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The Gaga Center Opens in Scarsdale

The Gaga Center Opens in Scarsdale

The popular camp sport Gaga has come to Westchester County with the opening of The Gaga Center in Scarsdale. The center focuses on a safe alternative to dodgeball and offers birthday parties and after-school programs.

10 Fun Fitness Trends for Kids

10 Fun Fitness Trends 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.

Queens of Lacrosse Empowers Girls Through Lax

Queens of Lacrosse Empowers Girls Through Lax

Queens of Lacrosse is the only all-girls lax program in the borough of Queens, NYC. The program was started by a local dad who was searching for lacrosse programs in Queens for his two young daughters.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and New York City is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in the New York metro area.

Triathlons for Kids: How to Get Them Race-Ready

Triathlons for Kids: How to Get Them Race-Ready

More and more parents are pushing their bodies in fun and healthy ways, from 5Ks to mud runs, inspiring their kids to want in on the action. Here’s how to find triathlons for kids and help them train in a fun and healthy way.

Tips for Learning How to Rollerblade®

Tips for Learning How to Rollerblade®

Is your child learning to Rollerblade®? Here are a few tips to ensure a great first skating experience for your child!

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet.

Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes

Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes

Of the more than 200 athletes on Team USA competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we’ll introduce you to nine athletes who call the NY metro area home. The local athletes will compete in the following winter games’ events: men’s luge, men’s double luge, men’s ice hockey, and women’s ice hockey.

Title Boxing Club Pilots Accommodate Teachers, Children

Title Boxing Club Pilots Accommodate Teachers, Children

Title Boxing Club, a fitness center in Forest Hills that offers boxing, kickboxing, and personal training, is piloting two programs: one targeted toward teachers and one for kids.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

Sports and Fitness Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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!

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Westchester County, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Westchester County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Queens, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?

President of Bike and Roll NYC Chris Wogas shares tips for staying safe on a bicycle, including the safety accessories every bike should have, how to tell if a helmet fits properly, proper bike seat positioning, and what to look for in a bike maintenance check before every ride.

Why Your Child Should Should Learn to Ride a Balance Bike

Why Your Child Should Should Learn to Ride a Balance Bike

Skip the tricycle and training wheels and choose a balance bike to help your child learn how to ride a bike. Here's all you need to know about balance bikes, including how they work, tips for getting started, and answers to safety questions.

New Summer Camp Teaches Children Extreme Sports

New Summer Camp Teaches Children Extreme Sports

Camp Extreme, a new summer camp offers BMX bike, BMX dirt trail riding, skateboard, and surf lessons for children on Long Island. The extreme sports summer camp is designed so all campers learn and progress together.

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Is your son or daughter itching to try a new sport? Why not try lacrosse? Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, which has fields on Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5, is starting its first competitive season this spring. With teams for boys and girls, your athlete will have fun while being active.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered in Suffolk County, 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 Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.

Athletic Apparel Company Opens Showroom on Upper West Side

Athletic Apparel Company Opens Showroom on Upper West Side

ivivva athletica, an apparel company for active girls and created by lululemon athletica, opens a new showroom on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The brightly colored clothing is perfect for dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters, athletes, and girls who just want to wear comfortable, stylish clothing while having fun.

10 Wild Animals That Have Olympic Gold-Medal Worthy Abilities

10 Wild Animals That Have Olympic Gold-Medal Worthy Abilities

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics is July 27, and whether it's your child's first Summer Olympics or they've watched the games before, the National Wildlife Federation offers a creative way to get them excited about the global event by comparing Olympians with wild animals that use similar skills for survival.

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

While the 2012 summer medal action is taking place in London, there are plenty of chances to get into the Olympic spirit closer to home.

Introducing the Mascots for the 2012 London Olympics

Introducing the Mascots for the 2012 London Olympics

With the 2012 London Olympics starting in July, it's time for you and your kids to meet the official Olympic mascots. These two colorful characters represent the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.




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