Kids Boxing Club
*Boxing skills, basic fitness, the importance of eating well and exercising, self defense, anti-bullying, teamwork
*Life skills, firm handshakes, speaking confidently, safety awareness, stranger danger, focus and dedication
*Work ethic, self esteem, never quitting, "you can't buy tough at target," and HARD WORK PAYS OFF
Meet Our Volunteer Coaching Staff:
Steve Linder, Head Coach
"As a proud father of two young girls, their health, safety, and future is of prominent importance to me. In the kids boxing class I have a unique opportunity to influence young lives and teach the kids about many aspects of life including my love of martial arts, boxing, exercise and CrossFit. I volunteer my time to teach the youth in our community because it's something I'm very passionate about. My training philosophy with the kids is simple: I try to lead by example and do every exercise and drill that I ask the kids to do. I teach them that quitting is never ever an option in any aspect of life, that hard work pays off, and no matter what, they CAN do it if they work hard enough. I have been in law enforcement as an officer for 16+ years. In this career I have pursued kidnappers, murderers, child molesters, gang members and many other violent criminals. Our kids need to be prepared mentally and physically for all the challenges they will face in the world today. Kids boxing is a passionate hobby for me which brings me a great amount of pleasure." - Coach Steve
I would like to share a huge thank you to Coach Steve Linder and Dog House Crossfit for all of their hard work and efforts they have put forth into the Kids Boxing Program. When my kids first told me they wanted to join a boxing class, I was against it. After attending the first class I realized there is much more to it than boxing. The class includes fitness, boxing, kick-boxing, confidence building, self-discipline and life lessons that every child should know including bullying and child abduction awareness. He takes time with each and every child to work on their individual needs. Coach Steve gets my highest recommendation not only as a coach but as a mentor. He has shown the kids the true meaning of HARD WORK PAYS OFF! -Lisa Gibson
"Since joining the Doghouse Crossfit Kids Boxing Club this past summer, I've noticed many positive changes in my now 5 year old son. To begin, my son has developed a great attitude towards being active and living healthy. He enjoys working out and is actually very alert as to what he's eating! Another thing I've noticed is his character. He displays confidence and shakes people's hands just like Coach Steve shows them how! I firmly believe that my son's healthy habits and character developments are a direct reflection of the values and positive atmosphere at Doghouse Crossfit kids Boxing club. We are very excited that the program is being permanently incorporated into the gym's curriculum and we look forward to seeing the program grow! Keep up the good work and thanks for everything you guys do for the kids!" -Gaspar C.
"I can't say enough about the Doghouse Crossfit Kids Boxing Club!! My son loves the program! He has already gained so much self confidence, knowledge of how to handle himself in specific situations, and much needed refreshers of safety awareness! It has also provided him a designated outlet for those 8 year old emotions, that he is not always quite sure what to do with!! Coach Steve is fantastic and the kids are very receptive to his teachings of all skills! We are very excited for the new session to begin!" - Michelle A.
"I just had to make sure the The Kids Boxing Club at Dog House Crossfit is recognized for the difference it makes in kids lives. Coach Steve really does an amazing job teaching the kids not only proper boxing techniques but life skills as well. He teaches them respect, discipline, heathy nutrition habits, and so much more. My son has had a tough time learning and focusing in school which had negatively effected his self esteem. I loved watching my son's confidence grow so much in just a couple weeks from this class. He can't wait for the next session to start up. Thank you so much Dog House Crossfit for having such a great program available for kids." - Karisa G.