For parents interested in parent & me classes (most companies label them as mommy & me classes- but, they are always accepting of dads as well) with their child, it is often difficult to decide which class is right for you. Fortunately, most parent & me classes allow you take a FREE trial class. The prices of many gym & music classes vary greatly as do their curriculum. I suggest taking the time out of your day to schedule & test out a few different companies to see which class meets the needs of your child most, which class keeps them most engaged, and which class is conveniently located for you.
The Wall Street Journal published an article by Shivani Vora last week, titled Babes in Gyms: Testing Fitness Classes. In a city filled with dozens of gym classes, Vora did good job of comparing four of the more popular gym classes in NYC – My Gym Enterprises, Gymboree Play & Music, Kidville, & 74th Street Magic. Maybe reading this article will help you better answer the question, “Does your six-month-old need to hit the gym?” Thanks to Evan for sending this interesting article my way.