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Mechanics, consistency, and intensity
Benefits of CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Kids’ ever-changing rota of fun, engaging exercises help young people build lasting healthy habits, strength, and discipline – but the benefits don’t end there. Discover why you should book your child in for a taster today:
CrossFit Kids is rooted in three simple principles; mechanics, consistency, and intensity. Our accredited coaches use fun-filled activities, games, and exercises to help young people learn and pick up the ability to repeat skilful movements correctly – all whilst increasing the level of challenge in line with age.
We keep kids on their toes! When it comes to young CrossFitters, variety is key – that’s why no two Orwell CrossFit Kids classes are the same. Our experienced coaches engage minds and bodies with an endless roster of movement-driven games, training exercises, drills, and WODs.
Fitness should be fun, no matter your age! Whilst our CrossFit Kids classes work to build fundamental Crossfit skills and movements, they’re by no means filled with boring drills. Class members can expect plenty of activity-driven fun, games, and exercises designed to build physical and mental strength in an entertaining way!
We understand that entrusting your child’s health and safety to another – even for 30 to 45 minutes- is no small feat. That’s why our experienced coaches have worked to gain CrossFit Kids accreditation. Their skills, knowledge, and passion for developing young people’s health and well-being shine through in their brilliant coaching.
CrossFit Kids helps build healthy lifestyle habits from the very beginning – laying foundational movement patterns, and creating a positive relationship with physical fitness in children as young as three years old. In later levels, CrossFit Kids equips young people with the skills and standards needed to progress in any sport or physical activity, including CrossFit.
Physical strength isn’t the only highlight of our CrossFit Kids classes. Whilst keeping young people engaged physically, our coaches work to build their individual and social skills, inspiring good sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, listening, self-discipline, and confidence, in a fun way from an early age.
At Orwell Fitness, we help young people get started, make progress, and overcome challenges together. Our CrossFit Kids classes create the perfect environment for socialisation, driving effective communication, teamwork, leadership, and friendship. Why not sign your child up for a taster class and discover our tight-knit community today?
You don’t have to be fit to start your journey with us. Whether you’re an experienced athlete, complete beginner, or somewhere in between, we’ll work to ensure you become familiar with our facilities, classes, and community in no time.
Exercising in a positive group setting is proven to improve both physical and mental health. Whilst building noticeable strength and muscle may take time, the feeling of accomplishment you’ll get after a class with Orwell Fitness is immediate. Why not commit to both?
Orwell Fitness’ workout programs are constantly re-designed for variation, meaning that with us, you’ll never reach your plateau or get bored. Our expert trainers’ smart design work results in classes and routines that both entertain, and deliver results.
Our Ipswich gym is home to a friendly, growing community of like-minded members committed to support, empowerment, and positivity. Whatever your goals, our members, guests, trainers, and team will work alongside you to help you get across the finish line and beyond.
We put our coaches and personal trainers through their paces. Our hand-selected fitness team is composed of key members chosen for their extensive experience and qualifications, alongside their commitment to our values of positivity, inclusivity, and passion for fitness.
Our extensive gym space features all of the equipment you will ever need for continued variety in each class you attend - from Concept 2 Rowers, Rogue Echo Bikes and a 34ft rig to tyres weighing in at over 100kg.
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Our CrossFit Kids certified coaches, Kirsty and Emily, have the passion and qualifications needed to guide your young person’s fitness journey from beginner’s agility to Olympic lifting. Why not browse their profiles – or take a look at our entire hand-selected team of leaders, innovators, motivators, and game-changers?
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Orwell Fitness’ CrossFit Kids classes are bookable on a block-by-block basis and begin at the start of each school term. Bookings and payments can be made using the link below. The half-term block must be paid upfront in full before the start date.
Should you wish to access the block after its start date, please contact the team using the form below or over the phone. We’ll arrange for the price to be prorated.
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I absolutely love this place. The coaches are incredibly well trained to give interesting workouts that are fun and challenging. They also look after you individually if you’re carrying an injury and will tailor exercises around your needs. Highly recommend!
I used to always go to the gym more because I “should” than actually enjoying the experience but Orwell Fitness has changed this completely. They are so friendly and inclusive, all work outs are flexed to your specific level so everyone finishes together and gets a great workout. Couldn’t recommend them more.
Fantastic training facility, great coaching, quality classes. Just a really friendly place to work out, doesn’t matter if you’re super competitive or just getting fit. Always great fun. Every session.
This is the best gym by far I’ve ever been a member of and has really changed my attitudes towards exercise, I finally no longer dread workouts! I was worried when I joined I’d be completely out of my depth but I was made to feel so welcome by everyone from day one.
Orwell Fitness is the friendliest gym I have personally been a member of or visited. The members are welcoming and encouraging regardless of experience and everybody just wants to see each other doing well.
I’m honestly blown away by the friendliness, support and knowledge of all the trainers. The other people in the class are also so friendly and I’ve felt so welcome in the classes. The gym membership seemed expensive to me before I joined but actually, it’s incredibly good value.
I can highly recommend both this gym & the CrossFit programme to anyone looking for a lifestyle change, this comes from someone who at 51 had never stepped into a gym! I have found the coaches to be very professional and welcoming and existing members really friendly.
Darren & Kirsty have created a fabulous environment for all ages & abilities to train and get fit. They go above and beyond to support the fitness goals of all their members. The gym is friendly, well equipped and incredibly clean! You feel welcomed as soon as you step into the gym.
