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
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)

  • Karate (Ages 13- Adult)

Cooking
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!
  • Culinary Kids

    Cooking classes for our youngest chefs, Ages 4-6
  • Kids Can Cook! (Ages 8-13)

    It's never too early to learn basic cooking skills and how to be safe in the kitchen!

Edison YMCA

South Amboy YMCA

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Family Group Exercise (Ages 8+)
We offer specially designated family-friendly Group Exercise classes for children ages 8-11 or ages 10-11 while accompanied by a participating adult. Members ages 12 through adult are welcome in these classes as well and they're FREE with your full facility membership! See our Group Exercise schedule for more information!
Youth Small Group Training (Ages 10-12)
Benefit from working closely with one of our certified Personal Trainers to work towards your goals in a small group environment. Space is limited to 8 participants for each class. See our Small Group Training Schedule for more information.
  • Youth Sports Conditioning (Ages 10-12)