Gyms nowadays are no longer catered just for adults. Of late, more and more spaces in the Klang Valley have opened up offering activities suited for toddlers and babies.
Here is a list of gyms and daycare centres that provide both physical and mental activities that will build your child’s creativity and confidence:
The Little Gym Malaysia
Age: 4 months – 12 years old
Locations: Hartamas Shopping Centre(03 6211 9233); Encorp Strand Shopping, Kota Damansara (03 2201 6292)
The Little Gym Malaysia has been around for more than 35 years and offers both physical and mental activities; programs that will help enhance a child’s understanding of any situation and how to make the right decisions. They’ve also got classes to strengthen and balance a child’s agility and rhythm. Overall, they aspire to lead kids into a ‘lifetime of healthy habits’.
Gymboree Play & Music Malaysia
Age: Newborns – 5 years old
Locations: Bangsar Village Shopping Centre(03-2284 5602/03-2284 9450); Tropicana City Mall (03-7710 1832/03-7727 6587); Publika Dutamas (03-6203 5606/03-6203 5608); Cheras Sentral Shopping Mall (03-9101 1200/03-9101 1300)
Gymboree Play & Music focuses on building your child’s creativity, boosting their confidence and help them learn and develop as they play. This is also a great way to get to know your child, encouraging them to participate and enhance their development. Your kid might just be the next guitar hero!
Age: 1 – 13 years old
Locations: Jalan USJ 21/10(03-8944 9363); Bangsar Village II (03 – 2284 6313); Great Eastern Mall (03 – 4257 2277); Desa Parkcity (03-6280 8333)
The best way for children to learn is through a combination of things: education, sports, and a good group of people to surround themselves with. This is essentially what KIZSPORTS & Gym offer. They have a variety of programs including Speech & Drama, Dance, Gymnastics, and Victoria Reading to name a few, and as well as numerous learning and fitness programmes that contribute towards your child’s learning experience.
Age: 5 months – 5 years old
Location: Publika Shopping Gallery (03-36211 6658)
BabyJumperGym (BJG) has a playschool, nursery and a weekend playgroup facility that awaits your energetic kid. Their teaching method combines music, movement and a whole range of brain stimulation activities. BJG has also been named ‘Best Baby Development Center’ and ‘Recommended Playschool’ by BabyTalk Magazine, which we believe speaks for itself.
Age: 5 years – 12 years old
Location: 19-1 & 19-2, Jalan Metro Wangsa, Section 2, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur (03-4142 0698)
Despite the funny name, Madmonkeyz Climbing Gym offers all-round fitness training opportunities and is open to everyone. They offer non-instructional climbing experiences for kids, among other programmes. Essentially they want to teach everyone that climbing is easy and can be greatly beneficial if it is taught properly. It also happens to be a great way to spend the weekend with your kids.