When Ava began crawling just after her 5 month birthday I knew I was going to be one busy mom! At that time I was a member of Stroller Strides; a workout group including other moms and of course our babies and strollers. I really enjoyed the workout. Ava however, hated being stuck in her stroller. It turned into an hour of Ava fussing and unhappy which in the end meant that I did not really workout! So I researched other options and finally ended on a one day a week Play and Learn Gymboree class…
The gym itself is wonderfully colorful, varied, child focused, safe and clean. There are slides, stairs, balls, ramps, bubbles, a parachute and the set-up changes every 2 weeks. Ava squeals with delight each time we arrive. What sold me on Gymboree over other similar programs was that with your membership you could attend any and all open gym times. We of course do not make it there five days a week, but it sure is nice knowing that is an option!
The classes are leveled and each week the gym’s set-up supports new developmentally appropriate skills. What really makes Ava’s class however, is the instructor; Ethan. We have attended classes with other instructors and had fun but there is something special about Ethan! There are some people that are just meant to be around children! The mood, music and feel of the class is so positive and enjoyable. Thank you Gymboree and Ethan for making our week just a little more fun!
Note: Gymboree makes the best bubbles and bubble blower ever: Gymboree Bubble Oodles! With one blow you can make 20+ bubbles. There is a side to make lots of little bubbles or larger ones. Ava LOVES it and it is so easy!!!