• 7 Alternatives to Throwing a Kids’ Birthday Party at Home.
    February 5, 2024
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER   What’s Worse: Labour Pains or Children Birthday Parties? Throwing a birthday party at home for your child is a lot like giving birth. There’s lots of lead up time and preparation, the event is eye-wateringly painful and completely exhausting with a rush of complete joy once it’s over. […]
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  • Motivating my kids to be active: why we’ll be going for a jog this Mothers’ Day.
    May 1, 2023
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER  This Mothers’ Day I’ll be taking my kids for a jog. And no, not because I’m the co-founder of MyFirstGym or because I’m training for some ridiculously long Ironman (that’s Dan’s department! (here)).We’ll be working those leg muscles because I need to show them how to do it. I mean, yes, they can run. Gah! […]
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    February 1, 2022
    Words By Erica Newton- Co-Founder MyFirstGym With the Winter Olympics soon to be on our screens, children everywhere suddenly envision themselves luging or bobsleighing at ‘cool’ (read: frightening) speeds. Moguls and aerial ski jumps look like a heap of fun, “and come on Mum, I could totally do that!” are yelled out across the house. […]
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  • Introducing: School Readiness Program
    January 5, 2022
    MyFirstGym’s School Readiness program has been designed for children who are about to start school and is a great way for them to be introduced to some of the elements of school. It will give them that little boost of confidence they may need to start their school adventure and help them meet new friends […]
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  • Get off the couch this month!
    January 1, 2022
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER The antidote to your child’s Christmas Couch Fest. As parents who’ve been spat out the other end of the Christmas machine with endless presents to buy, get-togethers, chocolate, all-the-good-things-to-eat-and-drink and New Year’s festivities thrown in on top, early January is a welcome sight to behold. Blobbing on the couch in […]
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