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Gym Jam World

Gym Jam World is a mobile showcase that highlights alternative health driven activities that support children’s developmental milestones. Our mobile facility provides children 18 months - 5 years with developmentally appropriate fun activities that build social, physical and emotional growth. We focus on wellness, nutrition, creative play, and gross motor skills in a safe and nurturing environment. Our information stations provide parents/caregivers with information on healthy food options, preparation and nutritionally sound snack choices. Opportunities to taste test selected healthy food options are available during our daily cooking demos.

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Gym Jam World is a mobile showcase that highlights alternative health driven activities that support children’s developmental milestones.  

Benefits for Parents / Caregivers:
  • Useful and meaningful information on health, nutrition and wellness
  • Heightened awareness of developmental milestones and school readiness
  • Access to healthcare experts

Benefits for Kids:
  • develop gross motor skills to strengthen bones and muscles
  • build self-confidence
  • learn fundamentals of movement and coordination

Each showcase will feature 6 stations for parents/caregivers and children 18 months to 5 years:

1) Entrance
2) Creative Play
3) Nutrition
4) Tumbling
5) Local Vendors / Healthcare experts
6) Exit

The following journey map highlights the experience:

Artist Concept



Entrance



Station #1  Creative Play



Station #2 Nutrition



Station #3 Tumbling



Station #4 Local Vendors

 

Exit


 

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

Our target market for Gym Jam World is parents/guardians of children 0 - 5 years of age in low socioeconomic communities. Activities are geared towards children 18 months to 5 years. Gym Jam World can be modified for global implementation.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

We could do a 1-day test at a church, day care center or school. The number of stations built out would be dependent on budget. However, before running the 1-day test we could test assumptions by: 1) Design Flyer / Survey to solicit feedback. 2) Design Web page to solicit feedback 3) Simple Demo at mall or park

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

To make this idea real we could use expert advice from 1) Logistics company to better understand logistics, permitting and costs of moving the showcase on a regular basis 2) Gymnastics / tumbling professional to design tumbling station 3) Nutrition & Health care experts to validate / assist in station design

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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Great way of teaching about health, nutrition to parents, in the same path that the kids can develop through gym and exercises. A way of making people wanna get together with this experience and help the others is to find some sponsors to your project, they can help you find people that will teach the kids and the parents. Good way to go Michael.

Photo of Michael Dawson
Team

Thanks Gustavo. We plan to identify local sponsors / partners to ensure that we are meeting needs of local community.

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