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  • Youth

    Kids of all ages love the MAC, particularly
    our Kids' Club and youth activities.

About our Youth Programs

MAC supports and encourages an active lifestyle for the children of our members. We offer a variety of programs and events designed especially for our younger members.

Just like you, your child needs some form of exercise to keep them healthy and in shape. To help your child embrace an active lifestyle, it’s a good idea to get a family membership to Midlothian Athletic Club. We don’t just offer individual memberships, but ones that everyone in your family can take advantage of. With the increasing child obesity epidemic in the United States, encouraging your child to be active will not only help them be healthy during this segment of their life, but throughout the years as they age. With so many kids sitting at desks in school all day, surrounded by homework at night, and playing video games, it’s important that your child gets a healthy dose of physical activity. Recess and gym sometimes isn’t enough, which is why a gym membership to a versatile athletic club will be just the trick for everyone in the family to be healthy.

 

By helping your child to stay motivated about being healthy, he or she will be able to do more not just physically, but mentally as well. When you exercise, your mindset will change in different areas of your life. You can push yourself harder at work, be more motivated to do well in different areas of your life, and you’ll have better self-esteem all because you reach new heights when you move your body. This is why we offer active programs in sports and a summer camp for kids to stay healthy through those long weeks of being out of school. As a Richmond, VA athletic club, we strive to offer as many different activities for kids not just to allow them to be more athletic, but to encourage a lifelong love of physical activity, so they can be healthy and stay healthy.

 

We offer a variety of activities for kids. We have a kids’ club, swimming lessons, a summer camp for kids, martial arts, tennis programs, group exercise classes, and ballet. Plus, you can even host a birthday party at Midlothian Athletic Club. Regardless of what your child might like, we have a whole variety of activities for them to try out and enjoy. If your child likes to do ballet and wants to strengthen their dance skills, then ballet is perfect to occupy their time. If he or she likes to play with kids their own age while you go and exercise, we have a kids’ club both of you can take advantage of. You can spend an hour or two exercising in a class or just in the gym while your child stays active and makes new friends. What’s neat about coming to Midlothian Athletic Club is that we offer such a wide variety of activities it’s difficult to find something your child doesn’t want to do.

 

From tennis programs to martial arts, we offer it all. If your child wants to try a different sport every month, then they can when you come to Midlothian Athletic Club. Bring your family so everyone can start living an active lifestyle.

  • Kids' Club
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Birthday Parties
  • Camps
  • Tennis Programs
  • Martial Arts
  • Group Exercise
  • Ballet
  • MAC Growth

Kids’ Club

Our Kids’ Club hosts social events for children throughout the year. These events include holiday parties and movie nights. For Parents’ Morning Out and Parents’ Night Out, parents may check their children into Kids’ Club and leave the gym! This service is perfect for date night, grocery shopping or holiday preparation!

Use of Kids’ Club is complimentary with family membership. Otherwise, nominal fees apply.

All Kids’ Club staff members hold current CPR/AED/First Aid certification.

Also, we have a page detailing what you need to know before you go.

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Group And Private Swim Lessons and Swimming Clinics

Youth swimming lessons are important because they can set the foundation for proper swim technique and safety. Our lessons are designed for swimmers of all ages and experience. MAC offers group and private lessons for youth and group swim clinics for youth. MAC also hosts Poseidon Swimming, a year round youth competitive swim team. Please visit the aquatics section of our website to learn all about our many swimming programs.

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Birthday Parties

Whether you are celebrating a 3rd or 13th birthday, a party at the MAC is fun for any age. We handle the set up, clean up and all the fun in between. All parties are two hours and include a personal party coordinator, paper products, ice cream cups, lemonade and balloons. We can customize your party to meet your individual needs.

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 All Sports Summer Camp

MAC offers an All Sports Summer Camp for children ages 5-13. All Sports Summer Camp keeps children active and engaged through various team sports and team building activities. Each day will focus on a different sport, like soccer, basketball, tennis, golf and swimming, as well as spend time with favorite playground games like Kickball and Capture the Flag. Campers will receive tennis instruction from a MAC Tennis Pro as well as a yoga class by one of MAC’s Group Exercise Instructors. Campers will also visit Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

QUESTIONS about All Sports Camp should be directed to Patricia Reeves, patricia@macrichmond.com.

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High Performance Tennis Camp

Each summer, MAC offers several sessions of High Performance Tennis Camp.

QUESTIONS about High Performance Tennis Camp should be directed to Tom White, tom@macrichmond.com

Basketball Camps and Programs

Throughout the year, MAC hosts a variety of  basketball camps and clinics, led by former collegiate and professional players such as Rolando Lamb, Jesse Pellot-Rosa and Rob Brandenberg.

 

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Tennis Programs

The MAC Tennis Department offers private, semi-private and group lessons for our junior members, and we also offer our High Performance Tennis Camp during the summer.

View more information about our programs here.

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Martial Arts

For more information, visit our Sports page and http://www.masterlorenzogibsonsmartialarts.com

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Group Exercise

Youth members aged 9-12 are welcome to participate in our group exercise classes along with a parent. Children ages 13-15 may take classes independently with a parent also on the premises. Children ages 16 and up are invited to all classes without restriction.

For indoor cycling classes in our Spinning® studio, participants need to be at least five feet tall in order to use the Spinner® bikes safely.

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Ballet

MAC is proud to announce a new partnership with Marianne Kelley’s School of Dance.  Classes will be offered for children ages 3-9, and Marianne herself will teach the classes at MAC!  MAC classes will participate in the school’s official recitals in December and May.

 

Please click HERE for the PDF registration form for the spring season of dance, 2018.  Print at home, complete and turn into the front desk.

dance flyer spring 2017

 

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MAC Growth

MAC Growth is the Midlothian Athletic Club’s newest program, and it’s all about educating our young members on fitness, health, and safety in a gym environment. Parents, you can drop your kids off knowing they are going to be trained properly and supervised, so you can enjoy your own workout!

 

MAC Growth:

  • Is an educational and physical program for children and adolescents ages 10-15
  • Will provide your child with 1 certification class and then 2 continuing education classes per week
  • Will give your children the opportunity to work out at the MAC in designated areas of the gym
  • Is a program that your child can begin at any time and continue with until they are 16
  • Sign up will be at the front desk prior to classes you wish to attend; they will be first come first serve

For more information, please pick up a brochure at the front desk or email Amber Fowler, MAC Growth Program Director and Personal Trainer, at amber@macrichmond.com

 

MAC Growth will launch Monday, November 6, 2017 with its’ first Level 1 Certification Class from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Due to this being the first month of the class, all Mondays in November (excluding Monday, the 20) will be Level 1 certifications. Continuing Education Classes (CECs) will begin Tuesday, November 7 and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm for ages 10-12 and 5:30pm to 6:30pm for ages 13-15. There will be NO classes the week of Thanksgiving, Monday November 20-23. 

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Youth Information

Fun and Developmental

Our MAC youth programs focus on two main themes. The first priority is for fitness and physical activity to be fun. The more a child enjoys fitness, the more likely the child will continue to participate. The second priority is skill development. Not only do our programs advance a child’s skill set within a sport, they also improve coordination and gross motor skills.

Our Kids’ Club hosts social and child-minding events throughout the year.   These events include holiday parties and movie nights. For Parents’ Morning Out and Parents’ Night Out, parents may check their children into Kids’ Club and leave the gym!

Challenge your athleticism

Check out our group exercise class schedules.

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