Mini Mells – Free Fitness Sessions For Kids In Solihull

Mini Mells – Free Fitness Sessions For Kids In Solihull

We are only just at the start of the Summer holidays and already you might be wondering how on earth you are going to keep your kids entertained and active for the next few weeks. Well, I have something that may help you out. I’d like to introduce to you… Mini Mells!

What is Mini Mells?

Mini Mells is a new event that is taking part in Mell Square in Solihull near Birmingham, every Saturday morning aimed specifically at children between the ages of four and ten. And what’s more, it’s completely free!

Mini Mells - Free Fitness Sessions For Kids In Solihull

On Saturday (29th July) we were invited to the launch and Little Man had been looking forward to it all week. Each week there is a different activity and on launch day it was Boxing. Mini Mells have joined forces with the guys from Virgin Active in Solihull and so you know that your kids are in safe hands, and being taught properly, whilst having lots of fun at the same time.

The sessions are forty minutes long, which is just the perfect amount of time. Not too long, not too short- as we know what kids are like!

You can see from the pictures I took that Little Man had a great time (although I’m not sure Daddy realised he was in for a workout when he got up that morning!)

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The guys and girls from Virgin Active were SO good with the kids. This is something that really stood out to me. They were totally on the right wavelength and always got down to their level to explain things, which is hugely important to me. Especially as the Little Man was the youngest (and smallest) there!

Rob Hemus, IM Properties asset manager, said: “We are really excited to introduce our new kid’s club, Mini Mells. Encouraging exercise that is both enjoyable and rewarding for children is high on the agenda for all parents, so t’s fantastic to have Virgin Active onboard.

“We will be using Virgin Active’s expertise to ensure that high-energy, child-friendly fitness sessions are delivered. We can’t wait to kick-start our summer activities and we look forward to seeing you all there.”

James Walsh, general manager at Virgin Active Solihull, said: “We are always keen to be involved in local community events and Mini Mells is shaping-up to be the ideal collaboration. With one instructor and four supporting Virgin Active team members per session, our outside classes will offer a vibrant and energetic activity not to be missed.”

What’s On And When?

As I mentioned earlier the Mini Mells fun continues each week of the Summer holidays and the list of sessions is detailed below:


Saturday 5th August  – Yoga at 10 am and 12 pm

Saturday 12th August – Multi circuit at 10 am and 12 pm

Saturday 19th August  – Aerobics at 10 am and 12 pm

Saturday 26th August  – Animal workout at 10 am and 12 pm

As I said, these sessions are completely FREE! But make sure you book before you go as there are limited spaces – you can book here!

Participants will also be in with a chance of winning a complimentary, one month, a family membership at Virgin Active Solihull. All you need to do is complete a form and hand it in to one of the Virgin Active team on the day.

Mell Square

As well as all of this, Mell Square has so much to offer. There are many, many shops for you to wander around including lots of little independent shops which are always great to support. I was lucky enough to receive a goody bag from the organisers and this included some lovely gifts.

Mini Mells - Free Fitness Sessions For Kids In Solihull

The handbag, make up bag and nail files are from Aspire Style. Other retailers that contributed were Liv’s, Hotter, Farrow and Ball, Castle Fine Art Gallery and Oxfam who donated a chocolate goat – not pictured as the Little Man soon demolished it! Sipsey also gifted me a voucher. Thank you so much for your generous gifts.

Keep Up To Date

Mini Mells - Free Fitness Sessions For Kids In Solihull

You can keep up to speed with Mini Mells by following Mell Square on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and if you go, don’t forget to use the #MiniMells hashtag to share your fun with others – the guys as Mell Square and Virgin Active would love to see your tweets and pictures!

 

*I was invited to the launch of Mini Mells to share my experience with you. All thoughts are my own. Big thanks to RBH Agency for the invitation.

 

 

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23 Comments

  1. 1st August 2017 / 6:43 am

    What a fab idea for kids! Looks like your little man had a whale of a time #triumphanttales

    • Jaki
      2nd August 2017 / 4:01 pm

      He loved it, thanks!

    • Jaki
      2nd August 2017 / 4:01 pm

      Great isn’t it?!

  2. 1st August 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Looks like so much fun, I can’t wait for my son to be a little older so he can enjoy similar activities #TriumphantTales

    • Jaki
      2nd August 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Ah he will be before you know it, they grow up so fast!

    • Jaki
      2nd August 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Couldn’t agree more!

  3. Angela Milnes
    1st August 2017 / 10:45 pm

    This is great. I love anything that encourages kids to get active and fitness sessions can be super fun for kids. I like the sound of Yoga and the Animal workout! I best my daughter would love it! Angela from The Inspiration Edit – #TriumphantTales

    • Jaki
      2nd August 2017 / 4:06 pm

      I’m keen to take him to the Yoga just so I can have a go! 🙂

  4. diynige
    2nd August 2017 / 8:40 am

    This sounds so much fun what a great activity thanks for hosting #triumphanttales

    • Jaki
      2nd August 2017 / 4:03 pm

      It’s a fab idea!

  5. 2nd August 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Ah this is such a great idea, and the fact that it is free too makes it all the more better! I might have to look to see if there’s anything similar near me #triumphanttales

    • Jaki
      2nd August 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Free is always a bonus! 🙂

  6. 3rd August 2017 / 11:53 am

    It’s fantastic that these taster sessions are free and I’m all for raising happy, healthy kids. #TriumphantTales

    • Jaki
      3rd August 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Agreed, such a fab concept!

  7. 5th August 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Fun and free anre two of the best features! Looks fab too. If only we were closer! <3 #Triumphanttales xoxo

    • Jaki
      6th August 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Couldn’t agree more!

  8. twotinyhands
    6th August 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Love it when these type of places put on free stuff like this. So important to the kids to stuff like this in the holidays when there really is t a lot on. Hope it continues to be successful and that you might get to do another! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    • Jaki
      6th August 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Free is always good, but it was that great I would have paid!

  9. 10th August 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Looks so much fun, love days like that! Looks like you treats were pretty cool too, what a fab day! #friyaylinky xx

    • Jaki
      10th August 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Lovely all around!

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