Crossfit Kids Monterey

Dec 8, 2014 by

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My husband and I found Crossfit about 3 years before we had Little H. To say it was one of the best things that has happened to us physically, socially and emotional would be an understatement. We learned how to persevere through a tough workout, made a really special group of friends and grew closer as a couple. The mental toughness that Crossfit gave me helped me push through 41 hours of labor and 5 hours of pushing-I just viewed it as a very, very long tabata. 😉

The one thing missing from our gym, or box, was a Crossfit Kids component. When Tammy Mascolo told me she was leading Crossfit Kids at Crossfit Monterey, I was extremely excited. While Little H is too young for it now, I’ll be signing him up as soon as he’s old enough!

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“CrossFit Kids is not merely a scaled version of CrossFit. It is entirely and absolutely CrossFit, geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population.” –Mikki Lee Martion, CrossFit Kids Co-Founder.

CFK combines gymnastics, body weight calisthenics and weightlifting elements, with additional focus on elements that encourage bone density and vestibular system development. Kiddos are not asked to lift heavy weights or push through extreme workouts as adults may enjoy doing. The goal instead is to instill a life-long love of being physically active, getting to know their body and how it moves and making great relationships with their peers. Who could ask for more?

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CrossFit Kids was founded in 2004 by Jeff and Mikki Martin and is a method for teaching Greg Glassman’s CrossFit to children, ages 3-18. It is meant to be BIG fun for all ages. Fun means they provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for your children.

“The goal isn’t to make the fittest 4-year-old in the world,” Martin said in a recent telephone interview. “The goal is to have a kid be physically active and physically literate so they can express athleticism in whatever sport they like. The goal is they can have a fun experience doing something physically active and buy into a physically active lifestyle.”

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And while Crossfit Kids stands alone in helping kiddos become active and fit, it can also be paired with any athletic endeavor to help children reach the next level of athleticism.

Interested? E-mail Tammy Mascolo at!


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CrossFit L1 Trainer, Crossfit Kids Trainer, Coopers Institute Personal Trainer, Coopers Institutes Group Fitness Instructor, Ashtanga and Anusura Yoga, Nationally Trained Board Certified Massage Therapist.

Tammy has been a personal trainer for over 14 years, and has been training in Crossfit for the past year.  As a military spouse Tammy has trained clients all over the world to include Spain, Japan, and S.Korea and is routinely sought out for her in depth knowledge of body mechanics, muscle structure, and infectious drive to always put forth 100% effort without sacrificing safety.

Tammy is a practicing Board Certified Massage Therapist and has opened a site at First City Crossfit and is currently taking clients by appointment.  Specializing in Deep Tissue, Neuro Muscular, Myofascial release, and Trigger Point.   She gets to the root of muscle soreness and helps align muscle structure to insure you not only stay healthy but are able to put forth your best effort in not just Crossfit but day to day activities.  “Our bodies communicate with us clearly and specifically if we are willing to listen” ~ Shakti



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  1. Hi all Monterey Mamas! CrossFit Monterey is not the ONLY place on the Peninsula for CrossFit Kids! Check out First City CrossFit too at For more info contact First City CrossFit has over 4 CrossFit Kids certified coaches. Look for our full schedule starting this January!

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