Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

Member Spotlight: Kidnasium

Business Name & Address

 Kidnasium, 745 Mount Pleasant Rd

Brief description of your business

 Kidnasium is a recreational gymnastics center offering fun filled programs that focus on building self-confidence, social skills, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination by teaching basic gymnastic skills in a fully equipped gym setting. Mini trampoline, balance beams, uneven bars and many climbing and jumping opportunities are just some of what we offer! We teach a structured, fun and interactive program for children.

When did you open in Mount Pleasant Village?

 1992

Why did you pick Mount Pleasant Village?

 It is a very family focused neighbourhood, many young families and a great mix of commercial and residential.

What is the most meaningful comment you've received since you've opened?

 We have received many of these, choosing one is difficult..but the most touching was from a parent who referred to us as a second family and home to her son...he was so excited to see us every week, he could not miss a class...the caring and nurturing that we demonstrated and the not only physical but personal growth she witnessed in her son during his time with us meant so much to her. 

What specialty sets your business apart from competitors?

  The creativity with which we approach our classes. Students not only learn gymnastics skills but encounter fun weekly themes and decor with activities which center around those themes and inspire their imaginations.

What were you doing before you opened your business?

 I was an Educational Director of a Learning Center

What has changed about your business since you first opened?

 The shift towards more kid focused and friendly apparatus, stronger emphasis on fitness and fun, use of themes to motivate and inspire.

What do you enjoy most about your business?

 Definitely the teaching component, best job in the world, instructing kids in a gymnastics playland and seeing the happy smiles on their faces because they are having so much fun!

Any exciting news or events happening in the next 6 months in your business?

 We are introducing a new class for Parents and babies 6-12months old and previewing it at the Welcome Babies Open House September 3, 9:00-9:30pm, 11:00-11:30pm. We are also hosting a Fall Open House September 11th 5:30-8:30pm, where we invite all the families in our community to enjoy a FREE evening of fun in our colourful gym, enjoy snacks and refreshments and enter a draw to win a free birthday party!

 Every couple of months we are hosting a Parents Night Out, an opportunity for parents to drop off their kids at Kidnasium for an evening while they enjoy a night off.

What's a fun fact about your business?

 We give our kids tummy stamps! Doctors in the community have been known to comment "he/she goes to Kidnasium!" when kids go in for their checkups.

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