Youth Fitness Classes

Participate in a wide variety of free cardio, strength and flexibility classes included in a Y membership.


The YMCA offers a wide variety of fitness classes for members. If you are a non member you can come and try it out for the day. Southside YMCA offers day use and punch pass options.

Zumba®Kids jr.


Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin’, high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.
Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, teamwork, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, balance, cultural awareness.


Youth Fit Club


Our Youth Fit Club introduces kids to age-appropriate movements and exercises that assist in maximizing physical skills, self-confidence and body awareness. Our Youth Fit Club aims to make exercise fun and to help your young athlete move better, safer and more effectively. Classes include a warm-up, skill work, workout and game. Youth Fit Club enhances a child’s motor skills by teaching better movement and cognitive skills through engaging children during their workouts, which are scaled appropriately for their age. Ages 5-12


Teen Core Fitness


This class is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities including strength training, cardio training, weight lifting, kettlebells and overall conditioning. Ages for this class are 12+. Parents are encouraged to participate w/ their child.


Teen Kettlebell Stretch & Flex


Teen Kettlebell Stretch and Flex – A ‘kettlebell’ is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. Using these weights teen class participants are taken through a variety of movements all designed to develop strength, mobility, internal energy, work capacity, and flexibility. This is the ultimate class for all-round fitness. Ages 11+


Power up


POWER UP! is a program with our pre-teen/teen gym-goers in mind! The focus is to empower participants with the knowledge of basic weight lifting and gym etiquette. This is perfect for those who are wanting to learn proper form and seeking education about the lifts and equipment. Taught in a small-group setting led by trained instructors, it’s suitable for all levels of experience! (Class space is limited to 8 teens so please come early) 14+


Warrior Youth Fitness


This FUN 45-minute class mixes cardio and strength to help build a love of fitness! This class is for ages 7-13.



Contact Us for more information


Click here for calendar of current fitness classes.

Midtown Location (Main)

Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211


Southside Location

Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788


Mat-Su Location

The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE

Youth Development Center