First Week of Fall Session Recap

Our youth programs fall session has begun!


Youth programs at the NAC offers both noncompetitive and competitive programs for children ages 1 through 12.  Programs are designed to appeal to all children with their individual interests in mind. We offer a variety of different classes including Gymnastics, Kidfit, Dance and Taekwondo. Each session lasts about 11 weeks, which gives kids the opportunity to try new activities, meet new friends and work on skills they have learned prior.

This past week, we offered a ton of exciting classes for a range of age groups, levels and interests. From dance classes, fitness classes, cooking classes and more, we had a great first week of our fall session and are looking forward to the upcoming weeks.







Youth Programs classes are open to both NAC members and the general public. If you still need to sign up for classes, stop by the Program Desk! For more information, email or click here to check out our fall session brochure.

The Brady Boys Find Success in Youth Programs

Ryan Brady has always been small for his age, but that is no reason to underestimate his athletic ability. This fall, Ryan and his brother Daniel signed up for the Sports of All Sorts class in the KidFit program at the Newtown Athletic Club. The class is designed for children ages 5-7 and Ryan is one of the smallest kids in the class.

Since rejoining the NAC over a year ago, Dana Brady, Ryan and Daniel’s mom, has gotten her sons involved in several youth programs classes. Last fall, Dana signed Ryan up at the age of 4 for a gymnastics class. Despite his size, Ryan’s instructors suggested he move up to Division 2 gymnastics with boys much older than him due to his apparent skill for the sport.

“Ryan is very small for his age but is incredibly competitive, physically fit, and athletic,” explained Dana. “He is always the smallest in the group even if it’s all his age. He is not intimidated and gets right in there.” Dana loves that the instructors help to make sure that Ryan is always included and safe during classes, but still allow him to participate to his fullest potential.

The youth programs classes have also been a great outlet for Ryan’s brother, Daniel. The various programs have helped Daniel to build confidence despite his anxiety issues. Daniel even placed third in this year’s Kid’s TRI at the NAC and ran in another 5k race.

Not only have the boys gained confidence from these classes, they have also been able to make new friends. Daniel switched schools this year and didn’t think he would know anyone. Luckily for him, he found that a few of his classmates were in some of his past youth programs classes.

Through their participation in youth programs at the NAC, the Brady boys have been able to grow and learn in a positive environment. Both the KidFit and Gymnastics programs have allowed the boys to learn new skills and gain confidence all while encouraging a healthy lifestyle.


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