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Youth Fitness Fundamentals

The YMCA's Youth Fitness Fundamentals program is designed to support teens in living a healthy, active life. The program introduces concepts focused on nutrition and exercise though online and hands-on training.

Youth Fitness Fundamentals

Youth Fitness Fundamentals

The YMCA's Youth Fitness Fundamentals is our well-being program for kids and teens. Completion of this course allows kids and teens to use the cardiovascular machines and selected strength machines in our Wellness Center.

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  • Offered at the following YMCA locations: Chestnut Street, Clark County, Downtown, Floyd County, Northeast, Norton Commons, Oldham County, Republic Bank Foundation, Southeast, and Southwest
Starting Price

Free for facility members


10-13 years


Year-round. Days and times vary by location. Please contact the branch for detailed scheduling.

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Safety First!

Safety is our top priority. We follow all CDC guidelines, along with those from state and local officials, to ensure we provide the healthiest environment possible.

Program Steps

Youth Fitness Fundamentals program steps may vary by location. An online training and an in-person appointment are required steps at all locations.


  • Step 1: Online Training

    Complete our online training here. Print out your certificate and bring it to your Youth Fitness Fundamentals appointment.

    Floyd County Family YMCA facility members must also download this guide and review before step 2.

  • Step 2: Fitness Appointment

    Sign up for a free appointment to meet with one of our trained Healthy Living coaches. We will go over workout technique and proper use of equipment (does not include free weights). Please make sure you are dressed in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

    If your location does not offer online registration, please contact the branch directly to schedule your appointment.

  • Step 3: Practical Assessment

    Our Healthy Living coach will give a practical assessment in which you will demonstrate that you know the proper technique for use of the equipment. This may be scheduled by the coach or during a visit to the Wellness Center.

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