Ooh! I have been waiting for this. Get Up and GO! will be Wednesday, May 14th from 1:30-3:30. We have gone for the past two years when it was at the WGVU studios and was tied in with the Teletubbies. I didn’t totally get the Teletubbiesconnection; they weren’t there or anything which is probably good. I can’t imagine the event would be successful with everyone under the age of 3 running out of the room screaming at the giant blobs trying to give them hugs. They just showed a Teletubbies exercise video which is so ripe for making a joke about, I can’t even bring myself to do it.
The event is now just called, “Get Up and GO!” and has moved to the downtown YMCA. If you haven’t been in that branch yet, go just for the chance to check it out. It’s a sweet facility. You do not have to be a member to attend this event, but you’ll want to join after you see it, like we did. Remember, they do have financial assistance programs.
Get Up and GO! is all about getting kids moving. In the past they had a tae qwon do lesson, a yoga lesson (which was filmed and my kids ended up in a commercial and print ad!), jump ropes, and a basketball team showing the kids how to shoot hoops. I don’t know what all is planned for this year, but being that it is at the YMCA and not in a TV studio I can only imagine it is going to be bigger and better.
It’s free, but they do ask that you register so they can get a head count and know how many folks to expect. More info and how to register is on the WGVU website; here is a link. See you there!