Gym-Class Heroes

Kid-focused fitness is now a booming business, with specialty gyms popping up all over town. Want to get your brood moving? Ahead, four local options.

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Happy Healthy Kids

Little ones can dance, stretch, and punch their way to a more-active lifestyle at Happy Healthy Kids, which offers Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, and more in its sleek suburban studios. Classes in Natick are scheduled to start this month.

$108 for six weeks; 81 Powder Mill Rd., Maynard; 284 Broadway, Arlington; 781-646-3824,

Buddhaful Kids Yoga

Instructor Mary Kaye Chryssicas will have your kids saying “om” early, with yoga classes for children ages seven to 12 and teenagers ages 13 to 17.

$155 for eight classes; Laughing Dog Yoga Studio, 159 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-235-9162,

Reimagine Play

Put Junior through the ropes at this outdoor boot-camp-style pop-up class, which includes obstacles, running drills, hurdles, games, and more. A brick-and-mortar location is also in the works.

$20 drop-in; locations vary, 617-875-6642,

CrossFit Kids Boston

Your student will be the star of PE class after a session at this West Roxbury box, which offers tweens and teens a program focused on weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio.

Starting at $138 for six classes; 1230 VFW Pkwy., West Roxbury, 617-637-8900,