Strength Training isn’t Just for adults!
Starting January 2022, Forge is offering Gym Kids for Ages 5-8 and 9-12.
Each session runs twice per week for 8 weeks for 40-50 mins per class.
Registration opens December 6!
Why Gym Kids?
Strength and resistance training is completely safe for young developing bodies when done with proper technique and progression!
Not only is strength training safer than traditional children's sports and activities, but it also decreases the chances of injury.
Strength training can be a real game changer for kids, not only in terms of athletic performance, but also when it comes to confidence, focus, and happiness.
In fact, research suggests kids who are stronger and more conditioned perform better in school and are less likely to engage in unhealthy activities
What’s the most important factor about GYM KIDS? Strength training is FUN!
Fighting bad guys and saving people are great reasons to lift weights, but FUN is by far the biggest motivator!
How it works
Step 1: Bodyweight First
Our Gym Kids Ages 5-8 and 9-12 classes both work with bodyweight exercises to build a good foundation for load-bearing exercises. Each class consists of a fun warm-up, skill work on 1-2 foundational bodyweight movements, a short workout involving those movements and closes with a game.
Step 2: Progression to weights
As children grow older, stronger, and have mastered basic movements like burpees, push-ups, pull-ups, and squats, they are ready to progress to basic weight training, using multi-joint, compound exercises to start out, and emphasize form rather than the size of the load.
Step 3: Increase complexity
Once children have mastered the basics of strength training, they will progress to more complex strength and conditioning movements and techniques that require a greater level of strength, coordination, and skill.