- $35 for one month of classes with lifetime membership fee included ($119 value)
Young pupils from birth to 5 years old can flex creativity muscles and burn off excess energy during fun-filled classes. The gym’s Play & Learn classes are split into six levels and designed to help young children hone basic developmental skills such as vision, hearing, strength, and communication. Older students can unleash their inner Mozarts in music classes (ages 6 months–5 years) or fling paint in art classes (ages 16 months–5 years).
Gymboree Play & Music
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beckwith.