Prescribe the Y!

The NEWPORT COUNTY YMCA  Health and Wellness initiative for Youth 6-12.
FREE 12-week wellness program offered at the Newport County YMCA!

Prescribe the Y is a comprehensive 12-week program focused on increasing physical activity and establishing good nutritional practices to maintain or decrease BMI for children ages 6-12 measured at a BMI greater than 85%. Two Wellness Coaches will guide participants through one hour classes in cardiovascular activity, strength training, and nutrition education


HEALTH COACHES work with children using traditional exercise methods to ease them into a fitness routine that is comfortable for them.

WEEKLY MEETINGS with wellness coaches and fitness professionals to establish and maintain healthier eating patterns and a more physically active lifestyle.

SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT where children and their families can receive guidance, support, and the resources they need to develop lifelong healthy habits.

Measurable Goals One Step At A Time
• Reduce or maintain BMI level
• Improve physical fitness level, nutrition knowledge, & confidence level
• Develop participants’ understanding for the need to increase personal and family daily activity levels
• Improve lifestyle habits

Youth fitness

This program is designed to prepare young athletes for their upcoming seasons. With these workouts held at the YMCA, athletes will develop explosive power, speed, and overall strength. Each athlete will receive a workout tailored to their needs every 6 weeks. Workouts consist of: 30-minute dynamic warm up to start, acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction drills and supervised weight training. $150 Member/ $200 Non-Member

In our one-hour practice we will be moving with breath to create a meditative state of self-care, stress relief and a renewal of energy. Yoga practice is not a competitive sport, but a personal journey. No requirements needed; yoga is not about flexibility or poses, instead it is about what we can learn along the way of strengthening our mind, body and spirit. Each class ends with a simple guided meditation that practitioners can use throughout their daily routines whenever it is needed.

Growing Great Girls (Ages 7-11)
Growing Great Girls is a cutting-edge program that will get both the body and mind STRONG by focusing on the physical and social needs of training girls. This class will be fun filled and sure to build strength while creating a space where girls can thrive.

1. Obtain a referral letter or recommendation from Aquidneck Medical in Newport or Portsmouth and fax it to 401.848.7521
2. Register by contacting our Healthy Living Director at or 401-847-9200 ext. 132


Newport County YMCA
792 Valley Road, Middletown RI 02842

Common Fence Point Community Center
933 Anthony Road Portsmouth, RI 02871

East Bay MET High School
115 Girard Ave, Newport RI 02840