Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cheerleading at All About Kids Crestwood

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 photo AAK_Cheer_04_zpsvyptn5kd.jpgDoes your child want to be a cheerleader? Do they want to learn how to tumble or increase their skills they already have? At PowerCore Athletics, we strive to instill in our cheerleaders, the value of character, commitment and hard work. At All About Kids, we specialize in teaching cheerleading to kids ages 3 and up. We offer cheerleading classes such as tumbling, cheer squad training and also offer competitive All Star Cheer Teams. We offer classes and showcase teams at our Oldham County location in Crestwood.

PowerCore Athletics previously Power Cheer has been training elite cheerleaders since 1996 and our state-of-the-art Cheerleading training center has over 12,000 square feet of dedicated training space within our 47,000 square foot All About Kids sports facility. PowerCore Athletics is one of the largest, best-equipped cheerleading schools in the Midwest.

Our cheer classes vary on different levels and are based on skill not just age. They start with beginner levels doing back walkovers, back handspring drills and back handsprings with a spot, intermediate jumps and motion techniques. And can progress through some of our most advanced levels doing jumps to standing back tucks, layouts, whips, bounder tumbling, roundoff back handspring fulls/double fulls and standing fulls. We have a class for every level!

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PowerCore Athletics has competitive All Star Cheerleading Teams that compete locally and nationally and train at our Louisville location. Our half year teams are perfect for those athletes who have other commitments such as school cheer or other sports! The season is about half the length of our “full year” teams. We also offer showcase teams at our Oldham county location!

When you come to a cheer class, you can expect professional staff that love to work with kids and want to progress their skills. Our mission is to “Build happy, healthy, confident kids through sports” and that is what we do. Our coaches will provide a fun, safe environment for your cheerleader to learn tumbling, jumps and stunts. Come check us out for a FREE trial today! If you missed our All Star cheerleading tryouts, just call us for a private evaluation.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Louisville Zoo's World's Largest Halloween Party!

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Children 11 and under are invited to come trick or treat through the Louisville Zoo!  The World's Largest Halloween Party is going on now!

This fun, annual fundraiser event is a unique experience for families to enjoy together.  It is kooky, not spooky!  Snap pictures along the way in the many photo stands.  Say hello to your favorite princess or superhero.  Run around in the hay maze or participate in one of the extra attractions available during the party.  Check out the full list of themed areas and attractions here!  There is a new "Not-so itsy-bitsy" Spider House this year!

When: The 1.3 mile Trick or Treat trail is open every Thursday-Sunday in October starting at 5:30pm.  You can enter as late as 8:30pm.

Price: Ticket prices vary for members and non-members and which weekend they choose to visit.  Admission is free for children 2 and under.  There is a $5 parking fee for everyone (including members).  It is best to purchase tickets online.

  • Reserve your tickets early, as many weekends sell out fast! Print the tickets off at home. 
  • Bring cash for parking and the extra attractions going on during the night.
  • Don't let the crowd get you down. Take your time and enjoy the trek around the zoo.  It really is a special experience for families!
This is a rain or shine event!
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Equility Boarding & Training Center

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 photo b6556851-a604-436d-8adc-a08439971069_zpskhfyqpeg.jpgMy husband and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Equility Boarding and Training Center in Goshen for a romantic trail ride experience.  This new equestrian center is home to several rehabilitated and rescued horses.  Owner, Brittany Dodson offers visitors and clients an array of services.  Her main focus is Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Therapy to children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and even learning disabilities. Brittany's love for horses and people was evident when we met for our romantic trail ride.

The evening began with meeting our horses and grooming them together.  Brittany talked with us a little about each horse, their background story and personality.  I really liked that she explained the importance of first caring for the horse and getting to know them a little before beginning the trail ride.  She wants the horse to have a relaxing experience as much as the riders.  We were fitted for our saddles, took a short ride around the paddock and were on our way to the trail ride. 

The farm is very beautiful.  Even with neighborhoods nearby, the ride was quiet and relaxing around several acres of soy bean fields and the sun slowly setting in the Kentucky blue sky.  Brittany led our two horses, making sure to check in on us along the way and offer riding tips catered to each of our skill levels.  We commented several times that our horses were very well-mannered and calm.  We have no doubt it's because of the love and training that Brittany has given to them along with the horse's drive to help children and adults in the Therapy program.

