Kids in Motion was formed in 1997 by David Hannan to inspire and empower children of all ages by building their confidence through confident movement.
The program was developed to help fast track children’s learning in an adventurous way to build motor skills and confidence.
The aim was to take the traditional sport of gymnastics and totally transform it into a completely new program that not only incorporates other elements of fitness and ball sports but most importantly makes it accessible to children of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.
For the first 15 years the program was run and fine tuned in backyards of houses all over Melbourne and at Wesley College’s gymnastics facility in Prahran. Over the next decade a new generation of kids were being inspired to get off the couch and get moving … and most importantly … love doing it.
In 2011 we set out to build a purpose built facility to home our unique program, the likes of which the community had never seen before. Unlike a tradition gymnastic center, our studio would be set up not for advanced skills and competition … but for invoking the spirit of adventure and the art of movement.
The success of the program is in expanding kid’s horizons and helping them find their Huckleberry Finn spirit of self discovery through adventure.
The program packs ADVENTURE, ENTHUSIASM and SELF CONFIDENCE together and teaches it with PASSION and EXUBERANCE … and the end result is that your child will develop a life long love of challenges and participation.
At Kids in Motion, we are not concerned with being the biggest studio or the business with the most franchises, we simply want to be the best at what we do!
OUR CORE VALUES
The 3 E’s
ALL OUR ACTIONS AND ALL OUR DECISIONS SHOULD BE RUN THROUGH THE FILTER OF OUR 3 CORE VALUES…THE ACTIONS WE TAKE, THE CHOICE OF PROGRAMS WE RUN, THE MODIFICATION TO THE PROGRAMS, THE CHOICE OF TAKING ON NEW OPPORTUNITIES…AND ON AND ON…
Empowering both the kids that we teach and the coaches we train…to believe in themselves and to expect more of themselves.
Empowering them by showing them that true gratification and happiness comes not from intrinsic rewards like competitions and medals but from a “sense of achievement”.
Teaching them that they should not compare themselves to others but be the best that they can be.
By empowering and inspiring children we teach them to step out of their comfort zone, to try something new and be someone who will “give things a go…to be participants in life, not spectators”.
Setting a standard of performance across everything we do and only undertaking something if we can attain the same high standard of excellence.
Making sure the “care factor” is there in everything we do, the lives we impact, how we support and teach our kids and how we support and care for our team.
To put ourselves in the shoes of others when making decisions and doing all we can to care about the mission we are on, the lives we impact, the experience of our clients and the communities we influence.
To see exactly what we do in both our KIDS and ADULTS program, check out our amazing videos … you won’t believe your eyes.
So book now for a free trial or book a term class. We look forward to seeing you in the studio sometime soon.