It's important to foster talent while kids are young, before they turn into gangly teenagers who don't care about anything besides loitering. Get a head start with this Groupon.
- $22 for a one-month kids' athletic-conditioning program ($75 value)
- For kids aged 6 and older.
The program focuses on increasing speed, strength, and self-confidence, while decreasing the risk for obesity, anxiety, and even depression. Classes will have kids running, jumping, and even lifting kettlebells in a safe, supervised environment. See the class schedule.
Tokon Martial Arts
Learning to defend oneself can be an invaluable skill. However, the shotokan karate classes at Tokon Martial Arts do more than teach students how to defend against an attack. They also help develop discipline, self-respect, leadership, and confidence—all skills that prove invaluable in everyday life. Instructors Marcus and Christina Hinschberger—third- and fourth-degree black belts, respectively—welcome adults as well as students as young as 6 to their school, using traditional Japanese training techniques to help them improve their strength, stamina, and balance while becoming more attuned with their bodies' physical capabilities. In addition to offering shotokan karate instruction for students of varying ages and skill levels, the teachers also lead classes in athletic conditioning for adults, kids, and out-of-shape team mascots.