We feel that providing wellness options for all ages is an important piece of supporting families in our community.
We try to provide classes that can help build an interest and enjoyment in personal fitness that a child can take with them as they grow into adults. Workouts in the Wellness Center, as well as fun group classes make up our youth wellness offerings.
Registration required/fee-based programs:
Youth Strength Training – F.I.T. Pass(Ages 12-14)
FREE WITH FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
The F.I.T. (Families In Training) program is designed to strengthen families by providing opportunities to exercise together in a safe and fun environment. The F.I.T. Pass allows youth ages 12-14 to use the Wellness Center by themseles during the 2:45 PM or 3:45 PM reservation times Monday-Sunday during the school year, or at any time with a parent.
In order to earn the F.I.T. Pass, youth ages 12-14 must successfully complete the Youth Strength Training class, which teaches sound principles of strength training, aerobic endurance, muscle conditioning, as well as Wellness Center safety. Note: F.I.T. Pass privileges do not include use of the Zone. Temporarily, the program is conducted as a hybrid course. The first three classes of each session are held remotely. The last three in-person practice days will be assigned prior to testing. Youth also have the option of earning a F.I.T. Pass through completing three sessions with a personal trainer and successfully completing the Youth Strength Training exam. Personal Training rates apply for these sessions. More information about the current offerings and fees can be found in our most recent brochure. Registration can be done online or at the New Canaan Y Front Desk. If you have any questions about Youth Strength Training or you need help getting started, please contact Eva Saint, Wellness Director at 203-920-1623.
Total Youth Conditioning (Small Group Training, Ages 8-11 & 12-14)
This small group outdoor training program is designed to get youth moving while having fun and getting fit. Each class incorporates fun exercises and principles taught by certified strength and conditioning trainers. For additional information, please contact Eva Saint, Wellness Director at 203-920-1623.
Small Group Yoga for Elementary School (Ages 8-10)
During our 45-minute yoga practice, students will be introduced to yoga poses from the beginner level with proper instructions and progressions. These classes will include breathing instructions, relaxation techniques, stretching and strengthening poses, all using fun-filled music and games.
Small Group Yoga for Middle School (Ages 11-13)
During our 45-minute yoga practice, students will be introduced to yoga poses from the beginner level to intermediate level. These classes will include breathing instructions, relaxation techniques, stretching and strengthening poses, all using fun-filled music and games. Students will also experience longer times in meditation.
Small Group Yoga for High School (Ages 14-18)
During this 60-minute practice, students will be taught the principles of yoga practice including breathing instructions, relaxation techniques, stretching, and strengthening poses with a connection to breath.
For additional information on Youth Yoga, please contact Kristin Schnitzler, Group Wellness Director at 203-920-1636.