KIDS AND TEENS

IT ALL STARTS WITH PLAY

Using a combination of calisthenics, running, rowing, jumping, throwing, carrying, pushing, pulling,climbing and lifting (the stuff we all used to call ‘play,’) we get kids to LOVE exercise.  We use age-appropriate skills, challenges, and loads.  We challenge kids in a fun and progressive way, and our groups are usually filled to capacity within hours of being offered.

Our groups produce athletes – even youth athletes- that have a wide skillset; are excellent at everything without specializing at a particular sport; and enjoy movement for its own sake.  In an inclusive atmosphere, workouts are ‘scaled’: kids and teens do challenges that are appropriate for their current level and age.  They participate as a group of individuals.  They learn trust, cohesion, self-accountability, and confidence unlike anything we’ve ever seen elsewhere. 

A typical group looks like this:

1) Team-based warmup

2) skill development (for instance, a handstand, or a pullup, or a rope climb, or a kettlebell swing)

3) An individual challenge (for example, an obstacle course or series of exercises against the clock.)

4) cooldown and review.

Most common question from the kids: “Can we stay extra long and try climbing the rope again?”  Most common comment from adults: “I wish I’d had this when I was a kid!”  Most common comment from coaches: “We CAN’T believe the improvement in Jimmy’s play.”  Most common comment from teachers: “Can you come to OUR school and get our kids paying attention like you do at the gym?”

DURST KIDS AGES 7-11

3 Sessions per year

Classe Run Sundays at 11:15AM-12:00PM

September to November - Registration Opens August 15th

January to March - Registration Opens Dec 15th

April to June - Registration Opens March 15th

 

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