Ashley and I are so incredibly excited to host our very first LIVE workshop in New Jersey and in the same studio where we originally met.  We have enough space for approximately 15 instructors and are looking forward to meeting everyone who walks through our workshop doors! The workshop is designed as a 9 hour training with an hour lunch included. We’ll be going through our manual and learning each block (10 total) step by step. We even added fun team … Continue reading

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Keep Your Mind Young Through Imaginative Play As a society, we are in the constant search for the fountain of youth. To keep our body young, we make the choice to exercise and eat a healthy diet filled with fruits, lean meats and vegetables. We use anti-aging and SPF creams to keep our skin vibrant and protected from the sun’s dangerous rays. We may also try a new haircut inspired by young hollywood stars we see on TV. But what … Continue reading

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This is a story of how I went from the mute child to the spokesperson for FLYAROO Fitness. I was 3 years old when I was pulled from my preschool class and into a psychologist’s office with my parents. “Ethel, why don’t you talk in class?”, they all asked. I’m pretty sure my reasons were: I’m used to my big sister running the show at home I nod, isn’t that enough? Ask my mom about the time I hid in … Continue reading

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( – Children who are active and exercise daily are more likely to build stronger muscles and bones, have a better outlook on life, have higher self-esteem and sleep better. According to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children should have at least 60 minutes of daily structured physical activity. However, one in every four children do not meet this guideline. In addition, chronic illnesses are on the rise due to childhood obesity: 52% are high risk for … Continue reading

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day — with the majority of that time being moderate in intensity. Quality active play has been linked to better academics as well as better health. Savvy parents know the importance of staying active as a family to encourage kids to be healthy. Yet staying active during the school year can be challenging when all of the responsibilities of classwork and homework … Continue reading

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  There must be some sort of madness behind the excitement of playground fitness for the whole family. The idea was developed when Ashley and I put our heads together. This is what most of our conversations are like: Me (Ethel): “Ash, we need a new theme for the summer. I liked zoo, but the zoo can be taught in the fall. Where can instructors across the country go in the summer?” Ash: “Well, kids love going to the park … Continue reading

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When Ashley Spicer and Ethel Baumberg started teaching yoga-style preschool fitness classes at daycare centers and gyms around New York, they were surprised at how popular their program became in a short time.  Spicer says she and Baumberg were routinely asked to come back and teach more classes. And word began to spread. “We started getting inquiries from across the country,” Spicer says. The two entrepreneurs, who started their company in 2013, realized they had a winning formula and trademarked … Continue reading

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Playground Fitness- Circuit Training The best way to get through the whole circuit is to alternate between lower body and upper body exercises. We also focus on core and aerobics. It’s important to start with exercises that are most difficult and take the most energy from your body. To get the most out of your workout, especially if you’re in a group setting, time the exercises instead of counting reps. To warm-up with a child, make it more fun and … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July from Costa Rica! I’ve been out here since Tuesday afternoon spending my days on the beach and hanging out with the local town people of Puerto Viejo. People always ask me what it’s like to own a business without a store front. Truth is that startups are unsteady. Sometimes you’re so busy you forget to eat and sleep, or sometimes you have a nice long week where it’s “dead”. Sure I could have spent this week … Continue reading

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FLYAROO Fitness Launches Nationwide Certification Tour! FLYAROO Fitness: Children’s exercise program, focusing on dance, fitness, & yoga routines using themed classes and imagination. Mission: Encourage a new generation of kids to become fit and healthy with FLYAROO Fitness. Become the 1st instructor in your city: The first instructor in each city will have the opportunity to work with our PR department to generate publicity and inform the local community that you are available to begin teaching classes. How to become the … Continue reading


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