Today a local parent kindly reviews Hopperz for Bishopston Mum. Hopperz fun and fitness classes are for young children aged 15 months+ and their parents/carers and are held at United Reformed Church Horfield at 10am every Monday and Friday morning in term-time.
Hopperz is a fun, physical but relaxed class which is run by a friendly and enthusiastic instructor called Louisa.
It takes place in a lovely big and light space (Muller Road Church Hall) and is particularly good for a rainy/cold day as it’s a great chance for children to burn off some energy inside in the warm.
It’s also nice gentle exercise for the parents/carers (but I can still cope with it at 8 months pregnant!) We are regulars to the class as it ticks all the boxes, it’s stimulating and active for 45 minutes but has a lovely story-time ending which brings my son down perfectly in time for lunch and naptime!
Each week there is a familiar structure but the activities vary (from running and jumping games, action songs, imaginative play -stomping like elephants etc, ball skills, hoops, beanbags, ribbons, feathers, and parachute play).
I think it would most suit confident walkers and up, my son started at 16 months and got a lot from it but now he is almost two he really enjoys following the movements to the songs and the “stop and go” game. It’s definitely helped to develop his listening and balance skills.
The other advantage to this class as it is drop-in payment, so you pay on the day you come and won’t risk losing money if you can’t make it one week by having to pay a set amount in advance.
Review by Katy Coleman
Hopperz Fun & Fitness for Kids
(Drop-in classes for children aged approx 15 months plus)
Mondays & Fridays 10 – 10.45am
United Reformed Church Horfield, BS7 9RB
Contact Louisa 07878 507 728 / 0117 985 2084 or firstname.lastname@example.org