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Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is  designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room.  Youth will be given FREE trainings with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center.  Youth members will learn proper technique, safety and etiquette of gym fitness.  Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center:  Yellow Bracelet

Youth members 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center:  Blue Bracelet

Youth members 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

For more information:  Please speak with our Member Service Team or Wellness Director.

Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

Want to workout as a family?

Try our Wellness Center!

Our Wellness Center includes state of the art Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength training equipment and a stretching area for flexibility and functional exercises.

All Full Facility members receive a free Fit Training on how to use the equipment with a certified Personal Trainer. 10-13 year olds interested in learning how to workout will receive an orientation to the Wellness Center equipment and learn how to use appropriate equipment safely for their age. Once the youth completes the orientation they can workout in the Wellness Center when accompanied by a Y Member who is 18 years and older.

Stop by the Welcome Center Desk to schedule your appointment.

Open Swim and Gym

Families can enjoy Open Gym and Swim at the Fairfield Y.  For a specific times, please refer to our schedules. 

Y Party-By-Design!

party-group-kidsOur Party Coordinator will work with you to custom design the party. So many to choose from like Olympic style, Sports, and Arts and Crafts parties!  We have three types of inflatables which are the moonbounce castle, obstacle course and the joust!

Rent for a Special Events like a baby shower, studio and gym rentals for practices, and other options!

For more information, questions or to set up your next event contact Youth and Family Coordinator Ryan LeWorthy at 203 255 2834 ext.2315.