These Klang Valley indoor places will give kids a good workout, rain or shine


Far Post Academy lets the children have a fun and sweaty futsal session while gaining skills like good sportsmanship, team building and discipline. — Far Post Academy

HERE’S a fun fact: Children has an energy level akin to that of a well-trained adult.

A study conducted by a group of scientists from a university in France, published in Frontiers in Physiology also found that young children have fatigue-resistant muscles.

The children observed in the study, which was done five years ago, were less tired during high-intensity physical activities than adults. They also recover faster than adult endurance athletes.

With these high levels of energy and their carefree attitude, young children, regardless of age, need to let off steam by engaging in high-intensity physical activities.

While outdoor children’s playgrounds and parks are obvious choices, there are also fun indoor places that are purposely designed to give kids a good workout, unaffected by the weather.

Here are some exciting indoor play areas in the Klang Valley for kids:

Time to play ball

Far Post Academy is not like other kid’s gymnasiums or indoor playgrounds. The academy is a place that lets children have a fun and sweaty futsal session, learning necessary skills like good sportsmanship, team building and discipline. Since futsal is an indoor and supervised sport, parents can rest easy knowing their kids are able to freely play while expending their energy and socialising with their team mates.

There are four classes, split into age groups for kids until the age of 14 and one Elite Class for those who want to take their futsal training to the next level, with the aim of competing in external tournaments and leagues.

Each class has a physical session and an online weekly challenge, technical and tactical training, light reaction training modules, physical assessment and progression report.

The classes are currently being held in three locations; Republic of Futsal in Petaling Jaya, Ace Sports World in Desa Park City and Dewan Anggerik Eria in Kota Kemuning.

A session at Amped Trampoline Park can be an exciting family outing as it opens for both adults and children. — Amped Trampoline Park MalaysiaA session at Amped Trampoline Park can be an exciting family outing as it opens for both adults and children. — Amped Trampoline Park Malaysia

Here we jump!

While it is fun and exciting, a 10-minute jump on a trampoline is actually equivalent to a 30-minute run.

A study by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found that trampolining is 68% more effective than running and provides equal benefits within a shorter time frame.

And what better way than to make it a fun, quality family time at Amped Trampoline Park Malaysia in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

The one-of-a-kind trampoline park has double-lane trampolines for those who want to practise their flips, an extra bouncy trampolines for those who want to walk on the wall and a main court that has islands for those who want to rest in-between their jumps.

The 1,020sqm space of interconnected trampolines also has foam pits to jump in from various styles of platforms, from cliff hanger to rock wall and tower challenge.

Best of all, the park is open to both adults and children who are able to walk on their own. This means parents and their children can easily have a fun workout session together.

The Little Gym is equipped with US-standard gymnastic equipment suitable for children aged four months old to 12 years old. — The Little GymThe Little Gym is equipped with US-standard gymnastic equipment suitable for children aged four months old to 12 years old. — The Little Gym

Little gymnasts

Here’s a gymnasium that both parents and children can enjoy. Going on three-dimensional learning, The Little Gym offers classes that help increase the little gym goers’ physical strength and muscle control, fine and gross motor skill development, coordination as well as balance.

The gym is equipped with gymnastics equipment and other fun kiddy stuff like balls, hoola hoops and bubble guns that are suitable for children aged from four months to 12 years old.

It offers a few classes. The Parent/Child Class is for children four months to three years old and promotes early development and a strong foundation for toddlers’ critical first three years.

Kids aged between three and six years old can join the Pre K Class to help them channel their boundless energy and reach developmental milestones in a structured environment, while older kids have new challenges to tackle in the Grade School Class.

This American-based gymnasium with more than 300 locations across the globe, has six branches in Malaysia – four in the Klang Valley, and one each in Penang and Tebrau, Johor.

We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym is an inclusive indoor children play centre specifically designed to aid little ones with sensory processing disorders. — WRTS BangsarWe Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym is an inclusive indoor children play centre specifically designed to aid little ones with sensory processing disorders. — WRTS Bangsar

Spectrum rockers

Located in Bangsar, We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym is an inclusive indoor children play centre specifically designed to aid little ones with sensory processing disorders.

The gym is equipped with special equipment used by occupational therapists and sensory integration therapists, and has trained staff who are able to aid neurodivergent children like those with autism and other conditions.

The Ninjakid Class is a martial art class for kids aged four and above and the gymnastics class is for kids with special education needs (SEN) aged four and above.

In the gymnastics and movement class, children will learn how to build gross motor skills, achieve body coordination, strength, flexibility, confidence and social skills.

Although the gym is designed for ages three to 12, it has some equipment suitable for babies who are able to sit and can cater to anyone of any age with developmental conditions or disabilities.

Packed adventure and actions, District21 is the right place for an action-packed family time. — District 21Packed adventure and actions, District21 is the right place for an action-packed family time. — District 21

Little adrenaline junkies

Adventure-seeking children will find themselves at home at District21, an indoor action park located within IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. The park offers eight adventure attractions from wall climbing and vertical maze of tunnels, cages and funky challenges to a 180m zip line course and a free fall from a 180m.

District21 is also home to the largest indoor high-rope course in Malaysia, the Sky Trail that has 23 varying challenges and is the country’s first indoor Ninja Warrior course that is made of 15 obstacles.

Since the park is made for both adults and children, it applies weight and height restrictions to all its adventure attractions to ensure safety.

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