Here's an awesome list of fitness classes for kids in Dallas that go beyond traditional team sports. From aerial arts to ninja warrior, there are plenty of unique and modern ways to stay active in DFW!

    Jazzercise - GirlForce

     (1386.3 mi)

    Membership options vary by location

    Ages: 16+

    Sarah D.:  Want a safe space for your older teen daughter to dance and get fit?! Jazzercise's Girl Force began as way to provide young women with a safe and fun environment to be empowered through fitness. Jazzercise for Girl Force mixes modern dance with kick-boxing and pilates - all choreographed to your teen's favorite hits.

    Obstacle Warrior Kids

     (1389.4 mi)

    Starts at $20/class

    Ages: 2+

    Sarah D.:  Does your child dream of being the next American Ninja Warrior? If so, then this is absolutely the fitness adventure for your child!!! Obstacle Warrior Kids offers a variety of classes for your little ninja - designed to allow your child to challenge him or herself to be the next American Ninja Warrior but in a safe and climate-controlled environment! All classes ensure your child learns proper techniques from trained professionals.

    Adventure Scuba - Discover Mermaid Program

     (1394.2 mi)

    $45/session includes mermaid tail rental

    Ages: 6+

    Sarah D.:  Looking for a unique fitness adventure for your little mermaid? Adventure Scuba offers one-hour mermaid classes where your little ones can learn to swim like a mermaid! What could be more fun than water fitness through imagination and character play!

    Adventure Scuba teaches youth scuba, and also offers Snorkel training for kids ages 5+. Snorkel classes are also held in the indoor, heated 18′ pool.

    Altitude Fitness, Pole Fitness & Aerial Arts: Kids Aerial CIRCUS Academy

     (1398.0 mi)

    $95/month plus $25 registration fee

    Ages: 7-12

    Sarah D.:  Is there anything more fun than a circus?! Kids Aerial Circus Academy offers 1-hour classes committed to keeping kids active and entertained! Circus activities include instruction by highly qualified professionals on aerial silks, hammocks and hoops. Training includes acrobatics and flexibility while offering fun challenges for kids!

    Summit Gym - Adventure Fitness for Kids

     (1398.9 mi)


    Ages: 6-16

    Sarah D.:  Summit has developed an adventure fitness program for kids! The program is designed for kids who don't prefer traditional group sports and or fitness programs. Adventure fitness targets agility, cardio, and overall strength and well-being of your child. The program designs unique challenges appropriate for age level. The program is modeled after the Canadian Olympic Youth Development Program.

    Canyon's Rock Climbing Gym

     (1399.7 mi)

    Ages: 6+

    Sarah D.:  Canyon's Rock Climbing Gym offers day passes, rock climbing enhancement programs (yoga and core strengthening), and rock climbing camps for your little rock climbing enthusiast! With safety in mind, all new attendees are given an orientation on the rules of safe rock climbing along with a tour of the facility.

    PowerKids Fitness & Gym

     (1400.4 mi)

    Ages: 6 months+

    Sarah D.:  PowerKids Sports and Fitness has fitness activities for any type of kid at any age. This unique facility offers an array of programs including Mommy and Me fitness classes, Tumbling, Zumba or classes for PowerTweens. PowerKids programming is all about creating a welcoming, safe and consistent environment where children can learn athleticism, fitness and social skills through a variety of activities.

    Vertical Fitness Dallas

     (1401.4 mi)

    $25/class, with membership options available.

    Ages: 7-13

    Sarah D.:  Help your child increase confidence, stay fit and hone gross motor skills through the art of aerial silks! Skill building includes balance work, body awareness and team work through partnership. Classes are co-ed.

    Group Dynamix - Adventure Sundays

     (1405.6 mi)

    Available on Sundays

    Starting at $30

    Ages: 12+

    Sarah D.:  Would your teen like to get fit while exploring their adventurous side? If your child can gather a small group of friends, this unique fitness opportunity is sure to have them coming back for more! Group Dynamix has the largest team building facility in the nation and offers extraordinary resources for your child to get fit while problem-solving with friends! Activities include Black Light Dodgeball, Hunger Games-style Bow Tag, and an amazing ropes course available for use through a facilitator to help guide the afternoon!

    The Silos Climbing Project

     (1408.9 mi)

    Day passes start at $15 ($10 for kids under 14), with membership options

    Ages: 5+

    Sarah D.:  Climb indoors or give your child the experience of a genuine outdoor rock climb! The Silos Climbing Project is located in the historic grain silos of downtown Carrollton, and offers the tallest indoor climbing gym in North America. Whether your child wants to learn indoors, take a climbing course outdoors or attend a summer camp - the Silos Climbing Project is worth checking out!

    Twisted Bodies - Twisted Kids

     (1418.7 mi)

    Single classes start at $25, with membership options available

    Ages: 7+

    Sarah D.:  Who knew Twisted Kids is just what you needed?! Twisted Bodies has classes designed especially for kids! And what could be more fun than child empowerment through circus arts? Safety is their number one rule, but Twisted Kids programming focuses on positive self-talk and a sense of accomplishment through skills-based learning (aerial silks, hoops, yoga, circus poles and many other fun and empowering skills)!

    Skating School

     (1422.4 mi)

    Classes start at $5/class for Learn to Skate

    All ages

    Stephanie W.:  Skating School provides classes with numerous levels of difficulty, all the way up to competition levels! Classes combine technique and balance to create art on skates. Roller skating improves flexibility, coordination and strength, meaning that with Skating School, they will learn how to skate beautifully and also get a great workout!

    aRoundJoy at The HoopShack

     (1426.7 mi)

    Classes start at $47

    Ages: 10 +, must be accompanied by an adult

    Sarah D.:  Interested in private hula hooping lessons for your little one? The HoopShack is a unique hoop studio where families can get individualized hula-hoop training at various outdoor locations, or at home! Training is by appointment only and can be offered privately or as part of a small group session. This is a great chance for kids and parents to experience the sheer joy of childhood through the art of hula hooping!

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