2013 Marks 30 Years of My Gym Helping Keep Kids & Families Fit,
Healthy, and Happy
My Gym To Launch Fit & Healthy Family National Contest As
Part Of Its 30th Year Anniversary
Back in 1983, a Los Angeles couple and their close friends saw the need for a place where parents could bring their kids for a different kind of experience. A place where, instead of pinball machines and video games, they would be introduced to a world of fun – and fitness. Thirty years later, My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers, a leader in kids classes and kids birthday parties, are community cornerstones throughout North America and the world – and the millions of children who were early members are now parents with kids of their own discovering just how cool being active and healthy can be.
Featuring, a unique, innovative and ever-changing fitness program for kids, My Gym has been at the forefront of providing the best fun place for kids to remain active, while successfully combating statistics that estimate nearly 16% of children and adolescents aged 2-12 years are overweight – and even more are at risk of becoming overweight.
At My Gym, children keep fit, and families grow closer through introductory gymnastics classes, sports classes, birthday parties, games, original music and specially-crafted play and socialization activities led by caring and committed My Gym trainers. The result is good health, laughter and learning, and a lifelong love of fitness and activity.
Throughout 2013, My Gym locations across North America will celebrate thirty years of providing fitness and fun to families by offering money saving membership and class discounts, conducting a search to crown My Gym’s Fit & Healthy Family and hosting fun and fitness-filled My Gym 30th Birthday party/ Open Houses.
Offered April 1 through June 30, the My Gym discounts include free membership to families signing on for the first time and 30% off for four weeks of classes at participating locations.
Also taking place April 1 through June 30, My Gym’s 30th anniversary Fit & Healthy Family Contest is a initiative designed to encourage families to demonstrate how they have made fitness a key part of their family’s lifestyle and share their own family fitness tips with families everywhere through the My Gym contest’s social media.
In August, participating My Gym locations throughout the North America will open their doors for free-to-the-public 30th birthday party/open houses – My Gym style.
Open to families in North America, the My Gym Fit & Healthy Family Contest invites families with at least two members in the same household (and one member a child under the age of ten) to enter by submitting a photo of their family engaged in physical activity along with 100-200 words sharing their favorite family fitness tip(s). The photos and accompanying tips will be posted on My Gym’s Official Facebook Page for the public to vote for their favorite entry. Families receiving the most votes will become among the 30 semi-finalists from which the Grand Prize winner will be chosen. Semi-finalists will win prizes from My Gym's official cleaning sponsor BabyGanics (babyganics.com), the leading provider of household and personal care products for every touch point in a baby's life; DVD’s of the popular children’s animated series Chuggington (chuggington.com); a prestigious Recognition Certificate from the President's Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition (fitness.gov); and a specially-designed My Gym prize pack. The grand prize family will win the acclaimed sports activity toy line from Little Tikes (littletikes.com) along with a year free of My Gym classes and a birthday party
“This is an exciting year for My Gym, as we celebrate turning thirty years young. Thirty years have taught us how vital an active lifestyle truly is, and that there is no substitute for the rewards of keeping fit as a family. We look forward to expanding our message of fun and fitness to families throughout the world all year long, to sharing their great ideas on how to be healthy and active. Through our money saving offers and Birthday Party Open House Celebration, our goal is to introduce the magic of My Gym to new family members,” said Cory Bertisch, CEO of My Gym Children’s Fitness Center
To download the discount coupon, to electronically enter the contest and for all details and rules, please visit www.facebook.com/mygymfun
About My Gym Enterprises:
Established in 1983, My Gym is a leading fitness center destination for children with more than 260 locations worldwide, including international locations in China, France, Canada and Brazil among others. More than 30 additional locations are planned to open worldwide in the next 12 months. My Gym combines innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children - ages 6 weeks to 13 years - by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. My Gym’s award winning, structured, noncompetitive, and age-appropriate classes and birthday parties enhance children’s overall development through games, music, exercise, sports, gymnastics, puppets, special rides, and fun. The children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility and social skills. In 2012, My Gym launched their new interactive Building Blocks Program to all enrolled children aged 2.5 years and older. The Program helps children work toward specific milestones in their physical, cognitive and emotional development and then celebrates their achievements with stickers, progression ribbons, medals, trophies, graduation certificates, and more in periodic Building Blocks Acknowledgment Ceremonies. The My Gym television show, “My Gym At Home” airs on BabyFirstTV, a 24/7 channel focusing on children’s development. For more information about My Gym and the location near you, please visit www.MyGym.com.