Gyms are great because they keep kids happy, healthy and fit — and tucker them out before bedtime. (“Game of Thrones” and a glass of wine have your name on it tonight, sans interruptions.) With classes, free play and activities, these local gyms found everywhere from the South Bay to Pasadena, help our pint-sized sidekicks burn off energy in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Created by the Beach Cities Health District as way for LA parents and kiddos to play their way to better health, AdventurePlex showcases a five-level play structure, ropes course, rock wall and tons of totally funtastic classes for tots like yoga, zumba, music and dance, among others. Since tikes of different ages obviously have different needs and wants, AdventurePlex customizes age-specific programs that help develop natural movement, rhythmic skills, coordination, agility, motor skills and balance. They truly believe even the youngest toddlers should begin practicing an active and healthy lifestyle as early as possible.
Reader Tip: If your family’s interested in learning about all the super groovy activities AdventurePlex has to offer, check out their next open house on June 14th where families can come and play for free.
1701 Marine Ave.
Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266
Phone: (310) 546-7708
Fun & Fit Gymnastics Centers
The name says it all – Fun & Fit perfectly marries exciting gymnastic workouts with non-stop fun to help kiddos feel great about and believe in themselves. Eliminating the idea of contests that limit success to the few talented “Nadias” in the bunch, the organization really prides itself in helping kids achieve their personal best – whatever that may be for each individual. Class by class, gymnastic skills are deconstructed into achievable goals to provide little ones with success quickly and frequently – thus building their confidence in taking on new challenges with excitement instead of fear of failure.
Reader Tip: Fun & Fit Gymnastics Center is thrilled to offer Red Tricycle readers 50% off their membership fee if you mention “RED TRICYCLE” when asked how you found about about them during enrollment. Yay!
1919 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, Ca 91506
Phone: (818) 845-0700
Fun & Fit has a Santa Clarita location as well.
Gymnastikids’ staff likes to say they’re “changing kids’ lives one cartwheel at a time.” And hello, who doesn’t love cartwheels? Using a unique progressive teaching style of gymnastics without the heavy pressure of competing, Gymnastikids aims for every kiddo to leave class feeling like a winner, no matter their level of ability. The gym also uses special pint-sized sized equipment especially designed for tiny tumblers ages 2 to 9, including a trampoline built into the floor, climbing wall, spring floor, beams, bars, rings, ropes and crazy awesome foam pit. Where do we sign up?!
Reader Tip: As a special treat for our readers, Gymnastikids will take 15% off your first session when you mention “RED TRICYCLE.” First time customers only, offer ends June 30th.
2237 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, Ca 91107
Phone: (626) 796-5437
For over 30 years, My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers around the globe have developed phenomenal programs for kiddos aged anywhere from 6 weeks to 13 years old, helping them develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. My Gym offers structured, age-appropriate classes that blend groovy tunes with dance, playful relays, games, special rides, gymnastics and various sports. Kids will adore the never-ending fun fest while parents will love the strength, balance, coordination, agility, social skills and confidence their little ones are gaining.
Reader Tip: Visitors to the My Gym site, can try out a full class absolutely free just for filling out the designated form online.
1837 S. La Cienega, Suite A
Los Angeles, Ca 90035
Phone: (310) 287-1496
There are several additional My Gym locations throughout So Cal as well.
Where do your tots love to get their sweat on? We’d love to hear!
– Jennifer O’Brien