Fit Teen is a free class that formally introduces youth from middle school (if youth is 11 years old they must show a middle school ID) to 15 years of age, to the Wellness Room. Our Fit Teen program follows national YMCA fitness regulations and prohibits teens less than 16 years of age from using the weight room. The course is approximately one hour long and is taught by one of our Fitness Technicians. Fit Teen classes cover a large amount of material. Review the back of this contract for an example of the curriculum.
Before enrollment, please carefully review and discuss the following rules with your child. After review, parents/guardians should sign this form and submit to the front desk for the next available appointment time.
- Any teen under 16 years of age is required to successfully complete the Fit Teen Program in order to use the Cardio/Wellness Room. The teen is required to WEAR their red Fit Teen pass at all times when in the Wellness Room. No exceptions. Failure to wear a pass will result in removal from the Wellness Room with possible suspension of visiting privileges.
- At no time is anyone less than 16 years of age allowed in the Weight Room. ANY teen under 16 will immediately be removed. Repeated failure to adhere to this rule will result in suspension of membership at the YMCA. This is a national, fitness industry-wide regulation and is non-negotiable.
- If the Fit Teen pass is misplaced, a new one can be purchased at a cost of $5.00
- Any misconduct by Fit Teen members in the Fitness Areas will result in disciplinary action. These actions range from short term suspension from Wellness Room activities to permanent suspension of YMCA membership.
Dorchester YMCA Fit Teen Curriculum
I. Welcome and Purpose of Class
II. Rules & Regulations of Wellness Room
III. Prohibition from Weight Room
IV. Cardio Machines
a. Instruction Life Fitness Machines
b. Elipticals- benefits & how to use
c. Treadmills- benefits & how to use
d. Stair climbers- benefits & how to use
e. Life Fitness Bikes- benefits & differences
f. Spin Bikes- benefits & why different
g. Rowing Machines- benefits
V. Free weight equipment
b. Weight bench
VI. Weight Machines
a. Set up & purpose of each machine
b. Highlight pull-up dip machine
VII. Record Keeping
b. How to do it
a. Disinfecting Machines
b. Fitness Center “Manners”
c. Volume Control
IX. Question & Answer
X. Closing & Distribution of Fit Teen Passes