What to do when the energy level is just too much? A little gem of a place we’ve found for our kids is a neat, colorful nook nestled into the Quioccasin Station shopping center called Core Kids Academy.
Core is a small, female-owned gymnastics firm where Coach Cora Pedrazzi presides over all the bouncing, bounding, jumping, and leaping that goes on between her two trampolines and dozens of gymnastics props around the gym. Each one of my kids—now ages eight, five, and three—have taken group lessons there as well as had their birthday parties there in the past.
Although they may be lesser-known, they are small but mighty—classes are full but not overcrowded, and everybody knows your name. I like that.
It’s tough to keep all of my kiddos occupied when just one has a class, and one of the best things about Core is that they have a nice, spacious room where kids can go to draw, color, do homework, play DS, or just hang out and stay out of harm’s way while their sibling is in class. This room has saved us from trouble on more than one occasion!
Holly, Cora, and the whole Core team has really taken to each of our kids and worked hard to make it a fun experience for them; for that I’m truly appreciative. Although I don’t have a lick of gymnastics skill myself, I love watching these skills develop in each kiddo while their confidence grows.
I think that the people at Core—even moreso than the skill-building—has the most to do with that.
You can bet we’re heading there for camp this summer. See you there!
Kate Hall is the Founder/CEO of Richmondmom.com