G Is For Gains

Spring is almost here! Beat the last of those winter blues with kid-friendly moves.

The gloomy days before spring often bring on a different kind of March Madness at home. If your house is starting to resemble a zoo—namely, the monkey exhibit—check out these local spots that cater to stir-crazy kids and their handlers.

Body Outfitters

Got a b-baller or bantam football player on your hands? This is the ideal place to do a little two-on-two off-season conditioning with pay-as-you-go, noncommittal personal training sessions for kids ages 10 and up.
27 E. Cedar St., Zionsville, 317-344-9844, bodyoutfitters.com

Zip City

Wannabe rugby players afraid of taking a foot to the face dig the recent addition of knocker soccer (available Fridays) at this zipline and trampoline park. Little kids will love the concept of being encased in a bouncy hamster ball, but the rough-and-tumble game is best left to scrappy teens and adults. 6650 Bluff Rd., 317-781-1100, zipcityusa.com

Dance Fit with Erin

If you like Zumba, you’ll love Erin Johnson’s drop-in class that mixes boot camp–style reps with hip-hop moves. Middle-school kids and younger get in free with a paying adult and can participate as much (or little) as they want. Most classes meet at the Whitestown Municipal Building. 317-469-3255, facebook.com/dancefiterinjohnson

Hoosier Heights

Save your drywall. Everyone from first-timers to novice climbers can tackle the boulder at this complex, which also includes an American Ninja Warrior–style course—warped wall, salmon ladder, and all. 9850 Mayflower Park Dr., Carmel, 317-802-9302, hoosierheightsindianapolis.com


Until Common Core and standardized tests are no more, Kids Yoga might be just what your little one needs to ace exams. The class helps kids grades 1 through 6 learn traditional balance poses, plus how to relieve stress through relaxation and breathing techniques. Nourish Wellness, 826 W. 64th St., 317-524-2266, cityoga.biz