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If you have youngsters that would benefit from a fun exercise program, we’ve got you covered.

Vigorous play and exercise is not only fun but necessary. We offer Crossfit style workouts for kids ages 5-17.

Our Wildkids class is for youngsters ages 5-11

Classes are ongoing and run on Tuesdays and Thursday.

Wildkids classes are 4:30 to 5:30

Register: Click Here!
Cost is $100/month to month or $80/month recurring membership
$50/month one day a week option. Drop-in is $15

You can register at the link above or sign-up at the gym for the recurring membership option.


Kids that exercise are happier. Research shows that physical activity and sport has a positive impact on children’s social skills and self-esteem. Additionally, there are social benefits as a result of physical activity including increased confidence and peer acceptance, alongside a link to friendship.

Kids that get vigorous exercise are better at math, reading and language than their peers who don’t participate in these programs.

“As a parent, I can tell you that bedtime is much smoother at my house if my kids have had some good exercise,” says Coach Noah.

Coach Baily Wellman is a CrossFit Certified Coach and a licensed elementary school teacher. Baily creates fun and safe workouts. Designed to challenge and increase your child’s physical ability in a cooperative, playful and supportive environment.

If you’d like more information or would like to be made aware of future kids programs please use the form below.


  • Teen Testimonial

    Our Teen Classes Start Feb. 5th

    Click HERE for more information and to register

    Karan Mehta was your average teenager with a weight problem.

    Lack of education about nutrition led to a diet of soda and pizza. It had been that way for years.

    Mehta became overweight in the fourth grade when he was 9, and by the time he turned 15, he weighed 290 lb. at 5 foot 10. He had trouble sleeping at night and concentrating during the day at school. Though Mehta was just a teenager, his blood sugar was in the prediabetes range.

    “I had dark black markings around my waist, too, and the skin under my armpits was a darker color. My pediatrician told me it was a symptom of high blood sugar and prediabetes,” Mehta said. The condition Mehta was referring to is called acanthosis nigricans, a skin disorder characterized by areas of dark discoloration of the skin and linked to insulin resistance.

    Mehta wanted to make a change, but he didn’t think he could.

    “I wanted to feel better, and I tried a few weight-loss programs,” he said. “I even worked with a personal trainer and dieted independently, but I didn’t have much success.”

    Then he started CrossFit at CrossFit 1727 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in 2015.

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    For Karan Mehta, a childhood diet of pizza and soda led to a body weight of nearly 300 lb. and prediabetes at just 15.

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    Mehta lost 130 lb. and reversed his prediabetes after less than a year of CrossFit and healthy eating.

    Immediately, coach Joseph Shea took the teenager under his wing, teaching him about the importance of getting off sugar and processed foods.

    “He helped me with meal planning, too, and helped me get off sugary drinks and pizza—pizza was the biggest thing for me,” Mehta said. Soon, he began to enjoy healthy eating.

    “I eat a lot of eggs and grilled chicken now. I could eat grilled chicken all day,” he said. Coming from an Indian background, Mehta also found himself dabbling in the kitchen, experimenting with ways to make traditional Indian cooking healthier.

    “My parents and I will take a traditional recipe like chicken masala and make it healthier so I can actually eat it,” Mehta said.

    Traditional chicken tikka masala is usually served over basmati rice and uses ingredients such as vegetable oil and dairy-based cream in the sauce. To make it a little healthier, chef Nick Massie—commonly known as Paleo Nick—suggests replacing rice with spaghetti squash, vegetable oil with olive oil, and cream with coconut milk.

    ALT TEXTFor Mehta, improved fitness led to better concentration, higher grades and more self-confidence.

    After just 10 months of CrossFit and following a diet of unprocessed foods—mostly lean proteins and vegetables—Mehta had lost 130 lb. Today, at 18, the recent high-school graduate is a lean 160 lb. and can do things in the gym he never thought he’d be able to. When he started CrossFit, his deadlift maxed out at 95 lb. and he could only run a quarter-mile. Now he can lift 300 lb. and enjoys going for runs of 6 to 8 miles. Even better, his blood sugar has returned to a normal level, and he no longer has trouble sleeping.

    “My overall lifestyle has just gotten better,” Mehta said. “I feel a lot more mentally clear now. Especially being in high school, it was really nerve-wracking being overweight. I’m so much calmer now, and my grades have gone up.”

    His grades were good enough to earn admission to the University of Chicago, where he is enrolled to study biochemistry starting in September 2018.

    “My plan is to find a gym right away,” he added.

    While Mehta is excited about moving on to the next chapter of his life, he said he will never forget how his coach at CrossFit 1727 helped put his life on track.

    “Joseph (Shea) was the most instrumental part of my weight loss,” Mehta said. “If it weren’t for him, I never would have done it. His leadership and his guidance as a coach helped me feel so welcome. That’s what makes CrossFit so unique. I’ve had a personal trainer before, but never did I have that personal relationship.”

    He continued: “Going to the gym didn’t just feel like I was meeting my trainer. It felt like I was meeting my close friend, and that helped me enjoy the process and share laughs along the way.”

    Shea, too, said he has enjoyed every moment coaching Mehta. Though Mehta was one of the youngest members of the gym when he joined in 2015, he has always been one of the most coachable and most dedicated to his goals, Shea said.

    “The fact that he was younger, and in a way, impressionable, made it easier to give direction because he took all of (my) guidance and applied it,” Shea said. “Karan would seek out the extra help and extra work. Whether it was a cash-out after class or additional conditioning on his own at home, he’d ask what else he could be doing to continue to work toward his goal of weight loss.”

    ALT TEXTThere are no shortcuts to fitness. Mehta achieved his goals with hard work and dedication at the gym and in the kitchen.

