YMCAs across the country are always looking for solutions that can help close the gap between younger kids, and adults. Seven to fourteen year olds – too old to be in the Exergame Playground or day care area but too young to be in the main fitness areas. Whether they are athletes or not, they still need a place to call their own at your club. Enter the Exergame Youth X Room, a room specifically designed for kids ages 7-14.
The Mitch Park YMCAs was one of the first Y’s to invest in this specific age group. The Y in OKC is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Oklahoma City Metro, 12 Ys engage more than 146,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities across the country, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
This room is meant not only for kids to engage in being active, but also for adults who might not want their workout to be as dull as a traditional workout or simply don’t find machines as rewarding. In their lineup of machines they will have our popular Exerbike, which is great for engaging kids who might be a little shy, but also will be featuring some more serious workout equipment like the Heavyball and the T-Wall. The Y-Kade really wants this to be an area where all age groups and levels of passion for fitness can coexist. Rarely would you see a child playing on a game and an adult engulfed in a serious workout in the same room, but with the equipment in the Y-Kade, it is possible.
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