Fitness for Kids

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When even your kids are tired of looking at the screen all day, it’s time to get involved in a fun fitness class to keep their bodies healthy and fit.

One remedy to all the fuss being made about kids being overweight: Start them early with a fun fitness class so they can learn how good it is to get the body moving! The following area programs are geared specifically with the idea of physical fitness in mind. Please note: This listing does not include dance classes for children.

Davidson County

Charles Harding Gymnastics
1200 Northgate Business Pkwy., Madison | 615-860-0190 | charlesharding.com
Recreational gymnastics classes for boys and girls include bars, trampoline, vault and more. Classes for preschoolers are available, too.

Cheer 1 Gymnastics & Dance
7657 Hwy. 70 S., Ste. 101, Nashville | 615-969-9955 | cheeranddance1.com
Gymnastics classes for toddlers and preschoolers.

Global Education Center at Casa Azafran
2195 Nolensville Road, Nashville | 615-292-3023 | globaleducationcenter.org
ZumbaKids for ages 7 and older takes place every Saturday.

Gordon Jewish Community Center
801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville | 615-356-7170 | nashvillejcc.org
The new “Girl’s Fit Health and Fitness Program” for those in Grades 2 – 8 takes place on Sundays. Each week features a different fitness class like zumba, yoga, flexing/stretching and more.

Green Hills Family YMCA
4041 Hillsboro Circle, Nashville | 615-297-6529 | ymcamidtn.org/greenhills
Pilates Reformer Class for teens.

Gymboree Play & Music
4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 180, Nashville | 615-221-9004 | gymboreeclasses.com
Classes for ages 0 – 5 encourage an active lifestyle by learning fitness and a variety of sports skills.

Hot Yoga Plus
2214 Ellison Place, Third Floor, Nashville | 615-321-8828 | hotyogaplus.com
Eight different types of yoga for ages 12 and older.

Magnitude 10.0 Gymnastics
3622 Central Pike, Hermitage | 615-883-5166 | magnitudegymnastics.com
Busy Bodies for ages 3 – 4 works on motor and basic gymnastics skills while associating fun with fitness. Recreational gymnastics for girls 5 and older are also available.

Metro Parks and Recreation
615-862-8400 | nashville.gov/parks
Seven different community centers offer fitness classes for ages 13 and older, including body sculpt, cardio kickboxing, zumba, pilates, yoga, piloga and more.

Nashville Gymnastics Training Center
3317 Charlotte Ave., Nashville | 615-298-2264 | nashvillegtc.com
Recreational gymnastics for girls and boys ages 6 and older as well as preschool classes including “Parents & Peeps” for ages 18 – 36 months.

Sanctuary
2002 Richard Jones Road, Ste. C-102, Nashville | 615-297-8797 | sanctuaryforyoga.com
Age-appropriate yoga classes for kids ages 3 – 6 and 7 – 12.

Westside Gymnastics
11 Vaughn’s Gap Road, Nashville | 615-352-8500 | wacgymnastics.com
Recreational gymnastics in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, preschool classes and a Core Strength & Balance class for boys.

Rutherford County

Boro Hoops
615-631-2291 | borohoops.com
Parents and kids ages 5 and older use a hula hoop for exercise and fun. Classes are held at Leslie Hall School of Dance in Murfreesboro. Private group instruction is also available.

Creative Me! Gymnastics
871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna | 615-459-5512 | cmegym.com
Offers gymnastics and fitness classes for ages 3 and older as well as a parent/child class for ages 18 months – 3 years.

CrossFit Rutherford
325 W. Rutherford Blvd., Murfreesboro | 615-533-6074 | crossfitrutherford.com
Offers CrossFit Kids, a strength and conditioning program designed for kids, on Tue and Thu for two different age groups (ages 5 – 8 and 9 – 12).

Elite Energy Gymnastics
2121 Battlefield Pkwy., Murfreesboro | 615-890-6611 | etliteenergygymnastics.com
Preschool programs for kids beginning at age 10 months as well as gymnastics, cheer and tumbling.

ETC Gymnastics
1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro | 615-867-6900
1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna | 615-617-7644
etcgymnastics.com
Weekly programs for kids ages 2 and older in tumbling, gymnastics and more.

Gold’s Gym
1691 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro
1713 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro
615-956-6016 | goldsgymtn.com
Offers zumba for kids up to age 12.

Leslie Hall School of Dance
1431 Battleground Drive, Murfreesboro | 615-849-7886 | lesdance.com
Offers zumba and yoga classes. The yoga sessions for kids are taught by Ready. Set. Yoga!

Patterson Park Community Center
521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro | 615-893-7439 | murfreesborotn.gov
Offers a homeschool P.E. class for ages 6 – 13 ongoing on Tue and Thu as well as a Busy Bees program for ages 3 – 5.

Premier Athletics
412 Golden Bear Ct., Ste. C, Murfreesboro | 615-896-7300
1850 Gen. George Patton Blvd., Franklin | 615-661-0006
premierathletics.com
Offers tumbling classes for ages 3 and older.

Ready. Set. Yoga!
931-516-9642 | readysetyogatn.com
Offers many classes at various locations to choose from including pre- and post-natal yoga, infant yoga, toddler yoga story time, little yoga (ages 4 – 6), kid yoga (ages 7 – 9),  and tween yoga (ages 10 – 12).

