Junk Yard Dogs
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Junk Yard Dogs is our customized youth strength and conditioning class with a focus on developing well-rounded athletes. This class is taught by instructors who are enthusiastic and passionate about youth training, and they strive to not only develop great athletes, but great people. Our classes are all encompassing as well, focusing on injury prevention, general physical preparedness and healthy lifestyle habits. Athletes should anticipate not only increase their speed, agility, power, strength and endurance, but also learn about integrity, constant improvement and what it takes to be a great leader. Those who have completed our program are proficient and safe in any gym setting, and have gained confidence to crush any goal they might have.
Junk Yard Dogs teaches proper movement mechanics within a functional fitness framework, offering each athlete the experience of challenge and reward in every session. While we incorporate CrossFit movements and a handful of WODs (high intensity workouts) into the programming each week, the JYD program incorporates traditional strength cycles, injury prevention movements, speed-agility-quickness training, and force production drills. We have found this to be very effective for youth athletes, who are increasingly over-specialized in a single sport and become highly exposed to non-contact injuries that may have been prevented through programs like JYD. The Junk Yard Dogs weekly training cycle looks as follow (classes subject to variation depending on location, frequency of training, and athlete needs):
- Monday- Sport Movement Skills + Max Effort Lower Body
- Tuesday- Upper Body Dynamic + Conditioning Intervals
- Wednesday- Sport Movement Skills + Max Effort Upper Body
- Thursday- Hypertrophy + Conditioning
- Friday- Speed Day! (SAQ/ Linear/Power development)
- Saturday- Conditioning Focus + Midline Development
- Sunday- Olympic Lifting + High Intensity Cardio
CrossFit Kids: Ages 5-8 & 9-13
At this age, fitness is all about fun. These classes are led by certified CrossFit Kids instructors, who are experts in teaching foundational movements to kids so they have a blast exercising and develop a lifelong love for fitness. Classes start with a warm up and move to a playful approach for skill work. Sessions will end with a “workout,” relay or game, which will leave your kids smiling ear to ear and excited to come back the following week. CrossFit Kids classes are free for the children of our $180 per month adult unlimited members.