The pyramid says a lot, but mainly ‘you can’t out-train a bad diet’. Proper nutrition is the foundation for our success in and out of the gym and it’s a lifestyle choice. There is no easy answer or magic bullet. Only education and consistently sound choices every day will sustain a lifestyle of proper nutrition. Nutrition also shouldn’t become an obsession that inhibits your daily life. Everyone lets loose from time to time and shares some birthday cake or ice cream with friends. Finding the happy medium is the key to achieving your goals, and we want to help you find that medium.
CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching Greg Glassman’s CrossFit to children ages 3-18. Based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.
CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for all ages. Broad-Inclusive-General fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children. Further, the needs of second graders and high-school varsity wrestlers differ by degree and not kind; the program is scalable for any age or experience level and accounts for the varied maturation status one can find in a class full of kids. CrossFit Kids is designed to be minimalist; it is inexpensive and often requires little or no equipment, allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives.
CrossFit Mudtown is a licensed CrossFit Kids affiliate with properly trained coaches excited to work with your kids.
Classes are 45 minutes in length and geared towards kids ranging from Kindergarten to 5th Grade. Each class includes a warm-up, a skill of the day and a game. Though these classes are in a group format, your unique child will be challenged on an individual level with all the benefits of a group environment.
A minimum of 5 kids per session is required. Parents will be notified and reimbursed if we do not meet the minimal requirement.
**Note: There are no make-up classes. Classes will be held at Meadowlawn Park in Cahaba Heights. In the event of inclement weather, classes will be held at CrossFit Mudtown (4125 Autumn Lane Vestavia Hills, AL 35243). Parents will be notified the night before if we plan to relocate the class due to weather.
Single Visit/Drop-In… $10
**Family Discount: $8 for each sibling (email [email protected] to receive this discount)
There are no contract requirements for kids. Refunds will not be issued if you register your child for a class, but are unable to make your reservation. Please feel free to contact us if you have a special circumstance that bears consideration.
Click here or hit the “Drop In” button on the top right of our website’s home screen to register. Email [email protected] for help registering.
Jacki has always been active, running track and cross country in her youth and in college. She holds a state record for the 100 yard dash in Pennsylvania. She discovered CrossFit 15 years ago and knew right away it was for her. It was something after scholastic sports that could fulfill her need to compete and push herself. In 2006 she attended her first CrossFit Level 1 certification and began coaching at her gym in Pittsburgh. Over the years, she’s moved across the country with her husband Danny and two girls, Kaidyn and Kinsley, but has always found herself at home in a CrossFit gym. Showing her kids that being strong and confident is one of her top priorities. She has competed and trained with some of the top athletes, and has been coached by some of the best coaches out there. In 2015, Jacki and Danny along with their brother and sister-in-law Billy and Lainey, fulfilled their dream of opening their own gym and CrossFit Mudtown began. They added their son, Nash, to the family in 2016 and Jacki continued to CrossFit through out her pregnancy. As an athlete, Jacki loves competing and pushing her body to new limits. Coaching comes natural and is Jacki’s biggest passion. She loves to help people push themselves farther than they ever thought possible.
Danny has been active in CrossFit since 2007 as an athlete, coach, and within his full-time profession. Originally born in Pittsburgh, PA, Danny spent most of his years growing up in Plymouth, MN, and attended Benilde-St. Margarets High School where he was a 3 sport athlete for all 4 years. After graduation he attended Bemidji State University where he was a 3 year letter winner in football, who won their first conference championship in 53 years during his senior season. After college he began working in the event management field and was introduced to CrossFit in 2007. While moving around for work, Danny met his wife Jacki at CrossFit Pittsburgh where they both coached and worked out. After living in Pittsburgh for 2 years, Jacki and Danny moved to Omaha, NE, for 3 years and then to Birmingham, AL, in June of 2014. They have two wonderful daughters, Kaidyn and Kinsley and son, Nash.
In 2016, Mel moved from California to Alabama with her husband, Josh, who also coaches for CFM. They stepped foot in our gym on their second day in BHM and immediately felt at home. Mel played softball in college, which is where she developed her love for strength and conditioning, and CrossFit filled the void of competitive sports. She found the supportive atmosphere in our box comparable to being on a team, which is something she missed. In addition to coaching on occasion, Mel works full-time as a physical therapist, where she applies many of CrossFit’s principles to the care of her clients.
Located in the heart of Cahaba Heights (right behind The Summit shopping center) CrossFit Mudtown is a 3,800 square foot space split between two levels. The lower level is our fitness facility where we conduct all group classes. Upstairs houses reception, restrooms, childcare room and an area for members to store their gym gear. We also have space upstairs for members to warm-up or work on skills and mobility. We strive for cleanliness and simplicity.
We come from diverse backgrounds that allow us to provide unique perspectives and bring many strengths to the table. That said, we all share one primary belief; CrossFit can change your life. With a combined 40+ years of CrossFit experience we pride ourselves in educating our athletes and pushing them to levels they never thought possible all while maintaining safety and technique. Paying attention to the details, consistent communication, and integrity are what separate us from other gyms.
Trainers are available for one-on-one or small group attention per your request. For any individualized needs that aren’t being met through our group CrossFit classes please contact us. We will work together to create a specialized program that fits your needs and provide the personal attention to drive success.