In the midst of a society where our youth is growing progressively unhealthier and more sedentary, our Paradigm Panthers are showing that they can and will be an exception. They have picked up new skills incredibly quickly and can really get work done. We can't keep them OFF the ropes and rings, and Burpees and Deadlifts don't even seem to phase them! Watching them gain confidence as they conquer their WOD's these past few months has been awesome! Some of the highlight PR's included rope climbs (to the 17 ft high ceiling!), pull-ups, and handstands. Favorites included broad jump tests, rowing (I'm serious...) and of course, water balloons!
Programming is varied just like our adult classes. Most sessions include a focus skill such as front squats or thrusters, and a gymnastics component. We first learn the skills without any added weight or objects. Once the kids are comfortable with the movements and are demonstrating solid form, small kettle bells, dumbbells, or med balls are sometimes used. We always have a WOD too - AMRAPs, obstacle courses, sprints, or even favorites like "Fran"! We finish up class with a game, like CF Dodgeball or med-ball musical chairs. The focus is on having fun while learning to move well.
Paradigm Panthers is wrapping up for the summer this week, and will have a short break before returning in the fall. Starting September 1st, Panthers will be held on Wednesdays @ 3:15pm and Saturdays @ 11am for kids ages 5-10 years old. Call or email for more info and get your little guys started on the right path this school year!
Workout for Tue, August 07, 2012
Strength: 5x5 Push Jerk
WOD: For time,
4 rounds of 12 KB swing, 12 KB thrusters, then
4 rounds 12 Box Jumps, 12 KB SDLHP (20 min cap)