For Christmas this year I decided that my kids had enough toys, and that they needed to choose "experiences" as their gifts. I know, I'm a mean mom, and trust me, they still got PLENTY of toys, but it's important to me to create memories. So A got to go to St. Louis with his dad to attend a 49ers game. R got a weekend trip to Des Moines for a weekend with mommy where we enjoyed dinner and shopping and a trip to the ER. E was a bit harder to decide on since it's a bit harder for him to explain (or know) what he wants, as a two-year-old. After some debate, we decided on rec classes at Success Gymnastics.
We started at the beginning of January, and he absolutely adores it. He's in a parent/child class, so he goes with the husband. They start with stretches, which he wasn't so sure about the first day, and then move on to an obstacle course! Easton loves the running and jumping, balancing on the beam, jumping on the trampoline, and practicing his forward rolls. After obstacle course the kids get a chance to do bars, tumble track, and "vault" into the foam pit. One of his favorite things has been getting the occasional glimpse of R while she's practicing! He's even made some new friends in class.
We originally thought we'd just sign him up for the month, but he gets so excited every week to go to class, we're trying to figure out how we can maybe figure out our schedule to try another couple of months. Since I coach during his class, J has to bring him, which means we all make the trek every Saturday to the gym.
If you're looking for a place that has fun classes, great coaches, and tons of opportunities to lead an active, healthy lifestyle for your child, we'll always recommend SUCCESS! You can always try a class to see if it works for you and your child(ren), and they offer classes at different times and on different days to accommodate lots of schedules (I mean hey, even my family found one that worked for us, and that's saying something!).