Advanced Training for Teens (Workout Workshop)


  • Date & Time:  January 9, 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Location:  Cansler Family Y
  • Ages:  13-17
  • Level:  Beginner-Intermediate
  • Cost: FREE for Y Members; Guest Fee ($12/person) for Non-Members
  • Registration is required as class will be limited to 8 participants


Is your teenager interested in weight-lifting but hesitant to ask for help?  Does your teen want to start a workout routine but doesn’t know where to start?  Join Coach Monk, Cansler Y Wellness Director and professional athlete, for a 2-hour workshop geared specifically for teens.  Teens will learn proper form, technique, and gym etiquette to give them confidence and courage for hitting the gym.

This 2-hour workshop will expose teens to a variety of strength training exercises, including free weights and weight lifting.  This session will include a proper warmup, a focus on various strength training exercises for major muscle groups, handouts for participants, and a cool down.  In the first hour, teens will learn lower body and core strengthening exercises.  The second hour will focus on upper body strength training exercises and touch on treadmill safety and use.  The cool down focuses on bringing each participant’s heart rate down and stretching.  Class will conclude with instructors offering tips and form correction for each participant.

Strength training on a regular basis is good for heart health, cholesterol levels, and building strong bones.  It can help young athletes improve sports performance, but even more importantly, it builds a fitness habit that can serve teens well throughout their lives.

What to Bring:

Come dressed to work out and ready to move your body.

  • Comfortable, functional clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow.
  • Proper gym shoes with a comfortable fit.  We recommend cross-trainers over running shoes because they’ll give you better foot support for the types of movement you’ll be doing in class.
  • Water (water bottle filler station available)
  • Towel