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National Kids Gym Winter Newsletter 2019

Winter Session Dates:

Click the link below your school to REGISTER your child TODAY!

Monday:

Beautiful Beginnings: November 26 - February 4 (No class 12/24, 12/31, or 1/21) https://care.way.com/#/public/14077

Grey Nun Academy: January 14 - March 18 (No class 1/21, 2/18) *Offered to K, 1st, and 2nd Grades

St Peter's School: January 7 - March 18 (No class on 1/21, 2/11 or 2/18) https://care.way.com/#/public/14079

Tuesday:

Sonrise Christian Day School: January 29 - March 19 https://care.way.com/#/public/14080

Schwartz Preschool: January 29 - March 19 https://care.way.com/#/public/14301

Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool: Every Tuesday at 4:30pm

Wednesday:

Schwartz Preschool: January 30 - March 20 https://care.way.com/#/public/14301

The Cambridge School: January 16 - March 13 (No class 2/6) https://care.way.com/#/public/14283

International Montessori School: January 9 - February 27 https://care.way.com/#/public/14264

Thursday:

The Children's Ark: January 17 - March 7 https://care.way.com/#/public/14288

Green Woods Charter School: November 29 – January 31 (No class 12/20 or 12/27) https://care.way.com/#/public/14083

Friday:

The Aspen Grove School: January 25 - March 15 *Offered to French Creek, Hickory Run, and Ricketts Glen Classrooms https://care.way.com/#/public/14084

Villa Maria Academy Lower School: November 30 – January 25 (No class 12/21 or 12/28) https://care.way.com/#/public/14085

Gymnastics on the Weekends:

National Kids Gym is so excited to be able to offer a community class on Saturday Mornings! Classes will run from 9:15 - 10:00am for 4-6 year olds and 10:15 - 11:00am for 2-3 year olds. All classes are held at Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool at 107 S 2nd St in Philadelphia - on 2nd street right between Chestnut and Walnut. Classes will be held in their beautiful, open, and naturally-lit gross motor room. Weekend classes are open to all families in the community, so please tell your friends, neighbors, and family! The session will run for 8 weeks from January 26 - March 23 (No class on President's Day Weekend on 2/16). Registration will be on a first come, first served basis! Classes will cap at 10 students each. Register at: https://care.way.com/#/public/14313

Parents are welcome to stay for class, but just to watch. We want your child to develop independence through gymnastics classes - trying new things and developing confidence in themselves!

Have questions? Please contact NationalKidsGym@gmail.com

or Call Katie at 570-332-1739

Check out more photos of the kids in action on the Facebook page. Or email Nationalkidsgym@gmail.com to have photos of your child sent directly to you!

Meet the Team

National Kids Gym is growing! We want to introduce you to our 2 new teammates, Jessie Hansen and Jen Petrillo. Maybe you've heard your child talking about Miss Jessie teaching gymnastics. Or you've noticed the face lift to our social media. Read more about our awesome new team members below!

Katie Jiunta

Owner and Lead Instructor

I grew up in Wilkes Barre, PA where I fell in love with exercise at a very young age. As a kid, I participated in gymnastics, soccer, and field hockey – anything to keep me active! I received a degree in Biobehavioral Health from PSU in 2010. Since then, I have been in the fitness industry working with men and women of all ages (children to older adult population). I took over as the Owner and Lead Instructor at National Kids Gym in 2014 to focus solely on children’s gymnastics. I love getting to be silly every day with the children!

I still teach adult group exercise classes and personal train in my free time. I love helping people accomplish their wellness goals! I want to instill healthy lifestyle behaviors in children at a young age so they feel confident being physically active throughout their entire lives. Not only am I dedicated to make physical activity fun, but I will increase motor skills, coordination, and confidence in all children!

Jessie Hansen

Lead Instructor

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah taking dance at a young age and soon switching to gymnastics because I loved to tumble. I’ve done competitive gymnastics, high school cheerleading, and yoga since then. I love running, swimming, and stretching for exercise.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017 from Mass College of Art in Boston. I studied a variety of art media including but not limited to photography, painting, printmaking, film, video, and performance art. Since then I have been teaching art and movement classes to children. I love working with youth and learning together how to express ourselves through gymnastics. It is a fun, challenging, and adventurous hobby that I believe builds confidence, identity, and motor skills in children and adults alike.

Jen Petrillo

Social Media Director

I grew up in Newark, Delaware where I began drawing once I was given my first set of crayons. I started art class at an early age and loved everything about creating my own pieces of art. Being creative seemed to come natural and I've enjoyed trying different aspects of art over the years; that is what brought me my degree in Digital Publishing with a certificate in Digital Marketing. I love designing logos, creating ad campaigns, and challenging myself with new projects. The world of graphic design is endless and exploring it is what I enjoy most.

Family Health and Wellness Tips

How To Grow Up Mindful
"The modern world can be a difficult place for both adults and children. We’re bombarded with expectations, stress, and information each waking moment of the day. Practicing mindfulness is a great way to cut through the daily challenges that life throws at us and quiet the distractions. When we are mindful, we are in the present moment; we check in with our bodies, minds, and surroundings, rather than checking out. Teaching mindfulness to children will give them tools to deal with the ups and downs that life brings. Children will be able to “press pause” rather than reacting impulsively and thoughtlessly."

Read the entire article @ https://www.familywellnesstips.com/blog/2018/11/7/how-to-grow-up-mindful

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