In 1976, Joan Barnes—a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play & Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children’s’ cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
At, Tiny Tots Gymnastics, our classes are geared for children of all ages and abilities.
We offer Gymnastics, Cheer and Hip-Hop classes for boys and girls along with Birthday parties and holiday camps. Here at tiny tots we believe " children learn while having fun"
LA School of Gymnastics is the first Olympic caliber dedicated gymnastics facility that opened its doors in 1975. With its modest beginnings of 20 students which has now over 900 members has been under the direction of USA Inductee to the Sports Hall of Fame Mrs. Alla Svirsky who has developed LASG into one of LA’s most suc
You've probably seen the backs of the heads belonging to Aaron Toney, Jake Huang, and Travis Wong. They're professional stuntmen who have worked on blockbuster films such as Spiderman 3, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and The Hangover 3. But their flair for mesmerizing movements and impossible stunts isn't just confined to Hollywood sets or Jack Nicholson's living room. The trio co-owns Joining All Movement Center, where they and their staff of coaches teach extreme classes such as parkour and tricking, a flashy combination of martial arts, breakdancing, and gymnastics, drawing on their experience from appearing on America's Got Talent and MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge.
Although many of the trickers' movements seem unreal, you can be assured that CGI isn't used. In its place is the facility's gravity-defying amenities such as ample floor space, including spring-loaded, rubber, and wooden surfaces; a trampoline that borders a 22-foot-long foam pit; and a 20'x35' inflatable AirTrick mat.
Tru Fit Bootcamp’s owner Ditanyon Demps helps clients build strength and shed pounds through a simple strategy—he confuses muscles. When muscles adapt to a certain exercise, they burn fewer calories while completing it, making rote routines less effective over time. Instead of boring the muscles and their owners with repetitive workouts, he draws on nine disciplines of exercise to construct a new routine for his classes each day. He sets students into motion power lifting, stretching, and performing Pilates, among other exercise modalities, all while fostering a positive atmosphere focused on camaraderie. On any given day, students might work in teams to carry one another across a field in gurneys, or individually hop through hoops and swing kettlebells until they finally start ringing.
Trapeze School New York’s expansion west meant Angelenos no longer had to cross the country to join the circus. At their outdoor studio on the Santa Monica Pier, highly trained instructors teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced maneuvers during classes on the flying trapeze, aerial silks, lyra, trampoline, and Spanish web. All of Trapeze School New York’s countrywide facilities in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, and LA hold themselves to high safety standards that account for everything from equipment to instructors and safety belts. In an effort to bring their flying-trapeze instruction to surrounding communities regardless of funding, the school also gives lessons through their nonprofit branch of operations.