It’s long been Ed Sais’s dream to open his own kids’ gym. His first jobs were as a lifeguard and swim instructor for children. Then, for 14 years, he ran the classes at Bright Child, a much-loved kids’ gym and play space in Santa Monica. After Bright Child closed, many parents whose children grew up attending and loving Sais’s classes encouraged him to open a place of his own.
Sais spent several years working in another field, and became a father of two, and then the time finally seemed right to return to the work he is so good at and loves best. His years of experience and infectious sense of fun inform every aspect of Active Play Experience for Kids (APEX for Kids).
Opened in August, APEX for Kids is a fresh take on the kid’s gym, with plenty of fun ideas for kids. Using games and activities as a vehicle to introduce young children to the proper form of fundamental movement skills, the APEX for Kids program is designed as a fun way to improve body awareness, balance, agility and coordination. Instructor-led classes provide a safe, nurturing environment for practicing newly acquired physical skills, creating a solid foundation of athletic movements, building self-confidence and encourage-ing children to be the best they can be.
“APEX for Kids new play space is amazing. The warm and caring staff instantly connected with my 2 ½-year-old daughter and made her feel welcome, while the challenging games and equipment kept my 6-year-old son active from start to finish. They can’t wait for their next class,” says Jennifer Cortez, mom of two.
APEX for Kids offers:
- A large play area featuring a rock-climbing wall, trampoline and ball pit;
- A variety of sports equipment, including basketball hoops, soccer goals and a multitude of balls;
- Monkey bars, climbing ladders, trapeze bar and a variety of obstacle-course options; and
- A large special-events room for private birthday parties, capable of hosting 15-35 child guests, including the use of kitchenette for food and cake service.
Find the fun at 11339 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Contact them at 424-465-9868 or online at www.apexplayspace.com.