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Basketball

It's never too early to exercise and be healthy! A mainstay of YMCA offerings for young people, youth sports and fitness fill kids' discretionary hours with positive activities and caring adult attention. These programs emphasize teamwork and cooperation as well as developing good values.

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Dance

Classes are offered to ages 2-18 and include ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, baton and extraordinary dance classes for those with special needs. Additionally, we have events and sessions all year round! Offerings vary based on branch and season, so be sure to check the schedule to see our current and upcoming classes.
 

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Gymnastics

Our gymnastics classes are based on the National YMCA Progressive Gymnastics Program. Children to have fun while learning gymnastics skills, lifetime skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline, and self-confidence, and YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

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Healthy Weight & Your Child

Reclaim your family’s health through healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle through Healthy Weight and Your Child. The YMCA of Central Ohio is one of five Ys participating nationally in a pilot program to address childhood obesity in youth.

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Iron Teens

It's important to know how to take care of your body. Learning how to stay fit when you're young means that it will be easier to stay healthy for the rest of your life. That's why we offer Iron Teens, a program that teaches youth how to safely use cardiovascular and strength machines, structure a workout, techniques for spotting, workout etiquette, and more! 

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Martial Arts

The practice of martial arts promotes cardiovascular development, strength training, flexibility improvement and mobility enhancement. In the course of a single martial arts training session of 30 to 45 minutes, a person can engage in exercises that incorporate cardiovascular capacity improvement and strength development, along with better flexibility and joint mobility. 

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Youth Conditioning

This class teaches kids how to safely use the cardiovascular and strength equipment, structure and safe stretching techniques, as well as safety information and rules for the fitness center. 

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Youth Sports

Youth sports are a great way for children to develop physical, emotional, and social skills which learning about discipline, respect, and teamwork. Check out some of our commonly offered sports programs below, and check out our schedule to view current offerings, which vary depending on season and location.

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