Join a Little Gym

You’ve done your research and joined the best gym for the new year. But what about the kids?
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You’ve done your research and joined the best gym for the new year. But what about the kids?

Two new gyms geared toward children recently opened in Bergen County, and each gives youngsters the chance to practice physical activities, develop fine-motor skills, coordination, agility, flexibility and more. JW Tumbles in Hillsdale caters to kids from 4 months to 9 years, with workouts and special classes that focus on sports preparation, teamwork and conditioning.

Waldwick’s 1 Gym 4 All is the first-ever nonclinical, all-inclusive sensory gym for the special needs community, families and friends. It welcomes children ages 1 to 14 years (regardless of their developmental needs) to navigate, explore and discover new experiences like art classes, rock walls, crawl tunnels, crash pits, zip lines and more.

“As a mother of a child with special needs, it’s so important to have a place like this to bring our children where they will be accepted and have fun,” says parent Kristy Ver Hage, whose 6-year-old son has been diagnosed with autism. “My son gets out of the car and sprints to the door. He can’t get there fast enough. And it’s open to all children, not just special needs children.

”1 Gym 4 All, 10 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick, 201.857.0922; 1gym4all.com

JW Tumbles, 321 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201.453.3010; hillsdale.jwtumbles.com

Categories: Bergen Health & Life