Scientists know children are full of excess energy, yet they still can't figure out why a blender plugged into a child doesn't work. Put youthful energy to work with today's Groupon: for $40, you get one-month's tuition (a $75 value) and the lifetime membership fee (a $75 value) to My Gym Children's Fitness Center (up to a $150 value). Choose from five locations: Palmetto Bay, Doral, Kendall, Homestead, and Coral Gables. The one-month tuition covers four structured classes and four free plays.
My Gym's age-appropriate classes help children develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially inside air-conditioned, state-of-the-art facilities. With more than 25 years of experience, My Gym offers structured courses designed to please 6-week-olds bored of dominating family ping-pong tournaments or 13-year-olds in need of some lessons in kinetiquette. Instructors individually coach children and parents through four classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, sports, games, special rides and more.
Parents and tots still measured in months can make use of light exercises, stretches, and parent-and-child songs. The Gymsters program (ages 23 months–2.5 years) uses 2-year-olds allegro tempo to its advantage with a marathon of songs, dances, swinging, playing, and puppet shows. Cardio courses (ages 7–13) get children away from black magic-practicing televisions to enhance endurance and motor skills through a variety of dynamic exercises. In addition to the structured classes, children can run amok during four one-hour Free Play sessions in My Gym's brightly colored, supervised play place. My Gym also offers drop-off programs to work around busy schedules.
Lila Guide reviewers give My Gym Children's Fitness Center in Kendell an average of four stars:
My Gym children's fitness center, which currently has more than 325 international locations, began more than 31 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp around. This dedication to imparting the benefits and fun of fitness still earns acclaim today; in 2014 alone, My Gym was named the best children's fitness center by Entrepreneur magazine.
My Gym's popularity stems from its signature program, which helps children from 6 weeks through 13 years of age develop their physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. This development unfolds in the centers' fun classes, which teach kids fundamental skills through music, dance, games, sports, and more. In addition to boosting physical attributes such as balance, coordination, and strength, these fun classes also teach kids important social abilities, as well as boosting their self-esteem.