Cross-fit for toddlers?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Cross-fit for toddlers?
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Mon, 09-23-2013 - 8:40am

Um...woa. Would you spend $280 a month for a cross-fit class..for your toddler? Check this out: Cross-fit for Toddlers 

I had enough trouble with my kids in the "mom and me" classes at the gym. I can't begin to imagine trying to do something this crazy. Or even why anyone would try it.  

Karla
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 09-23-2013 - 11:19am
The first thought that crossed my mind was that some people have too much money on their hands. I think a playgroup among mothers and their children would suffice. Yes, I took my children to the Monomy classes, and I learned a lot more about my children's personality in trying to get them to "conform. "At three years old, I think you can just let your kids be, I'll be at the parent should be around to teach them rules of etiquette. I also remember taking my children to gymnastics classes, but $280 is a little much, in my humble opinion.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 09-23-2013 - 11:33am
After writing that post, I realized that there are some people who probably think that my taking my children to mommy and me classes at gymnastics classes might be a waste, too. Lol. I suppose it is all relative to what you are exposed to. I suppose the high price would be cost prohibitive so that only a certain "class" of people would begin networking with each other. That class would have more in common with each other, I suppose.
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 09-23-2013 - 2:38pm
having just finished my lunch time cross fit class, I say umm, no... I did gymboree with oldest one when she was younger, and I think that was a great class for her coordination wise and if it would have been more readily accessible, would have done it with my younger two also. Mine are 4 and 6 and I am just now starting them in gymnastics classes, partly to blow off energy on the weekend and partly for coordination but I think getting kids into so many activities this early is hard on both the parents and the kids, including the pocket book.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 09-23-2013 - 3:03pm

I did the gymboree type stuff but I believe unstructured play is best. I read something about the best thing to do is let your child go at a playground w/ other kids and that's how they learn to be creative. I remember doing that, coming up w/ games, different ways to use the playground equipment, etc.  It's where children become well rounded, both physically by climbing and running around and learning to deal w/ others.  I think the crossfit for toddlers is about parents wanting too much control.  But, $280/month? I'm in the wrong business!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 8:24am

Tracy, how do you like cross-fit?  Do you go often? I was taking in two cross-fit classes a week but cut it down to just one and an Insanity class. 

Karla
Community Leader
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