Specialized Youth Fitness

A scientific approach to better understand behavior

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)/Youth Fitness & Gross Motor Development classes are specially designed to be small in size and provide a structured learning environment for all participants. All classes are designed and taught by Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed. a graduate of Behavior Analysis, POINTE Training Consultant, Certified Youth & Tween Instructor, and Cosmic Kids Yoga Instructor uses ABA principles and methods to enhance and increase movement.

Classes are taught in a naturalistic environment where the setting is designed with antecedent manipulations and reinforcement. Reinforcers will be used throughout the program for classroom management, skill development, and task completion. Classes focus on breaking complex movements into smaller steps to assist with learning.


For more details regarding classes or private ABA therapy sessions, contact Holly at hmetzger@yorkjcc.org.

2021 Summer Classes

Social & Play Series

Meet Miss Holly in the gymnasium for free play. Socialize with peers and families, while using various tumble equipment, tunnels, playground balls, cars, and more! 

June 3 | Ages 3 - 5

9 – 10 AM | Thursdays |  Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M Free | NM $ 10

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June 3 | Ages 6 - 10

9 – 10 AM | Thursdays |  Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M Free | NM $ 10

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July 12 | Ages 3 - 5

9 – 10 AM | Mondays | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M Free | NM $ 10

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August 23 | Ages 3 - 5

9 – 10 AM | Mondays | Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M Free | NM $ 10

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August 23 | Ages 6 - 10

 9 – 10 AM | Mondays |  Miss Holly | Gymnasium
M Free | NM $ 10

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FUNctional Fitness

designed for children who need additional support

This program is designed to improve student’s gross motor and object control skills, while increasing movement through using ABA principles and methods. A few ABA tools that may be used are behavior-specific feedback modalities such as video modeling and auditory feedback, antecedent manipulations such as visual movement cards and schedules. 

June 21 - July 12 | Ages 7-9

10:30-11:15 AM | Mondays
Studio 1 | Miss Holly
M $62 | NM $82

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July 19 - August 9 | Ages 8-10

10:30-11:15 AM | Mondays
Studio 1 | Miss Holly
M $62 | NM $82

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Dance, Music & Movement

designed for children who need additional support

The program is designed for dancers to experience dance in a structured and reinforcing environment through our 30- minute classes. Dancers will be introduced to a variety of dance movements while listening to music. Dance Instructor, Miss Erica will provide extra support for dancers who may have skill delays or deficits to ensure everyone is engaging and moving.

July 8 - July 29 | Ages 4 - 5

12-12:30 PM | Thursdays
Miss Erica | Studio 3
M $44 | NM $61

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Cosmic Kids Yoga Program

designed for children who need additional support

Specialized yoga programs are designed for children who need additional support to teach relaxation techniques and coping strategies.  Instructors use ABA principles and methods to provide a successful experience for all children. Class is designed to help children build muscle memory, strength, coordination, breathing techniques, and motor planning through repetitive storytelling and postures. To enhance learning experience instructor uses verbal and visual prompts, imitation, visual schedules, clear directions, class rules, and reinforcers.

July 1 - July 22 | Ages 4 - 5

11 – 11:30 AM | Thursdays
Miss Holly | Studio 1
M $50 | NM $70

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July 29 - August 19 | Ages 6 - 7

11 – 11:30 AM | Thursdays
Miss Holly | Studio 1
M $50 | NM $70

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Gross Motor & Sports Development

The instructor uses ABA principles and methods to enhance gross motor development in areas such as:  kicking, throwing, running, catching, jumping, galloping, skipping, and balancing using age- appropriate teaching tools.

June 8 - June 29 | Ages 4 - 5

11 – 11:30AM | Tuesdays
Miss Holly | Studio 1
M $50 | NM $70

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July 6 - July 27 | Ages 6 - 9

11 – 11:30AM | Tuesdays
Miss Holly | Studio 1
M $50 | NM $70

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Gross Motor Movement & Sports Summer Mini Camp

Ages 4  – 6  | August 16  –  19 | 9 – 10 AM
Miss Holly | Gymnasium

M $70 | NM $91

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ABA Therapy for Gross Motor Development One-On-One Session

Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed., a graduate of Behavior Analysis and Certified in POINTE Training Program, will teach lessons using ABA principles and methods to enhance gross motor development and movement performance. Data will be collected to set goals, track participants progress, and refine interventions as necessary.

Spots fill up quickly, and space is limited. For more information or to schedule sessions, contact: Holly Metzger-Brown, M.Ed. at hmetzger@yorkjcc.org or 717.843.0918 ext: 156.

Ages 3 – 10  | Miss Holly | 30 min. 

M $35 | NM $40

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