Activities & Resources
The Little Gym050in Boise, ID 83706
about The Little Gym:
A room painted with brightly colored murals, filled with gymnastics equipment of all sorts, offers lots to do and plenty of room to run around. Instructors are friendly and professional, and work at knowing children by name and at including them in the action.
Classes for younger children - the Bugs, Birds, Beasts, and Superbeasts - follow the same pattern every week, so kids know what to expect. The instructor leads songs and fun group activities and teaches basic gymnastics skills, and kids have time for free play and ball play. Every class ends with bubbles and a jingle-bell goodbye song. Class sessions last 20 weeks.
Older children - the Funny Bugs, Giggle Worms, and Good Friends - learn tumbling and apparatus skills, while gradeschoolers build on those skills in a non-competitive environment. Advanced gymnastics classes, by invitation, are also available for kids ages three-12. Children four months to three years attend with a caregiver, while kids over three attend on their own.
A sports skills class teaches kids ages three to eight the basics in soccer, baseball, basketball, and football, in combination with gymnastics.
Dance classes offer a combination of tap, ballet, creative movement, and gymnastics for children ages three to 12.
Birthday parties: A 90-minute party led by trained staff - includes gymnastics, games, music, set-up/clean-up, paper goods, and favors for purchase. The parties are held on Friday and Saturday afternoons only, and are available for members an non-members; members receive a discount.
Summer camps: Weeklong theme camps for children ages three to 10 cover subjects like paleontology, Harry Potter, sports, and more, and run from June through the end of August.
Parents' Survival Night gives parents a chance to step out while their kids play on the equipment, play games, and more. The evening is for potty-trained kids ages three to 12; reservations are strongly advised. Parents' Survival Nights are offered on select Friday and/or Saturday evenings; call the gym for details.