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Youth Training & Wellness

Fitness for everyone! Introduce your kids to fitness through fun, high-energy group classes they’ll love. Parents can attend for a family workout, or can drop kids off for them to learn the importance of staying active while parents go focus on their own health and wellness goals. 

For times when youth will be using the YMCA, we ask that the outlined YMCA of Lincoln policy and facility use guidelines be followed. Click HERE for our Youth Policies. 

Jr. Chefs

Learn kitchen etiquette and cooking basics in this hands-on kids program. Youth will build basic culinary skills, how to incorporate nutritional information, and do fun food experiments in the hour-long class. Participants will learn kitchen safety and etiquette, proper measuring techniques, and how to build a complete meal. Recipes prepared by these junior chefs may include chicken stir-fry, no-bake protein balls, avocado brownies, and more.

Who Can Participate: Boys & Girls ages 8-14


Session Dates & Locations:

Copple Family YMCA  |  July 9-August 6 (Tuesdays)  |  5:30-6:30pm

Fallbrook YMCA  |  July 9-August 6 (Tuesdays)  |  6:00-7:00pm 

Northeast YMCA  |  July 14-August 11 (Sundays)  |  1:00-2:00pm 

Space is limited within each session.

Registration Fee:  YMCA Members: $60  |  Community Members: $120

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Sports Conditioning

The Program: Led by a certified coach, this program can benefit athletes from any sport. It will enable athletes to increase explosive power, musculoskeletal strength, and flexibility while decreasing the risk of sports related injuries. Participants will learn how to properly use a variety of strength and cardio equipment.

Who Can Participate: Boys & Girls ages 9-14

Session Dates & Locations:

Fallbrook YMCA  |  June 18-July 16  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  10:30-11:30am
No class on July 4

Registration Fee:  YMCA Members: $72  |  Community Members: $144

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Strength Training for Teens

The Program: A certified coach will teach proper form and execution of the major strength training exercises utilizing plate loaded and cable (functional training) machines. Throughout this progressive program, teens will become comfortable on the wellness floor and learn multiple options and modifications for each strength exercise. Participants will learn how to create their own workout plans and will transition to being confident, safe and productive in strength training.


Who Can Participate: Boys & Girls ages 12-16

Session Dates & Locations:

Cooper YMCA |  June 10-July 10  | Mondays & Wednesdays  |  9:00-10:00am
No class on July 1 & 3

Northeast YMCA |  June 10-July 10  | Mondays & Wednesdays  |  9:30-10:30am
No class on July 1 & 3

Space is limited within each session.

Registration Fee:  YMCA Members: $72  |  Community Members: $144

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Teen Fitness Training

Participants 12-14 years of age will focus on safety and proper technique in using all workout area equipment. Discussions on character development, weight room etiquette, and basic nutrition will also be included in the curriculum. Participants must attend at least 7 of the 8 sessions. Successful completion of this class will grant participants access to the wellness floor.


Lincoln YMCA Member | $32
Not available to Community Members

Parent Supervision

At the Copple Family, Fallbrook, and Northeast YMCAs between the hours of school dismissal-5pm, when LPS is in session, anyone 14 years of age or younger must be participating in a supervised program or be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Passing Teen Fitness does not make one exempt from this policy. 

Dates & Locations

Cooper YMCA

Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 1:00-3:00pm

Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, 9:00-11:00am

Thursday, July 11- August 1, 4:30-6:30pm

Monday-Thursday, July 22-25, 1:00-3:00pm


Copple Family YMCA

Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 4:00-6:00pm

Monday-Thursday, June 24-27, 9:00-11:00am

Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, 9:00-11:00am

Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, 5:30-7:30pm

Monday-Thursday, July 22-25, 5:30-7:30pm


Fallbrook YMCA

Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 9:30-11:30am

Monday-Thursday, June 24-27, 9:30-11:30am

Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, 9:30-11:30am

Monday-Thursday, July 22-25, 4:00-6:00pm


Northeast YMCA

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18, 9:30-11:30am

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18, 6:00-8:00pm

Monday-Thursday, August 5-8, 9:30-11:30am

Monday-Thursday, August 5-8, 6:00-8:00pm


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