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!

Spring Session starts March 2020

Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm *Participants must have a doctors referral

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 of the need to increase personal and family daily activity levels
• Improve lifestyle habits

Youth fitness


Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm


GGG was created to empower girls socially and physically. The goal of this group is to create a space where girls can thrive and feel strong in body and mind. All of the activities in GGG are focused on blending physical abilities into positive thoughts and actions. From recognizing their strength in flipping tractor tires to journaling acts of kindness and even growing a community garden. Girls in this group learn to work together and place value on themselves for all their accomplishments.

Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm


Kindness and self-worth are values that are not gender-specific! Boys in this group will learn kindness, sportsmanship and find their inner strength in this boys-only non-competitive program. The goal of this group is to create a bond where the boys will grow together and find the strength in body and mind, through team building and exercise.

YOUTH BOXING (Ages 8-18)
Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm & Saturday 1:00-2:00pm


This class is for all levels of boxers. Participants will learn boxing basics, drills and bag work along with strength and endurance with Master Trainer, Johnny Caz.

M/W 5-6pm, Ages 13+ T/TH 5-6pm, Ages 8-12


This program is designed to prepare young athletes for their upcoming sports 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 his or her needs every 8 weeks. Workouts consist of a 30-minute dynamic warm-up to start, acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction drills and supervised weight training. Space is limited.

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