It is always wise to help children engage in proper eating and exercising habits. However, with childhood obesity on the rise, it is even more important to get your kids to the gym so they know how to best take care of their bodies. At Five Points Washington, we know the best way to keep children engaged in healthy activities is to make sure they are having fun. Exercise isn’t a chore when your mind is engaged. That’s why we strive to keep youth fitness activities interesting!
Youth Triathlon Training and Event
Under the instruction of certified Youth Tri coach Jennifer Horstmann, Five Points Washington will be offering a Youth Triathlon Training and Event beginning May 10th and running every Tuesday and Thursday evening until our Triathlon on June 19th.
The triathlon training program will have two sessions:
1. 8-10 year old’s
2. 11-13 year old’s
The program will be 6-weeks in duration, starting the week of May 10th, 2021, with four sessions per week – two on Tuesday evening and two on Thursday evening. Times 5-6 PM for 8-10 year old children and 6-7 PM for 11-13-year old’s.
The program will be outlined as follows:
-May 10, 2021 Introductions + Details about Triathlons + Some Pool Time Bike + T2 Video to watch with Family?
-May 17, 2021 Swim + Transition 1 Bike + T2 + Run Video to watch with Family
-May 24, 2021 Swim + Transition 1 Bike + T2 + Run Video to watch with Family
-May 31, 2021 Swim + Transition 1 Bike + T2 + Run Video to watch with Family
-June 7th, 2021 Swim + Transition 1 Bike + T2 + Run Video to watch with Family
-June 14th, 2021 Swim Bike + T2 Kids Triathlon
On the first day, we will have the kids in the pool for a short time just to see where they are with their swimming. For the program, we will have swim drills that we will do in the pool before we quickly run through a T1 simulation and conclude for the evening.
On Thursday’s, we will be doing mostly bike skills in the south parking lot and then transition into a short run.
Kids will need to know how to swim (they could be beginner swimmers), have swim goggles, know how to ride a bike, have a bike, bike helmet, and run shoes.
We will conclude on Saturday, June 19th with a mini triathlon per age group using the pool (timed swim), the south side parking lot (timed bike), and then run on the run/bike path that goes behind Five Points.
For the triathlon event:
Beginning at 7:00 AM: The 8-10-year old’s will swim 75 yards, then transition to a 2 mile bike ride in the south lot, then go to a 1 K run on the trail and cut through central lot.
Beginning at 10:00 AM: The 11-13-year old’s will swim a 125, transition to a 2 mile bike ride, then go to a 2 K run.
(All distances are compliant with USA Tri Standards)
Certificates and medals will be given out to every participant
Food will be available before and after the event
Early bird pricing is available to members and non members from 3/8-3/22.
Regular priced event registrations for members and non members begins on 3/23.
Any non member who selects member pricing will be charged the non-member fee.
Youth Fitness Programs
Aquatics Fun and Fit Junior is a 30 minute class that creates a fun environment by combining exercise and games in the water so your child is sure to have a good time! This takes place in the competition pool on Sunday from 1-1:30 and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:00 PM.
Kid’s On the Move is a 60 minute class that uses games and activities to not only get children moving but to teach them the importance of exercise. This class will focus on coordination, group exercises and other fun fitness activities which will help kids increase speed, flexibility, agility and structure. Free for members, $7 for non-members.
Kid’s Yoga this 30 minute class combines yoga, pilates, and tai chi. The class will not only improve your child’s strength and flexibility, but will also aid in mindfulness and relaxation by ending each class with a period of relaxation.
Born to MoveThis 30 minute class teaches age-appropriate motor skills that improve agility, balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility and speed. For ages 7+