One of the best things you can do for your family is engage in fun, healthy activities that bring you all together. Here at Norton Pines we pride ourselves on creating a family atmosphere that is welcoming, engaging, and exciting. We want our health club to be the first place you and your family want to come on a Saturday morning or after a long day of work and school. Everyone, parents and children alike, need somewhere they can go to work off stress, have fun, relax, and be supported in reaching their personal fitness goals.
We provide so many ways for every member of the family to live healthy:
- Experience the invigorating thrill of rock climbing-it’s exercise at a higher level! Rock wall hours: M/Th, 5-8pm; Sat., 11am-2pm (not open on Bounce City Saturdays)
- Play 2-on-2 basketball during our Open Gym times-parents vs. kids!
- Jump in and get wet in our warm indoor pool during Open Swim Time-CANNONBALL!
- Those who play tennis together stay together! Reserve court time for a friendly (or competitive!) match with your family.
- Lift weights and burn calories together in the Weight Room and Cardio Studio. Children 8 years old and up have access to these areas with parents after completing and passing the Teen Strength class. Start ‘em out young! Good habits last a lifetime!
- Quiet your mind with Yoga or let Zumba blow your socks off! Children ages 11 and up can attend Turbo Kick, Zumba, and Yoga with parent supervision. Children ages 14+ can attend all adult group fitness classes.
- Plan to work out during Kids’ Rock Wall, Gym Games, or Pool times. Let the Norton Pines childcare staff work up a sweat with your children while you enjoy a quiet, uninterrupted workout. Check with the front desk for the current schedule.
Research shows that our kids need exercise, and only about 25% of them are getting the recommended daily amount. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics state that children and adolescents need 60 minutes of heart pumping exercise a day, including aerobic exercise (running/walking), muscle strengthening (push ups), and bone strengthening activities (jumping rope). Physical activity has been shown to benefit children’s heart health, muscle development, bone strength, emotional well being, and academic performance. Don’t be a statistic! Help your children reach their full potential by giving them the gift of health. Come on in, and make Norton Pines Athletic Club a family affair!