Staying active and healthy is a concern at any age, but it’s particularly important to instill the love of fitness in our children so healthy habits are established early. It is recommended that children engage in active play for a minimum of 60 minutes a day. If you’re looking for a few new ideas of where to get your child moving, check out the list below.
Infant/Mommy and Me
Yoga Matters Studio offers a Mommy and Me Yoga class on Saturday mornings. Mothers can work on building strength, while touching, playing with, and massaging their infant during this hands-on class.
Baby Boot Camp in Fishers offers several programs for parents and their young children. Strollfit, Strollga, and Strollerfriends are just a few of the programs available for new mommies and their children. Classes are available throughout the week and monthly memberships ($55-$75 a month) or 8/16 class punch cards ($96/$160) are offered. https://babybootcamp-carmelfishersnoblesville.frontdeskhq.com/staff_members
The YMCAs of Greater Indianapolis have a number of programs for children to discover a new sport in a no-pressure situation. Ages vary, with Jordan YMCA offering a variety of sport clinics throughout the year for children ages 2-15, Baxter YMCA has Preschool Try-It Clinics for 2 and 4 year olds, and Fishers offers similar programs at a variety of on- and off-site locations. Be sure to check with your local YMCA Program Guide for details. http://www.indymca.org/classes-programs/
Gymnastics Unlimited has Parent & Tot classes up through school age gymnastics programs. They offer boy’s only gymnastics, classes for children with special needs, and competitive programs, as well. http://www.gu-indy.com/
My Gym in Fishers is a gym designed just for the smallest of athletes. They offer classes, through monthly membership, for children 7 months to 10 years old, and even a $5 pay to play option for open gym on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (free for members). http://www.mygym.com/fishers
Geist Sports Academy offers Parents’ Night Out GymJam nights for children ages 3-12, featuring trampolines, a foam pit, tumble trak, games, a snack, and more on select Saturday nights ($20 per child, $15 for siblings). They also offer Itty Bitty/Home School Open Gym on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:30 for $5 a child. http://www.geistsportsacademy.com/
Do you have a child who loves to dance? Check out Sho’time Dance Company in Carmel! They offer hip hop, beginning dance, jazz, and other dance classes for children ages 4-18.
School age children can get a feel for how their bodies move and gain a variety of techniques and exercises during Kids Yoga at City Yoga on Sundays. Children in 1st through 6th grade are best suited for this class, and can attend for $10 each time. http://www.cityoga.biz/
If you’re a member of Lifetime Fitness you can enjoy a variety of kids offerings throughout the year including martial arts, tumbling, swimming, and special gym days including Field Day activities and rock climbing. https://www.lifetimefitness.com/
If you’re looking for private or semi-private martial arts lessons for your little one, there are a number of options for personal training tailored to your child’s needs. For example Dan New, a martial arts and performance coach offers personalized training for children beginning at age 5. Prices start at $50 an hour for private lessons, and $30 a person for semi-private (2+ people). https://www.facebook.com/dan.new.martial.arts?fref=ts