    Mehta’s transformation has inspired the entire CrossFit 1727 community, and has warmed his heart as a coach, Shea added.

    “I can say being able to help anyone lose that kind of weight and turn their health around makes all the long hours and hard work worth it, but especially a teenager—who really has to worry about other kids and bullying—makes it extra special.”

    Mehta knows firsthand that losing weight isn’t easy. He advises other teenagers looking to get fit to find a way to enjoy the process.

    “It’s so easy to get caught up in the thought of, ‘What if it doesn’t pan out and I waste my time?’ It’s easy to doubt yourself,” he said.

    “But you just have to enjoy the process. You have to take it day by day and before you know it, you’ll be doing things you didn’t know you could do and wearing clothes you didn’t think you’d ever be able to buy.”

    About the Author: Emily Beers is a CrossFit Journal contributor and coach at CrossFit Vancouver. She finished 37th at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games.

  • Why I LOVE Working with Kids by, Coach Baily

    Why I like love working with kids

    By: Coach Baily (Coach B)

    I LOVE KIDS! Ever since I can remember I’ve loved playing with kids and being around them, even when I was a kid myself! There is just something about their energy, silliness, and, my favorite:  their curiosity! I think that sometimes, as adults we get so caught up in the work and business of life that we forget to play and be curious. So, by being around kids as much as I can, they constantly remind me that I need to be curious and definitely not take myself so seriously.
    My love for kids led me to pursue teaching throughout my life. I taught in Sunday School, helped out in my mom’s classroom,  and became a “Big Sister” through the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters in high school. Later in life, I pursued teaching as a career. I began substitute teaching after I graduated college in the Fall of 2013 and started full time teaching shortly after that. I taught kindergarten, second grade, and two years in third grade before “retiring” to become a stay at home mom and a Wildkids’ Coach.
    My favorite part about teaching is how kids love to learn, and, like I said before, how they are so curious. Teaching exercise to kids is super fun because they have so much energy and are willing to try anything! They are eager to learn new moves, games, and exercises. In fact, they prefer to learn something new rather than to do the same thing again because they like getting out of their comfort zones and gaining knowledge. Every day is a new day to learn and grow in their eyes.
    It is such a blast being a Kid’s Coach!

  • Announcing our Teen Class Starts Feb. 5th

    Do you have a teen who needs a fun way to stay active? Wildcat CrossFit and Coach Baily are excited to announce our WildTeens series for teens aged 12-17! The series runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm. 

    Your teen will learn:
    – teamwork
    – focus
    – proper exercise form
    – to love exercise

    Cost Options:
    $100 for one month, non-renewing (8 classes, expires 30 days after purchase)

    $80/month auto-renewing membership (8 classes)

    $50/month 1x/wk auto-renewing membership (4 classes)

    $15 single class drop-in

    Questions?
    email: baily@wildcatcrossfit.com

    Register at the gym!

     

     

  • WildKids Kids Fitness Classes, Starting Feb. 5th!

    WildKids Kids Fitness Classes,Starting Feb. 5th!

    There is a time and a place for kids to connect with their wild side. Wildcat CrossFit is the place and every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 is the time.

    Vigorous play and exercise is not only fun but necessary.

    What: WildKids Workout Series. Our 3 week, 6 class exercise program. For kids K-3rd grade.

    Where: Wildcat CrossFit 300 S. Park Ave

    When: Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30. Starts Tuesday Jan 8 and ends Thursday Jan 31st.

    Cost: 2x / week: $80, 1x/week: $50, Drop In (single class): $15

    This class program is ongoing. Registered for and attended by session.

    Register: Click Here!

    Kids that exercise are happier. Research shows that physical activity and sport has a positive impact on children’s social skills and self-esteem. Additionally, there are social benefits as a result of physical activity including increased confidence and peer acceptance, alongside a link to friendship.

    Kids that get vigorous exercise are better at math, reading and language than their peers who don’t participate in these programs.

    “As a parent, I can tell you that bedtime is much smoother at my house if my kids have had some good exercise,” says Coach Noah.

    Coach Baily Wellman is a CrossFit Certified Coach and a licensed elementary school teacher. Baily creates fun and safe workouts. Designed to challenge and increase your child’s physical ability in a cooperative, playful and supportive environment.

     


     

  • Meet Our Great WildKids Coach: Coach Baily!!!

    Meet Our Great WildKids Coach: Coach Baily!!!

    Lately we caught up with Coach Baily and we asked her a few questions about Kids, Exercise, and Why she loves helping kids to exercise.
    Here is what she had to say:

    Question: Why is exercise important for kids?

    Coach Baily:
    It is important for children to be active in order to promote healthy growth and development. Kids who establish a healthy habits, including exercise, at a young age will carry them through with them for the rest of their lives. 

    Question:  What made you want to be a Kids Coach?

    Coach Baily:
    I love working with kids! They are curious and full of energy. Every day and kid is different. It’s always an adventure! 

    Question:  What is the most fun thing about working with kids?

    Coach Baily:
    They teach you so much and make you laugh A TON!!! 

    Question:  What can kids learn from a cool fitness program like ours?

    Coach Baily:
    We will work on foundational movements, that will focus on their fine and gross motor skills which will be beneficial in other sports, activities, and school! We will work to pair all aspects of fitness with FUN! 


    Question: Tell us a little about yourself 🙂

    Coach Baily:
    I am married to my handsome husband and we are parents of a new baby boy! I have my B.A. in religious studies and business as well as an early childhood teaching certificate. I got my CrossFit Level 1 training certificate in January. I love CrossFit and I love coaching! 

    To Sign your Kids up for classes today, Click Here!

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