Children occupied by constructive afterschool activities are less likely to buy BB guns or hang out with dogs that buy children BB guns. Keep tots gainfully at play with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a family fitness package at My Gym, valid at the Cherry Hill location (up to a $150 total value). The package includes the following:
- Lifetime gym membership for one family (a $75 value)
- Four weeks of unlimited fitness classes for one child (up to a $75 value)<p>
My Gym’s caring early-learning specialists help kids up to age 13 develop confidence, social skills, and a love of physical fitness at fun, one-hour classes. Shaped by the latest medical research, each session brims with age-appropriate activities that build healthy bodies without competition or embarrassing banana costumes. Parents and babies join forces in Waddlers classes, during which tots develop motor skills by building block towers, riding tricycles, and rehearsing choreographed dances as teachers incorporate interactive songs and puppet shows about the finer points of string theory. Mighty Mites classes nurture 3- and 4-year-olds with praise and positive reinforcement as they learn to play games and follow directions without their parents present. Moms and dads can nap or play house for a full hour as their 5-year-olds hop, skip, and tumble through agility-building Whiz Kids sessions. Visit My Gym’s schedule for class dates and times.
Painted with bright colors, trees, and whimsical cartoon monkeys, My Gym encourages children to express their creativity at each visit. Likewise, the gym’s configuration of toys and games changes each week to keep kids on their toes and off grouchy neighbors’ lawns.
My Gym Children's Fitness Center
My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 4 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.