KIDS & TEENS

We are professional coaches. Our job is to build athletes.

Our fitness is broad–we place equal emphasis on speed, strength, agility, flexibility, stamina and balance–and we keep things fun. Kids and teens WANT to come to Catalyst, and it shows.

Our workouts are made to be skill-based, challenging and progressive.

Kids in our Junior Varsity (7-12) program can “graduate” up to Senior Varsity (13-17) by completing three levels of testing. Kids in Senior Varsity can progress to Varsity Sport after a year and other testing. Most don’t care to move up early, and that’s fine; but for those who do, levels testing serves as a “belt system” that rewards excellence in movement. Not speed, not strength, but proficiency.

Read specific details below, email varsity@catalystgym.com or call (705) 256-1344 for more information.

Junior Varsity (7–12) 3x/week

Choose from Day 1 (Monday OR Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday OR Thursday) at 4:30-5:30 pm, AND Saturdays at 10am. Day 1 and 2 can vary, no need to choose a set weekly schedule.

Using a FUN combination of calisthenics, running, rowing, jumping, throwing, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing and lifting (the stuff we all used to call ‘play,’) we get kids to LOVE exercise. We use age-appropriate skills, challenges, and loads. We challenge kids in a fun and progressive way, and our groups are usually filled to capacity within hours of being offered.

Our groups produce athletes – even youth athletes – that have a wide skill-set; are excellent at everything without specializing at a particular sport; and enjoy movement for its own sake. In an inclusive atmosphere, workouts are ‘scaled’: kids and teens do challenges that are appropriate for their current level and age. They participate as a group of individuals. They learn trust, cohesion, self-accountability, and confidence unlike anything we’ve ever seen elsewhere.

Most common question from the kids: “Can we stay extra long and try climbing the rope again?” Most common comment from adults: “I wish I’d had this when I was a kid!”

Most common comment from coaches: “We CAN’T believe the improvement in Jimmy’s play.”

Most common comment from teachers: “Can you come to OUR school and get our kids paying attention like you do at the gym?”

Rates: Attendance is based on a monthly membership fee ($65 plus HST per month).

Email varsity@catalystgym.com to register or book a free trial class, or call 256-1344 to book a free trial class.

Varsity (13–17) 3x/week

Choose from Day 1 (Monday OR Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday OR Thursday) at 5:30-6:30 pm, AND Saturdays at 11 am. Day 1 and 2 can vary, no need to choose a set weekly schedule.

Varsity prepares teens for all-around athleticism. They get stronger, faster, more powerful, and more flexible. They learn about performance nutrition, and get set up to be an ‘athlete for life,’ whether within CrossFit, another sport, or to establish a lifestyle that carries through into adulthood.

Varsity also delivers valuable lessons about life: hard work, character, courage and overcoming adversity. Many call it “the sport for kids who don’t play sports,” because it’s also fun. John Ratey, author of Spark! and brain researcher at Harvard, referred to CrossFit Kids programs as ‘collaborative competition,’ because kids and teens cheer for one another.

Our groups produce athletes – even youth athletes- that have a wide skill set; are excellent at everything without specializing at a particular sport; and enjoy movement for its own sake. In an inclusive atmosphere, workouts are ‘scaled’: kids and teens do challenges that are appropriate for their current level and age. They participate as a group of individuals. They learn trust, cohesion, self-accountability, and confidence unlike anything we’ve ever seen elsewhere.

Rates: Attendance is based on a monthly membership fee ($65 plus HST per month).


Email varsity@catalystgym.com to register or book a free trial class, or call 256-1344 to book a free trial class.

Varsity Sport

VARSITY SPORT: Day 1 (Monday OR Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday OR Thursday) at 5:30-6:30 pm Saturdays at 11 am.

Varsity Sport athletes are encouraged to pursue leadership roles: assisting with Junior Varsity classes as coaches, public speaking, demonstrating movement, and helping Ignite clients integrate into fitness programs.

Varsity Sport requires a minimum of one year in the Varsity program, as well as demonstrated proficiency in several movements. Athletes will develop a high level of metabolic conditioning as well as movement skills while under load or fatigue. This group is not for everyone: it’s a different focus, but not necessarily the most appropriate path for every athlete.

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