JW Tumbles Moves to Hillsdale
The children's gym offers classes, birthday parties and babysitting services.
A new business in Hillsdale hopes to improve children's physical and social skills in a clean, friendly setting.
JW Tumbles moved from their old location in Park Ridge and opened in Hillsdale November 10, according to owner Manish Vakil.
The business offers classes for children in which the gym's staff — who are trained in fields like dance and exercise — help kids ranging from 4 months to 6 years progress from taking their first steps to jumping, tumbling and more. They also show parents how they can help their children improve motor skills in a social setting.
The gym features a wide variety of equipment, including a trapeze, low and high beams, swings, a zip line, rock wall and more. Each session lasts 20 weeks, during which time skills are progressed each class with increasingly-complex moves. For example, the kids learn to push themselves up one week. The next, they push themselves up and kick. A few weeks later, this has led to kids learning handstands.
JW Tumbles also regularly updates thier curriculum. Moms at a class this week said the changes have kept them coming back for years.
"It feels like family," Shirley Geanopulos said. "They know us and all the kids and they take good care of them."
The business also hosts birthday parties on weekends, storytime — with proceeds donated to charities like the Red Cross or Toys For Tots — on Wednesdays and "kids' night out" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays so that parents can go out for a date.
JW Tumbles' next new session starts in early February. They are located at 321 Broadway in Hillsdale.