Monkeynastix is a fun and challenging fitness movement education program developing physical literacy in children ages 1 to 8 years.

Physical Activities for Kids in Burlington

 

Focusing on developing children’s fundamental movement skills, Monkeynastix works on the long-term, physical, cognitive, and social development of children.

Monkeynastix strives to develop confidence and a positive self-image in a fun and challenging environment.  Using our specialized equipment and positive reinforcement Monkeynastix helps kids develop good habits in the area of physical activity and healthy living. Children leave Monkeynastix feeling happy, confident and energized!

 

3 Pillars of Whole Child Development

 

PHYSICAL

Strength and flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, gross and fine motor skills, balance and co-ordination, eye hand and eye foot co-ordination, manipulative skills and speed and agility.

SOCIAL

Independence, socialization, taking turns, teamwork, sharing, making new friends, following directions, conflict resolution

COGNITIVE

Counting, colours, creative play, problem solving, healthy lessons. By focusing on skill development, we ensure that children are increasing their physical literacy and in turn, giving them the tools they need to be active and healthy for life!

 

 

Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy
Experts agree that physical literacy is just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  At Monkeynastix, your child will get the right start! Physical literacy comes from developing a wide variety of fundamental movement skills such as hopping, skipping, throwing, catching, and jumping. Kids have a lot more fun being active when they are physically literate.

Physically active kids get higher grades in school, have better social skills, and are happier and more confident. As a parent, give your child the right start in sport, school, and life. Enroll them in programs that develop  physical literacy, and get them started with activities  at home.

 

Our Methodology

Active Start – ABC’s of Movement (ages 1 to 6 years)

From birth to ages 6, children need to be engaged in daily active play. Through play and movement, they develop the fundamental movement skills that will provide the foundation for learning fundamental sports skills at older ages.  From a young age children need to be introduced to unstructured active play that incorporates a variety of body movements.

Children at this age need to develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed.   The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills, and fundamental movement skills will later provide the foundation for fundament sport skills.

Together, the fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills create the basis of physical literacy.

At Monkeynastix, children work on these skills through our fun and engaging classes and leave Monkeynastix feeling happy, confident and energized!

FUNdamentals

Children in the FUNdamental stage are motivated primarily by the desire to have FUN! They are far less concerned with competitive results than they are with having fun, being with friends and developing a strong self-esteem.

Having developed the foundations of fundamental movement skills, our 6-8 year old members will begin refining their fundamental movement skills by introducing them to the fundamental sport skills (i.e.: kicking, catching, throwing etc).

 

Monkeynastix Mission

  • To provide our community with a service and products that enrich, support and celebrate childhood

  • To continuously learn from children and to understand their circumstances in a fast changing and more demanding world

  • To build our brand through creativity and innovation and to develop and deliver a unique program at various venues in Burlington and Oakville.

  • To provide professional services of movement education classes, summer/holiday programs and children’s parties at our various venues.

  • To promote a good corporate image of fitness & fun!

 

Our Vision

We are inspired by children and our vision is to see all the children in our community fit, coordinated confident and happy.

  • To remain the leader in the respected children’s fitness industry

  • To share our knowledge and expertise with others and the community