The first Kids Gym opens in Johannesburg!

Johannesburg kids are about to get a whole lot fitter! The Kids Gym has created a non-competitive space that nurtures a love for physical activity, regardless of their ability. Opening today, on the 15th of February at Cedar Square in Fourways, this will be the second location following the successful launch in Cape Town back in 2017.

We all know the importance of encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle among kids, but how do we encourage our children’s health in this tech-driven age, where exercise and well-being compete against tablets and TV for our children’s attention.

Replicating the model of a typical adults-only gym, The Kids Gym provides children, from as young as 18 months up to 15 years old, with the opportunity to exercise and develop skills in a fun, activity-oriented venue supported by state-of-the-art technology and equipment. It is the country’s first dedicated children’s gym, and seeks to encourage every child, no matter their physical or sporting ability, to be active and embrace exercise and fitness as a lifestyle choice. Unlike the adult offering, The Kids Gym does not make use of weight training, instead it focuses on the children learning how to best utilize and control their own body weight.

Oli and Soph got to experience all that The Kids Gym has to offer at their launch on Tuesday, in an age appropriate, and well controlled environment. The Trainers had the children’s rapt attention and were so good and encouraging of the children, they’re already asking when they can go back!

“Exercise and physical activity has the power to transform lives. As a national gymnastics coach and father of a daughter with a physical disability, I‘ve seen the transformation both emotionally and physically. It’s with this in mind that we have built The Kids Gym, which promotes a healthy and functional life for all children through fun-filled, life-enhancing physical activities,” explains Glenn Joselowitz, co-owner of The Kids Gym and father to eight-year-old Emily, who serves as the inspiration behind the idea.

“At The Kids Gym, no one works-out alone. We have our own bespoke curriculum, which our trainers facilitate in a fun and safe way to ensure the relevant skills are developed in the child,” says Janet Mitchell, a trained physical educator and The Kids Gym co-owner. “Not only do the trainers ensure that activities are done correctly for maximum health benefit and to avoid injury, but they also act as positive role models, ensuring that the children remain excited, motivated and most importantly, safe.”

The Kids Gym offers a non-judgemental environment where all children can find and grow their own personal strengths and abilities.

Over and above all this, kids can enjoy the Ninja Bean Café with its health-orientated drinks and snacks – which is also a firm favourite with parents waiting for their kids at the gym – as well as activity and fun-fuelled ninja themed birthday parties

 

There are a choice of 50+ classes to choose from per week – the kids are going to be spoilt for choice!

So, what does it cost to become a member? There are various membership options available:

Flexible membership packages are available to suit all levels of training to help children achieve their fitness goals. Membership offers great value – Members have the first choice of bookings and can make advance bookings online. The NinjaZone and Tumbling programme is exclusively available to members only. Although The Kids Gym is for children aged 18 months up to 15 years, MEMBERS below the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

  1. a) 12 month membership: R299pm (25 sessions per month), Registration R100 (once off)

 

* Access to all gym facilities, including the NinjaZone

* Membership access wristband included

* Access to online booking

 

  1. b) 6 month membership: R399pm (20 sessions per month), Registration R100 (once off)

 

* Access to all gym facilities, including the NinjaZone

* Membership access wristband included

* Access to online booking

 

  1. c) 3 month membership: R499pm (20 sessions per month), Registration R100 (once off)

 

* Access to all gym facilities, including the NinjaZone

* Membership access wristband included

* Access to online booking

Walk in: R150 per session including socks, Friday – Sunday, R125 including socks Monday – Thursday

* Access to gym facilities, excluding tumbling and the NinjaZone

 

Want to host a Birthday Party at The Kids Gym?

The Kids Gym offers ninja style or Fun’lympics birthday party packages. A 2-hour, fun-filled party for boys and girls. Party packages include Non Slip socks, Sugar free Slush, Popcorn for table, Party Box Filled, Balloon on a stick per child

Monday-Friday – R200 pp

Saturday / Sunday – R260 pp

Minimum of 10 kids and maximum of 30 kids

 

Opening Hours:

 

The Kids Gym is open 7 days a week :

 

Mon – Thurs :9am to 6pm.

Fri:      9am to 7pm

Sat:     9am- 5pm

Sun:   9am to 3pm

 

Walk-in any time, any day with time slots starting on the hour every hour.

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Tel : 010 601 6444

Email: jhb@thekidsgym.co.za

Web: http://thekidsgym.co.za/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKidsGymSA/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekidsgym/

 

So what are you waiting for?! With more wet weather forecast, you need to plan a visit this weekend!!