Crossfit for Toddlers: $280 a Month

Crossfit for Toddlers: $280 a Month

At Crossfit Gantry in Queens, kids "as young as 3" can learn "Crossfit" for "$140 a month for class once a week, or $280 a month for classes twice a week."

 

Long Island City Gym to Teach CrossFit to Toddlers

LONG ISLAND CITY — The CrossFit workout craze is about to get some new pint-sized devotees.

The Hunters Point gym CrossFit Gantry will begin offering classes to children as young as 3 years old this week, giving kids a specially tailored version of the popular fitness program — which emphasizes strength, conditioning and a varied workout routine.

"They love it," said Michele Kelber, a certified CrossFit Kids coach who says youngsters are often drawn to CrossFit because they want to work out the same way as mom or dad.

"A lot of times, we have adult members bring their kids, and the kids are just dying to do it because they see their parents do it," she said.

In other cases, the parents watching their kids exercise decide to join.

"And sometimes it’s the other way around — sometimes parents end up joining who would never have seen themselves doing CrossFit," she added.

The price tag might be a heavy lift for parents, with a kids membership costing $140 a month for class once a week, or $280 a month for classes twice a week. Classes will be offered on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Kelber says the popularity of CrossFit gyms is now starting to spill over to the younger set: she currently runs another kids program in Williamsburg, and will be starting one soon in Red Hook and another next month in Astoria.

"It's gone very mainstream, and I think in turn, people are starting to develop kids programs," she said.

Unlike the adult version of the workouts, Gantry Kids won't be expected to lift a kettlebell above their heads. The classes will teach them the traditional CrossFit movements, like squats and overhead presses, but without weights, Kelber said.

The weights aren't necessary or healthy for young kids' overall fitness, since their quickly growing bodies have enough to cope with, she said.

"Children develop and grow stronger by doing no weight and lots of repetition," she said. "They don't do anything with a barbell."

The classes will incorporate colors, counting and add an element of imagination to movement.

Kids will practice their best bear crawl or crab walk, build castles out of fitness mats and move them together as a team, or do a squat while pretending to be an angry gorilla.

"For them, it's just like a huge game," Kelber said.

CrossFit Kids will also emphasize functionality in movement, teaching children exercises that apply to their everyday life, like how to lift a heavy backpack without injuring themselves.

 

 

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LOFLOLOLOL OH MAN.

Its gonna get weird when them little freaks start posting selfies Phone Post

Why would I pay that much to use a toddler as a kettle bell when I can use my neighbors kid for $5 Phone Post

Expensive fitness babysitting. Why didn't I think of that?

Hell yeah, my four year old will have a 6 pack in no time! Phone Post 3.0

Good for them.  That's a great fucking idea, if they can convince idiot parents to pay that amount.  I mean, the idea itself is stupid, but the idea of selling it to idiot parents is brilliant

does your baby even lift bro?

Oh my goodness.

The thought of kindergardeners doing Fran is hilarious...

But this is the worst idea I've heard since "hope and change" Phone Post

This has inspired me. I will now be offering BJJ classes to toddlers, starting at $465 a month (one class per week). Interested parties should PM me for details. Private lessons also available. Phone Post 3.0

Legit LOL at the thread title. Phone Post

UGCTT_Messiah - This has inspired me. I will now be offering BJJ classes to toddlers, starting at $465 a month (one class per week). Interested parties should PM me for details. Private lessons also available. Phone Post 3.0


Easy there, Megan's List, nobody is going to pay you to roll around with their babies.  

How about the parents spend some time with their kid and play with them.

Leigh - 

The park is free Phone Post



I know, right?

Crossfit is a religion. Kill it with fire.

It's a stupidity tax.

Mom, can I poo?

 

No ask your dad!

 

Oh no...

 

I poo'd on you.

LOL @ crossfit for toddlers for $280/month!!!

I had that too when I was a kid. It was called the jungle gym and playground - except it was free.

Good for the crossfit gym owner though. If the parents are so damn gullible, why not take them for everything you can?