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We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
We would like to compliment your decision to inquire about teen fitness for those that are 13 and older. The Downtown YMCA’s goal is to introduce healthy habits early in life.
To provide a warm welcome and maintain a safe environment, anyone joining under the age of 18 will be required to complete the:
- Teen orientation prior to receiving their membership badge.
- Parent consent form.
- Health history form.
Teen Orientation Overview
The Teen Orientation consists of 3 one-on-one sessions with a personal coach. After completion of the first session the teen will receive his or her name badge. A teen membership badge must worn and visible at all times while visiting the branches. The Teen Orientation program is free.
Additionally teen will receive:
- An overview of cardiovascular and strength training exercises.
- A personalized written exercise routine based on teens goals and abilities.
If my teen has experience exercising, does he or she have to complete the Teen Orientation?
The Teen Orientation can be waived if the teen’s sport coach writes a letter indicating prior experience with free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.
When can the teen use the free weights?
Free weights can be used only by teens 15 years or older who have completed an orientation.
What’s the difference between the free weights and strength machines?
Free Weights are more advanced, and require more control and stability than strength machines. The free weight room is located in the basement of the Downtown YMCA. Teens 15+ may use free weights after an orientation session.
Strength Machines are for all levels, ages 13+. The strength machines are located on the 1st floor with our cardio
machines. After the first Teen Orientation a teen can use strength machines.
What if my child is under 13?
Valley and Toby Wells
YMCA’s have exercise programs for tweens (ages 9-13). See teen/tween orientations on the Mission Valley Y website.
Please contact Mission Valley at 619-298-3576 or Toby Wells at 858-496-9622 for more information. Membership at the Downtown YMCA provides unlimited access to these facilities.
What if my child received the Teen Orientation at the Mission Valley or the Toby Wells facility?
The Downtown YMCA is available to teens 13+, as of September 1, 2012.
Does my teen need to have a parent in the facility while he or she exercises?
Teens may exercise on their own. However, we think parents working out with teens can be a great bonding experience!
Contact InformationDowntown YMCA
500 W. Broadway Ste. B,
San Diego, CA 92101
(located between Columbia & India street)