Youth & Teen Fitness
For Parents & Kids 8-12
The YMCA is all about kids and families, and we want to make it simple for you and your family to be healthy! In our Fitness Center, we welcome 8-12 year olds to utilize the cardio equipment with direct adult supervision. Please see “Family Fitness” regarding use of strength-training equipment. We look forward to supporting your family’s well-being!
The YMCA Family Fitness program allows a parent/youth (ages 8-12) team to strength train in the YMCA Fitness Center after completing a minimum of 2 Fitness Orientations with a YMCA Health and Fitness Coach and having a signed agreement on file. The parent/child teams must attend the orientations together.
Our Health and Fitness staff has developed a Strength Training routine for youth 8-12 years old that is safe, effective and fun. If it is determined that our Precor equipment does not fit your child's need, size, or abilities, we also have alternative exercises using free weights and other tools that we can demonstrate.
You will be given a Family Fitness Workout card for your child and during orientations, our team will discuss safety issues, how and why to warm-up and stretch.
The Fitness Center may be restricted to adults only Mondays through Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, depending on space usage on the floor. Please check in with fitness staff before using the equipment at this time of day.
Teens 13 & 14 years: Teens must complete an orientation with a Wellness Coach and must have liability waiver on file in Member Center prior to working out alone. After their orientation, 13 and 14 year olds are permitted workout without adult supervision.
Members 15 years & over: Fitness Orientations recommended but not required.
Health and Fitness Coaches may determine a piece of cardio equipment to be unsafe for your child at anytime. Health and Fitness Coaches are available for instructions.