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CrossFit Kids & Teens

At CrossFit Qualicum Beach, we offer classes for kids and teens. The kid’s classes focus on fun, quality of movement and CrossFit prescription. The teens class is focused on applying perfect movement to strength and conditioning training.

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CrossFit Kids & Teens

At CrossFit Qualicum Beach, we offer classes for kids and teens. The kid’s classes focus on fun, quality of movement and CrossFit prescription. While the teen’s classes is a more geared toward strength and conditioning. 

Little Ninjas

Little Ninjas is our first introduction to CrossFit for children in Kindergarten through Grade 1. This primary-focused class allows children to begin developing their gross motor skills in an active, engaging and playful setting.

The three main pillars of our Little Ninjas program are as follows:

1. Focus on Fun – We want to establish and support a positive association between being fit and having fun. Each day of class is oriented around a theme, such as “Outer Space”, “Animals”, and “Toys”.
2. Quality of Movement – We spend dedicated time every class on skill development and learning correct motor recruitment patterns. We then put our learning to the test in exciting and engaging ways. Learning the correct ways to move will help with injury prevention in other physical activities as well as skill transfer to a variety of sports.
3. CrossFit Prescription – Just as in all of our programs, we strive to appropriately apply the CrossFit pedagogy to this beginning, young group of athletes. Little Ninjas class content is constantly varied, focused on functional movements, and provides opportunities to explore higher intensity levels of exercise.

Schedule & Rates

Thursdays 3:15pm-4:15pm
$72/four-week session + tax

2019/2020 Sessions:

Sept 26 – Oct 17
Nov 7 – 28
Jan 9 – 30
Apr 16 – May 7
*Classes are capped at 10 Ninjas

Typical Structure of a Little Ninjas Class

Whiteboard Brief
Warm-up
Skill Development
WOD (Workout of the Day)
Game
“Big Gym” – supervised exploration with rowers, rope climbs, sleds etc.

Program Details

Little Ninjas will be focused mostly on bodyweight movements. If and when additional weight is used, it will be to become familiar with coordinated efforts and will be minimal i.e. using a 3lb kettlebell to practice a deadlift or throwing a 2lb medicine ball to improve accuracy.
The Trainer for this program is Kim Howse (can you link to the bio page here?) – a retired Elementary School Teacher and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  All kids and teens programs are overseen by CF Kids Head Coach, Maggie Bugg (another link perhaps?). Criminal Record Checks are maintained annually for all coaches working with children at CrossFit Qualicum Beach.

Dynamite Squad

Dynamite Squad is geared toward the further development of primary-aged kids in Grades 2-4. This class will continue to offer a play-based approach to fitness while increasing the skill bank of the children and providing a consistent, weekly opportunity to exercise.
The three main pillars of our Dynamite Squad program are as follows:

1. Focus on Fun – We want to establish and support a positive association between being fit and having fun. While there will be hard work involved and focus required, we endeavour to keep the learning and workout environment inclusive, positive, and exciting!

2. Quality of Movement – We spend time every class on specific skill development and build physical competence through the consistent and correct repetition of movements. Focused effort and personal achievement are celebrated, and children will learn how to move safely and efficiently.

3. CrossFit Prescription – Just as in all of our programs, we strive to appropriately apply the CrossFit pedagogy to this beginner, young group of athletes. Dynamite Squad class content is constantly varied, focused on functional movements, and provides opportunities to explore higher intensity levels of exercise.

Schedule & Rates

Tuesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm
$37/month + tax

Typical Structure of a Dynamite Squad Class

Whiteboard Brief
Warm Up
Skill Development
WOD (Workout Of the Day)
Game

Program Details

Dynamite Squad will be focused mostly on bodyweight movements, progressing towards incorporating light equipment such as medicine balls, kettlebells, and dumbbells to improve coordination, accuracy, and power production.
The Trainer for this program is Shannon Light (can you link to the bio page here?) – an NCCP Regional Figure Skating Coach and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. All kids and teens programs are overseen by CF Kids Head Coach, Maggie Bugg (another link perhaps?). Criminal Record Checks are maintained annually for all coaches working with children at CrossFit Qualicum Beach.

