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.
Program Participants: TBD
Verdugo Hills Family YMCA
6840 Foothill Blvd.Tujunga, CA 91042
Class for Grades K-5
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.