OrthoCarolina Wellness Center Offers Fitness Classes for Kids

OrthoCarolina has opened the OrthoCarolina Wellness Center in Matthews. The facility integrates youth group fitness classes and youth sports performance programs with a community-focused, well-rounded approach to health.

Youth athletes, ages 6-18, looking to improve their game can join group training to increase coordination, balance and overall strengthening. Sports performance training is specifically developed based on age and sport with the goal of helping athletes get in better shape so they can be a better athlete, says Jason Boudrie, wellness director at the center.

Sports psychology services are available to help youth overcome mental challenges of returning to play after an injury and to help parents who deal with the challenges of having a child who is hyper-involved in sports. Children as young as 6 can take part in general fitness programs that are structured like circuit training on a kid’s level, Boudrie says.

Classes are offered Monday-Thursday. For more information about costs and adult fitness programs, check out orthocarolinafitness.com.