At our Y, we believe in our mission to strengthen the community through youth development!
Through a variety of programing, we aim to help kids develop the skills necessary to thrive inside and outside of our walls: confidence, self-esteem, discipline, leadership, sportsmanship, collaboration, and so much more!
Thanks to Wellness Center 101, children ages 10+ can now enjoy the same privileges of those 14+, exercising independently in the wellness center, group exercise classes, and the studios during open studio time! Just make sure your child stops by the wellness desk to check in and get their wrist band after completing the course!
Check the schedules for current class offerings!
Wellness Center 101 for Youth | Ages 10-13
We are here to welcome children into Wellness Center 101. This course is designed to teach youth age 10-13 basic exercise technique and Wellness Center etiquette so that they can feel confident exercising in the Wellness Center after the successful completion of this class.
With successful completion of this course, your child will be able to use the Wellness Center, Cardio and Cybex equipment, and studios during Open Studio Time to workout.
Successful completion of this class requires that youth:
- Completion of final test on last day of class. Test will include:
- Proper use and form on select cardio equipment
- Proper use and form on select Cybex equipment
- Use of WC 101 workout card with equipment setting and weight/reps
- Wellness Center and studio etiquette
If you have any questions regarding Wellness Center 101 or curriculum, the Wellness Center and its policies, specifically pertaining to the Youth Fitness, please contact Alyse Kominakis, Wellness Programs Coordinator, 219-462-4185 ext. 249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Performance Training for Young Athletes | Ages 11-18
Improve your strength, speed, explosiveness, body awareness, agility, and more in Sports Performance at the YMCA!
Improve your overall sports performance by training with our certified personal trainers.
Participants will improve their strength, speed, agility, and overall athletic performance.
Where: Valparaiso Family YMCA
Who: Ages 11-18 | Monday 6-6:50 pm
Cost: Members: $55/Non-Members: $75
Register: Online, Mobile App, or at the front desk
Preschool Dance Fusion | Ages 3-5
We are here to welcome your children ages 3-5 into Preschool Dance Fusion! This class teaches the basics of Ballet and Jazz to your preschoolers in a fun and imaginative way. Dancing helps children learn about focus, body coordination, creativity, and fun!
Studio Etiquette for Preschool Dance Fusion:
- Please come to class with water (no food or drinks allowed in studio).
- All classes are shoe-free for both parents and children (ballet shoes only).
- After class, please assist the instructor in stacking the chairs.
Kids Yoga | Ages 3-10
Kids will increase strength, flexibility, coordination, self-awareness, and self-esteem. Yoga poses inspire creativity (we turn our bodies into trees, mountains, and animals) as well as provide a sense of calmness and relaxation. This class is an opportunity for kids to get together to have fun with movement and become mindful of themselves and the world around them. Check out our schedule for current class offerings.
Zumba® Kids | Ages 4-10
A rocking, high-energy dance party packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. For ages 4-10. Check out our schedule for current class offerings
Kids Bodyweight Bootcamp | Ages 4-10
A 30-minute full body workout incorporating kid-friendly exercises to get kids moving. Ages 4-10 welcome. Check out our schedule for current class offerings.