Youth Recreation & Fitness
Looking for active fun for your kids?
Look no further – we are the area’s most youth-focused center!
Introducing your kids to age-appropriate recreation and fitness activities sets them on the path to a healthy lifestyle, to skills that will serve them well as they get older, and to sports, games and activities that they may continue to enjoy for many years. Our expert and enthusiastic instructors and trainers look forward to developing your child’s interest in sports, recreation and fitness activities. These activities can support relationship building, diverse skills, body awareness, strength, focus, and flexibility – served up with plenty of smiles and laughter!
Scheduled programs are advertised on our website calendar and Facebook page. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 540-825-0000 with questions.
Weekly classes are on the calendar below. These fee-based classes are available to members and non-members. Scheduled program descriptions follow.
Homeschool movement, music & health program
Our 6-week homeschool movement, music & health program is for area homeschool children ages 4-13 and offers kids a variety of experiences in physical education, creative arts and health. Activities during the 1.5-hour session may include basic fitness, sports training and stretching fundamentals; health class with a related craft; and music. Children will rotate through these activities during each weekly session. Programming may vary from semester to semester. The fee is $65 for the first child and $20 per sibling. The program requires pre-registration; please call our front desk at 540-825-0000. Sessions are advertised on our calendar and Facebook page.
We teach traditional taekwondo as well as one-step sparring and combination self-defense techniques. Taekwondo is an activity that engages all ages; youth typically start at age 5.
Taekwondo programs offered at PRFC:
- Poomse – TKD forms (stances, blocks, strikes and kicks)
- Taekwondo Olympic sparring WTF (World Taekwondo Federation)
- Our Champions program is a registered member of USA Taekwondo
Enjoy achievement and competition with our taekwondo community:
- Our black belts earn Kukkiwon certificates
- Our students have participated in local, state, and national tournaments
Our instructors are qualified black belts:
Master David Ames: 4th Dan Black Belt Master
Ben Walton: 3rd Dan Black Belt
David Elias: 2nd Dan Black Belt
Zach Shultz: 2nd Dan Black Belt
Please note that our program is affiliated with USA Taekwondo, recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). As with all Team USA-sanctioned organizations, there is an annual membership registration fee for athletes.
Currently Taekwondo is open to & included in memberships for Fitness & All Access members of PATH Recreation & Fitness Center. Non-members interested in trying the program may drop in to a class ($20).
Our tumbling classes provide a fun introduction to gymnastic skills for kids age 12 years and younger! Sessions are offered for for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as Tiny Tumblers – ages 3 and younger – with a parent participating. A mix of activities on mats and equipment such as bars, beam, tunnel, and mini trampoline create a comprehensive experience. Tumbling is a fee-based multi-week program that is typically 8 weeks. Prior to a new session, registration is advertised on our website calendar and Facebook.
Curious about Futsal? It can be played as a standalone or as a fun addition for a youth soccer player. The game is different from indoor soccer but builds similar skills. Futsal’s play area is smaller and is usually a court or court-like surface rather than a turf surface. Due to the smaller space, Futsal tends to be faster moving than indoor soccer. Typically there are 5 players per side in a game.
We are excited to offer this activity for area youth! Our program for kids is developmental and focuses on building skills and enthusiasm for the game. Coached group sessions are available for children ages 3-5, elementary school-age children and middle school-age children. Registration is not required. Drop-in fee, $10.
Youth age 16 & older may participate in drop-on Futsal court play.
Please refer to the current month’s court schedule for more information.
Sports performance for youth athletes
Hey youth athletes! Looking to boost your performance by working on strength, quickness, speed and endurance? Join this twice weekly class for ages 10-18 with certified functional strength coach and certified physical training coach Marcus Haywood. Sports performance focuses on developing sport specific power through weight training and lateral mobility, quickness, speed and endurance conditioning. This class is part of our small group training program offerings; PRFC members pay just $50/month for unlimited SGT classes! Pricing per class for members and non-members is $10. Non-members can sign up for unlimited monthly classes: $100. Class is held in the functional training space in the fitness center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 pm.
Strength and Conditioning Training for Teams
Youth team members looking to gain an edge on their competition will benefit from working with certified functional strength coach and certified physical training coach Marcus Haywood. Team strength and conditioning programs are developed to serve the unique needs of youth athletes and their sport. Benefits include maintaining overall fitness, developing strength, speed and stamina, and reduced risk of injury.
Keep an eye on our calendar for information on specialty camps for youth athletes. To inquire about a program, please give us a call at 540-825-0000.
Children ages 5 & older are welcome to participate in this introduction to yoga! In this 30-minute class, kids will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, lots of yoga games, breathing and basic anatomy. This class is free for PRFC members (parents are welcome to join in with their child!). Drop ins by non-members are welcome; $5 fee for kids up to age 12. On Tuesdays in the activity room next to Kids’ Corner, 4:45 pm.
Tweens ages 9 – 12 are invited to have some fun with us on the second Friday of each month! Enjoy games such as ping pong, air hockey, corn hole and pickleball, plus use of the multisport/game simulator for golf, bowling, dodgeball, disc golf and more! 5:00 – 7:00 pm, $5 drop-in fee.
We offer a skills program for elementary school-age kids and middle and high school-age youth to work with local middle and high school coaches. Coaches are eager to share their knowledge of basketball and help participants work on their game skills! These weekly skills program will return when area school basketball seasons wrap up; please keep an eye on our calendar or Facebook page. No registration; drop-in fee of $10/weekly session.
Music & Movement
Music ignites all areas of a child’s development, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language and overall literacy skills. Music helps the body and mind work together. Exposing children to music during their early development also helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. And last but not least, music is FUN and is an interest that can be explored over a lifetime!
In this program for elementary school children, program leader Cienna Lindsay will help children explore sound, music and instruments in a fun, relaxed and social setting. Cienna holds a music degree from Radford University and has worked as music director at a radio station and supported a music and mindfulness podcast. “During Music & Movement we look at music from a different perspective by experimenting with different instruments and playing games like musical moving,” she says. Games engage kids and also help teach aspects of music such as rhythm. From the bucket drums to tambourines, kids will have the opportunity to explore various instruments and will get a recorder of their own!
Music & Movement is a 6-week session. The program fee is $50/child and includes a recorder to take home. Please watch our calendar and Facebook page for future availability.
Please feel free to give us a call at 540-825-0000 with any questions!
Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday:
5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday:
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
19002 Crossroad Parkway
Culpeper, VA 22701