We had so much fun last month at our grand opening celebration that we couldn’t wait to welcome more wonderful families to Parker Place! Our first-ever Pop-In event, held last Saturday, gave Annapolis kids and parents alike a great opportunity to sample our programs.
Fun in the Kitchen
To get our younger visitors excited about healthy eating, Dr. Parker led an interactive nutrition and cooking activity. Kids made their own Rainbow Veggie Wraps with whole wheat tortillas, homemade hummus or herb and cheese spread, and their choice of colorful vegetables! Tri-colored peppers, fresh greens, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage and more were offered, giving everyone a chance to try something new. (And who doesn’t love putting together their own perfect snack?)
Little Green Thumbs
Dr. Parker also welcomed kids for some gardening fun. Our new friends helped to plant seeds for our new indoor herb garden here at Parker Place. It was a perfect way to learn about where our foods originate and how we can help the Earth (and eat healthfully!) by growing food ourselves. We’re very much looking forward to when our cooking students can pick fresh herbs to use in their culinary creations!
Getting Fit and Having Fun
Free play in our gym space was a highlight for all our young friends. There, kids had a blast enjoying jump ropes, hula hoops, balance balls, resistance bands and more. It goes without saying that everyone had a great time in Anna Pittinger’s fitness class! Her session combined stretches, freestyle movement, simple dance choreography and the grand finale: a freeze dance contest!
So…What’s the Big News?
It’s truly been an adventure to create this gorgeous space and wellness programs to support kids’ and families’ healthy habits for life. Above all, hosting fun, vibrant classes and events that reflect our community’s needs is our focus. And, as we work to finalize our full membership programs, we are happily rolling out the red carpet for several MORE free events in the month of August! These events are your chance to move and groove in our gym space, sharpen your cooking skills, improve your nutrition know-how, and get to know the wonderful team of staff and instructors who will be serving your family.
We can’t reveal the specifics just yet, but believe me – these events are something you definitely WON’T want to miss! To be kept in the know when it comes to our August activities and some very special surprises we have planned for September, be sure to join our mailing list to be a Parker Place VIP. We’d love for you to follow us, also, on Facebook and Instagram!