In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old?12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents magazine.
As a member of Black Belt Schools International, Karate 4 Kidz of Newtown offers kids, adults, and teens the latest in self-defense techniques and exercise science. Chief instructor Jay Cruz has been training internationally in martial arts for more than 25 years and uses his knowledge and experience to help build students' confidence and physical abilities. Cruz specializes in muay thai and other types of kickboxing, and he also offers resistance-band classes, karate for kids as young as 3, and sessions designed for special-needs children.
Festival of Fears sends tingles down spines with its host of fright actors and spooky settings. This haunted festival combines two attractions, Village and the Psycho-Path into one evening of spooks. Evil clowns, zombies, and chainsaw-wielding maniacs torment all those who dare to wander down the twisted paths. If you survive the frights, stick around the VE Club for food, music, and games, with proceeds going toward the Greater Philadelphia Cancer Support Community.
Master Tom McGonigal has traveled the world, training and competing in multiple martial arts disciplines. But a martialist is nothing if he doesn't pass on his knowledge, so today, he teaches both kids and adults at Tom McGonigal's MMA. Students take classes such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and cardio kickboxing, and training focuses on respect, discipline, and self defense.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Family owned and operated. Located on Easton Rd. 1 mile south of the Willow Grove Mall.
This Groupon may be split between two individuals, and the café credit may be used over multiple visits. Horsham Athletic Club offers one week of free passes to new guests, which may be used in conjunction with today's Groupon in the week preceding Groupon activation.