When it comes to choosing a gym for your child, how do you know where to begin? There are so many great gyms in Miami and so many factors that play into it. To help parents of athletes in choosing a gym we prepared this step-by-step guide, which indicates the main things you should consider. Hope it works!
Step 1 - Indicate the purpose of putting your child into a gym. The best way to choose a gym for your child is asking yourself the right questions. The answers usually help you figure out quite easily where is the best place for your child to exercise.
- Is your child just starting out?
- Or he is already a professional athlete?
- Is your main goal to make you child be more physically active?
- Or you dream about raising a champion?
If the primary goal of putting your child in a gym is fun, it’s reasonable to find a gym nearby, with patient coaches, who’ll be able to interest your child in sports.
In case you are intended to raise a professional athlete from the very beginning, look for a gym that offers quality classes in a sports you’ve chosen. If you have not yet decided on the particular sport, you’d better try to find a multi-sport gym within your reach, or start with something universal like gymnastics, cross-fit or martial arts.
Step 2 - Make a list of all gyms within your reach. Now, when you know your primary goal, it’ll be much easier to find the best gym for your child. If your main purpose is fun, choose from the most conveniently located gyms in your area, with nice interior and multiple kids’ activity programs. In case your child will someday realize he does not want to do gymnastics or kickboxing anymore, he will be able to try some other sports in familiar environment.
If your primary goal is raising a competitive athlete, or if your child is already a highly skilled athlete, your second step is to choose the best gym, you can afford. To identify the top children's gyms in Miami, follow these steps:
Find out how they are performing at regional and national sports events.
Check the sports background of coaches in selected gyms. The top performing gyms tend to recruit elite coaches, highly professional and recognized throughout the world.
Step 3 - Bring your child to a trial class to all selected gyms. Give a try to all gyms in Miami you’ve indicated as possibly suitable for your child. This step is important, because no matter how perfect a gym can be, it will not work if your child doesn’t like the atmosphere, or a coach. If you determine a range of gyms in Miami, you can afford, let your child make his decision in choosing the best gym where he is going to work out really hard for many hours.
Most of children’s gyms in Miami area encourage walk-in visits and allow you to schedule a trial class. In the meantime, while your child is taking his first class in a new gym, make sure that the program is presented in an age-appropriate manner, the gym is clean and the equipment is safe.
Following these three simple steps will help you easily choose a gym in Miami for your child. You might choose one that will develop your child’s maximum potential, or a gym that will require you to re-evaluate in a few years. Either way, what matters is that your child is having a positive sports experience.
We invite you to visit our brand-new multi-sports kids gym in Miami! IK GYM Miami is conveniently located in North Miami, a 10-minute drive from Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, and Bal Harbour.
To get more information about kids’ activity classes in Miami, please, call (786)590-6666 and we’ll provide you all the information you need.