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!
Youth programs run on our segment calender.
WE ARE REGISTERING FOR SEGMENT 2!
|SEGMENT||SEGMENT DATES||REGISTRATION DATES (MEMBER/COMMUNITY)|
|WINTER 1||JAN 6 - FEB 16||DEC 9-JAN 4 / DEC 12-JAN 4|
|WINTER 2||FEB 17 - APR 12||FEB 10-15 / FEB 13-15|
|SPRING 1||APR 13 - MAY 31||APR 6-11 / APR 9-11|
|SUMMER 1||JUN 1 - JUL 5||MAY 25-30 / MAY 28-30|
|SUMMER 2||JUL 6 - AUG 7||JUN 29- JUL 4 / JUL 2-4|
|FALL 1||AUG 24 - SEP 27||AUG 3-22 / AUG 6-22|
|FALL 2||SEP 28 - NOV 8||SEP 21-26 / SEP 24-26|
|FALL 3||NOV 9 - DEC 20||NOV 2-7 / NOV 5-7|
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 studio’s during Open Studio Time to workout.
Successful completion of this class requires that youth:
- Attend a minimum of 5 of the 7 classes offered. Last class is mandatory.
- 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 Lisa Petre, Wellness Coordinator at 219-462-4185 ext. 260.
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.
Please see our current Group Exercise Schedule for current class days and times.
Kids Fitness Class | Ages 4-10
Help your child get their groove on! Join us for a FREE Kids Fitness class where your child will participate in healthy movement that is also fun! Classes are 45 minutes in length and taught by a certified Group Exercise Instructor.
Check out our current Group Exercise Schedule for Kids Fitness days and times.
Lego Robotics | Ages 10-16
Lego Robotics brings Lego and robot lovers together in a fun and interactive class where students will build functioning robots with Legos and program them to move and do tasks! This class goes over basic engineering and math principles while keeping students engaged with their imaginative side!