As a working mother, it can be hard to find time for activities that keep my 18 month old, myself, and my soon-to-be second child happy and healthy.
But recently I hit the jackpot by finding something for everyone all in one place. I started out by signing up for a prenatal yoga class at Bliss Body Yoga, at the Marketplace at Lake Boone shopping center across from Rex hospital.
The Marketplace is a fairly new shopping center, and I was curious to see what kind of shops they have. As I left class one day, I happened to notice a place called The Tumble Gym that looked like fun for my 18 month old, too. The little guy is getting more active and I figured this could be a good way for him to get some exercise and exhaust him as he is a high energy kid.
The Tumble Gym is basically a gymnastics school, but not the kind that’s geared mainly for older kids with Olympic dreams. They do a lot of activities and classes for pre-kindergarten kids, and it’s small so the parents can watch or even participate with their children.
We went in for a Saturday class called Tiny Tumblers, and my little guy had a great time attempting to hang from the bars and rolling around on the mats and the big, primary-colored squishy blocks. He did a few sprints back and forth across the long trampoline and such, but it was definitely low pressure with a lot of laughing and wiggling going on.
And by the end of it he was pretty worn out, which was a bonus for me, too.