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New Gym for Kids Opens in Crofton

My Gym of Crofton will have an open house all this weekend and next.

The thumping sounds of the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears filled the room Friday at the new My Gym in Crofton, as toddlers waddled onto a trampoline and older kids checked out the zip line. 

The new facility on Route 3 is holding an open house this weekend and next, allowing area families to test out the array of activities available for children as young as six weeks. 

Franchise owner Christin Shifflett a former school teacher and fitness instructor, has been operating the Annapolis My Gym location for two-and-a-half years, and now has opened a second location. 

Shifflett said the idea behind My Gym is to offer one-hour sessions where kids can get exercise and learn skills like teamwork and following directions. 

The My Gym is set up with an array of equipment including mats, swings, a trampoline and slides. During classes, an instructor interacts with kids and parents on age-appropriate activities, including tumbling, gymnastics, jumping and—for older kids—circuit training. There are classes for kids as young as six months ("Little Bundles") to as old as 13 years ("Cardio Kids.")

A one-month fee to My Gym costs $50 to $75 depending on the age of the child, plus a $75 lifetime membership. The membership includes one class a week, plus unlimited free play time.  

My Gym also offers birthday parties anytime after 2 p.m. Friday and on weekends. Parties range in price from $225-$399 for members and $250-$424 for non-members. 

My Gym Crofton is located at 1119 Route 3 North. For a schedule of classes, check out the gym's website.

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