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Youth and Family Fitness

Youth Programs

Regular physical activity is essential for a lifetime of good health. YWCA Minneapolis has many programs designed to inspire your family to have fun staying active together. From fitness classes and youth sports opportunities to free child care while you work out, we offer all the resources your family needs to connect, unwind and stay fit.

Youth Sports

YWCA Minneapolis offers youth sports programs for basketball, soccer, volleyball, group swim and more. These classes introduce youth to the basics of team sports in a positive and collaborative environment — it’s the perfect way to nurture your child’s interest in athletic activities.

Our youth sports classes are run by experienced coaches who are committed to the safety and development of each participant. Through personalized guidance and pre-game lessons on sportsmanship and inclusion, our coaches instill the positivity, respect and determination young athletes need to excel in team sports.

Youth Swim Lessons

YWCA swim lessons teach every member of the family how to feel capable and comfortable in the water. Through detailed instruction on essential swim skills and water safety, our youth swim lessons nurture strong swimming skills and life-saving habits — all in a supportive and safe learning environment.

We offer youth swim lessons for parent-child, preschool and swim levels 1-6 — each guided by experienced swim teachers. Whether you’re looking to get your children involved in competitive youth swimming or simply want help with developing your family’s swim skills, our youth swim lessons are the perfect place to get started.

Parents Night Out

YWCA Minneapolis hosts monthly events for parents to drop off their children for pizza, games, crafts and more. These paid events are supervised by friendly, responsible YWCA staff trained to put the safety of your kids first, so you can relax, recharge and enjoy a well-earned night out! Parents Night Out is a flexible, low-cost child care option for parents — and is available for members ($20) and nonmembers ($24) alike.

Any potty-trained children up to age 12 are welcome to attend Parents Night Out. Families must RSVP to participate. Attendants will enjoy a safe and social evening of games, group activities and most importantly, a pizza party! We wrap up each event with an age-appropriate film for your child to enjoy until you come to pick them up — a perfect close to a great night for the whole family!

Drop-In Child Care

Kids Zone & Fit Kids Gym

We provide free drop-in child care services for members using the YWCA Midtown and YWCA Uptown facilities as part of your family membership. Kids Zone & Fit Kids Gym are trusted services that offer free child care during your workouts — and both are automatically included in your family membership to YWCA Minneapolis.

Kids Zone is a child care service for ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Participating children receive engaging and supportive care from our highly trained youth staff, who are fully certified in CPR and First Aid. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 612-215-4360 (Midtown) or 612-215-4218 (Uptown).

Fit Kids Gym at YWCA Midtown provides child care service for ages 5-11, and focuses on creating engaging fitness activities for youth. Gym staff are experienced child care professionals with CPR and First Aid training. No reservations are required for the Fit Kids Gym.

Birthday Parties at YWCA Minneapolis

Looking for a fun, stress-free birthday idea for your child? Let YWCA Midtown or Uptown host your next party! Our facilities feature a wealth of amenities to make your child’s next celebration even more special — while taking the stress of setup and supervision off your shoulders.

Our active party options include pool rental, gym activities, a bouncy house and much more, allowing you to create a party experience tailored to your child’s unique interests. We also take care of decorating, supervising activities and cleaning up post-party — so you can stay focused on celebrating with your child and guests.

Whether you’re planning a superhero-themed celebration or a swimming birthday party, YWCA Minneapolis will make your child’s next birthday bash an event they’ll never forget!