What Makes JumpStart! Unique
Convenience… JumpStart! Kids Fitness is a mobile operation. Classes are conducted in participating day care centers, pre-schools, and playgroups so parents don’t need to take time out of their busy schedules to drive their children to a gym.
Affordable Classes… Compared to the high monthly enrollment fees charged by a kids gym or other activities such as gymnastics or karate, JumpStart! classes are very affordable. Additionally, our programs offer more variety and emphasis on overall health and fitness, which will benefit your children for many years.
Qualified Instruction… The JumpStart! Owner, Coach Ryan Bohlander, is a trained Children’s Fitness Specialist certified through the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) organization. All JumpStart! instructors have professional experience in physical education and/or child development.
Comprehensive Physical Development… Similar to any good fitness program, we start with warm-up activities and stretching exercises. We then progress into our non-competitive/non-contact workout activities emphasizing body control skills (motor memory, spatial awareness, jumps and landing, dynamic balance, etc.), locomotion skills (walking, running, hopping, skipping, leaping, etc.), and object control skills (catching, bouncing and kicking a ball, underhand throwing, hand-eye coordination, etc.). The active portion of the class ends with a cool down and kid’s yoga routine.
Wellness/Nutrition Education… We teach children to choose healthy snacks over unhealthy ones. Jumpsters not only learn the importance of a balanced diet, food groups, hydration, hygiene and proper rest but also the risks associated with poor eating habits and a lack of exercise. We also discuss other important topics such as water safety, fire safety, stranger danger, and the use of the 911 emergency number.
Fun and Safe Workout Props… Kids are always excited about the JumpStart! equipment used in class. Hula-hoops, cones, bean-bags, maracas, sponge balls, body balls, foam rollers, and team parachutes are just a few of the props that complement and add freshness to our activities. Of course, all equipment is safe and age appropriate.
Family Involvement… In order to impact their attitude toward activity and fitness, we believe that children should engage in structured physical activity while at home. We share our lessons with JumpStart! parents so they may reinforce learning at home. We also encourage parents to observe our classes at any time.