SOURCE: My Gym Enterprises

April 18, 2013 14:36 ET

My Gym Children's Fitness Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary; Announces "Fit and Healthy Family" National Contest

Children's Fitness Center Celebrates With Special Offers for Families

SHERMAN OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - Back in 1983, a Los Angeles couple and their close friends saw the need for a place where parents could bring their kids for a different kind of experience. The result was My Gym Children's Fitness Center and its unique, innovative and ever-changing fitness program for kids. Since then, My Gym has been at the forefront of providing the best fun place for kids to remain active, while successfully combating statistics that estimate nearly 16% of children and adolescents aged 2-12 years are overweight -- and even more are at risk of becoming overweight, according to Cory Bertisch, CEO of My Gym Children's Fitness Center.

"At My Gym, children keep fit, and families grow closer through introductory gymnastics classes, sports classes, birthday parties, games, original music and specially-crafted play and socialization activities led by caring and committed My Gym trainers," said Bertisch. "The result is good health, laughter and learning, and a lifelong love of fitness and activity."

Throughout 2013, participating My Gym locations across North America will celebrate 30 years of providing fitness and fun to families with a variety of special offers, including money-saving membership and class discounts and free-to-the-public fun and fitness-filled My Gym 30th Birthday party/ Open Houses. (Offers may vary at participating gyms.)

From April 1 through June 30, My Gym will be conducting a search to crown My Gym's Fit & Healthy Family. My Gym's 30th anniversary Fit & Healthy Family Contest is an initiative designed to encourage families to demonstrate how they have made fitness a key part of their family's lifestyle and share their own family fitness tips with families everywhere through the My Gym contest's social media. Families can enter by submitting a photo of their family engaged in physical activity along with up to 200 words sharing their favorite family fitness tip(s). My Gym fans and followers -- and their friends -- can vote on My Gym's Official Facebook Page for their favorite entry to "elect" the 30 semi-finalists from which a Grand Prize winner will be chosen. Prizes include a FREE year at My Gym, a $1000 Little Tikes gift card and more!

For a complete list of rules and prizes, to enter the contest and to access the money saving discount coupon, please visit www.facebook.com/mygymfun or click here.

"This is an exciting year for My Gym, as we celebrate turning 30 years young. Thirty years have taught us how vital an active lifestyle truly is, and that there is no substitute for the rewards of keeping fit as a family. We look forward to expanding our message of fun and fitness to families throughout the world all year long and to sharing their great ideas on how to be healthy and active. Through our money-saving offers and Birthday Party Open House Celebration, our goal is to introduce the magic of My Gym to new family members," said Bertisch.

To schedule a free trial class, or for more information about their 30th Anniversary offers and all of their programs and schedules, please visit www.mygym.com

About My Gym Enterprises:
Established in 1983, My Gym is a leading fitness center destination for children with more than 260 locations worldwide, including international locations in China, France, Canada and Brazil among others. More than 30 additional locations are planned to open worldwide in the next 12 months. My Gym combines innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children -- ages 6 weeks to 13 years -- by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. My Gym's award winning, structured, noncompetitive, and age-appropriate classes and birthday parties enhance children's overall development through games, music, exercise, sports, gymnastics, puppets, special rides, and fun. The children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility and social skills. In 2012, My Gym launched their new interactive Building Blocks Program to all enrolled children aged 2.5 years and older. The Program helps children work toward specific milestones in their physical, cognitive and emotional development and then celebrates their achievements with stickers, progression ribbons, medals, trophies, graduation certificates, and more in periodic Building Blocks Acknowledgment Ceremonies. The My Gym television show, "My Gym At Home" airs on BabyFirstTV, a 24/7 channel focusing on children's development. For more information about My Gym and the location near you, please visit www.MyGym.com.

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