Teen Health and Wellness

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Teen Health Coaching Program  • Register Here

Teen Health Coaching Program – A Teen empowerment series focused on balancing the mind, body and spirit. This 4-week series led by the Y’s Health and Wellness Director, Jessica Van Sciver, and a certified Yoga Instructor, Talita Moss, will focus on a holistic approach to wellness for ages 14-16. Sessions will not only include nutrition and fitness education, but guidance on how to live life mindfully and strong. The goal is to empower young women to feel confident and proud in their own skin, to build a life full of self-love, courage and kindness, and to become a motivation to inspire others to live happy and healthy.

When: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 3-4 pm, from Oct. 14th – Nov. 8th

Where: Monday and Friday will be held in Studio 1

                Wednesdays will be held in the Training Center


Teen Boxing Ages: 12 – 14 years  • Register Here

Calling all teens! Put on your gloves and enjoy the Y’s newest Teen Boxing class! Certified Boxing Instructor, Leigh Jeffers, will teach the basic techniques of boxing all while moving to the beat of music! Teens will learn the fundamentals of the sport of boxing with movements such as; stance, guard, jab, cross, hook, and more! These specific movements will be combined with cardio calisthenics, shadow boxing, partner drills, bag work, and core strengthening exercises. The benefits of this class will not only improve strength and endurance but also teen’s self-defense tools and self- confidence.

Sports Performance & Conditioning • Ages: 12+ • Register Here

Designed for middle-school and high-school athletes, this series is designed to improve the following fundamental components of sports training:


Youth Supervision Policy

Wellness Center: Minimum age is 13 years old, which constitutes a Student Fit membership. All Student Fit members must complete a Wellness Center youth Certification (free of charge) with one of our personal trainers before being allowed to use the Wellness Center.

Training Center: Minimum age is 15 years old. If the student is 15 years or older, they will be orientated with the Training Center during their initial youth certification.

Personal Training: Minimum age is 10 years old. This option is open to children of members and children who hold youth memberships. Non-member children are also permitted to personally train at an increased rate.

Group Fitness Classes: Minimum age is 15 years old.

Restrictions: During the hours of 5 – 8 pm on the weekdays, all students of the respective age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in either the Wellness Center or the Training Center.

For More Information Contact:

Health and Fitness Director

Jess Van Sciver
Phone: (203) 655-8228 ext. 1311
E-Mail: Jvansciver@darien-ymca.org