TEEN WELLNESS

SUMMER 2024 SESSION

June 24 – August 14

No programs: July 4

 
Priority Registration: May 17th
Member Registration: May 20th
Non-Member Registration: May 27th
 
*You qualify for Priority Registration if you meet both of the following requirements:
  • You’re a member of the YMCA of Greenwich
  • You enrolled in Youth/Teen Programs for the Spring 2 2024 Session

Non-Contact Boxing

Learn the fundamental of boxing technique and self-defense in our youth boxing classes. Improve strength, endurance, and athleticism while relieving stress and having fun. Mental toughness guaranteed.

This program is purchased on an individual class basis. 

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Ages: 11-15 years

Instructor: Brian Dowd

Tuesdays

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Ages: 11-15 years

Instructor: Brian Dowd

Thursdays

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Strength Training

Strength training is the foundation of health, athletic performance, and body building. Your progress is only as good as your technique, and in this 8-week program we will hone your lifting form to safely optimize your results in the gym.

This class is for total beginners to intermediate lifters. Our focus is on optimal form, workout programming, setting and achieving goals, and eating habits. The teenage years are the best time to start building a strong and healthy body. 

Choose Monday or Wednesday for your 8-week session. Sign up for all 8 consecutive weeks is required.

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Ages: 11-14 years

Instructor: Devin Monahan

Mondays 

4:00PM-4:45PM

Ages: 11-14 years

Instructor: Devin Monahan

Wednesdays

4:00PM-4:45PM

Non-Contact Boxing Open Gym

Class Included With Membership!

A limited opportunity for our youth to practice skills learned in their boxing classes or for those that simply want to punch the bag. In this hour a wellness associate will monitor the room to ensure safe usage is followed. This is not a structure workout, but rather an opportunity for our youth to access a typical adult only space. Bring your own gloves!

Drop in anytime within the hour. Stay the whole time or just some of it, it is your choice! Registration is recommended. Only open to members.

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Ages: 11-15 years

Instructor: Wellness Associate

Tuesdays

4:30PM-5:30PM

Teen Girl Yoga Class

Class Included With Membership!

This one-hour basic Hatha Yoga class for teen girls (ages 14 and older) is designed to strengthen and lengthen as a cross-training opportunity and to build positive self-esteem and identity awareness in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.

This class is free and open to YMCA members, you just need to register on our app! Check our Group Exercise Schedule for the latest information. 

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Ages: 14+ years

Instructor: Anne-Marie Buckland

Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Youth Wellness Usage Updates

We are thrilled to announce some exciting changes to our wellness center offerings that will enhance the experience for our young members:

  • Boxing Loft: Youth (11+ years) will have open access to the Boxing Loft on Tuesdays from 4:30PM-5:30PM. Bring your own gloves! Drop in anytime within the hour. Registration required (scroll to the top of this page to find the registration link). Only open to members.
  • Wellness Room: Youth (12+ years) will have access to the Wellness Room on Weekdays from 3:00PM-6:00PM and on Weekends from 12:00PM-3:00PM.
  • Indoor Basketball Court: Youth (12+ years) will have specific open gym time in the Indoor Basketball Court on Weekdays from 2:45PM-4:45PM.

Questions? We’d love to help.

For more information about Tween & Teen Wellness Programs, please contact wellness@gwymca.org.

Summer Camp Counselor In Training Program

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We are thrilled to introduce our new Counselors in Training (CIT) program! The CIT program is designed to bridge the transition from camper to counselor in a supportive and engaging environment with hands-on leadership training.

We are looking for high-energy, dynamic, and responsible participants to support and engage our campers throughout their summer journey. A CIT is considered a camper, rather than a staff member. We accept CIT applications for 14 and 15-year-olds.

CITs will experience leadership workshops, CPR/First Aid training, field trips, teambuilding, planning activities, participating in camp program areas, and contributing to the camp community.

To apply, complete the application below and return to Julia Borges at Jborges@gwymca.org. You will be notified before June 1st, 2024, at the latest, of your acceptance status.