Why My Gym should be Your Gym

Over 32 years ago, My Gym founders Yacov and Susi Sherman had a dream. With the proliferation of adult fitness centers, and the growing popularity of health clubs as social gathering spots, Yacov and Susi dreamed of a place where children of all ages could exercise, play, learn, grow, and meet new friends. They agreed this special place had to be safe, clean and fun; and they knew that it would have to have the best instructors in the world. And My Gym Children’s Fitness Center was born! Now there are nearly 400 My Gyms around the world where...

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Start a New Year’s Revolution in your child’s life!

It’s that time of year where we make our yearly resolutions, things in our lives we plan to improve. You can help your children start the year with positive goals (and results) by assisting them in shaping realistic, achievable and rewarding resolutions. Here are a few popular suggestions:  Preschool children I’ll pick up my toys and put stuff away where it belongs. I’ll brush my teeth twice every day. I will say “please” and “thank you” every day. I will be a better listener. Big kids and tweens (ages 5-12) I’ll put on sunscreen when I play outdoors. I’ll...

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FOOD for THOUGHT

Noted mommy blogger, Melissa Taylor at parenting.com, reads a lot of books on parenting. We thought we’d share her words on a few of her favorites. Of course, not every book is for everyone, so check out some samples and see if you strike parenting gold. Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky Here’s a book that requires a highlighter and notepad; it’s really exceptional. The seven essential skills according to Galinsky are 1. Focus and Self Control, 2. Perspective Taking, 3. Communicating, 4. Making Connections, 5. Critical Thinking, 6. Taking On Challenges, 7. Self-Directed, Engaged Learning....

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Holiday Giving for Children in Need

The holidays are a time of reflection, celebration, joy, and family connection. They are a time to show thanks for the blessings in our lives as well as “pay it forward” to those who may have had a difficult year. My Gym’s nonprofit foundation, My Gym Challenged America (MGCA), works with your local My Gym Children’s Fitness Center year round to provide assistive devices, sensory items, and special therapies to children living with physical or cognitive challenges. Gifts range from wheelchairs and feeding tubes to therapeutic toys and maybe even a special swing to allow a child to play...

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The Gift of Health – Keeping Fit Through the Holidays

The holiday season brings joy and goodwill, but also cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and candies by the pound. To balance things out during the holidays, check out these few simple tips to get the daily exercise you need in order to enjoy those holiday treats guilt free!  Get moving! An impromptu dance party inside, a family soccer game outside, or a bike ride to your local park are all great ways to share some quality family time. Organize a great winter walk. Find some parts of your neighborhood that will get you all  in the wintertime spirit while keeping you...

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The Honest Co.

My Gym is thrilled to announce our new strategic partnership with The Honest Company, a company built by parents for parents offering safe, effective essentials for family and home. The campaign, which launched in September and continues through the end of the year, involves My Gym’s 170 locations across the U.S. and Canada. The program includes an in-gym marketing effort as well as various exclusive My Gym offerings including product packages for members, such as diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, soap, and other essential items for families with young children. The program will also extend to My Gym franchise owners,...

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Storks Movie

My Gym is excited to be partnering with Warner Bros. Pictures for the release of their new, animated family movie, STORKS, opening in theatres on Friday, September 23. From September through October, fun-filled STORKS programming AND giveaways will be featured in My Gym locations throughout North America. About STORKS Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Cornerstore.com. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing an adorable – and wholly unauthorized – baby...

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My Gym on ABC2 Baltimore

Nutrition and exercise tips to keep toddlers from becoming overweight, obese Megan Knight 8:42 PM, Sep 29, 2016 It’s a toddler’s dream come true. A room filled with trampolines, forts and ball pits and nothing is off limits to them. “It’s really designed to engage them and keep their attention in short spans,” said Christin Schifflett, the owner of MyGym. Schifflett owns three MyGyms in Crofton, Annapolis and Columbia. The gym is designed just for kids, from as young as six weeks old to the age of eight. Full...

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