I have been a member of this gym since 2018 and can easily say it has the best community I have come across. Every class has a great atmosphere and the coaching quality is excellent, often accessing and adapting to everyone’s ability to get the best out of everyone.
This gym is just fantastic! Accommodates all abilities & ages with a great range of classes; Conditioning, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Gymnastics & Strongman. The fitness coaches are super attentive and will adapt workouts to suit you.
I used to always go to the gym more because I “should” than actually enjoying it but Orwell Fitness has changed this completely. They are so friendly and inclusive, all workouts are flexed to your specific level so everyone finishes together and gets a great workout. Couldn’t recommend them more.
Orwell Fitness is by far the best gym I have ever trained. I’ve trained in so many gyms but Orwell blows them all out of the water. The facility is insane, the equipment is perfect, the coaches are brilliant and the programme is perfect.
Exceptional gym! I would give it 100 stars if I could! This welcoming, supportive gym caters for everybody, whatever your fitness levels and training goals. Along with amazing coaching, programming and facilities – they have created a great community!
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At Orwell Fitness, we run CrossFit Kids classes on a term-by-term basis, making block booking essential! Please ensure you book your full block in advance through our online system above.
If you’ve been unable to book in advance and wish for your young person to begin classes midway through a block, please contact the Orwell team using our contact form, email, or over the phone – we’ll be able to book your classes and ensure the price is prorated.
CrossFit Kids is a CrossFit-based strength, conditioning, and exercise program designed for 3-16-year-olds based on the principles of mechanics, consistency, and intensity. Though its content can vary on a level-by-level basis according to age and ability, CrossFit Kids is generally based on the 9 foundational movements – borrowing elements from gymnastics, bodyweight movement, and weightlifting. For younger children, this may translate to games designed to increase physical awareness, whilst teenagers may be involved in learning the basics of elements such as Olympic weightlifting.
The programme also aims to empower young people with strong social values and mentalities, encouraging everything from good sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork to listening, self-discipline, and confidence.
At Orwell Fitness, our CrossFit Kids classes are broken down by age group and approximate ability – meaning there’s always something for everyone! On the whole, this class aims to help children and young people build healthy physical and mental habits for life – using fun, age-appropriate games, activities, exercises, and workouts to build confidence in and understanding of movement, alongside abilities such as leadership, teamwork, communication, and more.
Whilst Level 1 classes aimed at children between the ages of 3-5 may focus on the development of physical awareness using, for example, equipment like agility ladders and games involving soft footballs, Level 4 classes for 14 -16-year-olds might involve building foundational skills for gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting. Plus, with us, no two classes are the same, ensuring enjoyable variety at every turn.
Your child or young person will not need an Orwell Fitness membership to attend any level of CrossFit Kids classes. Simply book classes with us on a block-by-block basis, turn up to our Ipswich-based gym, and enjoy!
If you’re visiting for the first time or unsure as to whether or not you’d like to purchase a full block just yet, why not sign up for a free taster class? We’ll be happy to help introduce your child to our world of movement, fitness, fun, and games.
Your child should come to their CrossFit Kids class ready to move comfortably. Their kit should generally include training shoes suitable for running, jumping, lifting, and more, alongside breathable bottoms (whether shorts, leggings, or joggers) – ideally not too loose fitting so as not to catch on any equipment used. Tops should also be breathable, with cotton or sweat-wicking t-shirts being a popular choice.
All accessories such as jewellery should be removed, whilst long hair should be tied back to ensure safety for the duration of the class.
If your child would like to get involved in CrossFit – whether they’ve been inspired by an active parent or have a drive for exercise – we highly recommend taking them to a designated CrossFit Kids class. Within this environment, they’ll be closely monitored by qualified coaches, who will provide them with modified exercises based on their age and skill levels.
Said classes will work to build your child’s physical awareness, skills, and mentality in a fun, engaging, and encouraging environment – building the foundations of a lifelong relationship with fitness and health.
Most CrossFit Kids classes, including those run at Orwell Fitness, have a minimum age limit in place for safety reasons. These regulations ensure that all young children are physically and mentally capable of taking part in the classes, games, and activities offered during blocks.
Orwell Fitness offer CrossFit Kids classes at four different levels based on age; Level 1 (ages 3-5), Level 2 (Ages 6-10), Level 3 (Ages 11-13) and Level 4 (Ages 14-16). Each level contains modified CrossFit content designed to meet the needs and abilities of its participants.
Crossfit Kids offers a whole host of physical and mental benefits to young people between the ages of 3 and 16. The programme aims, on an overarching basis, to introduce children and teens to healthy lifestyles – whether through teaching the foundational movements of CrossFit, or assigning teams and leaders in activities. Overall, this unique class is an excellent way to get kids moving for life, whilst helping them gain confidence, make lifelong friends, and build a strong mentality of confidence and competence.
Want to register your young person for CrossFit Kids but not sure if it’s the best choice for them? Why not sign them up for our free taster session?
Whilst different gyms across the UK have individual policies on independent gym use, the vast majority require members to be over 16 for health and safety reasons. We understand that this can leave young teens looking to use the gym or build a conditioning routine feeling frustrated – which is why we’ve added a 14-16-year-old ‘Level 4’ tier to our CrossFit Kids classes.
These classes offer the guidance and support young teens need to build skills, knowledge, and confidence in all areas of strength and conditioning – including gymnastics or weightlifting – making them the perfect stepping stone for those looking to train before getting into the gym.
As classes are booked on a block basis, refunds for individual classes are not possible in the unfortunate event of absence or sickness. Thank you for your understanding!