Having a place to engage in athletics is as important as having a place to hide when a roommate decides to express himself through interpretive archery. Target an agreeable exercise venue with today's Groupon for Horizon Complex and Escape Fitness Center in Jenison. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get enrollment for one child in a series of four weekly gymnastics, dance, or cheer classes at Horizon Complex (a value of up to $117, including annual fee).
- For $20, you get a one-month adult membership to Escape Fitness Center (a $93 value, including initiation fee).
Home to national trampoline and tumbling champions for more than a decade, Horizon Complex helps pint-sized athletes learn about and excel in a variety of active endeavors. All classes are taught by trained, safety-minded adult instructors, who can help kids exorcise their natural inclination toward gravity defiance with expertly supervised gymnastics classes or break their habit of foxtrotting around the house with jazz, hip-hop, ballet, or tap dance classes. The cheer tumbling class helps junior high and high schoolers dominate cheerleading tryouts and combat dangerously low levels of team spirit by teaching routines, stunting, tumbling, and more, while younger athletes can get a head start on their sideline skills with rip roar n' cheer.
Adults can hone their own athletic abilities using the body-chiseling apparatus of the Escape Fitness Center. The one-month membership offered via today's deal includes a free fitness assessment and access to the cardiovascular equipment area, the free weights, and a full set of weight machines, helping members build up protective inner layers of muscle and protective outer layers of compliments. Satellite TV and satellite radio in the cardiovascular area help the brain ignore the strenuous activities of the body, keeping it pleasantly entertained until the two reunite after the workout.
When used for gymnastics classes, this Groupon is only valid for classes up to one hour long, including Babybears, Parent/Tot, 3-4 Years, 4-5 Years, 5-6 Years, Level 1, and Level 2. Those who use this Groupon for gym membership and choose to continue their membership beyond one month must remain members for at least six months or an additional $100 membership fee may apply.
MLive.com mentioned Horizon Complex in a piece on the 2009 AAU Junior Olympic National Championships:
- Stevens, 12, took home gold on the trampoline as well as the double-mini trampoline in the Advanced division. Along with her partner, Shelby Werkema, who is also from Hudsonville, she earned her third gold in synchronized trampoline. Both girls train at Horizon Complex in Jenison, which has produced national champions every year since 1997. This year, Horizon took 10 girls to Iowa for the competition, earning five gold medals. – Matthew S. Russell
Writing and gross motor skills; math and nutrition; fine motor skills and social etiquette. Physical and social development may seem unrelated, but connecting the two can boost cognitive ability in growing children. That’s why WisdomGym Preschool always incorporates movement into its academic sessions. WisdomGym is just one branch of the Horizon Complex, which fosters a healthy community by teaching kids of all ages dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading skills.
Children as young as 4 months old can participate in gymnastics classes that help build motor skills through playful routines and exercises. At age 2, children can begin dance classes that progress to advanced levels of ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. In cheerleading classes—for ages 4 and older—students can practice tumbling and chants with the goal of one day learning to successfully chumble. As kids play, parents can wait out in the lobby and peer through the windows that open into most classrooms.