Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $22, you get 10 one-hour Drop-In Playtime sessions for children ages 10 months–6 years at Starr Gymnastics & Fitness (a $45 value). This Groupon is valid at the locations in Ottawa, Nepean, and Orléans.
At Starr Gymnastics, kids frolic healthily in one-hour Drop-In Playtime sessions supervised by their parents and a staff of expert gymnastics instructors. Youngsters can throw themselves into a pit of large foam blocks or work their way through a padded obstacle course with the assistance of a Sherpa. Tunnels and balance beams, meanwhile, provide opportunities for spelunking and equilibrating, respectively. Consult the gym’s convenient schedule or the oracle at Delphi to find each location’s drop-in playtimes. Parental accompaniment is required.
Dozens of veteran gymnasts serve as instructors in Starr Gymnastics’ three Ottawa-area facilities, where they favour instruction that emphasizes the most beneficial aspects of gymnastics: enjoyment, physical fitness, and socialization. Since only a small percentage of gymnastics athletes ever cartwheel their way to the competitive level, Starr Gymnastics' instructors teach proper balance-beam technique and safe tumbling skills without skimping on the fun, reminding their gleeful charges of gymnastics' inherent power to imbue agility and a foundational skill set easily applicable to turbo-kicking bad guys in dark alleys.
Starr's high-spirited staff occasionally spices up the play by inviting pint-sized gymnasts to don costumes or by darkening the arena while pupils leap, flip, and bear glowing cuspids amid a sea of black lights. The gym's festive approach to youth fitness occupies vacationing students during school breaks with summer camps, and birthday celebrants frequently gather in colourful private rooms for party packages that include equipment access and a T-shirt for the guest of honour.