Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Little Gym

Last Tuesday night, we took Brody to this place called The Little Gym here in Mansfield. Bobby had done some research on it and thought Brody would like it. So we signed up for free class to see what it was all about. 

Y'all......it's the best place ever. He can run around, he can flip around, he can explore, he can social interact with other kids. It's a little kids gymnasium. Like bars, beams, rings, things to climb over and under. They sing songs, play gym games, play with bouncy balls, blow bubbles, they teach them things. Brody can almost do a forward roll by himself and he's only gone to 3 classes plus time there with Santa. He is in the bird class which is 4 months to 19 months old. It's a time for him to be able to run around and be free. The floor is bouncy so when he falls, he just gets right back up.
The best part so far of him going...: he use to be scared to death to go through something. Like tubes or blow up things but now, he isn't! For some reason, that class was able to take that fear away from him.  

  • Our class is $82 a month. You get a 1 hour class a week (multiple times and days to choose from) and then you can come to 2 "free" 30 minute classes/play time a week. So we go 3 times a week. That's 12 times a month roughly. That's $6.83 a class! 
  • At the beginning of each class, they sing songs and do different introduction activities. Then they are allowed to go play. During the play time, we are to encourage them and help them. They have a lesson each time (like over and under) and we are to help them explore that lesson. Last Tuesday they gave us a pool noodle and we were to teach Brody to go over the noodle by doing a somersault. We repeated this few times and now he tries it himself. It amazes how quick they pick up something! 
  • We take off our shoes and either go barefooted or with socks. 
  • If for some reason you can't complete your 1 hour class for some reason, they will refund the value of the class as long as you tell them in advance. You can't miss one day and then let them know. 
  • You are also allowed to make up days. For instance, if Brody is sick that Wednesday class we signed up for, I can let them know and we can come to the Friday morning class instead! 
  • The age groups are as follow: 4 months to 19 months (4 to 10 months is one class, 10 months to 19 months in another), 19 months to 3 years (19 months to 2 & 1/2 years in one class, 2 & 1/2 to 3 years in another), 3 to 4 years, 4 to 6 years (4 to 5 in one class, 5 to 6 in another), & 6 to 12 years. And they don't have just gym time classes. They offer more elite classes to ages 19 months and older. 

I took a lot of photos of him playing so you can see just how awesome this place is!

For a lot more information, please visit their website ~here~
Brody and I would love to see you in our class!!!!