Prairie CrossFit is a registered CrossFit gym in Winnipeg certified to run an official CrossFit Kids program.
We currently run a weekly class on Wednesday’s at 6:30 for ages 6 – 12. We also run adult classes at the same time so you and your child can get fit together! If you are interested in having your child participate, please fill out the contact form below to register. You do not need to be a member of our facility in order for you child to attend class.
Prairie CrossFit Kids is designed for our younger members who are looking for general fitness benefits. These classes emphasizes improvement of balance, strength, spatial awareness, coordination, endurance, flexibility, and teamwork skills. This is all accomplished by carefully selecting the age appropriate activities that will allow children to develop at their own rate. Through movement exploration and focused lessons on proper form and execution children will have a blast getting fit.
A major asset to the Kids classes is our ability to “disguise” exercising within a huge variety of games. When children play they are having fun and that is how we give kids great work outs without getting bored. Every child is encouraged to work at their own fitness level while being motivated to push themselves harder with each class. We are very aware of the many different social pressures many children face when it comes to weight, self-esteem and fitness. At Prairie CrossFit we have created a “safe place” for children to be themselves no matter what their current fitness level may be.
It is our goal that every child who participates in one of our classes leaves with a smile on their faces, sweaty, and healthier, and more educated than when they came. Each class is designed by owner Derek Wickham who is not only a certified CrossFit kids trainer, he is also a certified physical education teacher and has a young daughter of his own. Our other coach, Mandy Laing has her Kids classes coaching certification and has been running kids camps for over 5 years.
If your child is 14 or older, we can integrate them into normal CF Classes where they will get the same attentive coaching. Contact us for further details.