You probably know a lot of people who do CrossFit to stay in shape; that is to say, of course, if you don’t do it yourself. Indeed, many people have come to find that this particular philosophy on Platinum Rig gym workouts and exercise is quite effective thanks to the franchised model of catered workouts in a somewhat social setting where everyone shares the same goals of moving forward to better health.
But have you ever thought about how children can benefit from CrossFit?
No Pain, No Gain
It is an age old saying—and, perhaps, it is a little cliché now—but that does not make it any less valid. One thing that adults come to learn—and children need to learn—is that anything worth doing is worth doing right; and doing it right is usually hard work. This is a lesson that many children need to learn but, unfortunately do not learn it early enough in life.
Encouraging Social Development
One of the biggest CrossFit attractions is that it is a group activity, a social engagement. After all, CrossFit is a community of people working to improve their lives, not just a chain of gyms that let you use the facilities for a monthly fee. Involving children in CrossFit, then, encourages social development at an early age, helping them not only learn to communicate better but also how to work with other people.
Obviously, when children participate in any type of physical activity, they will improve their health. Whether they play team sports or participate in CrossFit, the activities they choose—and commit to—will ensure a long and happy life of great health. When you teach children to make healthy choices in their youth, this is a habit that will likely continue to many years later in life.
It might not seem like it, but children deal with quite a bit of stress. From growth spurts, to frustrations at school, to bullying, to learning social skills, to peer pressure—and the list just goes on and on—children are bombarded with information and tension all day long.
When combined, then, all these benefits also result in another benefit: more confidence. Developing friendships, feeling healthy, and dealing with stress helps children to gain the confidence to forge their own strong identity in the world so they can succeed at school and beyond.