CrossFit is a popular form of exercise. Now, the Rockford Police Department is teaching it to local teens.
The “Fit Girls” program is now in week five of a three month program. It’s spearheaded by Community Services Officer Kaera Watson. She started the program this year.
Watson teaches middle school and high school girls from K-Fact, which is a group that seeks to empower young girls and provide mentorship.
Watson says crossfit can provide more benefits than just a good workout.
“The CrossFit class for the girls is more centered around coping with some type of childhood trauma or something that’s happened in life that they’re struggling with. That’s the main focus of it. I just want to equip these girls with the tools that they need to get through those tough things in life,” Watson said.
For now, the Fit Girls program is not scheduled to continue once this class is completed, but Watson hopes to get a second class going as soon as possible.