Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, string given in /var/sites/l/liftoffcrossfit.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/gameplan-portfolio/gameplan-portfolio.php on line 54
Kids classes Archives - Lift Off GymKids classes Archives - Lift Off Gym
Learning from the Pandemic – Help your Children Be Their Own Architect
The pandemic has been incredibly tough, and continues to be so. People across the globe are still suffering tremendously from the effects and the fall out. So the last thing I would want to do is trivialise the situation with pointers for how a little more “self work” could make everyone better off. But what
Building a Strong Foundation: Start with your Feet!
The average person will walk over 150,000km in their lifetime. That equates to somewhere between 180 and 200 million footsteps. When you think about it, that’s a lot of work for our feet. And yet, how many of us carry out any level of training for our feet? How many of us think of all those
Busting the Protein Shake Myths..for kids!
When I was growing up, protein shakes weren’t really a ‘thing’. Not so these days! Our kids are exposed to them a lot more. It might be a parent or sibling are regular shake consumers, or possibly members of their peer group. Kids can feel under huge pressure to fit in, to belong, and one
Children get stressed too!
More than ever we are being taught how to relax and wind down, how to cope with external stressors. Whether it be in seminar or podcast form, regular classes or counselling. We are taught how to listen to our bodies and ‘look within’. Meditation. Mindfulness. Breathing exercises. All useful coping strategies for our everyday, busy
The Covid-19 Diaries: Staying at home doesn’t mean sitting around
For years now, adults have been advised to avoid sustained periods of sitting down in everyday life. We’ve long been told about the negative associations if we go against this advice; potential weight gain, increased risk of diabetes, lack of mobility etc. Do as many adults heed the same advice when it comes to our
Kids Lifting Weights: “When Can I Go Heavier?”
Frequent questions I get asked by the kids I coach at LiftOff Academy are “when can I go heavier” or “why can’t I add weight to this lift?”. To set the scene, we’ll be in class, working on a movement (perhaps a deadlift), and one of the children asks if they can go heavier. My
What do Building Blocks and Fitness Classes have in Common?
Do you remember as a child (or perhaps even as an adult!) getting a box of building blocks and either making a specific design, or creating your own masterpiece? The blocks themselves weren’t very impressive. Some were bigger than others whilst some had sticky-outy bits. Some were green, others were blue. Some were smooth and
Should Kids Perform a One Rep Max?
Should Kids Perform a One Rep Max? For those of you who don’t know, a one rep max (1RM) is the heaviest amount you can lift for one repetition in a particular movement. Why do we do 1RM’s? Well, it could be prescribed in a competition. It can be a way of measuring how much
What goes into planning young kids classes? 
The planning of kids classes   When people see my board for younger kids classes, they see a bunch of drawings, some magnets, a few lines and a date at the top. They then spend at least 10 minutes deciphering it! However more thought goes into it than just selecting which animals I’m going to