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. 

Metuchen YMCA

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Karate (Ages 7+ years)
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.
  • Karate (Ages 7+ years)

Yoga (Ages 3-6 years)
Cooking (Ages 8-13)
In our COOKING classes, students will be introduced to basic recipes, simple kitchen tasks, safety and hygiene standards, cleanliness, measurements, time management, manners, portion control -- and more!
  • Kids Can Cook! (Ages 8-13)

    It's never too early to learn basic cooking skills and how to be safe in the kitchen!
Karate (Ages 13-Adult)
  • Karate (Ages 13+ -Adult )

Edison YMCA

South Amboy YMCA

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Basketball (Ages 5-12)
Emphasis is placed on learning fundamentals of basketball while having a great time with friends.  Develop individual skills of dribbling, shooting, and passing.
  • Basketball (Ages 5-9)

  • Triple Threat Basketball (Ages 10-14)

Youth Archery (Ages 7+)
  • Youth Archery

    Using our equipment the instructor will guide beginners of all ages to develop skills from range safety to accuracy through fun interactive archery exercises.
Tennis (Ages 5-12)
Game, Set, Match! Learn all about tennis, build skills, and play modified matches. Follows USTA Curriculum.
  • Tennis ((Ages 5-12)

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.
  • Eating Healthy Cooking Class