Iron Legion isn’t just for fully forged adults. At Iron Legion, we are a family, and we believe that establishing a healthy focus on health, fitness, and wellness from an early age is integral to having a healthy relationship with your body as you move into adulthood.
Give your child an edge on their education, in life, and in sports by introducing them to the art and discipline of Jiu Jitsu, CrossFit & Wrestling. Ask us about our Iron Legion Avengers Kids program!
Official definition? CrossFit is a branded fitness regimen that involves constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. It is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise for all age groups, with an emphasis on clean nutrition.
What is Iron Legion Kids? Just like in our adult programs, our CrossFit Youth programs are specifically created to develop your GPP, or General Physical Preparedness. This means we focus on your overall state by not isolating body parts in our CrossFit program. We utilize your entire body from head to toe. Educating our youth on how to safely and effectively use their bodies to achieve physical and mental results is the first step in forging better humans.
What about Jiu-Jitsu?
We safely use unique combinations of weightlifting, strongman, wrestling, self-defense, jiu-jitsu, cardio, and gymnastics to build strength, enhance cardio, and create unstoppable endurance.
Ted Dreaver, fitness aficionado and founder of Iron Legion, is a natural-born leader who has always prioritized overall health and wellness. He lived a life on the road as a kid and trained in the gym when he could. The globo-gym space always bothered him. It was sterile, faceless, impersonal, and completely devoid of social connection. There was no real push to get better. This drive for personal connection and community, paired with his passion for teaching others, led to the Iron Legion that exists today.
“CrossFit in and of itself for us is a fitness program that rejects the status quo, we’re not big on the globo-gym style where you don’t know anyone. You are never left on your own”.
The goal for our kids should be to help unfold the people they are meant to become, while moulding them into people that will be our protectors, good and strong leaders, and positive, unstoppable forces that the world desperately needs. I truly believe the sooner we get kids into a positive environment of activity, specifically our kids classes here at Iron Legion, the better opportunity they have as adults. Aside from learning healthy ways to be active and live a healthy and balanced life, they are exposed to structure, discipline, integrity, sportsmanship, communication, support, humility, healthy vulnerability paired with finding the strength within to push beyond what their minds tell them.
Kaitie is a L1 Certified CrossFit Coach with a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, she also holds a NASM Nutrition Certification.
“They call it coaching but it’s teaching. You dont just tell tell them- you show them the reasons.” -Vince Lombardi
Our American Jiu Jitsu instructor, Terrie Bourgeois, has been studying and perfecting his Jiu Jitsu and martial art techniques for over 16 years. His ethos and methodology are to train his students to master Jiu Jitsu, leveling up to be superior to him in both technique and foundational understanding. He teaches from a conceptual approach and on a macro level, giving his students the tools they need to produce protective, tactical maneuvers on the fly while fighting.
“I choose to teach a conceptual approach. It is incredibly complex. It takes decades to get good at and this form of fighting is incredibly dynamic. The best way to teach something incredibly complex, is to teach with a philosophical approach. If my students aren’t better than me, I haven’t done my job.”
At Iron Legion, you aren’t just one of many. We forge fierce and disciplined fighters. We work with every individual to help them reach their potential and leave the forge better than when they come to us. Our programs are tailored to the individual to optimize the mind, strengthen the immune system, and build a stronger body.
“Iron Legion takes great pride in the ability to work with people at any age or level of fitness. Whether it’s your first day in the gym or you’re an advanced competition athlete, we have a team that can support and optimize you to be your best.”
Want your child to feel like a confident, certified badass? We’ll be waiting.