A few weeks ago I found myself hanging around with my little almost nephew. I say almost, since I am technically not blood related. He is the son of one of my friends sisters, however being like family that we are; I am his uncle. Now that we have that cleared up; there I was sitting around with the little man and wondering what to do. This guy loves his video games, and don’t we all? Boys and their toys, right? I thought however that I needed to get this guy up and moving, give him a little visceral interaction, he is a little dude and he should be running a bit wild at this point. So I called my friend who works at a local kids gym. Seeing as though he was working that day, I decided to take the little tike over to the gym and let him play and move and jump and what have you with the other wee ones this day.
Now if you have never seen a kid’s gym, you’re definitely in for a surprise. It’s like the veritable playground that you would have dreamt of as a child; or at least I know that I did. A whole wall of climbing rope all the way to the ceiling. Gigantic exercise ball with kids rolling, and bouncing all over the place. Even incline mats for rolling, and a whole floor of tumbling mats and crash pads for the little folks to jump and throw themselves around on…and for safety of course.
But it is not just all play, the kids do learn quite a bit while they are there. My friend that works there is a coach. He groups the kids together and supervises them in exercises and even games, teaching them as they play. It great for many reasons, it gets the little guys moving and learning about their health and bodies as well as giving you a little time to breath and take some time for yourself. Needless to say my nephew had a great time and he has certainly asked to go back again. So if you have a little gymnast or just want to have your little ones play and exercise is a good environment, definitely check out your local kid’s gyms…They’re loaded with many different types of kids exercise equipment.