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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Join a Parent and Child Gym Class!

If you have a youngster at home and are looking for a way to get out of the house and have some fun, why not get involved in a parent-child activity? There are a number of options for you to enjoy together.

Many local gyms, fitness centers, recreation areas, churches, and community centers offer programs for parents and children. Choose from Parent and Kid Gymnastics, Music Classes, Yoga, and much more.

The classes help your children get exercise and develop cognitive skills. These are important to growth and learning for youngsters. Kids need exercise to keep healthy and advance from crawling to walking to running and climbing. And, they need their cognitive skills to reason and process the information they learn.

The activities also promote social development for your child and adult interaction for you. There are parents for you to relate with, while the kids enjoy playing with others their age. Giving your child experience around people at a young age will allow them to become more comfortable with the idea. When it comes time for school, the shock factor will be lessened. Plus, time out of the house beats sitting in trying to entertain a 2 year old all by yourself. Take them to an hour gym class and see how much better they will nap after!

Check out the Parent and Tots class that Gym Carolina has to offer. Designed for parents and kids between 12 months and 3 years old, the gym classes teach body awareness and encourage learning and exploration for your kids.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Benefits of Gym Classes

It is a great idea for kids to engage in activities or a sport in order to facilitate their happiness, social intelligence, and physical fitness. Kids gym classes are very beneficial in regards to physical fitness. In addition, gym classes enable kids to associate with others, thus bettering their social abilities and awareness.

What are some of the benefits of gym classes?

- One of the most prominent benefits is the ability to augment physical fitness. A child enrolled in kids gym classes will slowly mold their bodies into a tone and slim physique.

- Gym classes are tremendous for building a child's confidence. Like all other activities, a child will become better as time advances. They will casually see improvement in their skill level and their confidence levels will increase also.

- Other children are present during gym classes, so a child can make friends and improve their social skills. Great friendships can be formed through a mutual interest such as gymnastics. Your child may meet a friend for life at their gym class!

- Gym classes encourage your child to make personal goals and work towards achieving those goals. Commitment and perseverance are great qualities to carry with you throughout your life into adulthood and 'the real world'.

- Gym classes may spawn a healthy hobby for life. Many professional athletes will remark how they began performing their sport at an early age. While not all children enrolled in kids gym classes will be in the Olympic Games, they may engage in gymnastics in high school and college. In addition, gymnastics is part of a larger, physical fitness scope; while your child may not perform gymnastics throughout life, they may acknowledge the benefits of fitness and make being fit a lifestyle through their lives.

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