At CrossFit Skirmish, we are serious about our children’s fitness. We understand the challenges that parents face in getting their kids active and how difficult it can be to help them to develop fitness habits for life. Given that 20% of children (10-11yrs) in the UK are now obese, many leaving school with diabetes, we need a new activity options for young people.
This is why we are launching Scotland’s first CrossFit Youth Academy, a Strength & Conditioning Academy that teaches the fundamentals of fitness, is progressive and in line with their physical development with sessions for all ages: 3-5yrs, 6-12yrs, 13-17 yrs. We are offering free feedback sessions to help us make our new Academy something truly special.
CrossFit is a sport in it’s own right, but is also an incredible fitness training programme which includes the works – cardio, plyo, resistance, gymnastics and olympic lifting for explosive power. It is suitable for boys and girls and uniquely creates a community of young people who support and drive each other to be faster, stronger and fitter. CrossFit is also innately cool so will appeal to even those who say they are allergic to exercise. Check out these videos to get an idea of what CrossFit is all about:
CrossFit training is also great if you have young people who are serious about any sport as it is the perfect strength and conditioning programme. This is why we have also developed a ‘Performance’ programme which is specifically for 15-17 year olds to make any young person serious about their sport, faster and stronger than their peers. Check out the work we have done with Scott Habib, Under 16s Rugby Team, see below…
OUR TEAM KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING
In addition to CrossFit Strength & Conditioning qualifications, the coaches include a Kiwi semi-pro rugby player & strength & conditioning coach (Jesse Balemi), an ex MMA & Blackbelt Judo and Olympic weight lifting coach (Sasha Voronov) and CrossFit Kids & Olympic lifting specialist (Angela Miller).
This team really know what they are doing, with the know-how to deliver the training you/your kids need get seriously fit for life.
FREE TRAINING SESSIONS – FEEDBACK REQUIRED
We are doing some free TASTER sessions to get you/your young people’s feedback… Are they fun, are they tough enough, is there specific training they should include?
The sessions ARE FREE with your feedback being used to hone a new CrossFit Youth S&C Academy which will launch in January.
Kids of all ages are welcome to attend the free sessions, however, parents must do the bookings.
Parents are very welcome to watch and provide feedback at the sessions. We will also follow up with an email questionnaire too.
REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE SESSION NOW:
- Spaces are limited (only 10 per class)
- Parents need to book – simply click on the class you want to attend below and complete registration. The gym team will email you to confirm details and ask you to complete a health questionnaire. If you have more than one child you want to book in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy these sessions and take the opportunity to provide feedback. If you want anymore information, contact Siobhan@energygym.co.uk.
Sasha, Siobhan, Angela & Jesse
Places are limited, so click on the sessions below to bag your spot.
NB – once you have clicked and have landed on the page, SCROLL DOWN to the bottom of the page to book in:
Youth Performance (15-17yrs)
Check out Scott Habib’s Story…
The Skirmish team have been working with Scott Habib for the last couple of years, helping him improve his overall fitness and strength, setting him up for his spot in Scotland’s under 16s Team:
“I got into CrossFit S&C a couple of years ago after watching a training video of the All Blacks’ Ben and Owen Franks – they described CrossFit S&C as their competitive edge. I thought if it made the difference for them, why not try it?
When I started working with Sasha & the team at CrossFit Skirmish my overall fitness levels were poor, I also had limited power which was holding me back in my rubgy.
They put me on a tough programme which included incredible conditioning work from box jumps to pistols and some really tough HIIT training techniques. Uniquely, I was also taught Olympic weight lifting and mobility techniques so that I could hold my own on the front row.
I believe working with CrossFit Skirmish made the difference for me, getting me into the Scotland squad. It has also meant that although only 15 I am now training with seniors – I am now so much physically stronger and fitter than other guys my age. Interestingly, the training at the SRU is now really similar to the programme I was on at Skirmish!
If you are serious about rugby or any other sport, start training at Skirmish.”
You are never to young to start good habits. CrossFit really is suitable for all ages which is why we start them young. Tots is all about developing skills as young as possible and making it a game. Let’s face it – kids are naturals at squatting, forward rolls etc so we like to harness it young.
Tots are taught the FUNdamentals of movement (focusing on vestibular skills – balance, motion, and co-ordination) through exciting games, challenges, and energetic instruction. Every class includes fitness games and positive reinforcement. Classes run for 20 minutes.
Our great coaches Angela and Jesse will bring out the best in them, whilst making it all just one big game – they have definitely unleashed the inner child for this class!
CrossFit Juniors (6-12 yrs)
Our CrossFit Juniors program is focused on creating a healthy and active environment and where we make fitness fun. Every CrossFit Juniors session includes a warm-up, practice of a basic athletic movement or gymnastics skill, and a workout made into a fun game. Our goal is to teach safe movements and help instill lifelong healthy habits.
Get ready for fun and mayhem!
CrossFit Youth (13-17 yrs)
Our CrossFit Youth program is focused on creating a healthy and active environment and where we make fitness fun. Every session includes a warm-up, practice of a basic athletic movement or gymnastics skill, and a workout made into a fun game. Our goal is to teach safe movements and help instill lifelong healthy habits.
Youth classes will include all CrossFit Fundamentals including safe, weight lifting techniques as well as all the usual favourites from burpees to pistols.
We understand that all kids develop at different rates which is why our coaches are trained in ‘scaling’ exercises to suit the individual and ensure that the exercises are appropriate to their development stage. This is strength and conditioning training designed to support that development – making them strong and confident young people.
CrossFit is also innately cool so will appeal to even those who say they are allergic to exercise!
CrossFit Performance (15-17) – for Sport
Our CrossFit Performance program is designed to support those young people who are serious about sports.
CrossFit is the ultimate strength and conditioning programme which means that whilst CrossFit is a Sport too (check out the video below of the CrossFit Teen Games), it is ideal for those who want to get stronger and faster to perform another sport. Be it rugby, cycling, swimming, hockey, football, rowing etc.
CrossFit programming will build their strength, explosive power and endurance. Indeed, Owen and Ben Franks, who are Ex All Blacks and run one of the world’s biggest CrossFit gyms describe CrossFit as what gave them the ‘competitive edge.
Our Performance programme will prepare your young ladies and men for senior training and includes high intensity training, plyo work, cardio and safe, beginner’s Olympic lifting for power.
Our coaches are great at scaling all moves to ensure that the exercises are appropriate to their development stage. This is strength and conditioning training designed to support that development – making them strong and confident young people.
CrossFit is also innately cool so will appeal to even those who say they are allergic to exercise. More importantly your young people will be able to step up their game – really see their sports performance improve.