101 S. B St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Price: $50 annual family membership/$25 guest, non-member registration/click here for class prices
This family owned and operated company prides itself in offering age-appropriate classes that give tots self-confidence as well as fitness skills. These 45-minute, loosely structured, supervised parent/instructor sessions are available for kids 3 and younger. Children must be at age 3 to 7 to enroll in Junior Gym’s hour-long recreational gymnastic classes. Member perks include its open gym twice-a-day hours where members may use the facilities, playing with their kids in a super-fun gym for free.
189 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070
Price: $75 lifetime family membership/$77.50 one child/$147.25 two children/all prices are for four weeks, except membership fee
Recognizing that young toddlers have very specific needs, My Gym specializes in offering age-specific parent-participation classes. Birthday party packages here reflect the gym’s philosophy of mixing fitness with pleasure. Members appreciate the low student/teacher ratio in karate, gymnastics and sport classes for children ages 6 weeks to 13 years old. In addition to parent-participation gym classes, My Gym also offers independent classes, parents’ nights out, camps and myriad programs for the whole family.
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Little Gym of Mountain View
1910-F W. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94041
Price: $50 annual family membership
Prospective members are encouraged to attend one of Little Gym’s free introductory classes to get a feel for everything this awesome facility has to offer. Busy parents appreciate its flexible scheduling option, which enables them to enroll their kids in Little Gym’s camps for single days or weeks at a time. Kids with a penchant for karate may join for classes when they are at least 4 years old. Three and 4-year old tots have their own club, the WonderKids group, in which instructors nurture young imaginations and encourage self-expression. Little Gym welcomes children from 4 months to 12 years old.
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Byer Athletic Center
800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
Price: $155 community membership annually with class discounts but not fitness center access/click here for fitness center membership information
From preschool tykes to teens just getting into those scholarship-winning sports, Peninsula Jewish Community Center encourages families to cultivate young athletes’ skills in its extensive facility. Seasonal camps are one of PJCC’s specialties, and kids of all ages take advantage of clinics and leagues here. Extended care sessions blend craft and fitness skills for kids from preschool through age 6.
100 El Camino Real
Belmont CA 94002
Price: $25 after-school sessions/click here for youth rock climbing team rates
Planet Granite’s mantra encourages climbing, yoga and fitness. Call to reserve a spot each week for its after-school sessions that start in late August and run through December. Youth rock-climbing teams cluster kids into three age groups to help build and refine their skills. Climb and Dine nights, offered twice a month, give kids ages 5 to 13 a chance to climb and then hang out with their team mates over a nutritious meal.
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