My Gym Hoboken: A Kids’ Fitness Haven on Monroe Street

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The last few months have proven that movement, space, and human interaction are things that truly make us happy. For parents of little ones who have lots of energy, My Gym is one of Hoboken’s best-known fitness centers for children, offering a variety of classes for the little runners, jumpers, and tumblers in town. The space, located at 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken, offers gymnastics courses, activities to strengthen both mind and body during after school programs, and now is offering to give parents a break with the new 3-hour drop-off classes. Owned and operated by a local family, My Gym Hoboken is now offering a special membership offer for Hoboken Girl readers. Read on for more information about My Gym.

Hoboken Girl readers can now get $50 off when enrolling for classes with code HGKIDS.

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Where It All Began

The idea to open a My Gym location in Hoboken came to the owners, Alvaro Pérez and Tatiana Vega, when they couldn’t find a program in the area that would keep their daughter, Victoria active and engaged in the way they hoped back in 2010. After traveling to several nearby towns, Alvaro + Tatiana fell in love with My Gym and how its program helps children develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. 

Taking a chance away from their careers, they decided to bring the dream of owning a fitness center for children to life and signed a lease in 2011 on Monroe Street. My Gym Hoboken opened its doors in January 2012 when their second daughter, Isabel was a newborn. Alvaro’s background as a professional basketball coach in Spain and a master’s degree in team sports along with Tatiana’s career in business sales and marketing management has been key in making My Gym a part of the Hoboken community. More than anything, the couple wanted a place where their daughters could thrive alongside other children in the neighborhood.

Their love for children and passion for spreading this children’s program to as many families as possible led them to open My Gym Jersey City and My Gym River Road in 2016. Years later, their goal is to continue providing an environment where children feel loved and supported while they develop new life skills.

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Alvaro is still passionate about what they have created at their My Gym locations.

“I have the best job in the world! Every day I get to see a parade of smiling faces as the kids walk in, their little eyes light up when they come to My Gym for class. We are their favorite place! It brings me joy to see that as they become more agile, they also become more confident, and doing physical activity is now part of their life routine, not an afterthought. They will grow into happier, healthier individuals and we contributed a little bit to get them there.”

Alvaro and Tatiana work at all 3 locations and can be seen, along with their daughters Victoria {12}, Isabel {9}, and Alejandra {3}, taking classes and making sure customers always have an enjoyable experience.

Ways To Play

Through the uncertain times of COVID-19, the owners of My Gym have gone above and beyond to develop programs that meet the needs of all ages, while following CDC guidelines and social distancing mandates to bring peace of mind to participating families. Here are a few of the current offerings:

Play Indoors

Classes are available for children from 6 weeks to 10 years old. Membership includes 1 class per child per week + bonus private playdate. Hoboken Girl readers get $50 off a membership with code HGKIDS. Try it out before committing with a free trial class. Available classes include mommy and me classes from Tiny Tykes to Terrific Tots for the smallest students; Private Playdate for those wanting solo playtime; Mighty Mites to improve flexibility and game skills; Pre-Gymnastics, and Gymnastics for kids wanting to take on age-appropriate tumbling challenges.

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Play Outdoors

My Gym fun-filled classes are coming to the outdoors, right behind the Monroe Center! This outdoor setting will enable staff to provide a great program while keeping social distancing requirements in place. It’s the same My Gym fun in a fresh outdoor setting. Just book your drop-in class in advance as space is limited.  Check out the full outdoor schedule here for more details.

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Play + Learn

My Gym is here to help with the unique return to school by offering a brand-new program: STEAM Learn + Play. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – and this program marries the best of My Gym’s games, relays, and physical fun with STEAM project-based learning. Kids will love exploring outer space, under the sea, Jurassic times, all things Frozen, and more as themes change weekly to keep each student engaged.

Created especially for children ages 3 through 10, this 3-hour drop-off program is appropriate for any family looking to supplement their child’s education in a fun, engaging, and experiential learning environment. Space in this special drop-off program is extremely limited. Contact hoboken@mygym.com for more information!

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Play at Home

My Gym can now come to your backyard! Private mobile classes include a 45 minute class for up to 5 family members or friends, ages 7 months to 10 years old. This program provides kids an engaging class while still maintaining social distancing requirements. You can choose where and when but it’s guaranteed to be the same My Gym fun.

Play + Celebrate

Host a My Gym birthday party outdoors {up to 20 children} and they will bring the party to you. Offering a 1-hour time slot on Saturday and Sundays, parties scheduled during the week are available upon request. $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a party and the full balance is due the day of the party {cash or checks only}. For more information or to book your outdoor party, call or text 201-758-8390  or e-mail My Gym today.

Members $250, Non-Members $300

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Celebrate Halloween on October 23rd

This Halloween is going to look a little different, and My Gym knows this — so they’re hosting an Indoor and Outdoor Halloween party with COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions in place. Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy the not-too-spooky atmosphere at MyGym’s Halloween parties, featuring Halloween-themed songs, games, a costume parade, and fantastical fun.

The Indoor Halloween Party

On Friday, October 23 is limited to one adult per child. Children ages 3 and younger can attend at 4:30PM, children 3 and older can attend at 5:30 PM, and all ages are welcome starting at 6:30PM.

Members: $25 per child, Non-Members: $30 per child 

The Halloween Outdoor Party

The party will be held on the lawn located at the corner of 7th Street and Jackson Street on Saturday, October 24. The party is for all ages and begins at 3:00PM. The festivities on Sunday, October 25 will begin at 10:00AM, and ghouls and goblins of all ages are welcome. 

Members: $20 per child, Non-Members: $25 per child

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How To Join

Enroll for a membership, register for classes, or schedule a trial class on their website MyGym.com and follow them on Instagram @mygymhoboken for schedule changes, holiday hours, and pictures of the tiniest My Gym fans in Hoboken. Indoor classes are located at 720 Monroe Suite 312 in Hoboken. Contact hoboken@mygym.com for more information!


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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.