Sports*Com
2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro | 615-895-5040 | murfreesborotn.gov
Offers a homeschool boot camp for ages 5 and older from January – May and Tumbleweeds program for ages 3 – 5 .

YMCA Rutherford County
205 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro | 615-895-5995 | ymcamidtn.org/rutherford-county
The Y offers a Friday class for kids with special needs called Go Mode which allows them to get active in a sports-themed environment. They also offer programs for kids ages 6 and older including aqua zumba, zumba, mat pilates and H2O circuit.

The Yoga Nest
19 S. Public Sq., Murfreesboro | 615-785-7934 | theyoganest.net
Offers Mommy & Me Yoga (ages 6 weeks – 2 years), Toddler Yoga Story Time (ages 3 – 4), Little Yoga (ages 4 – 6), Kids Yoga (ages 5 – 9) and Tween/Teen Yoga (ages 10 and older). All yoga classes for kids are taught by Ready. Set. Yoga!

Sumner County

Gymini Athletics
332 Freehill Road, Hendersonville | 615-824-4644 | gyminiathletics.com
Two levels of recreational gymnastics for boys 5 and older; four levels for girls 5 and older. Preschool classes for ages 16 months – 5 years includes “Mini Movers,” “Tiny Tumblers,” “Fantastic Flippers” and “Super Stars.”

Masters School of Gymnastics
303 Hancock St., Gallatin | 615-451-7572
1052 Avondale Road, Hendersonville | 615-822-8116
mastersgym.com
Preschool classes get tots moving, and the educational gymnastics program for school-age boys and girls focuses on strength, agility and coordination.

My Gym of Hendersonville
206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville | 615-824-8002 | my-gym.com/hendersonville
Several movement classes for preschoolers and school-age kids, including the Cardio Kids program for ages 7 – 10 that utilizes a four-station circuit-training course.

Sumner County Family YMCA
102 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville | 615-826-9622 | ymcamidtn.org/sumner-county
Youth gymnastics classes for ages 5 – 17.

Williamson County

Discovery Gymnastics
1943 Union Place, Columbia | 931-388-3679 | discoverygym.com
Boys and girls recreational gymnastics for age groups 4 – 5, 6 – 11; Tumbling for ages 6 – 18 for preschoolers and school-age kids, including the Cardio Kids program for ages 7 – 10 that utilizes a four-station circuit-training course.

Epic Yoga
782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood | 615-730-8368 | http://epicyogacenter.com
Offers “Exceptional Kids” class, a 45-minute session that allows kids to stretch and strengthen.

Harpeth School of Gymnastics
2204 Hillsboro Road, Franklin | 615-790-7825 | harpethgym.com
Mommy & Me, boys and girls preschool for ages 3 – 5, home-school physical education for ages 4 and older, girls rec and boys rec for ages 5 – 13, tumbling for ages 6 and older.

Let it Shine
1892 General George Patton Drive, Franklin | 615-369-3547 | lisgym.com
A pre-rec program for boys and girls ages 3 – 5 years teaches them how to tumble and sets a foundation for athleticism. Let It Shine also offers recreational gymnastics for girls and boys ages 6 – 13. Trampoline and Tumble is available for ages 3 and older and cheer and tumble for ages 6 and older.

Lil Slugggers & Lil Sluggers Sports Academy
Franklin Field House | 1850 General George Patton Drive, Franklin
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The Indoor Arena at Crockett Park | 1485 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood
615-891-7028 | lilsluggernashville.com
Teaching little kids ages 2 – 6 how to play sports keeps fitness fun. Baseball, soccer, football and multi sports offerings are available at two different locations. Two-year-old classes require a parent to be present.

Mpact Sports
1647 Mallory Lane, Brentwood | 615-377-3444 | mpactsports.com
The recreational program at Mpact includes preschool gymnastics for ages 3 – 5, Tumbling and Extreme Tumbling, girls classes, boys classes, all levels of rhythmic gymnastics and more.

My Gym of Brentwood
330 Franklin Road, Brentwood | 615-371-5437 | my-gym.com/brentwood
Several movement classes for preschoolers and school-age kids, including the Cardio Kids program for ages 7 – 10 that utilizes a four-station circuit-training course.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation
1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin | 615-790-5719 | wcparksandrec.com
The different recreational complexes (Franklin, Longview, Fairview and Spring Hill) offer different programs for ages 13 and older. Class descriptions and schedules are available at the parks and rec website. New this spring: Small Group Training at the Indoor Arena at Crockett Park in Brentwood (ages 13 and older) — for more information on this program, call Randianne Sears at 790-5719.

Wilson County

Intrigue Athletics
300 N. Maple St., Ste. 1A, Lebanon | 615-443-7995 | intrigueathletics.com
Preschoolers and school-age kids can get fit with a variety of recreational gymnastics classes.

Universal Gymnastics
5003 Market Place, Mt. Juliet | 615-758-4791 | universalgymdancecheer.com
Recreational co-ed gymnastics for ages 3 and older available by age and skill level. Classes are geared toward learning and perfecting skills on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor and trampoline.

 

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