We get it! Parents want to work out, but often times don’t have someone to watch their littles! We have created a kids area at Power and Grist CrossFit that your kids can enjoy! It is a separate room with a window and gate. You can see your kids and they can see you, but they won’t be able to escape into the gym as we’ll be lifting and dropping heavy equipment. We think it’s equally as important for your children to watch you take care of yourself, we lead by example!
We have some books, trucks, table and chairs, couch, chair, tv, etc. Please feel free to bring toys that your children love to play with, knowing there might be other kids there… they’ll probably have to share! We’re a community, sharing is what we do best! If you have any extra, well-kept toys you’re looking to get rid of; consider donating them to the kids area!
There are a couple of rules to keep in mind about kids in the Kids’ Room as well as on the main gym floor.
we don’t have a Kids’ Room supervisor or babysitter which means parents are responsible for their kids while they are in the room (and the gym at large), even if it interrupts the parent’s workout.
We also can’t allow kids to play on the main gym floor. While the equipment all looks very inviting (to both children and adults!) it could very easily prove dangerous or cause injury, especially for the very young. There are clamps, straps, bands, and heavy weights that the grown-ups have learned to handle but children have not.
The safety standards you would expect from your community’s playground structures and flooring do not apply here as our gym is not one of those types of environments. Edges can be sharp and the floor is not cushioned (underneath the 3/4″ rubber mat is solid concrete).
Until we introduce a CrossFit Kids class to our program (let us know if you would be interested), we won’t have the capacity to teach general gym safety to children on our gym floor.
Please: no food/drink/shoes allowed in the kids area. We want to keep it as clean/stain/crumb free as possible! Please feed your child a snack before they arrive if it’s around that time of day!
Lastly, we cannot have anyone, adults or children, using equipment on the main gym floor during business hours without having signed a waiver.
Thanks for your help and understanding!