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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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Intro to Strength Training for Teens

$72 Membership Required 12+ October 7, 2021 - October 28, 2021
Downtown Boise YMCA: Thu, 4:15–5:15pm

This 4-week session will build confidence in a supportive environment. Participants will learn Weight Room etiquette, proper form & safe lifting techniques, and goal setting and program design.

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Kid Fit

$30 $50 8–16
West Boise YMCA: Mon, Wed, 4:45–5:30pm (recurs monthly)

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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THRIVE Skills and Drills

$50 $90 6–12 September 20, 2021 - October 25, 2021
Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA: Mon, 7–8pm

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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Youth Fit

40 52 10–14 September 7, 2021
Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA: Tues, The, 4:45–5:40pm

If you want functional fitness and a varied workout program for your 10-14 year old, this class is designed specifically for them! The class features constantly varied activities that focus on balance, agility, coordination, speed, stamina, endurance, flexibility, athleticism, and core strength. For more information, please contact: Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA  Health and Well-being Coordinator

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Youth Fit Bootcamp

$30 $39 10–15 January 11, 2021 - January 27, 2021

Downtown Boise Y: Mon, Wed, 4:15–5:15pm

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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