Over the summer, I had the opportunity to go to a birthday party for a friend at My Gym Katy. The party was so much fun, and I started thinking, “Hmmm…this place would be perfect for my very active 2 year old who also loves to climb and run and jump on everything.” So, I wanted to let y’all know about this great place for your kids to get active!
My Gym Katy is a children’s fitness center that offers age appropriate activities to get kids active and meet them at their level. They offer classes for all ages (starting at 6 weeks old! My baby could go!), and each class is designed to engage the kids socially, emotionally, and physically.
If you want to give it a try, they offer 1 trial class so you can see how you like it before you make a commitment. This is what we did, and it was great to be able to see how a class works!
Each class is structured to meet the needs of the kids, so classes for younger kids have parent participation. Classes for older kids are independent. They work on specific skills and have plenty of time to practice and play around the gym. In our class, they also have circle time where they do stretches, sing songs, and have a time to explore on their own (Separation Time).
A few things to note:
*If you have to miss a class, they offer make-ups! That option doesn’t expire
*My Gym also offers Parents Night Out to members and non-members (there is a price difference). These are a fun way for you to get a night out while your kids have fun playing games and activities. They also take care of the food! You can find all the info on that here.
*One feature I love about My Gym is their birthday parties. The one we went to was so well-organized, and was the perfect balance of structure and freedom (which is actually what I would say about the class we started going to!). Parties at My Gym are private, and they have different levels of options to include in your party. You can find all the info about birthday parties here.
*All classes and play are developmental. If your child is a little bit younger, but maybe developmentally read for the next step, they will consider that when deciding what class is best for your child.
*Classes are for the child/children enrolled only. So you will have to figure out what to do with their siblings.
*Kids go barefoot, but parents must wear socks.
*The set-up of the gym changes weekly depending on the activities. Each week has different skills that are taught, so the gym set-up matches accordingly. I love this idea!
Here’s a class schedule. Classes are $84 monthly, with a registration fee.
Overall, we have enjoyed our experience there. As a mom who needs activities to tire out my little one for nap time (the struggle is real), I love this option. Plus, it’s something my daughter gets to enjoy that is all.