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Our ROCKIN’ Equipment – The Zip Line

Did you know that every moving part in our gym is made to encourage fun AND healthy development? Since CEO & Founder, Dina Kimmel, opened the first We Rock the Spectrum in Tarzana in 2010, our team has created a sensory-safe environment that also promotes inclusivity and enjoyment. Each piece of equipment has been chosen so that children with autism and special needs, as well as neurotypical children, can benefit. To show you just how much our gym ROCKS, we want to showcase how our equipment promotes positive growth.  Today we are going to focus on our famous Zip Line! This high-flying piece of equipment is a great way to get your thrill seekers adrenaline going! If the daredevil life is not for your little one, the Zip Line can go at a leisurely pace and provides a comfortable place to sit as they glide. There is a safe place to land at every point along the way, but the crash pit at the end …

We Rock the Spectrum – Placerville One Year Anniversary

Another one of our gyms has reached an important milestone – one year of ROCKIN’ with their community! Owner, Keri McAtee, with Corporate Creative Director, Arnon. On Saturday, September 7th, 2019, We Rock the Spectrum – Placerville celebrated their one year anniversary of opening their doors to the El Dorado community! The celebration had a great turnout from the Placerville community to support out rockstar owners, Keri and Patrick McAtee, and to celebrate all they have accomplished in the past year. Corporate Creative Director, Arnon Arad, was also in attendance supporting the owners on this exciting milestone!   Along with full access to all of the We Rock specialized gym equipment, local We Rockers enjoyed coffee donated from Starbucks, pastries, shaved iced from Heavenly Ice, and pie from Apple Bistro. Other local vendors and restaurants that shared their awesome resources included Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Young Living Essential Oils, Zümbini and more! Thank you to all of the ROCKIN’ donors and vendors that made the day …

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Back to School

The season is upon us! Time to swap summertime freedom with school-year schedules. This change can be overwhelming for all children. There are many things to consider: new classrooms, new teachers, new bedtimes, new supplies, etc. Fear not, We Rockers! We’ve got some tips on how to start preparing yourself and your children for all the changes that come along with a new school year. Here are 5 ways that you can start practicing, priming, and preparing your primary student to head back to school with ease: Visit the School If you are able to enter the building during summer hours, give your child a tour of the new space. It will help relieve anxiety on the first day. This strategy of previewing activities and new environments is called. Hopefully, you’ll have an idea of what their daily schedule looks like a few weeks before. If so, show them the classrooms they will be in and the best route to them. The more familiar they …

We Rock the Spectrum – Greenville Grand Opening

South Carolina opened its first We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Greenville this month! The grand opening celebration was held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. It was a very exciting weekend for the Greenville team and community. Project Manager, Grace Covino, and Creative Director, Arnon Arad, from our Corporate team flew in to guide and attend the big event. Chris and Kimberly Tolbert are the rockin’ new owners of this new location. They are the parents of two sons, Christopher Jr. and Kaleb. As an educator of nearly 25 years, Kimberly has taught special needs children from kindergarten to 8th grade, as well as at the collegiate level. She has multiple teaching certifications in Special Education/Multicategorical and Early Childhood Education. Christopher has spent the past 19 years in marketing and sales roles. He has numerous credentials in business management, diversity, collaboration and corporate business practices. Their combined experience in education and business is a recipe for success! They have brought a vibrant and inclusive …

We Rock the Spectrum – Severna Park: Developmental Resource Fair

This past Saturday, April 27th, We Rock the Spectrum – Severna Park hosted a Developmental Resource Fair for the community to welcome their new owners, Octavia and Devon Brown. These rockstar owners share a passion for serving the community. Octavia is a social worker that has dedicated the past 12 years of her life working to encourage, empower, and uplift the under-served. Devon is an entrepreneur and believes that business is more than just about making money and that it should be used to give back. Their combined experience and desire to make a difference make them the perfect addition to the WRTS family! Along with access to the daily gym equipment, there was face painting and a petting zoo for children and their families. Vendors like Turning Point Applied Behavioral Analysis, Hope Chiropractic & Wellness, Young Living Essential Oils and Therapy Solutions for Children were on display to share their awesome resources. The support from the Severna Park community didn’t stop there! Local restaurants …

We Rock the Spectrum – Williamsburg: Meet the New Owner

This past Saturday, April 6th, We Rock the Spectrum – Williamsburg hosted a Meet the New Owner celebration to welcome Kimberly Moore to the WRTS family. Kimberly is an autism mother born and raised in Williamsburg, VA. Prior to owning the We Rock gym, she managed two local hotels. Her son, Aiden, was diagnosed with ASD when he was 4 years old. We Rock the Spectrum has provided a comfortable and safe space for her son to discover, learn and play. “[We Rock the Spectrum] is a place where parents can come together and talk about the struggles, the challenge of finding adequate services, and the developmental breakthroughs.” Kimberly and her team showed the community just how committed they are to providing a safe and fun place for ALL children. Not only did they show off their awesome space and their ROCKIN’ sensory-safe equipment, but they also provided face painting and arts & crafts. The James City County Police also stopped by to join in …

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