Youth - Health & Wellness
Our Y's youth wellness programs encourage children to make healthier choices about what they eat and what they do to establish lifelong healthy habits.
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Instructor is a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, blends traditional Shaolin Kempo Karate training and martial arts philosophy with modern self-defense and fitness in a disciplined and structured, yet very fun, atmosphere. Students develop greater self-confidence and ability to concentrate while building strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and improved cardiovascular conditioning. Students begin as white belts and progress through colored belt ranks as they achieve greater proficiency. Ask for details on uniform.
Get ready to break a sweat, work out to your favorite music, and HAVE FUN while exercising! It is never too early to develop healthy exercise habits! Our new youth fitness program is designed to inspire an early love for sports and fitness that will serve as a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Led by trained Youth Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer, Ara McKay, children and teens will learn... Safe stretching techniques, how to structure a workout, and strength training routines that will increase endurance and muscle mass for any sport or overall fitness. The class will wrap up with a fitness orientation, introducing participants on how to use cardiovascular and strength machines safely!
South Amboy YMCA
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Emphasis is placed on learning fundamentals of basketball while having a great time with friends. Develop individual skills of dribbling, shooting, and passing.
Game, Set, Match! Learn all about tennis, build skills, and play modified matches. Follows USTA Curriculum.
Eating Healthy Cooking Classes (Ages 8-12 years)
Children will learn food safety while learning how to make easy recipes for foods that are not only delicious but also nutritious. The class will be led by a certified Chef who will make cooking fun for everyone.