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KIDz IMPACT: One year on

This week marks exactly one year since KIDz IMPACT was launched and the very first Kidz session ran at Club CrossFit Maidenhead! What a year it's been!

The Kidz and Teens classes at CrossFit Maidenhead are thriving and the community continues to grow each week. The club now has nearly 50 members actively participating in the programme and making great progress on their fitness journey.

A thriving community at CrossFit Maidenhead.

In fact the numbers show that children really are being inspired to build healthy habits for life...! Between April 2018 - March 2019 more than 80% of children enrolled on a Kidz membership are still active on the programme today, while retention amongst teen members is a huge 96% across the full year!

There have been plenty of other developments too! KIDz IMPACT classes are now part of the programme at Phoenix Gymnastics Club and are proving to be super popular, with three classes running per week and generating another income stream for the club. Flair...

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Easter fun for the whole family!

On Good Friday we finished off Winter Term in style at Club CrossFit Maidenhead with an Easter themed workout for the whole family! There were physical challenges, brain teasers and prizes in Easter Egg form.

Fun for the family, with prizes too!

The KIDz IMPACT End of Term Family Workouts continue to be a popular event for our members at CrossFit Maidenhead; they are not only a great way for parents to see first-hand what their children have been learning in class, but our youngest members also have the opportunity to work with our older teenage and parent role models, who they look up to as they build their long-term healthy habits.

Training for the Body and Brain! Can you solve the puzzle in Workout 1?!

There is, of course, always a bit of friendly rivalry between families too ;)

We can't wait until the next event!

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Youth Development weightlifters impress at the Ethos Open

On Saturday 6th April seven KIDz IMPACT members from Club CrossFit Maidenhead competed in the Ethos Open, a British Weight Lifting sanctioned competition held at the Club.

KIDz IMPACT members dominate Session 2 of the Ethos Open!

The KIDz IMPACT Youth Weightlifting Team consisted of Lily Broughton and Archie Oliver in the Under 11 age category, Asha Harris in the Under 13 category, Charles Isbell, Gabrielle Swain and Chiara Silva in the Under 15 category and Isabella Swain in the Under 17 category. They all secured gold medals in their respective categories!

The youngest lifter in the competition and our member, Archie!

The Youth Weightlifting Team train under the guidance of Youth Development Coach, Emma Suckling, and Head Coach, Gareth Doody, at Ethos Weight Lifting Club, housed within CrossFit Maidenhead. The team are all members of KIDz IMPACT, who use our Strength & Conditioning Programme to build their long-term health and fitness, as well as to stay strong and flexible...

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Welcome to the family Phoenix!

clubs programming Mar 15, 2019

We'd like to welcome Phoenix Gymnastics Club, Windsor to the KIDz IMPACT family!

We have been working closely with the team at Phoenix to get the KIDz IMPACT Strength & Conditioning Programme running alongside their full schedule of gymnastics classes already on offer at the club.

KIDz IMPACT Classes will be running 3 times per week at Club Phoenix and are already proving to be very popular! Becky (Head Coach at Phoenix Gymnastics) says "running the KIDz IMPACT programme has allowed us to add another income stream to our business and has helped us retain current members, as well as attract new children into the gym. The classes are lots of fun and including Strength & Conditioning alongside our gymnastics classes has provided a new way to inspire children to get active while benefiting their gymnastics too!"

Class Times @ Phoenix:
Monday @ 7-8pm
Friday @ 6.30-7.30pm
Saturday @ 2.30-3.30pm

Look out for further announcements each week as more clubs join the KIDz IMPACT family, or...

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Coaching the next generation of Coaches

On February 18th the very first KIDz IMPACT Coach Training Day took place at Phoenix Gymnastics Club!

Sixteen Coaching Role Models from Phoenix Gymnastics, Flair Gymnastics and CrossFit Maidenhead attended the course, including a couple of our Teen Impact members who have been hand-picked to join the team because they share our values, have a passion for our mission and show great potential as future coaching professionals.

The Coach Training Day covers topics including Strength & Conditioning, Coaching and Safeguarding Children and everything that's needed to Deliver the KIDz IMPACT Programme, bespoke to each gyms facility and membership. Enthusiastic participation in the Practical Sessions (including a workout!) also provides an opportunity to get to know other passionate kids coaches in a fun and friendly setting ;)

The full KIDz IMPACT Coach Education Programme extends beyond the hands-on Training Day, supporting all Coaches and Licensed Gyms throughout their...

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The method in the madness!

I'm sure, like me, you are passionate about inspiring the younger generation to develop the skills they need for living a happy and healthy life. For this reason I just wanted to share some deeper insight with you into the method (and madness!) behind our Kidz Impact mission...

As a former gymnast and now a competitor in the sport of weightlifting I have put in a fair few hours of strength & conditioning training over the last 30+(!!) years. I know that progress is built on a solid foundation of mastering the basics first - from eating well and getting enough rest, to moving with integrity and purpose on a regular basis. Our syllabus, from kids through to teens, is therefore based on a progressive system, with badges and awards, personalised to each child's pace of learning, so that they can build from their solid foundation up.

Having participated and coached in several different sports over the years I understand that no matter what the activity, whether it's elite sport or...

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