Power Play offers children's tumbling, gymnastics, karate, soccer, rock-climbing. Also offers pre-school enrichment classes designed to get young ones used to a preschool environment. Powerplay has an indoor play space with a sandbox, climbing equipment, slides, riding toys and a play house that can be used for a two-hour period on a drop-in basis, 7 days per week. They also rent space for birthday parties and have a summer camp program.
Coed gymnasticsmy kids (boy and girl) did a couple of years at power play very nice staff/coaches there there's an old school vibe there which I appreciate and enjoy it's a nice and big space full of equipment, and my kids did a lot there power play also runs day camps during school holidays which we used and enjoyed too
Coed gymnasticsPowerplay you n 3rd ave and 8th st does gymnastics mixed at that age. My daughter went there all through k (before Covid) and enjoyed it. It’s not as shiny and new as Gotham but the coaching seems good and kids enjoy the classes. For us the bonus was they picked up from our school (ps 39) for a full after school wrap, so I just picked her up from powerplay at 6.
Alternatives to music class & full time 2’s?I also plan to enroll her in power play's combo cubs class. I had a really good experience there with my older daughter. https://powerplaykids.com/classes/
vigorous after-school activity for 5-year-old?Might be worth your while to try a class at Powerplay (http://www.powerplaykids.com/) on Third Av between 7th and 8th streets. They'll let you try a class for free (or at least they used to). Their weekly gymnastics class for 5-year-olds (Tumble Bears) is structured but it's not like being in school -- it takes place in a giant room full of mats and climbing stuff and a big trampoline. Also, across the way there is a playspace with toys and a ball pit that you can pay to go into, and that's totally free-form. Not sure if they still do this, but when we were going people who took classes got a pass for a certain number of free visits to the playspace. Our son started taking their classes when he was 3 and he loved it (he's now 7 and aged out of the program). We enjoyed watching him run and tumble and bounce around, and he learned some actual skills too. They have programs for older kids, but they're a little more intimidating and gym-like (Powerplay fields competitive teams). Classes for kids your son's age though are pretty much all fun.
[Winter2016Babies] Indoor play gyms?We tried Powerplay last weekend when we were desperate for an indoor activity. I was on the fence because the online presence is lacking/borderline sketchy but it was actually pretty good. There are a couple ball pits and indoor slides, toys and cars. There is even an indoor sandbox. It did feel a little dirty and musty and if I had a younger baby who still put everything in her mouth it wouldn't be ideal, but for this age it's totally fine. You should call and find out the hours because they haven't updated their website in years... I think Saturdays open at around 9:30 or 10 and maybe 11 on Sundays.
ISO: gymnastics class recommendationsMy 9-year-old is absolutely loving the Saturday AM gymnastics class at Powerplay. Last year she took a weekend class at Prospect Gymnastics (which is a very nice school), but in her opinion Powerplay is better for older kids (more equipment, faster paced).
Re: [PSP] ISO Gymnastics classCheck out Power Play on 3rd ave and 7th street. It's the real deal. We take my daughter there and she is excelling quickly. My husband is also an ex-gymnast and was so impressed with the coaching that he recently started training again with some of the coaches there.
(no subject)I enrolled my son for a "Special Needs" gymnastics class when he was 3 years old at Powerplay. My son is non-verbal, on the autism spectrum, and a sensory-seeker - meaning he has a tendency to run, climb, jump, and explore. Powerplay offered him the opportunity to do all this in a safe environment. While the coaches are NOT like Physical Therapists, they are very open-minded about the children who attend. They create a warm environment for kids to play. There is an attempt at "structure" to the class, but my son sort of ignored all that. They were very patient with him. He had both Coach Mimi and Coach Bruce, who always remember him when we visit the indoor playspace now, a year later. Bottom line: If you have a Special Needs child, do not expect a "therapy" experience - but instead, a fun way for your child to play and exercise. The staff is warm and very open to all your concerns and needs. I recommend it. P.S. I have heard that the Special Needs classes are not always available; continue to ask about it and they might create one. We only had 1 or 2 other kids in our class at the time, so they only need a few to start one.
(no subject)Specific Camp Program (if applicable) - Gymnastics Location - 3rd Avenue/&th Street How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended camp) Age: - 4 What did you/your child like about the summer camp? My daughter liked the rock climbing, gymnastics and zip line. I liked that she was having fun and happily tired at the end of day. What would you change about the program? The program is incredibly disorganized. The children are inside all day and the day doesn't seem well planned. We were told there would be some outside time, and it is written on the schedule they finally handed out, but they only go out for a field trip 1 day per week. One day the counselors did not show up. There is also very low attendance. Just 2 4 year olds and 2 6 year olds this week. Will you send your child back to this summer camp program next year? (Or would you if you could?) No Would you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Do NOT recommend
(no subject)I am sorry to say that we have had a very negative experience at Powerplay and will not return. My child seemed to need some additional attention to his physical development (he is 20 months old and has always been timid in terms of climbing, jumping, etc.), so I was encouraged by the staff after our test class to enroll. From day one, I felt the class was too structured and more focused on completing an overly ambitious set of tasks than attending to the specific development goals of each child. I went from encouraging my child, to forcing him, to standing in the corner watching him wait by the door until it was time to leave; throughout the course, we received very little feedback, help or assistance from the staff. My child has actually regressed in this class, and I am sorry we ever attended. When I complained about this situation to the owner, I was told that they are not able to cater to the needs of one child. I never expected them to cater to the needs of my child over the needs of others, but yes, I did expect them to make a modicum of effort to find a way for him to be included in the class. They did not. Needless to say, we will not be returning, and I would not recommend this class to anyone.
(no subject)I cannot agree more with the other review about the rude staff at Powerplay. We signed up for a very expensive gym class and I was going through all the exercises with my son. The instructor was not capable of controlling the kids in the class. The place is also not clean. I am afraid of the kids getting sick every time we visit.
(no subject)Very Impressed: 10 out of 10 My daughter, 3 years-old, is finishing her first semester of gymnastics at Powerplay. She has been in heaven there from day one and we will absolutely be continuing next term. Both my husband (a Phys. Ed. teacher) and myself (a former gymnast), have been extremely impressed with the level, style and integrity of the teaching. Her coach, coach Mimi is the real deal. She is a whiz with the kids; gets them moving, jumping, somersaulting, and following her instructions - no matter how wired or tired they may come in. She's not touchy-feely though -- she's a real coach (strict with high expectations but extremely loving, caring and committed). This is not your average "child-enrichment" class with bubbles and a parachute. This is real gymnastics. Or at least pre-gymnastics as the case may be for the younger ones. It's about skill-building, listening, following directions AND having fun. I have to say, the first time I went to Powerplay about 3 years back, I was a bit turned off by it's shabbiness and worn down colors. I found the front desk staff to be otherwise occupied and not very concerned with social manners. HOWEVER, since returning this semester my experience of the staff has been totally different. They have been nothing but helpful, friendly and accommodating. Color palette aside, we give the gymnastics class, Coach Mimi, and the staff a 10 out of 10. I have a feeling we'll be part of Powerplay for a long, long time.