3 fun ways to work out as a family
There’s an exercise option in Tulsa for every stage of family life from a stroller class to aerial yoga that’s sure to delight teens.
AeroZen Aerial Yoga skyzone: Greg Bollinger
Not being able to find a sitter isn’t a valid excuse anymore. iStroll owner Ashley Marsh created an hour-long fitness program that uses a child in their stroller as part of the class.
Incorporating everything from running to dumbbells to resistance bands, the class meets at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at either Whiteside Park or Practice Perfect, depending on the weather. The first class is always free.
“iStroll was created to help parents develop and maintain healthy and active lifestyles before pregnancy, during pregnancy and after pregnancy all the while meeting other families in similar stages of life with common interests,” Marsh says.
The cost is $50 per month for unlimited classes. Class passes also can be purchased: 10 classes for $60, or 5 classes for $40.
Whiteside Park, 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave., and Practice Perfect Athletic Center, 4950 S. Sheridan Road; facebook.com/istrolltulsa
AeroZen Aerial Yoga
Leave gravity behind with AeroZen’s Aerial Yoga classes. A special yoga swing supports students’ weight while allowing them to build strength at their own pace to work up to advanced poses. Both child and adult students see health benefits from the program, including relief from back and joint pain, says Zen Body owner Amy Miller.
Semester enrollment classes are offered for ages 6-14, while 13 and up are welcomed at the adult classes. Before taking an AeroZen Fly class, a one-time AeroZen basics class must be completed. Interested students can take the basics course on Jan. 5 and Jan. 19.
6024 S. Yale Ave. | zenbodytulsa.com
Family Night at Skyzone
Skyzone brings the fun factor to a fitness routine. The indoor trampoline park offers family nights from 4-8 on Thursdays. Children of any age can jump, as long as they can walk. Participants can purchase a special pass for four one-hour jumps for $39.
Manager Mike Atkins urges families to check out all the courts. Dodgeball is always a popular choice, while Sky Slam allows anyone to pretend to be Michael Jordan and have the thrill of dunking a basketball.
“It’s a great place for your kids to get all their energy out in an exciting environment,” Atkins says. “The kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they are exercising and staying fit.”
8306 E. 61st St. | skyzone.com