Youth Fitness
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Youth Fitness

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 2 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 
6:00-8:00 pm | 6 January 2019 | Dundonald Hall
6:00-8:00 pm | 17 February 2019 | Dundonald Hall

CAC $10 / NON CAC $45

Register ONLINE

Fitness Class Access for Youth

Zumba, Aquafit and Yoga classes are open to youth aged 10 to 12. A parent must remain in the building for the duration of the class.

Youth aged 13 to 15 may attend any of the Health and Wellness Recreational Fitness classes after they have completed the Teen Weight Traing Course. A parent must accompany youth aged 13 to 14 to classes held at the Army Fitness Centre.

Youth aged 16 and up may attend any of the  Health and Wellness Recreational Fitness classes. Completion of the Teen Weight Training Course is not required.

Health and Wellness Recreational Fitness Schedule