Best Exercise Classes for Kids in Cincinnati

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 Swim School

Bear Paddle specializes in swim lessons for children of all ages, all year long, helping children become skilled and confident swimmers. Bear Paddle offers year-round swim lessons, seven 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.

Cincinnati Skating School

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!

ESF Cincy

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 reasonable priced and requires little or no equipment, making this workout accessible to all Cincy kids.

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. Using a play-based philosophy, kids will build life skills both in and out of the water in a fun and safe environment. Goldfish has locations West Chester and Anderson.

Kids First Sports Center

Gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, trampoline, yoga, soccer and more — Kids First is your one-stop-shop for all sorts of kid-friendly classes.

Learn to Skate Cincinnati

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.

Nishime Martial Arts

Kids Karate at Nishime focuses on confidence, fitness, self-defense, concentration and, more generally, respect and courtesy. Classes are offered for kids and adults, with birthday party and summer camp options, too.

Queen City Fencers Club

Located in Deer Park, Queen City Fencers Club makes the Olympic sport of fencing accessible for families. Owned and operated by Cincy native (and seasoned fencer) Alex Burte, Queen City Fencers Club fills a much-needed void in Cincinnati. Known as “physical chess,” fencing is an under-the-radar alternative to the standard after-school sports scene.

Queen City Zumbini

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. 

TCT Academy

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.

The Little Gym

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

USA Ninja Warrior

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.


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