Studies show that cardiovascular activity keeps the mind and body sharp, 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 Groupon to Flip 2 It Sports Center in Roseville. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get $63 toward kids' classes of your choice.
- For $90, you get a 90-minute birthday party for up to 14 kids (up to a $185 value).
Flip 2 It’s enthusiastic instructional team, working from the mindset that everyone should regularly incorporate physical activity and education into their lifestyle, shepherd children through classes designed to strengthen muscles, calibrate cardiovascular chronometers, and boost creativity levels. Tae kwon do combines a full-body workout with mental discipline—all while teaching kids to defend themselves against bullies made out of wooden boards. Children can also learn the graceful art of ballet or the leg-stretching rhythms of hip-flip in one of the dance classes. Gymnastics courses increase flexibility and bolster strength by introducing kids to the bars, the vault, the balance beams, and the training rings, while tumbling classes focus on floor exercises and the skills to make any banana-peel-induced pratfalls on the playground look gracefully intentional (all 45-minute classes are $61/month and one-hour classes are $63/month).
The party option begins with 45 minutes on the gym floor, where jumping juniors enjoy access to the tumble track and the super swing. Ceaselessly bouncing on the trampoline and scaling the rock-climbing wall allows kids to burn off excess nuclear energy before they go supernova. Back in the party room for the final 45 minutes, each youngster receives a balloon, while the birthday child is adorned with a gold medal. A resident party coordinator helps with setup and cleanup, making room decoration easy whether the theme tends toward Dora the Explorer or Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.
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.