{ saskatoon flip gymnastics drop-in }

My two-year-old and I recently met a friend and her son at Saskatoon Flip Gymnastics for its drop-in time. While Flip has been on "the list" for a few years now, this was my first time to check it out.

Its address is listed as #2-410 Duchess Street. However, if you plug this in to Google Maps, you will try to go in the wrong entrance {like I did}. Then you will pile back into your vehicle and drive around to the main entrance and parking area on Lauriston Street.



And, then you will see this ===> the main door which appears to be more of a back alley entrance. As I approached the door, I thought, "This is literally a hole in the wall. It must be magical inside since my friend comes here with her kids all the time."

We walked in . . . and there was no magic. There was well-worn mats and tubes, toys and trampolines. I was admittedly underwhelmed.

I paid the $7 drop-in fee, and my girlie took off like a shot with much to explore in the 5,500 square-foot space.

Despite my initial impressions, I would recommend Flip and we will go again. My daughter had a ton of fun exploring the different equipment at her own pace and abilities. Within the couple hours we were there I feel she was exposed to activities that physically challenged her and helped in the growth of her confidence, strength and stability. I feel these types of opportunities are not as easy to come by in Saskatoon during the colder months.

While we played with our kids on the equipment, my friend and I actually were able to get a pretty nice conversation in, too. Bonus!

Flip's drop-in times are Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., between mid-September and the end of April. {The gym is open on school common dismissal days. However, they will close on April 3 of Easter Break and open again with normal hours on April 9 and 10.}

Flip also offers structured programs for babies ages 20-42 months, preschoolers and gymnastics and trampoline for kids up to age 12. They also have a back room for birthday parties.

I would love to hear your experiences with Flip in the comments section below.








Post a Comment