MIAMI - June 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Karisma Hotels & Resorts and My Gym, the world’s premier children’s fitness franchise, are pleased to introduce Parents Night Out by My Gym and a variety of additional activities and programs at Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of family-friendly Gourmet Inclusive® properties in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Enhancing an advantageous partnership that started in 2008, Azul Hotels and My Gym create fun, lively and engaging activities for children and memorable quality time for parents.
“The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma is designed with the entire family in mind, complete with memorable experiences and special moments. Parents Night Out by My Gym embodies our spirit by providing great fun for the kids and, at the same time, special quality time for parents.”
With 325 locations across six continents, My Gym gets kids moving with engaging games, gymnastics, music, dance and dozens of creative activities. My Gym, which boasts more than three decades in business, provides classes and activities to help kids develop physically, cognitively and emotionally while having loads of fun.
“We are delighted to bring our partnership with My Gym to the next level,” said Rafael Feliz Jr., Corporate Brand Manager at Azul Hotels by Karisma. “The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma is designed with the entire family in mind, complete with memorable experiences and special moments. Parents Night Out by My Gym embodies our spirit by providing great fun for the kids and, at the same time, special quality time for parents.”
Offered at Azul Hotels in Mexico and Jamaica, My Gym includes supervised gymnastics and other activities at the Azulitos Playhouse, sports and tumbling classes on the beach, and additional special seasonal activities. Azulitos Playhouse is the resort’s kids club that includes multi-purpose rooms, signature activities, themed water play areas, and modern playground structures with rope climbs, jungle gyms, and teeter totters.
One of My Gym’s most popular classes around the world, Parents Night Out by My Gym gives parents the night off in paradise while thoroughly entertaining the kids with fun games, rides, activities and even dinner. Parents are encouraged to drop the kids off at the Azulitos Playhouse at 7:30 p.m., and go enjoy a relaxing dinner, drinks and perhaps the resort’s nightly entertainment. Pick them up by 10:30 p.m. and they are feeling happy, relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep. Parents Night Out by My Gym is offered complimentary on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Splishing and splashing; Smiling and laughing! The Aqua Challenge provides entertainment, games, and relays in the pool to help develop youngsters’ love for a healthy lifestyle by making fitness fun. The program challenges younger guests physically while encouraging positivity, friendship, and teamwork.
Children will learn something new about an artist or art concept, a foreign country, animals, or geography; to challenge little ones' minds helps to keep them interested in the arts. Children then create individual works of art based on the theme they just learned – an excellent opportunity for youngsters to express themselves artistically. Children are also encouraged to explore, both within the art world during Free Art Time, and the fitness world through movement and physical play in a safe and immaculate facility.
The beautiful Azul backdrop provides the perfect landscape for youngsters to develop self-esteem and challenge themselves physically through games and relays on the beach. It’s fitness made fun in the sun!
The philosophy that guides My Gym's programming and breakdown for classes has been developed through intensive physiological, psychological and sociological research, along with decades of hands-on experience by hundreds of My Gym child and fitness experts.
Carefully constructed programs are constantly analyzed and adjusted according to up-to-the-minute advances in medical and psychological research. My Gym's main objectives are to ensure that program ingredients are safe, age-appropriate and optimal for building self-esteem.
Families who are My Gym members will receive a special 5% discount off of any current promotion when they book at Azul Hotels. In addition, My Gym members can enter to win a 6-day, 5-night vacation at Azul Hotels for two adults and two kids.
A collection of Gourmet Inclusive® properties in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Azul Hotels comprises Azul Beach Hotel, Azul Sensatori Hotel, and Azul Fives Hotel, all of which are designed to keep all members of the family happy and engaged. Providing something for everyone, Azul Hotels boast kids and teen clubs, splash parks, movie nights with popcorn, suites for two adults and three young children, guaranteed connecting suites for older kids, adults-only swimming and lounging areas, and nightly entertainment.
A very exciting enhancement to the kids-friendly program, in Summer 2015, Azul Hotels will debut a landmark partnership with Nickelodeon to offer the Nickelodeon Experience, giving kids unique opportunities to interact with their favorite characters at every turn, including Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The journey will begin with custom kids’ check-ins and a slime smoothie, Nickelodeon Concierges, a Nick Toy Lending Library, and special Nickelodeon Room Kits.
Standard rates at Azul Hotels by Karisma begin at $309 per adult, per night with two children including the Gourmet Inclusive® Experience with complete a la carte dining, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, full-service concierge, and 24-hour room service.
Reservations can be booked through a GI Vacation Consultant, or by calling Azul Hotels at 1-866-527-4762, or by visiting www.karismahotels.com. For more information on My Gym at Azul Hotels, visit www.karismahotels.com/mygym.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, Allure Hotels by Karisma and Karisma Hotels Adriatic. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Family Resort in the World,” and “Best Hotels for Romance,” and AAA’s “Four Diamond Award.” Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations. For reservations and a full list of Karisma properties, please visit www.karismahotels.com.
Established in 1983 and named #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2014, My Gym is a leading fitness center destination for children with over 325 locations worldwide, including international locations in China, France, Canada, and Brazil, among others. More than 30 additional locations are planned to open worldwide in the next 12 months. My Gym combines innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children ages 6 weeks through 10 years by helping them acquire the skills, confidence, and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. My Gym’s award-winning, structured, noncompetitive and age-appropriate classes and birthday parties enhance children’s overall development through games, music, exercise, sports, gymnastics, puppets, unique rides, and fun. The children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility, and social skills. In 2012, My Gym launched their new interactive Building Blocks Program to all enrolled children ages 2.5 years and older. The program helps children work toward specific milestones in their physical, cognitive, and emotional development and then celebrates their achievements with stickers, progression ribbons, medals, trophies, graduation certificates and more in periodic Building Blocks Acknowledgment Ceremonies. The My Gym television show, “My Gym At Home,” airs on BabyFirst, a 24/7 channel focusing on children’s development. The My Gym at Home app is available for Apple/IOS and for Android devices. For more information about My Gym and the location nearest you, please visit www.MyGym.com.
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