Atlas discs, chippers, WOD’s, and good mornings. If you have no idea what we’re talking about and think we’re just naming weird phrases or pet names, then it’s time you check out CrossFit. It’s all the rage these days and it’s easy to see why. Who doesn’t want to get fit and healthy and have fun doing it? CrossFit is one fitness trend that isn’t going away any time soon which is why we think it’s awesome that Seattle-area gyms are focusing on our little ones. Read on to learn about six CrossFit gyms that are not only kid-friendly, but offer specific classes dedicated to the small crowd.
Sonic CrossFit Kids
Located in the center of Wallingford, Sonic CrossFit Kids is Seattle’s first CrossFit gym soley dedicated to kids and teens. Your little one is guaranteed not only a chance to be active, but to get a workout space and coaches devoted strictly to them! The gym is run and coached by Michelle and Ted who both grew up playing sports, exercising, and know what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle. They are both certified in Kids CrossFit and certainly know the ropes. They also employ a hands-on approach and teach that everyone should support everyone, no questions asked. Truly awesome!
Classes run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at various times depending on age group. Classes are drop-in so you can show up any day you want, perfect for getting some energy out if your kiddos are feeling a little rambunctious.
Fees range from $5 for your first class to $150 for unlimited monthly classes. Psst! Don’t forget to ask about their sibling discounts!
Good to know: Sonic CrossFit Kids is located in the bright blue building down the driveway behind Kabul restaurant. Don’t park in the shared driveway, but feel free to park in Uptown Espresso’s lot or on the street. You’re welcome to hang around and watch your kiddo or go next door and grab a cuppa Joe. There is an area dedicated for parents to sit and tend to little ones not yet old enough to participate or simply watch and be astounded as your kiddo masters the art of walking like a spider. For older sibs, ages 14-18, classes will be coming soon!
4430 Corliss Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Mercer Island CrossFit
Mercer Island CrossFit offers classes for kiddos ages 5-10 and preteens 11 and older that are not just scaled down adult classes; they are developed specifically for them. Mercer Island CrossFit focuses on teaching kids how to be active by combining gymnastics, weight-lifting, and calisthenics. Your little one will be doing handstands and forward rolls in no time!
Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and the first and third Saturdays of the month; times vary depending on age.
Fees range from drop-in classes at $17 per class to $119 per month for two days per week or $139 per month for unlimited visits.
Good to know: Plan on attending your little one’s first session and arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign the liability waivers. Classes run for 45 minutes and follow the same structure as adult classes. Make sure your kiddo brings along a water bottle and wears comfortable clothes, good shoes, and a smile.
3801 E. Mercer Way
Mercer Island, Wa 98040
For kids north of Seattle, Lynnwood CrossFit offers classes for preschoolers to 13 year olds. The Preschool-Kindergartner class is held on Tuesdays at 10:10 a.m. and the 8-13 year old classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m-5:15 p.m.
Good to know: You must attend the first session with your little one in order to sign the required waivers. Lynnwood CrossFit is located on 21st Ave., on the south side of the second building. Contact the gym for info on pricing.
2031 196th St. S.W.
Lynnwood Wa, 98036
CrossFit Loft West Seattle
If you ever wished you had found CrossFit sooner in life and want to impart some of that wisdom to your little ones, than CrossFit Loft in West Seattle is the place for you. They focus on teaching skills that will enhance kiddos’ athletic performance and offer classes for kids ages 4-18. Your 4-year-old won’t be throwing around atlas discs, but he or she will be getting healthy and having an awesome time while doing it!
The kid classes (ages 4 to 12) run for two months, one to two times per week for 25 minutes. Because of the popularity of the gym, kids’ parents must be a member of the gym in order to participate. For older sibs, the teen classes for kids ages 13 to 18 are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and last between 45-60 minutes. Set up an appointment online to check out a Saturday class if your kiddo is thinking of joining.
The gym offers a punch card-style membership. The cost is $12.50 per class for kids whose parents are members; $18.50 per class for non-members, and are sold in increments of eight.
Good to know: Class times will be changing during the summer months, so make sure to check out their website for updated hours. Appointments must be made via email for kiddos to join in any given class.
Seattle, Wa 98116
The trainers at Northwest CrossFit believe that CrossFit is for everyone ages 7 to 107 which is why they developed a Family CrossFit class. You can work out right alongside your kiddos and maybe even put a small wager on who can run faster or jump higher. Northwest CrossFit offers classes for families with kids ages 7-13. You participate as a family and kids will learn the basics of CrossFit.
Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Greenlake location and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Ballard location. Classes begin at 3:30 p.m. and last 45 minutes.
Monthly fees are $79 per kid; additional kids can get a monthly membership at 50% off if their parents are members themselves. They also offer drop-in classes for $20.
Good to know: If you plan on attending a Family CrossFit session for the first time, make sure to email ahead of time so they know to expect you. Psst! Family CrossFit classes are coming soon to the Bellevue location, so stay tuned!
Northwest CrossFit – Ballard
6419 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98107
Northwest CrossFit – Green Lake
466 N.E. 70th St.
Seattle, Wa 98115
Have you jumped on the CrossFit bandwagon? Have your kiddos tried CrossFit? Let us know in the comments below.