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Healthy habits stick when started at a young age. Our Youth Health & Wellness programs give kids all the tools and support necessary to create lasting foundations that will allow them to be confident, healthy, and happy.

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Babysitting Training Course

$55 $85 12-15

Downtown Boise Y: Jul 25 | Feb 22 | Oct 3
West Boise Y: Aug 15 | Sep 19 | Dec 12

This one-day course includes ASHI-Approved Certification card and can help young adults interview for suitable babysitting positions. Participants will learn how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, prevent injuries and be prepared if an emergency happens, handle bedtime issues, and more!

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Kid Fit

$40 $60 9–16 October 12, 2020 - November 20, 2020
West Boise YMCA: Mon, Wed, 4:45–5:30pm

The class features constantly varied movement activities that focus on balance, agility, coordination, speed, stamina, endurance, flexibility, athleticism, and core strength.

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Summer Kids PE

Free Free 5–12

This class is available as a Virtual Group Exercise Class. Click here for the Virtual Workout Schedule.

Join us for a fun, safe virtual kids PE class where your kiddos can engage, be active, make new friends, and have fun while promoting physical activity facilitated by a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.  

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THRIVE Obstacle Course

FREE $6.75 4–12
THRIVE Center: Saturday, October 24, 10–11am

Participants will make their way through an obstacle course. Obstacles include a balance beam, stepping stones, things to jump over, things to go under, and action activity mats. Course can be adapted based on the needs of the individual! For more information, please contact: Andrea Parker, THRIVE Director – 208 331 9622 ext 527

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THRIVE Open Gym

$50 $90 6–14 November 7, 2020 - December 19, 2020
South Meridian YMCA: Sat, 11am–12pm

With the cold weather coming, enjoy some indoor adaptive PE style activities! Let your kids expand their knowledge of fitness concepts—including flexibility, stamina, strength, and nutrition—while getting the opportunity for self-expression and social interaction.

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Yoga Fusion

Free Day Pass Required 15+ View Schedule

Yoga Fusion combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Nonstop movement and high energy music drive this full-body workout.

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Youth Fit

$40 $52 10–15

4-week sessions occur monthly
South Meridian Y: (10–15) Tue, Thu, 4:45–5:40pm

Designed specifically for youth ages 10–15, this program features constantly varied activities that focus on balance, agility, coordination, speed, strength, stamina, endurance, flexibility, athleticism, and core strength.

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Youth Fit Bootcamp

$30 $39 10–15 November 30, 2020 - December 16, 2020

Downtown Boise Y: Mon, Wed, 4:30–5:30pm

Designed specifically for youth ages 10–15, this program features constantly varied activities that focus on balance, agility, coordination, speed, strength, stamina, endurance, flexibility, athleticism, and core strength. Youth Fit Bootcamp meets two times a week for three weeks.

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Youth Strength Training

$33 for 1 child | $10 for each additional child in same household (Max 4) Membership Required 10–14

Participants learn how to safely use the fitness equipment and provide basic knowledge to start their own personal fitness program. Participants will learn etiquette on the floor, benefits, and risks. After completing this course, kids will be able to pick up a badge each time they come into the facility and use the cardio and strength training circuit machines without an adult present.

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