The BRIO NextGen program seeks to foster the enthusiasm kids have for running, jumping, throwing, climbing, and imitating their CrossFitting parents in a safe and encouraging setting. We focus first on developing balance, body control, flexibility, and proper movement and progresses growing bodies appropriately as they move through various stages of physical and mental development.
Our BRIO Next Generation kids program runs in pre-registered blocks of 4 or 5 weeks. Classes run on Thursday evenings and Sundays afternoon (see below). Participants can register for one or both days. Training sessions will involve a skill development time (weightlifting or gymnastics), a workout, and a stretching portion. The primary focus of our NextGen course is core stability with a heavy emphasis on planks, farmer carries, hollow holds, and waiter walks. We put the principles of core stability into practice while working on the foundational movements of squats, push ups, pull ups, deadlifts, cleans, snatches etc.
The Parent Mentor
Because we believe health and fitness is a family affair, the BRIO NextGen program is only open to children of our current BRIO members. Parent(s) will act as the program Mentor and will be involved in the fun! NextGen kids will have "homework" challenges each week to be done at home with their Parent/Mentor. Challenges will be fun activities to be completed together - 5 min in a plank, 100 partner burpees, spend an hour being active outdoors, cook a healthy dinner together, etc.
The BRIO Next Generation is open to the children of our current CrossFit BRIO members only. We welcome kids of all experience levels that are in Grade 4 or higher and born in or before 2012 (ages 9 and up).
Development in our NextGen program will cover all 10 of the Generally Recognized Physical Skills: Strength, Cardio, Stamina, Flexibility, Speed, Power, Accuracy, Agility, Coordination, and Balance. On a semi-annual basis, regular participants will receive a Skills Report Card so the Parent/Mentor can see their progress!