The trail ride was around an hour long.  At different times during the year, trail rides will go through the surrounding woods and down to a creek. The terrain had a few hills, but nothing insurmountable with a little help from our guide.  Trail rides are generally reserved for small group numbers so that everyone can get the support and attention that they need along the way and also be able to relax.

 photo barn pic_zpsskecdvpl.jpgOnce back to the barn, we were offered a place to sit in the shade with some cold water and wait for the next part of our romantic evening.  We were serenaded with a song and got to enjoy the peaceful quiet of the farmland.  The barn doors were opened where a beautiful and romantic barn setting awaited us.

For about 45 minutes, my husband and I sat together in the pristine barn and our two trail horses joined us in their respective stalls. We sat at the table for two, surrounded by flickering (battery operated) candles and romantic music.  Pretty lights were strewn above us, while flowers and light appetizers with sparkling grape juice adorned an adjacent table. There was even a personalized chalkboard with our names written on it welcoming us to our romantic barn setting.  When we emerged from the barn, the Kentucky sunset was breathtaking! It's amazing to witness such beauty and have this unique experience right here in Oldham County!

It's safe to say that there is something for everyone at Equility.  Lessons, training, boarding, pony parties, trail rides and romantic trail rides are all offered at the farm. I love that Brittany recognizes that both her horses and riders have a story or a struggle that can be told, rewritten and overcome with love, patience and learning. Her professionalism and horse experience allowed us to enjoy an evening together doing something unique and special without a worry in the world. The cost for the romantic trail ride experience is $125 per couple and lasts two hours.  Regular trail rides are available at a lower cost also.

Be sure to like Equility's Facebook page to keep up with current events, offerings and other fun happenings going on at the barn.  Brittany is always posting about her different horse friends and her therapy programs. 

The equestrian center is located at 2481 Belknap Farm Road in Goshen. 

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Monday, October 2, 2017

All About Kids Champion Gymnastics in Crestwood

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 photo AAK_Gymnastics_20_zpslimep25c.jpgDo you want your child to be active? Learn Gymnastics? Have a great, fun and loving experience while learning new skills? At Champion Gymnastics at All About Kids, we provide the best gymnastics classes in Oldham County! Your child’s gymnastics lessons will be in a fun, safe environment with the best trained professionals around. We pledge to treat you and your little gymnast as our guests, which means that your comfort and satisfaction with our gymnastics lessons and services is our primary concern. Our classes will challenge your child and keep them striving for more.

At Champion, we offer classes for toddlers all the way up to our highly competitive gymnastics teams. Gymnastics provides many opportunities and a positive experience for your child. Studies show that gymnastics helps kids develop physical and social skills both in and out of the gym.

 photo AAK_Gymnastics_18_zpsbrdqrk2g.jpgWe emphasize self-worth, personal growth, health, mutual respect, responsibility, safety, and teamwork while having fun. Our one-of-a kind kids’ sports center exists to further the happiness and health of our clients. We strive to become friends and mentors to the students who come through our doors. We have passion, energy and enthusiasm in everything we do, and we are often recognized and congratulated for our professionalism and positive atmosphere.

 photo AAK_Gymnastics_09_zpsykurtzlh.jpgAt All About Kids we are committed to watching your child succeed and gain the necessary life skills that will carry them through adult-hood. That’s why we invest time in to educating our staff and empowering them with the tools that help teach more than just how to flip. Our mantra has and always will be to put your child first ensuring that they become happy, healthy, confident adults. What sets us apart from many of the sport centers in our area is the ability to have an unparalleled quality in our gymnastics program.

 photo AAK_Gymnastics_22 1_zpsydmbkfdr.jpgOur facility is the best facility in Oldham County! We have two All About Kids locations plus our competitive team, which practices at their very own Team Gym in Louisville. Our equipment is state of the art and our facilities are the best in town.

We take great pride in teaching more than sports and classes. We are teaching kids self-confidence through hard work and increasing their self-esteem through our sports lessons. Call our office today for a FREE trail lesson in one of our awesome gymnastics classes.

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