Youth Wellness - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Youth Wellness

Building Active Children through Exercise

This four-week BACE program encourages our youth (ages 8-14) to develop a healthy self-esteem and confidence all while inspiring them to lead a physically active and healthier lifestyle. Through one-on-one coaching and age-appropriate exercises that are specifically tailored to each child’s personal goals and interests, your child will gain the strength and tools to tackle anything. Sessions are 1 hour long.

  • 1 session each week – $6/wk
  • 2 sessions each week – $10/wk

Available at both the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA and Dunigan Family YMCA by appointment. For more information or to set an appointment, contact:

  • Ascension St. Vincent YMCA – Nathalie Moreno
  • Dunigan Family YMCA – Christen Mitchell

Healthy Weight and Your Child

Healthy Weight and Your Child is a pediatric weight management program committed to helping youth (ages 7-13) make small lifestyle changes to improve their health. This small group class is designed for children, along with a parent, to learn healthy habits and how to apply these changes at home. Classes meet twice weekly for 25 sessions and include nutrition lessons and activity components. Contact for more information.

Youth Wellness Orientation

All YMCA members, age 10-13, must complete the Youth Wellness Orientation class to use the wellness center. This free, 1-hour orientation will provide information such as proper use of equipment, safety, and how exercise affects the body. The participant will also learn how to set up a fitness program and use the cardiovascular and weight training equipment with proper technique. Schedule an appointment at the Wellness Desk at either location.