety and fun – learning that fitness can be fun is important! Kids will naturally make health and fitness a priority for their future. 

2. Emotionally: as with other sports, kids will build sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, listening skills, self-discipline, and manners. These are all skills, though not physical, that will help kids become successful later in life.  Watch your children’s self-esteem and confidence boost!

3. Physically: CrossFit is great for kids because of the wide variety of disciplines it involves, from weightlifting to calisthenics to gymnastics. Kids brains are like little sponges, itching to make neurological connections and adaptations. These connections in the brain are made in response to stimuli. The more kids can be exposed to when they are young, the more connections and capacities they develop and retain for the rest of their lives. 


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Frequently Asked Questions:

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IS IT SAFE FOR YOUNG KIDS TO LIFT WEIGHTS?
This notion has been discredited by modern sports science. Scientific evidence and clinical impressions indicate that youth resistance training has the potential to offer observable health and fitness value to children and adolescents, provided that appropriate training variables and guidelines are followed and supervised by qualified professionals.  Moreover, the benefits of early strength training can eventually have long-term implications for an individual’s healthy lifestyle and future sports participation.

“Youth resistance training can improve one’s cardiovascular risk profile, facilitate weight control, strengthen bone, enhance psychosocial well-being, improve motor performance skills, and increase a young athletes’ resistance to sports-related injuries.”          ~National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

The CrossFit Kids program incorporates specific resistance training guidelines from the American Academy of PediatricsFullSizeRender-1, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, and an international consensus of endorsing groups. The CrossFit Kids program is in compliance with nearly every recommended feature for an age-appropriate resistance training program

We believe kids should lift weights as early as possible or when their attention span is ready for it.  Weight training is SAFE when the environment is controlled and overload is gradually and systematically increased over time as the athlete becomes more comfortable with it.

Anecdotal evidence shows that strength training for kids is far from what could be considered “dangerous” for developing bones.  Kids are more likely to hurt themselves by violent or and traumatic (falling) events which far exceed any stress on a young athlete’s bones than lifting weights.  Strength training actually protects our young from injuries by gaining increased muscle size and strength.

IS OBSERVING CLASSES ALLOWED?
You may stay and watch your child’s class but it is not mandatory. Many parents drop off or work out while their kids do.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE/WHAT TO BRING?
Work out attire which allows freedom of movement without being too loose they can get caught in equipment and tennis shoes must be worn. NO SANDALS. Kids may bring gym bags, backpacks, school work, and any medications they may require.

A water bottle is required. Other gear & accessories such as lifting shoes, wrist wraps, knee sleeves, etc. is not required but are allowed. Phones may be brought to class but will not be tolerated as a distraction.
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OTHER PROGRAMS

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  • Power Lifting & Olympic Lifting phases. 2 classes per week.
  • Limited spots to be offered per session for better learning environment
  • Prerequisites: involvement in other athletics that develop speed, agility and balance. This includes CrossFit. *This program is not yet available for developing the beginner weightlifter.

 

 

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