Category Archives: Youth Development

While our HIIT classes, CrossFit Training, Youth Development and Personal Training are all physically and mentally challenging, the hardest part is showing up! That’s it! All you have to do it reach deep down inside of yourself for the motivation to simply walk through the doors of our fitness facility. After you shake-off the ‘first-timer’ nerves (we all had them), break a sweat alongside our encouraging fitness community and head home or off to work, you too will understand exactly what we mean when we say the HARDEST PART IS SHOWING UP.

Our classes are between 45-50 minutes long. Within this timeframe a Coach guides the class through a warm-up all together to prepare your body for the workout. After the warm-up, the Coach will review the movements you will perform in the workout helping ensure everyone in the class has a safe, fun and challenging workout together! 3, 2, 1, GO! Everyone gets in a workout between 6-20 minutes on average. Shortly after the workout is over, the class high-fives one another, talks about the best and worst parts of the workout, then puts their equipment away. The Coach will then guide the entire class you through a cool down or stretch, together. All of this occurs in 45-50 minutes, and you are sent on your way to attack your day or enjoy your evening at home!

As you can see, the hardest part is showing up!

Interested in learning more? Walk through the doors of our gym just 10-15 minutes prior to any class on our schedule. Our coaches and training staff will take care of everything from there! We hope you find the motivation you need to take control of your health soon! If you do decide to come workout with us you will be even more prepared by completing a waiver prior to your arrival.

Kids CrossFit

What started as a garage gym in 2014 has grown into a 2,100 square foot warehouse space and to what do we credit this expansion? The group of growing kids that seemed taller and broader each time they hopped out of their parent’s cars, along with awesome members from our fitness community that just kept showing up. We say that often, “Just Show Up”. What has been accomplished by the coaches and the members of SoWal CrossFit by Just Showing Up is remarkable.

If you have ever entertained the idea of introducing your child to CrossFit Kids, we want you to know that all they have to do is Show Up. The expectations, challenges, goals, personal records, achievements, and successes will come. The CrossFit community continues to entice the unassuming athlete from grand kids to grandparents and soccer moms in between. Imagine an infinitely scalable method of fitness for anyone who Just Shows Up.

As a mother of two children , Anna 9 and Camron 11, my excitement will not be contained when I can expose them both, at the same time, to an hour of fun fitness in a positive environment!

 

 

 

 

 

Our goal as Coaches at SoWal CrossFit by NWFL Fitness is to encourage an individual’s ability to succeed, Lifting Futures along the way.

What is the mission of our Lifting Futures Program?

INVESTING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY’S YOUTH WITH THE PROPER COACHING TECHNIQUE NECESSARY TO FACILITATE THE EVOLUTION OF MIND & BODY STRENGTH, THE IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIAL SKILLS AND GROUP PERFORMANCE, ALL WHILE PROVIDING THE TOOLS NEEDED TO ELEVATE CAPACITY FOR STRATEGIC THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING.

Now, CrossFit Kids, anyone up for a friendly game of Tic-Tac-Toe Relay? 3,2,1, GO!

Positive relationship found between physical activity and cognitive function in school age children 4 – 18 years of age. This suggests that physical activity may be related to cognition during the development stages of children. Examinations of findings of Sibley and Etnier (A meta-analysis. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2003;15:243–256) reveal that perceptual skills, intelligent quotient achievement, verbal tests, mathematics tests, memory, developmental level academic readiness and other key components of a child’s development indicate a beneficial relationship of physical activity on all cognitive categories, with the possible exception of memory. Increased levels of aerobic fitness were associated being beneficial to cognitive processes underlying cognitive control during adolescent development. NWFL Fitness’ Lifting Futures programs continues to promote findings as our base to promote the positive relationship between your child’s physical activity levels and their individual levels of cognitive thinking.

 

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(source: Pontifex MB, Hillman CH, Polich J. Age, physical fitness, and attention: P3a and P3b. Psychophysiology. 2009;46:379–387.[PMC free article] [PubMed] [Ref list])

Does your child’s daily schedule encourage or allow them to perform physical activities? Or is your kid stuck in a desk all day, only able to move from one class to another?
Not only is exercise an incredible tool to fight childhood obesity and poor health, but it also helps our children focus, and it helps them learn and achieve by boosting cognitive performance.
Most children that aren’t involved with school, local or private sports teams are being prevented the opportunity to be active. This not only undermines their health, but it also makes it more difficult for the child to focus in school, keep their weight at a healthy level, and mature cognitive skills during the key stages of their development.
Lifting Futures is NWFL Fitness’ youth development program designed to fight this growing issue among our adolescents. It is our goal to provide safe, fun and active learning environments that allow your child and teen to regularly move! Not just uncontrolled recess, or playing outside, but teaching them beginner Olympic lifts, functional movements and other technical skills that may not only assist the development of their cognitive skills, but also challenge their coordination and give them a sports-like environment that they want to be a part of.

NWFL Fitness

Our humble fitness community is growing and it’s thanks to the ongoing support of our local members! NWFL Fitness will continue to provide our youth development program, Lifting Futures, as well as provide CrossFit to our loyal members and vacation drop-ins. With our growth and expansion will come additional classes, such as HR-Zone, summer youth programs, and much more! We ask that you contact one of our staff members to learn more about our fitness offerings, or to put your teen on our waiting list for our exclusive Lifting Futures program, available during the 2017-18 school year to Emerald Coast Middle, South Walton High, Seaside Middle, Seacoast High and other surrounding middle and high schools in Walton County, Florida!

FYI, our GRAND OPENING is tentative for Thursday evening on June 8th! Spread the word!

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