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 will really dig with today's Groupon to The Little Gym of Port Orange. Choose between the following options:
• For $37, members get four consecutive classes (a $75 value). Classes are considered consecutive if they take place on the same day and at the same time for four weeks in a row.
• For $57, nonmembers get four consecutive classes (a $75 value) and a one-year family membership (a $40 value; a $115 total value).
The Little Gym surrounds children ages 4 months to 12 years in an active environment that promotes learning and fun. The one-year family membership plants families in the Member Milestones rewards program, where parents can earn points to use toward items in the pro shop, one day of day camp, a birthday party, or credit toward tuition for a number of age-specific classes.
Friendly and knowledgeable instructors help babies shore up struts in parent-and-child classes, and teach aspiring rainbow belts how to unleash furious kicks in karate classes. The dance class curriculum bestows step schooling, and the gymnastics program divvies out tumbles between kindergarten and grade-school levels for circles around the mat, springs off the vault, and pirouettes around the bar and balance beam. Young athletes learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship by delving into esoteric dissertations on high-fives in sports skills courses.
The Little Gym
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old–12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents magazine.
4645 S Clyde Morris Blvd.
Port Orange, Florida 32129