We here at CFP know that kids love to run, jump and flat out have fun! Why not prepare them to do just that or anything life might throw at them?
CrossFit Kids is your answer!
Why would I send my son/daughter to CrossFit Kids? Crossfit Kids is a great opportunity for your child to try new activities, learn about proper techniques for exercise and health, and have positive interactions with other children. All classes utilize the ten basic physical skills — cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, flexibility, agility, accuracy, balance, and coordination – and are conducted in a small, safe and judgment-free environment.
What is the goal of the CFP Kids program? Our main goal at Crossfit Kids is to promote life-long activity. We aim to show the importance of being active throughout the child’s lifetime and at the same time reinforce how being active can be enjoyable.
What will we teach that is not currently taught in Physical Education class? The Crossfit Kids program uses varied, functional movements performed at high intensity within a short amount of time. Workouts consist of various exercises containing elements drawn from the physical skills listed above. In the class, your child will receive much more personal time with the Crossfit coach thanks to the small class size, and will have exercises adjusted to their unique skill and ability level. The class length allows us to go into much more detail than would be permitted in a school setting. In a PE class, a teacher is usually teaching to 25-30 students at one time, in a restrictive space, and under a time restraint to cover a certain amount of material.
I want him/her to be better at sports. What will this do for them? While we cannot promise that doing Crossfit Kids will make your child better at sports, we can say that we will increase his or her body’s capacity for exercise. Since our workouts consist of a variety of functional movements, they will produce a fitness that is broad and comprehensive. This type of training means that your child will be a well-rounded athlete and will be better at any activity. By consistently attending class, your child will become stronger, faster and more agile than before.
- Mon/Wed – 4pm
- Sat – 9am
Monthly Membership Rates with ACH Auto-Renewal
- 8 Classes Per Month (average 2x/week) - Month-to-Month Standard rate = $55
- 12 Classes Per Month (average 3x/week) - Month-to-Month = $75
- 1 class: $14
Please see the front desk to set up your CrossFit Kids membership!
(Letter from Coach Matt Medina)
Dear CrossFit Kid’s Parent,
Thank you for allowing your child to be a part of the CrossFit Kids Class! The commitment to our children’s future is a beautiful, arduous, amazingly nuanced path; the coaches are excited you have chosen CrossFit Kids to be a part of that path as CrossFit has changed all of our lives immeasurably for the better. With your child, we are not only able to potentially enhance their lives, but we also have the opportunity to shape their lives and their realities within them. It is with this endeavor I have dedicated my life; your child’s safety and opportunity to potentiate their personal lives are my primary focus.
I wanted to take this opportunity, now that the Kids Class is underway, to introduce myself formally and to set some policies and procedures for the safety of your child and the efficacy of their CrossFit class experience.
My name is Matthew Medina. I started coaching at CrossFit Providence in February of 2013. I have a degree in Health and Physical Education from Rhode Island College. I am currently a teacher in the Pawtucket school system and have been teaching for 12 years.
We will be running a Kids (ages 5-12) group and classes will be 45 minutes long. As previously stated, your child’s safety is paramount to the coaches, and it is with this focus I need your help. Below are some rules that we must enforce as a CrossFit Community to best protect your child;
1. Walk your children inside the building for the start of the class, and come inside the building to pick them up.
2. Bring your children to the designated Kids area, where the head coach will meet them and take them onto the gym floor for the day’s class.
3. Unless pre-arranged with the head coach, the children are only allowed to go home with the person who drops them off.
4. Until I get to know all of you and your children by name, please sign your child in and out with the head coach so I can ensure they are going home with the appropriate person.
5. A waiver, signed by a parent or legal guardian, is required for each child before he or she is allowed to participate in a class.
6. Ensure your child has a bottle of water, or a bottle that can be filled up at the drinking fountain. Don’t forget to put your child’s name on it!
7. Ensure your children are wearing clothes appropriate for running, jumping, rolling, pulling, swinging, climbing, crawling, throwing, and being upside down.
8. If you choose to stay and watch the class (which I hope you do!), please do not coach your child.
9. Children with disciplinary problems: first warning-free of consequence, second warning-sit out the first two minutes of the game, third warning-go to the parent.
10. Finally, please make the head coach aware of any special needs for your children that may facilitate their individual safety, learning, and growth (i.e., medications, illness, physical/mental limitations, injury, sports, etc.).
I look forward to getting to know all of you personally and training your children to the utmost of my ability. If you have any questions, comments, problems, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get a hold of me at the following:
Coach Matt Medina