Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Baby Flexible - NEW Youth Fitness Studio in Sun Prairie

The youth fitness studio located at 100 East Main Street looks quite a bit different than the pet store that previously occupied the space.  Though the guests in the space are just as busy and excited to be there.  Michelle Running, the owner of Baby Flexible brought a unique environment for busy, little ones to downtown Sun Prairie, after she received her youth fitness specialist and youth yoga certifications.  Michelle has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys sharing her passion with the youth of Sun Prairie.
Baby Flexible recently opened it's doors and is offering classes for preschool through elementary aged children.  After much demand, toddler yoga classes were also recently added to the curriculum.  During Baby Flexible classes, your child will have fun with their friends, while playing games and using their imagination.  Yoga poses, moves and breathing techniques are mixed in throughout the class.

During the class that I observed, the children were curious and excited to play, pretend and explore, while moving their bodies on and off the mat.  The children were given prompts and ideas and they created their own stories as they explored the studio, stretched on the mat and worked on their breathing techniques with their instructor.  The environment was stress-free and organized in an unstructured format.
After speaking with one mother, I was told that the instructor does a great job of getting the kids excited about fitness and keeping them engaged through her outgoing and animated personality.  After his first class, her child was already asking if he could return to yoga class the next day.

Baby Flexible will also be offering several family-friendly events throughout the calendar year.
Baby Flexible class schedule:

Monday 5:45 - 6:30 pm (ages 4-6)
Tuesday 5:45 - 6:30 pm (ages 7-9)
Thursday 5:00 - 5:30 pm (Toddler)

New classes are added based on demand, so please make sure that you check the Baby Flexible website for a
current class schedule.

Toddler Yoga (Ages 1-3)
In these classes, we will start to explore the exciting world of yoga! The classes incorporate music, stories and games to introduce yoga poses and concepts. But don’t be fooled — we are here to have fun and play while we learn! Parents are encouraged to participate in these classes as well.
Ages 4-6
In these classes, children will begin to learn and practice fun poses. The classes incorporate music, games and limitless imagination to guide the kids on endless virtual “adventures” where they will practice these poses, as well as learning partner and group poses. These classes would not be complete without music and games to help get the fun started!
Ages 7-9
Poses and games become a little more challenging here, but classes are still fun and playful. We will talk about the benefits of the poses and how the yoga poses make them feel. Classes will focus on coordination, balance and holding poses for longer periods of time. We will start to incorporate basic breathing exercises but will not get rid of our games and partner and group poses! Fun is still one of main goals!
Ages 10-12
Here we start to focus more on technique. This class will help in building self-confidence, outer strength, focus and concentration. Students help and encourage each other as they work on challenging partner poses, inversions, and games (we can’t take ourselves too seriously!) The importance of breathing and relaxation come to the forefront as we focus on inner and outer awareness.
This class begins the journey of learning how to honor our bodies, loving our inner and outer self. We work to find our bodies’ strengths and weaknesses and understand that wherever we are in our practice or life, we are perfect. We encourage the practice of more difficult poses, and allow plenty of time for restorative poses and the meditative journey.
$10 / class
$40 / five class punch card

Participants may register for a session via the contact form on the Baby Flexible website.
To stay informed regarding classes and events at Baby Flexible,
make sure that you visit
Baby Flexible on Facebook.

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