YMCA of Central Ohio

Y-Kids Are Fit

Moving Kids Towards a
Healthy Lifestyle

The YMCA of Central Ohio contracts with schools & organizations to provide the Y-Kids Are Fit curriculum or programs can opt to have their own staff implement the curriculum.

About the Program

Giving children the opportunity to participate in regular physical activity and to learn about healthy choices is what Y-Kids are Fit is all about. The focus of the program is on fitness, health and nutrition.

Created for use in after-school programs, the Y-Kids Are Fit user-friendly curriculum includes lessons for 30-45 minutes of physical activity per day (i.e. games, exercises, stretching, etc.) designed to be implemented 3-5 days per week. Youth learn about and experience hands-on activities relating to health and nutrition.

The Y believes that a healthy lifestyle is important for all ages and that the family's involvement is imperative to the program's success. Through the Y-Kids Are Fit program family component, families are encouraged to be active with their children. Leading a healthier lifestyle becomes a family-focused.

Child Enrollment & Health Form Y-Kids Are Fit Curriculum

Y Kids Are Fit Physical Activity Cards


"I have benefited (from Y-Kids Are Fit) by being an exercise leader with my (after school) teachers. When I first started the program, I could only do 5 push-ups and now I can do 15 push-ups"

"One of my favorite things about YKAF are the cool games. Before we play games, we do stretches and exercises so we don't pull a muscle. YKAF has helped me do exercises and learn how to do them the right way."

"Y-Kids Are Fit program gives my daughters energy and endurance to carry on through their day. They come home and show me what they've learned in Y-Kids Are Fit. It's a learning experience for the whole family."


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Program Contact: Becky Ciminillo, 614 224 1142 Ext. 120 bciminillo@ymcacolumbus.org