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This program is designed to teach youth how to safely use exercise equipment while at the Y.

Youth Fitness Policy in Fitness Training Areas

  • 8-9 years may use the Cardio equipment on the second floor only upon completion of Cardio Orientation and under the direct supervision of an adult.
  • 10-11 years may use the Cardio equipment on the second floor only upon completion of Cardio Orientation with the accompanying adult or guardian on the same floor. 
  • 12-13 years may use any and all equipment on the second floor only upon completion of a Cardio and also a Strength Orientation. This age group can participate in select group exercise classes with guardian (see group exercise class schedule for ages allowed in classes). 
  • 14 years and above may use all exercise equipment on all levels and can participate in all group exercise classes. 

Youth Cardio Orientation

This orientation is for ages 8-13 and will teach proper warm up, cool down and stretching as well as use of the cardio machines upstairs. Once the training is complete, a record of completion is recorded in the youth's account and they can work out upstairs with parents until age 14.  

Register for Youth Cardio Orientation

Youth Strength Training

This is a 60-minute appointment for ages 12+ that teaches how to use the selectorized strength equipment upstairs. Once the training is complete, a record of completion is recorded in the youth's account and they can workout upstairs with parents until age 14 when they are able to work out on their own.

Register for Youth Strength Training

Benefits of Youth Fitness Training 

  • Learn strength training and aerobic exercise techniques
  • Learn how to develop a workout
  • Learn how to use recommended age-appropriate equipment
  • Learn character values of the Y and fitness room etiquette
  • Learn components of a well-rounded, safe workout (warm-up, strength/cardio, cool-down, flexibility)