A visit to the gym or an exercise class, or simply taking time out involves a juggling act for busy parents. Even if their club has a crèche it is unlikely that older children will be offered much to occupy them while they wait for mum or dad.
But the new Next Generation luxury health, fitness and racquets club at Kembrey Park which launched on Saturday 1 September takes a whole new approach, treating children as members in their own right and providing a vast range of opportunities for fun and exercise.
Babies as young as 13 weeks can enjoy some pampering in massage classes and can also be cared for in the crèche which has a themed programme of learning activities. From 8 years and up, children can join their parents in the gym and use equipment specially designed for young bodies. Resistance bands, rather than weights, ensure that youngsters can train effectively without risk of injury. Games console fans will love the exercise bikes with Play Stations attached. The cleverly designed software makes cycling part of the game.
A huge choice of classes and activities will be on offer to young people, all timetabled to coincide with adult classes that their parents can enjoy. As well as swimming, tennis, gymnastics, and martial arts there will be ballroom dancing, ballet, yoga and French classes.
Outdoors there are tennis courts, swimming pool and play areas. Following the successful model of other Next Generation clubs, the Swindon operation include a wealth of facilities in the main building, such as a gym, an aerobics studio and an indoor and outdoor pool with sauna, steam room and whirlpool spa, which will be open to adults and children. The club will also feature eight tennis courts, inside and outdoor, two squash courts, three 5-a-side football pitches and a multi-sports hall.
Sarah Hobbs, head of family at Next Generation Clubs, said, “we are committed to being the leading provider of kid’s fitness and out of school activities in the UK and are delighted to be able to bring this new concept to Swindon, the range of activities available is unique for the area. Our kids programmes will be planned to synchronise where possible with adult activities in the club so that parents can co-ordinate their activity schedules too. NG Kids will provide programmes for families so they can take part in activities together and will be available to non-members so more children in the local community will be able to take part.”
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