18 min

CrossFit for Kids Family Matters

    • Parenting

CrossFit for kids is growing across Canada with a number of gyms offering programming for children as young as 3 years old. Gyms like FirePower Kids in Milton, Ontario. In the seven years since it started offering pint-sized workouts, it has grown to 200 members. Jodi Nieuwendyk is a coach at FirePower Kids and joins us to talk about the workouts and how her gym decides if their little Crossfitters are ready to lift weight. CrossFit has a reputation for intensity and sometimes even injury, so what do the experts say: is it safe for children? Dr. Marni Wesner is a sport and exercise medicine consultant at Edmonton’s Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. She joins us to talk about the sport and what parents need to know before enrolling.

CrossFit for kids is growing across Canada with a number of gyms offering programming for children as young as 3 years old. Gyms like FirePower Kids in Milton, Ontario. In the seven years since it started offering pint-sized workouts, it has grown to 200 members. Jodi Nieuwendyk is a coach at FirePower Kids and joins us to talk about the workouts and how her gym decides if their little Crossfitters are ready to lift weight. CrossFit has a reputation for intensity and sometimes even injury, so what do the experts say: is it safe for children? Dr. Marni Wesner is a sport and exercise medicine consultant at Edmonton’s Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. She joins us to talk about the sport and what parents need to know before enrolling.

18 min

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