Mommy Minute: CrossFit Kids makes fitness a family affair

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At CrossFit Trinium, they take a family approach to fitness.

Kids ages 3 to 18 come together to break a sweat, challenge each other, and above all, have fun.

It’s called CrossFit Kids and it incorporates weightlifting, gymnastics and cardio.

“I’ve seen kids grow so much physically and mentally,” instructor Deb Wise said. “Our number one goal is making sure those kids have fun from a young age and have a really strong fitness foundation.”

For CrossFit trainer Maggie Slater, CrossFit Kids is a passion.

She’s easily overwhelmed when talking about the changes she’s seen in some of the kids, including 12-year-old Amiya Smith.

“When Amiya first started, she would come in saying my head hurts or my knee hurts,” Slater said. “She really wasn’t into it, but I’ve seen her grow in these past two years.”

Slater’s words carry weight for Amiya.

“It means a lot because it shows me that I’ve grown and I can keep growing,” she said.

Amiya’s mom, Renee Smith, said she’s seen a huge change in her daughter’s confidence level.  And she now does CrossFit, too.

“It’s don’t great things,” Renee said. “My daughter is so strong.”

Slater said that’s what it’s all about.

“It’s about bringing families together,” she said.

CrossFit Kids is offered at the Elizabethtown location. For more information, click here.

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