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Our guide to fitness programs and sports facilities for kids in Queens, NY.
Gymtime Rhythm and Glues, on the Upper East Side, adds new Fitness Warriors program.
Peter Cirolia, who danced alongside New York City ballet, owns Ballet Muscle, a studio that offers ballet and fitness classes for kids and adults in New Rochelle. Ballet Muscle recently began offering summer ballet and fitness programs for kids.
It's important for kids to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, so why not make it fun? These new fitness trends offer fun ways to exercise for kids as young as 4.
Ballet and Body, a dance and fitness studio, recently opened on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The studio offers ballet and dance classes for kids and ballet and fitness classes for adults.
Fit 4 Long Island offers fitness programs for kids and teens in Suffolk County. Kids and teens learn about fitness and making healthy food choices, and build self-esteem.
Fenom Fitness, a family fitness facility in Westchester, recently began offering customized fitness classes for kids and adults through its Build-A-Program! service. The facility offers pay-as-you-go fitness, meaning there are no membership fees.
A Port Chester fitness studio for tweens and teens, Momentum Classroom now offers a kid’s fitness program for ages 2-7. The fitness studio aims to make exercising fun for Westchester kids, tweens, and teens through Zumba, games, boot camp, kickboxing, and yoga.
Oh My Girls!, a fitness and wellness center for girls on Long Island, has added a new fitness program for teens.
New Canaan YMCA recently expanded the fitness offerings at its facility. The YMCA repurposed an area for fitness activities using various equipment, and offers LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a fitness program for cancer survivors.
Scarsdale weight loss fitness club Will2Lose recently opened its second location in Thornwood. The center aims to help those who want a lifestyle change and are struggling with loosing weight. The center also offers a youth program for children ages 9-17 to help them gain a healthy lifestyle, as well as a nutritionist on staff.
UPDATED JULY 2016: If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered on Long Island, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Nassau County, including Lindenhurst, Syosset, Jericho, Port Washington, and Bellmore, and Suffolk County, including Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.
UPDATED JULY 2016: Looking to keep your kids fit in Manhattan, NYC? Our comprehensive New York guide leads you directly to great, local Manhattan classes and programs focusing on sports and fitness, including gyms, training, family fitness, golf, baseball, and much more!
UPDATED JUNE 2016: This list of local sports and fitness programs in the suburbs of Connecticut includes options in the Fairfield region including Westport, Newton, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Stamford. Classes for kids range from sailing programs to golf lessons at these local Connecticut sports and fitness centers.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Here's a list of local sports and fitness clubs that offer classes for kids in the NYC suburb of Westchester County. These programs offer skating classes for kids, horseback riding lessons for kids, trampoline sports for kids, and group gym classes for kids. These clubs are located in Westchester neighborhoods including Yonkers, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Larchmont.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: If you're a Brooklyn parent looking for a local place to enroll your kids in sports and fitness classes, this list has what you need. Here is a list of local sports and fitness programs for kids in Brooklyn, NYC in neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, Bay Ridge, Clinton Hill, and DUMBO. You'll find a variety of options including yoga classes and fencing classes for kids.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: Here you'll find a list of local sports and fitness clubs in Queens, NYC that offer a variety of fitness programs including yoga classes for kids. These sports and fitness centers are located in neighborhoods such as Forest Hills, Bay Terrace, Long Island City, Flushing, Astoria, and Middle Village. Keep your kids fit with these fitness programs for kids in NYC.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: This list of local sports and fitness classes for kids in the NYC suburb of Rockland, NY includes sports and fitness centers in West Nyack, Nanuet, New City, and Upper Saddle River. These sports and fitness programs have many classes for kids including yoga classes, horsback riding classes, and soccer classes.
Karma Kids Yoga, located in Chelsea, now offers Mom & Baby Pilates, a one-hour class that gives mothers a chance to exercise and bond with their babies. The class is also an opportunity for babies to learn to socialize with each other and for mothers to meet other mothers in the area and observe the developmental stages babies go through.
Looking for a Zumba-like cardio dance class? Applause Westchester is now offering a hip-hop cardio class for adults to its schedule, teaching fun dance moves while getting your heart rate going.
New York Kids Club, an enrichment center for children, plans to open two new locations in Brooklyn—Park Slope and Williamsburg. The center offers many classes for Brooklyn kids, including art, cooking, fitness, and music. And with the pick-your-own classes, parents can easily accommodate their schedules. New York Kids Club also offers birthday party, seasonal camp, and open play time packages.
Flash Pointe Dance Studio, located in Fairfield, recently opened a new, eco-friendly location. The new studio re-used or donated existing materials from the original structure, as well as the previous facility. And, with the new studio, Flash Pointe Dance is able to offer more classes.
When Nicole Ventura opened her Mill Basin dance studio, The Dance House of Brooklyn, in September, she brought families a new opportunity for fitness fun. With classes for all skill levels and ages, The Dance House of Brooklyn invites parents to experience dance with their children.
Benay Rubin made her 17-year long dream a reality when she opened the doors to SHE3 Well-Fitness Boutique in Fairfield. Rubin empowers women to make a healthy lifestyle change through physical fitness and clean, holistic eating habits.