A new workout option for kids

 

TANGLETOWN — Tangletown CrossFit is launching a new workout program for kids ages 1st through 6th grade. 

The eight-week course starts Jan. 8 and provides workouts in agility — perhaps an obstacle course for kids to crawl and jump through — and new skills, such as the squat, deadlift or overhead press. 

The idea came from trainer Julie Kenney, who once worked in a diabetes clinic and saw children developing Type II diabetes at an early age. She became certified to teach CrossFit Kids in two short months, in order to have the chance to teach healthy habits to children.

A free promotional class is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at 4632 Nicollet Ave. S. For more information, call 432-1275.