PHYSICAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
YMCA P.L.A.Y. (Physical Learning Activities for Youth) is a program designed to prevent and combat childhood obesity and diabetes. Children will be led through a series of games and exercises that will help to develop their cardiovascular system, flexibility, muscular system, fine motor skills, and instill the importance of healthy living and exercise.
Verdugo Hills Family YMCA6840 Foothill Blvd.Tujunga, CA 91042
Class for Grades K-6
Warm-Up: Every PLAY session begins with stretching exercises that gradually increase children’s heart rates. Games and other warm-up activities also teach the importance of basic fitness, health concepts, and character development.
Flexibility: PLAY exercises help children maintain or increase their range of motion of all joints and to stretch muscles.
Cardiovascular: Games and exercises elevate the heart rate so children can achieve cardio-respiratory conditioning.
Muscular Strength & Endurance: Devoted coaches design specific activities to strengthen and increase muscle endurance.
Skill Development: Exercises focus on fine and gross motor skills as well as sport-specific skills.
Cool-Down: PLAY time ends with activities that slow down children’s heart rates and re-stretch the muscles.
Please contact Janette Ruiz with any questions.