Children are far more delicate than adults since they lack our fireproof skin and utter fearlessness of giant gorillas perched on top of the Empire State Building. Let children flourish on gentle grounds with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of classes, including the lifetime membership fee, at My Gym's Phoenix and Scottsdale locations (up to a $154 value). Each additional child in the Groupon Holder’s family can be covered for a lifetime membership at no additional charge at the Phoenix location, or for $10 per additional child at the Scottsdale location.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, was founded more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. Tots as young as 6 weeks can take a month of weekly classes—all designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research—and one weekly session of open play time. One-hour Waddlers sessions for babies and parents introduce tots age 14–22 months to mobility, agility, and social skills as they build block towers and participate in puppet shows. Other classes include Tiny Tykes, a class for parents and babies that focuses on movement, as well as Mighty Mites and Whiz Kids, classes for more independently mobile children aimed at mastering motor skills to build strength, balance, and agility.
For older kids, independent gym classes, such as Champions, build self-esteem, fitness skills, and muscles for future speed-texting showdowns. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to develop youngsters' strength while stimulating their giggle-plexes—carving out a place for creativity and face-to-face engagement in the face of technological temptations and giant robotic faces.
Though My Gym Children's Fitness Center sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Children naturally believe that life is all about having fun. This requires the instructors at My Gym to perform two seemingly incompatible tasks: helping kids lay a strong physical, emotional, and cognitive foundation and letting them laugh and play to their hearts' content. The staff welcomes the challenge. Grouping kids by age into nearly a dozen different classes, the instructors teach students aged 6 weeks through 13 years the importance and fun of socializing, exercising, and eating broccoli without using their taste buds.
These classes, some of which require parental participation, are constantly adjusted to incorporate the latest medical and psychological advances, ensuring optimal self-esteem building through safe, age-appropriate activities. Friendly instructors also hosts customized birthday parties in My Gym’s state-of-the-art facility, during which they foster the same emotional and cognitive growth with games, activities, and rides.