While human fitness originated by running long distances to avoid being eaten, it now dictates that we run in place in order to avoid eating. Teach your kids to survive with the fittest with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 10 CrossFit classes over a one-month period for kids age 6–16 from CrossFit Akron (a $300 value). Participants will be divided into two groups: kids 6¬–12 will meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., and teens 13–16 will meet Monday 9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., and Tuesday and Friday afternoons 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The experienced coaches at CrossFit Akron have crafted a workout to strengthen children's and teens' physical and neurological skills while coaching healthy-living values. CrossFit for kids employs strength-training and conditioning workouts, emphasizing general-fitness exercises, such as stair-climbing and escalator sprints. After a 15-minute warm-up to loosen muscles, fitness gurus amp up intensity until participants are buzzing with endorphins and body-friendly chemicals such as BDNF-1, which stimulates neuron and synapse growth. During the final 15 minutes of class, kids tackle math equations and problem sets to tone cognitive skills and train busy brains to focus. Nutrition education and positive energy encourage youngsters to continue healthy habits such as exercising, healthy eating, and lassoing their own salad.