Fun & Fit

Best Gymnastics Classes, March 2004

Some preschool gymnastics classes resemble the inside of a nuclear reactor, with roly-poly bodies bouncing off one another in blissful anarchy. At Broadway Gymnastics, a two-year-old can have a blast working through the obstacle courses and cooling down on the trampoline. What makes Burbank’s Fun & Fit superlative, though, is the instruction of Mike Eschenbrenner. He captivates his young charges and does something we considered well nigh impossible: gets herds of two- and three-year-olds to quiet down, listen, and follow his lead. Fun & Fit holds classes for kids of all ages; Eschenbrenner’s groups usually get the floor to themselves, however, which helps his students feel comfortable and focused.