Do you want to get healthier and stronger? The kids at the Garden City Middle School sure do. Every morning on Mondays and Wednesdays our school has an early morning intramural Crossfit program. The bravest kids in the school are at the weight room door ready to rumble at 7:30 a.m. Crossfit is a meaningful, measureable and, most importantly, fun way to work out and get stronger.

I have been going to the Kids Crossfit program, which started three years ago, for a few months and I absolutely love it. I feel healthier and stronger than I ever have. So, you’re probably asking yourself, what does it look like? Let me tell you. When you first walk in your heart will jump out of your chest. Rings, weights, treadmills — they have it all and that’s not even the best part. Is that music I hear? Of course it is. You can’t work out without music. Oh, and don’t forget the awesome Mr. Michael Tullo. Mr. T is in charge of the program. He went through loads of training to get a coaching and Crossfit kids certification, and let me tell you it paid off. Medicine ball slams, tuck-ups, sit-ups, curls, oh my.

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Sound like fun activities? They’re almost as fun as Mr. Tullo himself. Actually, why don’t you decide for yourself? So, without further ado, here is a bit of the interview with Mr. T.

Mr. Tullo told me that he owns his own CrossFit gym and really likes helping others. He added that Crossfit philosophy allows anyone to succeed in achieving their fitness goals. By offering the Crossfit intramurals, students of all different levels of fitness can achieve greatness.

Want to include Crossfit in your school? Simple. Talk to your gym teacher or PE staff and persuade them to look into it. For more information: crossfit.com

So, the next time you’re on the playground, I’m counting on you to be the toughest kids out there.