Health & Wellness

Ryan Family YMCA

weights-adult-boyYouth & Teen

YMCAs offer teen-oriented facilities at the Northpark YMCA and Ryan Family YMCA. In addition, other branches offer classes, activities and programs designed especially to keep teens active and strong.

To find out what programs are offered at your specific branch, look at information on your branch’s website. If you don’t have a local branch, you can find all of the locations here .


  1. Yellow Card:  Members between the ages of 12-15 may use the circuit & cardio machines (not free weights) after they attend the Fundamentals of Fitness class, have two orientations, and wear a yellow orientation card at all times on the fitness floor.
  2. Blue Card:  Members between the ages of 12-15 may use the free weight area if they are an athlete and their school coach has completed the Blue Card Participation Form (See front desk or wellness desk for more information).
  3. Red Card:  Members between the ages 8-11 who have completed the youth orientation and Fundamentals of Fitness class will receive a red orientation card.  The red card gives youth access to the circuit equipment in the Y Express. Youth may also use the cardio equipment on the main fitness floor after a cardio equipment orientation and must remain within an arm’s length from their parent or guardian at all times. Youth 8-11 are not allowed on the free weight equipment on the main fitness floor.
  4. Youth participation in Group Exercise classes is permitted as long as they are able to fully participate in class.