Together with The Brand X Method, we at the Helena Family YMCA, imagine a better future for our kids. We know you do too. Together we want what is best for kids and teens. We want them to have the freedom and fearlessness to engage wholeheartedly with the world throughout their entire lives. Today’s youth are caught between increasingly sedentary lifestyles and intensive single-sport specialization. This has reduced physical activity—decreasing free play, undermining motor skills development, heightening injury risk, and exacerbating childhood obesity. 

As the world leader in youth fitness, The Brand X Method™ and the YMCA will confront this public health threat head-on with a strength-and-conditioning program specifically designed for kids. The mastery, confidence, and motivation that kids develop at the YMCA are the ingredients of freedom and fearlessness. 

Details of the programs are below. Kids from ages 3-18 can jump into the training at any time. If you have any questions, please contact one of our certified Brand X Method Coaches at the YMCA. Scroll down for an overview of the program from Olympian and World Champion, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and why we are so excited to bring The Brand X Method to Helena, Montana.

More info on BrandX: 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all classes will be held in the gym with a maximum of 10 participants. 

Info & Levels

Ages 7-10, Monday and Wednesday. Each class is 45 minutes. Participants will experiment with and practice correct functional movements, with exposure to various movement opportunities. These functional movement patterns are then exercised through free play and games.

Time: Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Ages 11-14, Tuesday and Thursday. Each class is 45 minutes. Participants will practice functional movement skills and challenges will be introduced to foster creative solutions. These skills will be practiced through movement play and games.
Time:  Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Kids leave our gym…

…healthier, happier, and more confident.

…more athletic, better at their respective sport(s).

…more injury-proof.

…with the tools to explore and enjoy new sports and other activities.

…as national record holders, valedictorians, NCAA athletes, Ivy League scholars, and determined young adults who know they can do anything they set out to do.