Healthtrax puts special emphasis on tweens because at this age kids are starting to establish lifelong health habits.
Kidz Tween Room (not available at all locations)
The Kidz Room provides a quiet place for your tween to unwind, play games and get some homework done after school, with Wii games, homework stations, computers, board games, active games, and more.
Structured Group Fitness Classes
The following classes are developed and lead by your Healthtrax team of fitness professionals. They are designed specifically for children ages 7-13, employing plenty of structure so that your child can derive a variety of health and wellness benefits in a fun, nurturing environment. These classes are 45 minutes in length (unless otherwise indicated) and are EXCLUSIVE to Healthtrax Members and are included in our ‘Family Membership Plan’. Programs and classes may vary by Center.
J.A.W.S. (Junior Aquatic Workout Session): On your mark…get set…get WET! Through creative play, aquatic games and plenty of motivation, kids can derive the many benefits of exercise including increases in cardiovascular stamina, strength, balance and range of motion – all in a wet and wonderful environment! It is recommended that kids be comfortable in basic aquatic skills prior to attending.
Kidz Sport: Get your game on in this class that offers sport specific skills, drills and fun fitness games. Explore the benefits of all your favorite sports, such as basketball, soccer, wiffleball, football and more in this non-competitive atmosphere! Whether you want to improve your performance in your particular sport or simply want to de-stress and stay active, Kidz Sport is your chance to be an MVP!
Ultimate Recess: Let’s hit the playground! Remember how fit we were just by playing simple playground games? It’s time to revisit simplicity and stay fit by playing our favorite recess games - kickball, four square, volleyball, hopscotch and more. The weather won’t be a factor because it’s always sunny at Healthtrax!
Kidz Kick: Tweens will really get a kick out of this kickboxing class that delivers plenty of fitness and wellness benefits. Set to motivating music, the movements are designed to not only build muscular and cardiovascular strength, but confidence as well!
Kidz Konditioning: On your mark, get set – GET FIT! Kidz Konditioning is an organized fitness class designed for children ages 7-13. A variety of movements are offered in this non-competitive class that will enhance your child’s strength, stamina, agility, flexibility and balance. Each class starts with a fun, interactive warm-up and then jumps into a variety of exciting activities such as obstacle courses, calisthenics, and non-contact self-defense exercises. The class cool down includes basic yoga postures to promote healthy posture, balance and flexibility.
Kinects: Challenge your friends or challenge the staff to a friendly competition on our Xbox 360 Kinect System. Enjoy games like Black Eyed Peas Experience, UFC Trainer and others. All games are non-competitive and will test your stamina and endurance! Kinects will have you moving and having fun!
Moovin’ and Groovin’: Let’s put the "fun" in funky in this energetic dance-fitness class! Through a fusion of dance styles including Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz and more, kids will dance their way to healthier lifestyles by moving to music from their favorite recording artists. Our instructors will share a variety of dance techniques that will inspire all tweens. Getting fit has never been so fun! No dance experience necessary.
Mini-Mind Body: A great introduction to Mind-Body movement! It’s hard to keep a tween still for great lengths of time. This active class combines simple cardiovascular movements, such as running, hopping, skipping and jumping with basic Mind-Body movements derived from Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi in alternating segments in a playful environment. Kids will gain strength, improve their posture and body awareness while realizing the many benefits of mind-body exercise.
Parisi Play: On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month kids will be moving in our Parisi Speed School area. Our Parisi instructors will teach them games and get them active! Parisi Speed School doesn’t just work with the athlete in your family, everyone can benefit from the skills learned. Children will begin with a warm-up and then move into flipping tires, jumping hurdles, and running the agility ladder. (Parisi Speed School is located at Healthtrax-Enfield and Bristol only)
Youth Yoga: A unique way to integrate mind, body and spirit, without force or competitiveness. Yoga develops muscle tone and improves physical condition while promoting flexibility. Whether you’re looking to help improve for a particular sport or you want to learn to focus and chill to bring down stress levels before a big test, this class will do it.
Circuit Breaker: This program is designed for tweens and will teach the importance of exercise at an early age. The workout is designed to work with your child’s body weight, use of small weights, bands and segments of cardio.
The following programs offer children ages 7-13 an opportunity to use the facility under the supervision of Healthtrax staff. This relaxed environment allows ‘tweens’ a chance to be active through play and recreation with other kids their age! These programs are EXCLUSIVE to Healthtrax Members and are included in our ‘Family Membership Plan’.
Open Water: Kids, it’s time to drop your folks off at the gym and head for OPEN WATER! This program allows ‘tweens’ a chance to utilize the pool under the supervision of our Healthtrax employees while mom and dad use other areas of the Center for their own workout. Swim, splish, splash and have a blast! (Children must pass a swim test prior to attending these sessions - please see the Kidzone staff to schedule a test)
Open Court: Make friends and get fit during our open court time. Under the supervision of Healthtrax staff, kids can utilize the court playing pick-up games, one-on-one or simply practice their skills while their folks enjoy the use of the rest of the Center.
Special kids programs are all included in membership. Ask about other special youth activities offered such as scouting badge fulfillment events, theme parties, story hour, sports camps and leagues, after school program, swim lessons, etc.
Parisi Speed School - Healthtrax in Enfield and Bristol, CT
Parisi Speed School provides cutting-edge speed and strength training for athletes looking to improve their quickness, power and endurance.
The nationally renowned youth training program is available at Healthtrax in Enfield. From athletes 7 years old all the way to the Pros, Parisi Speed School empowers athletes to improve their athletic performance by focusing on speed, strength, flexibility, endurance, agility and self-confidence. If you are looking to get faster, get stronger and dominate any sport, Parisi Speed School will get you there.
Programs include: Active Dynamic Warmup, Linear Speed, Change of Direction, Speed Specific Strength, Flexibility and Conditioning.
For more information on Parisi-Enfield, click here. For information on Parisi-Bristol, click here. Or click here to sign up for a free Parisi class.