Studies show that cardiovascular activity keeps the mind sharp as well as the body, helping Jeopardy contestants prepare themselves for when Alex Trebek challenges them to a "duel of the subconscious." Keep your child active and able to resist game-show hosts' inceptions with today's side deal to Flip 2 It Sports Center in Roseville. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- For $23, you get four weeks (one class per week) of the class of your choice (gymnastics, dance, tumbling, taekwondo, art) (a $63 value). The gymnastics courses increase flexibility and bolster strength by introducing kids to the bars, the vault, the balance beams, the mountain of Jell-O, and the training rings. Otherwise, learn the graceful art of ballet or the leg-stretching rhythms of hip-flip in one of the dance classes. Tumbling classes are available for gymnasts wanting to focus on floor exercises, as well as clumsy oafs trying to make their banana-peel-induced pratfalls look intentional. Taekwondo, meanwhile, combines a full-body workout with mental discipline—all while teaching kids to defend themselves against bullies made out of wooden boards.
This deal is not valid for classes longer than 60 minutes or more than $63. New clients only.
- For $90, you get a 90-minute birthday party for up to 14 kids (a $185 value). This deal gets you 45 minutes on the floor, where jumping juniors enjoy access to the tumble track, the super swing, and more. Ceaselessly bouncing on the trampoline and scaling up the rock-climbing wall will likewise help kids burn off their core's excess nuclear energy before they explode into supernovas. Finally, back in the party room for the final 45 minutes, each youngster will be presented with a balloon while the birthday child is adorned with a gold medal and awarded King Phillip II's royal scepter. Flip 2 It's party coordinator and party coach will help set up and decorate the room to your specifications, then clean up afterward.
Members pay $10 for each additional participant. Nonmembers pay $15 for each additional participant.
Flip 2 It Sports Center
The fun-loving team members at Flip 2 It Sports Center—whose collective credentials include a degree in child development, coaching experience in competitive cheer and gymnastics, and CPR and first-aid training—strive to cement physical activity as a part of kids' daily lives. They have made it their mission to provide a safe, welcoming place where kids can learn important life skills. Instructors lead fitness-oriented classes ranging from parkour-like urban gymnastics and floor-exercise-focused tumbling sessions to jazz and hip-hop dance. The facility's excellence in teaching made it a finalist in CityVoter's Best Cheer and Gymnastics category in 2011 and 2014.
The center organizes activities such as field trips and parents' nights out. They also host special events including summer camps and princess-in-training days that feature a tea party, makeover, and guide to selecting moat-worthy goldfish.