Teens benefit from weight training when it’s done safely! Youth Free Weight Training at the Y strengthens families by providing opportunities to exercise together in a safe environment. This program teaches proper safety and form with free weights. During the two-session course, a Certified Personal Trainer will discuss:

  • Major muscle groups
  • Basic free weight exercises
  • Proper lifting form and technique
  • Safety and etiquette in the Wellness Center

Students must complete written and practical exams. An adult must attend both sessions with the registered youth. This is a required course for youth ages 11-13 who wish to use free weights in the Wellness Center. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Required prerequisite: Free Youth Consultation in Wellness Center
Age: 11+ (Members Only)
Fee: $15

MATTOON
Program dates: First Monday and Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

2021 Dates

  • August 2 & 4
  • October 4 & 6
  • November 1 & 3
  • December 6 & 8

TOLEDO
Program dates: Last Tuesday & Thursday of quarterly months
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Upcoming Dates

  • June 22 & 24
  • Sept 28 & 30
  • Dec 14 & 16
Register for Youth Free Weight Training