Kids Strength & Conditioning Classes

  • Kids Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Program near Springfield VA

WHAT IS Kids Strength & Conditioning?

Originally FOUNDED IN 2004 BY JEFF AND MIKKI MARTIN AND IS A METHOD FOR TEACHING Functional Fitness TO CHILDREN, AGES 3-18

Based on the principle of Mechanics => Consistency => Intensity, Kids Strength & Conditioning emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence.

***Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids.***

Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.

The mission of Workhorse Athletics and our Kids program is to help your children become the best version of themselves. We are committed to empowering children and young adults with the skills necessary to maximize their physical development, understand basic nutritional concepts and form the foundation for healthy habits both mentally and physically

Our Kids program uses a combination of skill practice, workouts and games to develop the 10 General Physical Skills.

Some of which include: strength, power, stamina, coordination, and balance. Our classes include elements of gymnastics, weight lifting, body weight movements, running, jump roping, and more. Our Kids Strength & Conditioning coaches are dedicated to this methodology as well as doing what is best for children.

It is intended to get kids moving in new and challenging ways, all while having a ton of fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. This means that safety is our paramount concern, good form and proper technique is always stressed while practicing these movements and skills. or any age or experience level and accounts for the varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids.

A TYPICAL CLASS INCLUDES

  • Warm Up
  • Skill Focus
  • WOD (Workout Of the Day)
  • Game

Although all the kids will learn the same movements and skills, the workout is tailored to fit the specific needs of each individual athlete, affording each child the opportunity to maximize their learning and development. We carefully look at age, ability and movement patterns to determine the most appropriate placement for the kids.

OUR COMMITMENT

To empower your children with the tools they need to become healthy, happy and fit.

To provide a safe and positive learning environment.

To promote the importance and appreciation of health and fitness for life.

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

“Functional Movement” refers to maintaining the safest, most-efficient position to maximize power for any movement. There are plenty of misconceptions out there about Functional Fitness; the truth is much of what we do in our workouts mirrors activities in our daily lives. To the uninitiated, lifting a weighted object off the ground multiple times. But if you’ve ever had to lift a box and carry it up a flight of stairs, or lift a child to your shoulder, you already know the movement. Cleaning a medicine ball may appear odd, but consider what your body does when you place your suitcase in a plane’s overhead compartment. If you’ve ever lifted a heavy bag of dog food or garden mulch, no one needs to tell you the importance of protecting your back. Workhorse Athletics will help you maintain the correct position in your workouts – and carry those skills over into your everyday life.

AGE RANGE

  • 6-9 Years of Age
  • 10-13 Years of Age

WEEKLY CLASSES

Kids Strength & Conditioning – Class Times:

  • Tuesday/Thursday:
    • Age 6 – 9: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
    • Age 10 – 13: 6:00pm – 6:45pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 10:45am

In Person Classes are on hold due to COVID

COST

10 Class Kids Punch Card – $100
20 Class Kids Punch Card – $150
40 Class Kids Punch Card – $245

Constantly Varied

High Intensity

Functional Movement

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