Seems like everything in Philly these days is some sort of pop-up. There are beer gardens and parks, galleries and boutiques, yoga and Kombucha classes, and now, kids gymnastics! Our favorite place to burn off our kids’ energy, Philly InMovement, is now making it even easier to attend their classes by popping up in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Fairmount, and West Philly. This means that you can have the benefits of InMovement teachers and expertise without having to venture across the city when the air gets nippy (please tell me that is happening soon… I’m melting).
They are offering two of their standard classes, which my children have both been through and loved. The first is Lil’ Tumblers, a parent-child class for 1.5-3 year olds. My daughter absolutely loves her mornings of rolling, jumping on the trampoline, and swinging from the rings and bars. She is often found bragging, “I do gymnastics,” to anyone who sees her in her leotard. The second class is Short Wheelers, a drop off class for 3-5 year olds. The first time I signed my son up for this class I did not realize it was drop off, as this was the first time I had encountered such a thing. Until that moment, all classes meant that I was also taking the class. While I loved all the bonding and light exercise that come with these classes, the first time I was able to leave him there and go grab a cup of tea with a friend was the day I decided drop off is the only way to go. Also, I know that my son performs differently when I’m not there, and that’s a good thing.
At the end of each session, I am always amazed by what skills my children have learned. My son just told me today that he knows how to do a pike, and it wasn’t from watching the Rio gymnasts. So if you are still looking for a Fall activity, consider Philly InMovement! In addition to these awesome pop-up classes, they have many other classes for adults and children at their home base in Queen Village. There are also after school and Summer camps, drop-in open gym classes, and birthday parties.
Mommy Call readers are going to get 15% off Pop-up classes with code: MOMMYCALL. Sign up here.
[I have no affiliation with Philly InMovement. I was offered a class discount for this post. My children have taken approximately four classes here, attended innumerable open gyms sessions, one Halloween party, and attended two birthday parties and one of our own, so my opinions are based on this collective experience.]