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My Gym Edmond hosting enrollment event

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be on hand the My Gym Edmond's enrollment event, Friday, Sept. 7.
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EDMOND, Okla.- Ever wondered what to do with a restless young child? Maybe you’re a stay-at-home parent or, like me, a work-at-home mom who worries that their child is missing out on crucial social skills by not being at daycare. Maybe you want some extra-curricular activities for your little one to get them more active. Whatever the reason, if you are looking for a place where your child can have fun and work on their developmental skills then you should definitely check out My Gym at 38 W Danforth Rd. in Edmond. 

My Gym Edmond is holding a free enrollment event September, 8 for all children aged six months through five-years-old. All you have to do is sign up for one of their hour long slots and the kiddos can play with Mickey and Minnie, meet other children, participate in games and play with all the equipment at the gym. Parents can get a feel for the gym and chat with friendly staff to see if this is the place for them and their child.

“We’re going to have some great specials for non-members” said Michele Stiler, Owner and Teacher at My Gym Edmond.“They’ll get a free lifetime membership (usually $75) and the first month will be half off ($36) for new members and for former members. If you’ve never heard of Bonsai Bullseye you have to bring your child out” she says enthusiastically, swinging and zip lining will also be offered for smaller children.

So how does it all work? SJ and I attend classes once a week and have the option to go to open play (just mommy, or daddy, and son playing time) two or three times a week. Having a structured class enables us to dedicate time to developing SJ’s skills as well as making friends. Open play gives us a great place to have some fun, practice our skills and burn off energy.

The classes start with circle- time, where we introduce ourselves and do warm-up exercises in a circle, then we can have a moment of free play while they set up skill stations. The teacher then announces the skill station and informs parents of the benefits the child will receive from practicing the skill. The child practices the skill and then they rotate the skill stations, enabling the child to practice more developmental skills. There are also puppet shows, independent play time (where you get to see how they cope without your right there), circle games, swings, songs and so many other things. No two lessons are the same.

The staff is brilliant and attentive and the gym is always ridiculously clean (I read they clean every single ball in the ball pit every other week), but one of the things I love about My Gym Edmond the most is their flexibility. They understand children get sick all the time and will work with you rearranging classes and giving you makeup credits if your child gets sick. They also have multiple classes for all of the age groups so I have been able to switch days and times when work has made attending classes difficult or impossible. Due to my ever changing schedule, I have rotated through a few different days, and although all of the classes have their own unique atmosphere and energy, every single class I have attended has been professional and fun.

In addition, as My Gym is worldwide you are able to transfer to other locations for free which is perfect if you are a family who moves around a lot or is in the military.

“There’s almost 500 [locations] worldwide, so once you’re a member of one My Gym you’re a member anywhere” confirms Stiler.

For more information, call or text (405) 324-9182 or visit their website www.mygym.com/edmond

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Alicea Walley

Alicea Walley is a work-at-home mom of one with a degree of English Law and Spanish...

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