It’s never too early to begin forging healthy lifetime habits. At the Attleboro Y, we believe it’s our duty to work with local youth, families, and schools to bring about a healthier future for the young people in our community. The Y’s Youth Wellness programs encourage kids to make healthier choices about what they eat, what they do, and how they can live to their best potential.
Fall Youth & Teen Fitness Programs
Our Youth & Teen Fitness classes resume September 3rd! Some of our fitness programs are drop-in programs, included in your membership. Others require registration in advance. See all the details below!
For programs that require registration, Members may register as of August 5th. Non-Member registration begins August 19th.
> Fall 2019 Youth & Teen Fitness Information Sheet
Youth Wellness Center Introduction
Youth Members who would like to use the strength and cardio equipment need to make an appointment for an orientation with the Health and Wellness staff. The orientation will teach youth members how to safely and efficiently use the equipment, and instruct them about general Wellness Center rules and etiquette. More than one appointment may be necessary depending on the youth member’s needs and understanding. Once training is completed, an access pass will be given. Children who are 11 or younger must continue to workout alongside a parent or guardian.
To schedule a Youth Orientation, stop by the Y’s Welcome Center or contact Ryan Ohnemus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free for Attleboro Y Members
Walk to 5K for Kids
Ages: 6 and up
This program will help aspiring runners get ready for the Y’s Gobble Wobble 5K, which is held on Thanksgiving morning. This 10-week program takes a walk-run approach to help young runners build endurance and confidence until they’re able to complete the full distance. The program meets once a week as a team with some individual workouts to complete at home. Parents are welcome to participate in the adult version of this program, which occurs at the same time. For more information, contact Nicole at email@example.com.
September 11-November 13
WED 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pleasant Street Branch
Free to Y Members / $40 for Non-Members
> Register today!
Mother & Daughter Kickboxing
Ages 9 and up
This program encourages moms and daughters to strengthen their relationships while strengthening their physical and mental fitness as well.
Resumes September 8th!
SUN 4:00-4:55 p.m.
Free to Y Members. Drop-in class.
Family Workout Sessions
Ages 8 and older.
Meet our trainer in Workout Loft at the Pleasant Street Branch for a special workout designed for parents and kids to do together! This program is offered every week. No advance registration required. Drop-in when you can!
MON 6:00-6:55 pm, Pleasant Street Branch
Free for Y Members
Youth & Teen Strength Conditioning
This program teaches middle school and high school students the importance of a well-balanced strength training program, including proper warm up, strength training, conditioning, and flexibility. Participants will receive a personalized program to follow based on their abilities and goals. Our trainers will provide guidance and assistance to ensure that participants are working out in a safe and efficient manner. This program is designed for any youth or teen, whether you’re new to lifting, an athlete, or someone just looking to improve your overall fitness. Program meets twice a week.
For more information, contact Ryan Ohnemus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MON & WED 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Free to Y Members
> Register today.
Jaguars Youth Track & Field Program
Under the direction of the Jaguars coaching staff, youth athletes participate in running, shot put, javelin, long jump, high jump, and Cross Country. The program offers both parent and child fitness activities, including weekly fitness runs and walks. No mandatory practices or events. Come when you can!
September & October Jaguars Events
Tuesdays, September 3 & 10
- 2-mile run: Meet at 4:30 pm at the Downtown Y Welcome Center for a 2 mile nonstop trail run. (You must be able to run a 9 minute per mile pace.)
- Introduction to High Jump Clinics & Practices: A free event at the Downtown YMCA for anyone who’s ever thought they might like to try high jump. 5:00-5:30 pm clinic for new jumpers. 5:30-6:15 pm practice for all jumpers including those from intro clinic who are able to make it over the bar.
Tuesdays, September 17 & 24
- Cross-country practice: 5:00-5:45 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Y’s Norton Outdoor Center, 295 West Main St., Norton, MA. These practices are free and open to the public.
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
2019-2020 Indoor Season
Indoor Season dates: October 29-April 14
Athletes stay active throughout the winter months with running events, shot put, and high jump. Indoor season practices take place on Tuesday evenings at 5:00 p.m. at the Downtown Branch. Athletes also have the option of competing in indoor meets through the winter.
Member Fee: $35 per season
Non-Member Fee: $50 per season
> Register for the Jaguars Indoor Season online.
Teen Girls Kickboxing
Held in our Kickboxing Studio, this energetic class combines the punches of boxing with the kicks of karate. Kickboxing has numerous benefits for both you physical and mental health. This class is especially reserved for girls, ages 12-18
WED 5:00-5:55 p.m.
Free to Y Members. Drop-in class.
Yoga for kids is a dynamic class where the kids will learn yoga poses and apply those poses in games and activities. Kids benefit from yoga as it helps relieve stress, be active, and think in positive ways. Kids Yoga is a drop-in program that is included in your Youth or Family Membership at no additional cost.
Ages 5-10 – Tuesday 4:30-5:15 pm – Downtown Branch Mind Body Studio
Ages 10-13 – Tuesday 5:15-6:00 pm – Downtown Branch Mind Body Studio
Ages 13 & Older
Powerlifting is the sport of competitive lifting in the back squat, bench press and deadlift. Participants follow commands from judges in competition and must meet specifications for a “good lift”. This program will teach participants how to properly execute these lifts to the USA Powerlifting standards, coached by a USA Powerlifting Club level coach. This program is intended for those who are just interested in becoming stronger along with those who are interested in competing in a USA Powerlifting meet.
Team will meet twice a week. Competition registration is optional and requires additional meet fees. For more information, contact Ryan Ohnemus at email@example.com. The Powerlifting Team sessions begin September 4th, but we accept registrations throughout the year.
TUE 3:00-4:30 p.m.
TUE 6:00-7:00 p.m.
SAT 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Y Member: $10 per month / Non-Member: $25 per month
> Register today.