Thinkstock Share: Teen Weight Training Strength training for youth? You bet! Strength training is a vital part of a balanced exercise routine that includes aerobic activity and flexibility exercises.When done properly, strength training offers many benefits to young athletes and for youth who simply want to lead a healthier lifestyle and feel better. In fact, strength training might put your youth on a lifetime path to better health and fitness. Current recommendations suggest that youth should participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. In addition to aerobic activities such as running and cycling, research increasingly indicates that regular participation in a youth strength-training program can offer observable health, fitness and performance benefits for children and adolescents. There are two courses available to certify youth to be able to use the weight and cardio rooms at Dundonald Hall. Cardio Course The Cardio Course is a prerequisite to the Teen Weight Training Course. The cardio portion can be done anytime at Dundonald Hall by a Gym Supervisor if time allots. Once the cardio portion is completed, written documentation must go to the Recreation Complex in order to update the CAC membership. Teen Weight Training Course The Teen Weight Training Course is 3 hours of training, which may certify youth ages 13-17 years to utilize the weight and cardio rooms at Dundonald Hall. Youth who are 13 and 14 must have a parent accompany them on the course. Once the course is successfully completed, written documentation must go to the Recreation Complex in order to update the CAC Membership and a new card will be issued. Upcoming Course Dates 11 February 2018 | 1-3pm | Dundonald Hall Register ONLINE Please contact the Recreation Complex at 613-687-2932 or EMAIL in order to be added to an interest list if a course date is not posted above.