Bethnal Green is the place to be! Especially if you want your kids to develop as awesome people. We have a fabulous weekly class where kids aged 8-14 learn a stack of essential cool skills such as weightlifting, powerlifting, and strength gymnastics. Quickly we include these skills in workouts that build their cardio vascular and endurance capacity .
Recently we asked one of the parents what they liked about the sessions. Surprisingly they didn’t obsess about how good their child’s deadlift was, or how fast their child’s 400m was or how well they rowed or how many pull ups, handstand walks and ring dips their child could now do do.
They sent us this statement. They pointed out this statement wasn’t original and had been taken from a post they had seen somewhere, but it summed up how they felt about what their child was actually doing.
“I don’t pay for my children to do Crossfit . Personally, I couldn’t care less about what sporting or physical activity they do.
– I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don’t.
– I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go to their training, but they go anyway.
– I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
– I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
– I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
– I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that placing or title they’d hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
– I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
– I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other trainees, officials and coaches.
– I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
– I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
– I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
– I pay so that my kids can be in the gym instead of in front of a screen…
…I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for Crossfit ; I pay for the opportunities that Crossfit provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!”
Ww did some googling and found that this has been posted on the internet in other forms, but no one knows who originally wrote it, but its great.
So with that bit of inspiration chiming in your soul, why not drop our kids co-ordinator an email and see if you can bring your child down for a chat, an interview and a look around. There is some more information here