Believe it or not, but fitness can be fun! Especially for the little ones. We all know how hard it is to drag them away from the TV, their "other appendage" (AKA cell phones) and those noisy and oh-so-irritating Nintendo Switches. But thanks to this action-packed space for kids, that'll be a thing of the past - well, maybe just for a little while.
The Kids Gym, now open at the central, convenient and upmarket shopping hub, Cedar Square in Fourways, is the answer for parents wanting to take their children to a non-competitive space that nurtures a love for physical activity, regardless of their ability.
Replicating the model of a typical adults-only gym, The Kids Gym provides children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, the opportunity to exercise and develop skills in a fun, activity-oriented venue supported by state-of-the-art technology and equipment.
This is South Africa’s first dedicated children’s gym and it encourages every child, no matter their physical or sporting ability, to be active and embrace exercise and fitness as a lifestyle option.
Unlike the adult version of a gym, The Kids Gym doesn't make use of weight training. Instead, it focuses on the children learning to best use and control their own body weight through fun-filled, life-enhancing physical activities, all in a completely non-judgemental environment.
At The Kids Gym, no one works out alone. They have their own bespoke curriculum which the trainers carry out in a fun and safe way. Not only do the trainers ensure that activities are done correctly for maximum health benefits and to avoid injury, but they also act as positive role models, getting the kids excited, motivated and most importantly, keeping them safe.
The Kids Gym offers a variety of programmes which includes general fitness, sports conditioning and weight management. It also offers training for special needs children, as well as members-only tumbling classes and the popular Ninja Zone - an exciting fusion of obstacle training, gymnastics, martial arts and freestyle movement that builds the strength, agility, stealth and mental prowess of trained ninjas!
Another exciting thing about this space is the fact that you can host fun-fuelled ninja or Olympics-themed birthday parties here, too!
Do the kids need to refuel for some more Kids Gym fun? Kids and their parents can also enjoy the health-oriented Ninja Bean Café with its healthy drinks and organic low-GI snacks – which is also a firm favourite with parents waiting for their kids at the gym.
For more information about The Kids Gym, you can contact them on 010 601 6444 or email [email protected].
Opening times are as follows: