Crossfit Makes Kids Smarter
Today’s kids in the U.S. are falling behind in the classroom, we are experiencing an epidemic of childhood obesity and physical education at schools is increasingly limited. Some schools in the country have eliminate P.E. altogether. Research has shown that “fit children had significantly larger basal ganglia, a key part of the brain that aids in maintaining attention and “executive control,” or the ability to coordinate actions and thoughts crisply. It also has a positive effect on test scores.
Those familiar with CrossFit Kids know that it is a strength and conditioning program for young athletes. It is used by athletic teams, martial arts, schools and sports team. Parents that want their kids to grow up healthy, strong, and with a life-long love of working out (me being one of them) have also embraced the CrossFit kids program. Parents are motivated to enroll their kids in CrossFit to avoid the common problems associated with childhood inactivity and obesity. The program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. The programming typically includes a variety of activities such as running, push-ups, pull-ups, box jumps, thrusters, squats and much more.
The goal of the San Carlos Crossfit kids program is to teach the fundamental Crossfit movements while making sure the kids are having fun.