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Growing Up Fit

Ages 6-13 years
Exercise and healthy eating are always more fun when you do them together. Growing Up Fit is a family oriented, 10-week exercise and nutrition program. Participating families receive a health assessment during the first and last weeks, with eight weeks of nutrition education and exercise in-between.

A parent or guardian must participate with all children, and families are encouraged to attend to have fun and get fit together.

You do not need to join or be a member of the YMCA to participate. This program is free for YMCA members. For program members, Growing Up Fit is covered in full by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and in part by Independent Health.

Independent Health Family Branch YMCA
Wed. 6:30-7:45 pm and Sat. 9:30-10:30 am
February 1st-April 8th
contact: Sandy Keeney 716-276-8319

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Youth Wellness Programs Offered at the YMCA

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This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: March 4, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Day & Time: Sat, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: March 4, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Day & Time: Sat, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: January 7, 2017 - February 18, 2017
Day & Time: Sat, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: January 7, 2017 - February 18, 2017
Day & Time: Sat, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: November 5, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Day & Time: Sat, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: November 5, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Day & Time: Sat, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: September 17, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Day & Time: Sat, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: September 17, 2016 - October 27, 2016
Day & Time: Sat, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: April 30, 2016 - June 18, 2016
Day & Time: Sat, 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is educationally based led by a certified Yogakids Inc. instructor and will teach children integrity, honesty, compassion, and self-awareness. While the yoga poses are important, they do become secondary; what is most important is that the children learn in a fun and creative way. Please bring your own mat for class. Registration is required at the front desk prior to the start of the session. There is no fee to participate. Parent participation optional.

Dates: April 30, 2016 - June 18, 2016
Day & Time: Sat, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00