Fire Breathers

Fire Breathers is our final kids class before moving through to our Teens program. It is geared toward kids in Grades 5-7 as they move towards learning more complex skills and beginning to develop and train their strength capacity.

The three main pillars of our Fire Breathers program are as follows:

1. Focus on Fun – We want to establish and support a positive association between being fit and having fun. Although the work will definitely be tiring, and you might get a little sweaty, you will surely be smiling and having fun! There is a focus on individual, partner, and team workouts, increasing the social component of fitness activities.

2. Quality of Movement – This emphasizes the technical side of our focus. We spend time every class on specific skill development and build strength through the constant repetition of movements. As more complex movements are taught in this class, there is an increased focus on safety and an expectation to consistently perform correct movement mechanics.

3. CrossFit Prescription – Just as in all of our programs, we strive to appropriately apply the CrossFit pedagogy to this developing, young group of athletes. Fire Breathers class content is constantly varied, focused on functional movements, and provides opportunities to explore higher intensity levels of exercise.

Schedule & Rates

Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm
$75/month + tax
Classes are capped at 16 children

Typical Structure of a Fire Breathers Class

Warm Up
Skill or Strength Development
WOD (Workout Of the Day)
Game or Mobility & Stretching

Program Details

Throughout the course of this program, strength will be gained through increasing the individual’s neuromuscular capacity and load will only be increased once the athlete can consistently demonstrate proper mechanics. Depending on the skill level of the athlete, the movement being taught, and the intention behind the workout, athletes will be unloaded, slightly loaded or given an opportunity to try a more challenging load. This will all be at the discretion of the Trainer, not the athlete.

The Trainers for this program are Kim Howse and Shannon Light (can you link to the bio page here?) – a retired Elementary School Teacher and an NCCP Regional Figure Skating Coach, also both CrossFit Level 1 Trainers. All kids and teens programs are overseen by CF Kids Head Coach, Maggie Bugg (another link perhaps?). Criminal Record Checks are maintained annually for all coaches working with children at CrossFit Qualicum Beach.

CrossFit Teens Program

CrossFit Teens is an opportunity for both new and experienced athletes, Grades 8-12, to focus on strength and conditioning. All classes utilize specifically designed programming under the supervision of CrossFit Teens Trainers. Every movement is performed with skill progression in mind, so this class is open to ALL fitness levels!

HOW TO GET STARTED

The first step towards becoming a member of CFQB’s Teen program is to set up a FREE consultation session with yourself, your teen, and our CrossFit Teens Trainer where we’ll discuss:

  • Personal fitness goals & past or present injuries/medical conditions
  • Benefits of strength & conditioning training
  • Class structure & composition

Schedule & Rates

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm
$110/month + tax
Classes are capped at 14 Teens

Program Atmosphere

Equally as important as developing their physical capacity, we strive to create a positive and healthy space for Oceanside teens to spend time with their friends and build confidence in their abilities. CFQB is a strong community filled with members and coaches who are passionate about fitness and role model a healthy lifestyle. We are proud to offer a space where local teens can develop a sense of community with their peers, and learn to leave their egos at the door and feel empowered by their amazing capacity for growth!

A typical class involves the following components:

Warm-up & Mobility
Skill / Strength Work
Conditioning (WOD)
Recovery & Mobility

Skills & Movements

  • Powerlifting & Olympic Lifting
  • Gymnastics & Bodyweight Movements
  • Endurance activities
  • Mobility & Dynamic Stretching

Program Details

Programming for the teen class is a variation of our adult program; however, the expectation on the teens is different. With our Teen program, there is an increased emphasis on safety of movement, as well as consistent demonstration of proper technique and mechanics. The safety of our athletes is of the utmost importance and our goal is to support them in making gains across a broad range of physical fitness domains.

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