Summer Playground Safety Tips

When your children aren’t enjoying air-conditioned fun at My Gym, outdoor playgrounds are great for kids and parents alike. They provide a much-needed place for physical activity and are often a gathering place for kids to make new friends and, perhaps, for their parents to do the same. It’s important, however, to be aware of some simple yet important safety tips to keep your family safe, healthy, and happy. 1) Use age-appropriate playgrounds. You might want to let your 3-year-old play on the “big kids” playground with his or her older siblings, but there are playgrounds specially designed for...

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Summer is here… Fun family fitness tips!

School’s out, which is great for children, but it can mean they get a lot less exercise each day. Sure, they’ll get lots of activity at My Gym, but you can keep them moving at home. When families exercise together, each member works out at his or her own pace. It’s a great opportunity to introduce more fitness to the kids and give them a chance to enjoy exercise as a family. You can encourage your children to have fun with it, but try to help them maintain good form with certain exercises because learning to do it right...

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Munchkin Grass Fed Farm to Bottle Tour

Coming soon to select My Gym locations across the U.S. Beginning in May and continuing throughout the summer, Munchkin is celebrating the launch of Grass Fed with the Farm to Bottle Tour! About Munchkin Go beyond organic with the world’s only infant formula made with milk from 100% certified Grass Fed cows.* Our happy cows graze on pastures year round in New Zealand, the way nature intended. Grass Fed milk provides high levels of vitamin A & E, and a proper balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids. Naturally, our milk is GMO free, growth hormone free,...

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The Joy of Giving, Caring, and Sharing

There are very few joys greater than that which comes from watching healthy, happy children at play in a My Gym Children’s Fitness Center. The sights and sounds, huge smiles, friendships forming, laughter, shouts of delight, and the sense of accomplishment and pride each child displays are not only heartwarming but truly invigorating. Perhaps the only better feeling is the thrill of making it possible for a child facing physical or cognitive challenges to experience those same joys of childhood. We do this through My Gym Challenged America, our nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising the funds needed to provide...

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More gain than loss!

Ask 100 people, “What is the benefit of exercise?,” and nearly all of them will answer, “Weight loss.” We’ve all been taught that, in addition to a healthy diet, the key to dropping pounds is to burn more calories. And, while it’s true that calorie expenditure is directly connected to weight loss, it’s important to know that the benefits of regular physical activity go far beyond burning calories. The right amount of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week has several other very important health benefits that can lead to a prolonged and healthy life. Regular activity helps in lowering blood...

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Where in the world…?

Quick! What do Cary North Carolina, Crouch End London, England, and Atascosita, Texas have in common? If you answered “places I’ve never been,” you could be correct, but perhaps not. A better answer is: They are each the home of a brand new My Gym Children’s Fitness Center! That’s right. It continues to be true that, nearly anywhere in the world you go, there’s bound to be a fun and friendly My Gym where children have the time of their lives strengthening key elements that lead to a healthy, happy adult life. Cities welcome My Gym because they know...

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Super Secret New Technology – Children’s Health Discovery!!! TAKE A WALK

Yes, it’s that simple. Walking is one of the best things you and your children can do. That’s why walking is considered so important. It’s cheap, so anyone can do it, and there’s no easier activity – you just open the door and go. It’s great cardiovascular exercise; it’s excellent for core conditioning; it’s visually stimulating, and it can be fun too! A family walk is a great bonding activity, and it gives your children a better sense of the neighborhood in which they live. If your immediate area is not conducive to walking, you can drive to a...

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Easter-Time Family Crafts

It’s that time of year again, one that children look forward to with eager anticipation. Coloring Easter eggs can be a fun tradition, a special and creative craft for your kids, and a perfect opportunity for family bonding time. And, if you want to elevate this activity from just the usual dipping eggs in dye, we’d like to share some pretty amazing techniques passed to us by home expert Martha Stewart. Martha’s tips not only make the experience fun and easy; they just might bring out the artist in members of your family! Click here to...

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