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.

 Youth & Teen Fitness Programs – Fall 2017


Youth Wellness Center Orientation

Ages: 8-13

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, contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey.


Healthy Weight and Your Child

Empowering Families to Live Healthier

Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 25-session evidence-based program for children with obesity. The program empowers 7-13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The program includes a Family Information  Session followed by 25 sessions delivered over four months.

Made up of groups of 10 to 15 children and their adult the program creates a safe, fun, and active environment for children and their families to explore and adopt proven methods to living a healthier lifestyle.

Family Information Session: Thursday, April 26th, 5:30 pm

Program Session: Begins Thursday, May 3rd and runs for 25 sessions
The program meets two times per week: THU 5:30 pm & SAT 9:00 am

Location: Attleboro YMCA Downtown Branch

For more information, please contact Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at (508) 409-0767 or cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org.


Healthy Kids Day

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us at Healthy Kids Day!

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!

Join us for Healthy Kids Day 2018!

Saturday, April 28
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Balfour Riverwalk Park

Events & Activities

  • Kids races beginning at 11 am.
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • DJ & dance contests
  • Face painting
  • Family fitness challenges
  • Healthy snacks
  • Plus, much more!

Family Workout Sessions

Ages 8 and older.

Meet our trainer in the fitness center for a special workout designed for parents and kids to do together! This program is offered every week at the times below. No advance registration required. Drop-in when you can!

WED 6:45-7:30 pm, Downtown Branch
THU 6:15-7:00 pm, Pleasant Street Branch

Free for Y Members


Youth & Teen Strength Conditioning

Ages: 12-18

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 rohnemus@attleboroymca.org.

MON & WED 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Downtown Branch
Free to Y Members

> Register today.


Jaguars Youth Track & Field Program

Ages: 6-18

Under the direction of the YMCA’s Youth Wellness Specialist Ed Poirier and the Jaguars coaching staff, youth athletes participate in running, shot put, Javelin, long 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!

> Schedules, Locations, Fees and Registration


Walk to 5K Program

Whether you’re looking to finish your first 5K or need some extra support to get back into running, please join us for an 8-week Walk to 5K program! We offer a supportive, encouraging, non-competitive environment for each participant to move at his or her own pace. The program meets once a week for 60-minute sessions that include warm-ups, discussions, a 30-minute run/walk workout, and cool down. Our coaches will provide a weekly training schedule for participants.

This spring, we’ll offer both a morning and an evening option, so you can find a time that fits your schedule!

Dates: APR 24 – JUN 24
Schedule: TUE 8:30 am or TUE 5:30 pm 
Location:
Pleasant Street Branch
Fee:
Free to Y Members / $40 for Non-Members

> Register today.


Kids Yoga

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.
Fall 2017 Kids Yoga Schedule
Ages 5-10 – Thursday 4:30-5:15 pm – Downtown Branch Kickboxing Studio
Ages 10-13 – Thursday 5:15-6:00 pm – Downtown Branch Kickboxing Studio