Aikido is a modern Japanese martial arts training that focuses on the power of body movements and momentum. Rather than punches and kicks, students learn blocking, rolling, locking, and throwing movements to control the force of an opponent. It’s a great way for children and teens to gain confidence, practice focus and concentration, and learn non-violent strategies for self-defense.
Swimming is an essential skill for individuals of all ages! It’s never too early to start—we offer classes for babies and toddlers, including parent-child classes so your child can learn the fundamentals in a comforting environment. Group swim classes are available in six progressive levels, including introductory, fundamental, stroke development, refinement, improvement and fitness swimming. Private and semi-private lessons are another convenient option for children of all ages. There are also lifeguard training classes available to participants that are age 15 and older and meet specific swimming requirements. Interested in training to be a lifeguard or water safety instructor? Michigan Tech HuskiesFit Programs periodically offers Red Cross certification classes in both Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction.Learn More
Tennis is often called a “lifetime” sport—once you learn, you can play for life. So start early! Programs for children ten and under follow the US Tennis Association’s QuickStart format, meant to introduce young new players to the game, equipment, and scoring. For older kids, there are group classes focused on beginner playing techniques, drill clinics, cardio tennis, and more. Private lessons are also available. Grab a racket and get into the game.Learn More