Winter’s here, your kids are probably going stir crazy. Luckily, Cincinnati has a variety of classes designed to get your kids moving (and grooving!)! Today we’ve rounded up the Best Exercise Classes for Kids in Cincinnati.
Bear Paddle specializes in swim lessons for children of all ages, all year long. They are dedicated to helping children become safe and confident swimmers! Offering year-round swim lessons, 7 days a week, keeping swimming a convenient and consistent part of any family’s routine. With locations in Mason, Oakley and Florence, it’s easy to fit swim lessons into your family’s schedule.
Owned and operated by the Figure Skating Club of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Skating School is located in Sports Plus (Sharonville), which houses two indoor NHL-regulation size ice rinks. Sign up for a FREE intro lesson to test your skills on the ice!
CrossFit for kids? Yes! ESF Cincy is a fitness facility that offers CrossFit classes for the littlest lifters. CrossFit Kids focuses on whole-body workouts for any ability and level; it’s inexpensive and often requires little or no equipment, allowing a wide array of socioeconomic groups an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives.
Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. Using their “Science of SwimPlay®” philosophy, kids will build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment. Goldfish has a location in West Chester and one opening this spring in Anderson.
Gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, trampoline, yoga, soccer and more — Kids First is your one-stop-shop for all sorts of kid-friendly classes.
Looking for ice skating classes for your kids? At Learn to Skate Cincinnati, your kids will learn via the Learn to Skate USA program designed by United States Figure Skating to aid in learning and skating enjoyment. Beginner and advanced classes are available year round.
Kids Karate at Nishime focuses on confidence, fitness, self-defense, concentration and “respect and courtesy” (pause for a collective “ahhh”). Classes are offered for kids and adults if you’re looking to get involved in something new yourself. Nice Family Karate also offers birthday parties in case you need a break from Chuck E. Cheese and also host 4-day summer camps.
Zumbini is a music and movement class that incorporates upbeat diverse music with instruments, dance and song. The class promotes cognitive, social, emotional and motor skill development — all the great things you’d want from a Mommy + Me class. Aimed at children ages 0-4, Zumbini is a fun-filled 45-minute class is designed to get you moving and grooving with your little one. Yes — Zumbini is Zumba for kids and babies.
Dance, movement, acting and more, TCT Academy is the place to go in Cincinnati for classes in the performing arts. Classes are offered in sessions throughout the year for a wide range of ages and ability levels.
Kids can start as early as 4 months and move their way through the age specific classes to age 12. These classes focus on early development, coordination and flexibility. The Little Gym also offers dance and music classes if your little one is a little more rhythm and a little less running gymnast.
USA Ninja Challenge just opened in Cincinnati, and it’s everything your little ninjas could ever dream of — and more. With the straightforward mission of “Turning Kids into Ninjas One Obstacle at a Time,” USA Ninja Challenge is an epic, obstacle-filled indoor playground.
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
The Y is our go-to place for kids fitness in Cincinnati. From family fitness classes, kids’ camps, swim lessons and everything in between, it’s always fun to play at the YMCA!
From Baby Zumba to Baby Splash classes and everything in between (including classes designed to unleash your kids’ inner ninjas!), there’s truly something for everyone.