Children are far more delicate than adults, since they lack our fireproof skin and utter unafraidedness of a giant gorilla perched on top of the Empire State Building. Let children flourish on gentle grounds with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a lifetime membership ($75), four free classes, and four free plays ($79) at My Gym Children's Fitness Center. This Groupon is valid at three locations in the Phoenix area.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 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 six weeks) and designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research. The North Phoenix location offers classes for all developmental degrees, from Tiny Tykes, a class for parents and babies that focuses on movement, to Whiz Kids, four-and-a-half- to six-year-olds mastering motor skills in to build strength, balance, and agility. Schedules and class options vary by location; click here to see the North Phoenix lineup.
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 atmosphere is always friendly and inviting so that it fosters creativity and face-to-face engagement in the face of technological temptations and giant robotic faces. Children’s fitness experts are always close at hand to shower them with praise, positive reinforcement, and vuvuzela blasts—helping them to build a healthy level of confidence and self-esteem. By the time your miniature adult is focusing on specific muscle groups and circuit training in Cardio Kids (7 to 13 years old), they’ll be rendered immune to the flabbifying effects of video games, Internet, and candy-flavored TV. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Four lilaguide.com reviewers give My Gym in Scottsdale a 3.5-star average. Here's what one parent had to say:
- My Gym is so fun and all the kids love being there. The play is structured but still allows for creativity. – LizASU2003