Before children I had a reasonable level of fitness as I had run the London marathon. But nothing had grab me and made me want to train everyday. After two stress fractures in my ankle I didn’t recover too well as I had my 3 children at that point and did very little. I started touch rugby when my youngest was about 18months but then suffered from plantar fasciitis which led me to having injections etc. So I started at CrossFit when still injured but wanting to do something. My husband and 2 of my children were already doing CrossFit and I was able to take my 3 year old with me while I trained. Everything was scalable and my fitness has massively improved too. Today I ran 800m 3 times in a WOD the most I have done since my foot injury. I have also lost over a stone in weight. And am the fittest I have ever been. Despite some set backs I always want to go to the box. I’ve never had that before.
Atomic Fitness Kids utilises the CrossFit Kids method for teaching CrossFit to children ages 3-18. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, we emphasise 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.