NexGym Fitness Club for Kids Celebrates Plano, Texas Grand Opening February 10-11, 2007

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Two-day event to include games, prizes, demos, dodge ball and a Dance Dance Revolution Tournament.

NexGym (, the innovative new fitness club for kids, announced today that it will celebrate the grand opening of its Plano, Texas location with a fun-filled two day event for the whole family on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, 2007, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Geared for kids 3-14 years old, NexGym's mission is to revolutionize the world of children's fitness and help combat the high rates of childhood obesity.

"Through video gaming and virtual reality, NexGym makes exercising fun," said John Daley, co-owner of the Plano NexGym franchise, which opened its doors earlier this month. "Kids are dragging their parents out of bed begging to come here, and then parents have to drag their kids out of the gym because they don't want to leave."

During its two-day grand opening event, NexGym will offer free open gym hours, prize drawings, demos, refreshments, a dodge ball tournament and a DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) tournament. Drawing and tournament prizes will include a NexGym membership, a Konami DDR game (home version), a NexGym Xtreme Birthday package, an IPOD, a MyTime Women's Fitness membership, t-shirts, sports bottles and more.

The festivities and open gym hours will take place February 10 and 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday's activities also include a Karate class demonstration. The tournaments will be held Sunday, February 11, 2007. The dodge ball tournament will run from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., and the DDR tournament will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Both tournaments are open to children 6-14 years. Beginner and experienced players are invited to join the fun, and there is no charge to participate in the tournaments or other grand opening activities.

"Dance Dance Revolution and dodge ball are both really popular with kids and teens right now," said Dawn Daley, co-owner of the Plano NexGym. "DDR is high-tech, while dodge ball is a new twist on an old game. No more hard, maroon balls or a group versus one like when we were kids. Now it's played team against team with smaller, softer balls."

NexGym opened its first location in Southlake, Texas in May 2006, originally under the name Energym. The growing need for fun kids' fitness options, coupled with the success of the Southlake gym, fueled the demand for a second NexGym in North Texas, with plans to open additional franchises later this year.

The grand opening celebration will be held at the Plano NexGym, located at 5964 W. Parker Road, Suite 108, adjacent to MyTime Women's Fitness at the corner of Dallas North Tollway and Parker Road.

About NexGym

NexGym is a high-energy gym for kids 3 to 14 years old that provides the latest, most innovative options for children's fitness. NexGym offers "exergaming," the latest in video game and virtual exercise technology designed for children ages 6-14, plus interactive classes like yoga, karate and sports training for 3-14 year olds. Staffed with trained fitness experts who have a passion for working with kids, NexGym offers a fun, positive solution to the growing health and fitness challenges today's children face. NexGym also offers Xtreme Birthday Parties, programs for children with special needs, nutritional guidance and custom fitness programs for children. For more information, visit

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