Last week my girls (ages 6 and 7) and I attended a UFC Gym Kids Class at UFC Gym Perimeter in Atlanta. When I told my husband we were invited and the girls were taking a class his eyes got big and he said “UFC….as in the fighting place? The girls are taking a ……. class?” I am sure the UFC image in his head was of adult men beating each other up until one ultimately lost. I understood his concern, but I also knew that a class designed for kids was going to be a blast! Having active kids is important to us and we are always game to try new things. UFC Gym Perimeter is new to the Atlanta area and has something for every member of the family. The gym recently started a kids program with classes every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and UFC Gym Perimeter. All opinions are my own.
About the UFC Gym Perimeter Kids’ Class
At UFC Gym Perimeter, boys and girls learn self-defense, self-confidence and discipline while having fun in a safe and entertaining group class format. The kids class is the most fun and exciting way to keep your kids healthy and active. Each class begins with 15 minutes of stretching and a cardio based warm up. From there, the kids go through three 10 -minute stages that can vary from class to class. The stages include activities like shadow boxing, line drills, speed and agility work, combinations on the heavy bags, and pad work with the instructors. The last portion of the class includes a 5-minute stretch and a 10-minute game. This class is for children ages 5 to 12. Class times are Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15 and Saturday at 11:00.
I am a runner and a cross fitter (<– is that a word?) and I love a good workout that incorporates strength and cardio. I really want my girls to have the same type of workout because they are super fun and make you want to come back to that class over and over. I don’t believe that there are “girl workouts” and “boy workouts.” As I watched the UFC Kids class I was very impressed. Their workout was all encompassing and incorporated every part of their bodies. I wanted to jump in and join them, but since it’s a kids class I resisted that urge.
Huge, huge kudos go to Mr. Sean for being a truly amazing instructor. Working with kids who vary widely in ability levels can be very difficult. There is a huge difference between a five year old and a ten year old. Mr. Sean adapted the drills for the smaller kids and encouraged every child in the class throughout the kids class. As a former teacher and a current parent I was blown away at how good a teacher he is. He was able to teach all of the kids self confidence.
What My Girls Thought
You can hear my thoughts all day long, but at the end of the day it ultimately comes down to what your child thinks of a class that is designed for them. I didn’t build this up at all before we went to class. In fact, I didn’t even have Little Sister change out of jeans and into workout clothes. The girls knew that they were going to take a workout class and that was all. When they saw all the punching bags they didn’t know what to think. Big Sister got on some boxing gloves and took off. Little Sister took awhile to warm up before class, but once class started she didn’t stop smiling. She absolutely loved everything about the class. Afterwards I asked which was better, karate or UFC, and she chose UFC because you work as a team and get to have a buddy. Fair enough! She wants to go back to the UFC Gym so she can take another class.
You don’t have to take our word for it…head to UFC and try a free class today!
4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
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