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H2K’s new home is in Arlington at the Ready, Set, Kids! family enrichment center. We have a spacious studio, which is perfect for all of our fitness classes and birthday parties! The center is designed with families in mind, complete with a lounge and play area for kids. We also have a second location in Sudbury at Crossfit Union. In addition to our two locations, we offer a variety of mobile classes state and nationwide.
Julia Walderzak is the founder of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio. H2K is a unique fitness studio that specializes in non-competitive fitness for children and families. They offer kids yoga, kids zumba, kids kickboxing, kids circuit training, mom and baby yoga, zumba with your toddler, teen classes, camps and healthy birthday parties.
Julia began her career as a corporate event planner, but felt unfulfilled. As a child, she struggled with her weight and hated competitive sports, so she taught herself how to get fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle in other, non-competitive, ways. Knowing there is a huge population of children and families that are currently struggling with the same issues she had overcome, Julia developed the concept for H2K. H2K was created in hopes of helping these families, who have been under-serviced in the past, learn how to live happy, healthy lives.
Julia currently has her 4th degree red belt in Tai kwon Do and also has certifications in zumba, kids zumba, kickboxing, and kids and teen yoga. H2K is slated to open its 2nd location this fall in Arlington, MA. It’s first location is located in Sudbury, MA.
Zumba Kids junior combines fast and slow rhythms for children ages 4-7 yrs using an aerobic/fitness approach. With a combination of dance, games, and peer performance your child will learn leadership, respect, team work, pride, confidence, responsibility, cordination, balance, and be able to express their inner creativity.
Join us for our amazing Teeny Tiny Yogis class. This class is designed to guide your baby through yoga poses to help with body development and to help soothe the baby. Your Teeny Tiny Yogi will lie mostly on their back, stomach and in the arms of their Yogi Mommy. This class will provide an amazing bonding experience with mom and baby. Feel free to relax with other moms in our lounge after class.
Kids Cardio Kickboxing will teach your child self-defense, self-confidence and discipline in a fun and safe environment. Kickboxing will improve flexibility, coordination, strength, concentration and allow them to work out any daily frustrations.
Active soles is a movement and music program for children to increase their appetite for physical fitness and music. Each 45 minute session is a tailored lesson plan for each specific age level and enhances cognitive development, gross motor and fine motor skills. Fitness, music, obstacle courses, dance, brain, gym and more!!
Zumba Kids combines fast and slow rhythms for children ages 8-12 yrs using an aerobic/fitness approach. With a combination of dance, games, and peer performance your child will learn leadership, respect, team work, pride, confidence, responsibility, cordination, balance, and be able to express their inner creativity.
CCOF is a new and unique way for children to learn team building exercises and skills. Through obstacle courses, mini circuit training, and all kinds of games, there will be a little something for everyone. Kids will build self-confidence and endurance. At the end of each class, each child will be responsible for updating their weekly exercise chart and are encouraged to meet fitness goals.
Jam Time is a class for young dancers. The students will be exposed to creative movement by exploring a variety of dance genres. This is a high energy, fun, creative class for young children who love to be active.
Kids Jam 1: Ages 3-5
Kids Jam 2: Ages 6-9
An Exploration of The Performing Arts: (I.e., Dramatic Play)
This class is led by an instructor with a Master’s Degree in education with creative arts integration.
Explore the performing arts in a developmentally appropriate and fun manner! Right from birth, children are actively observing the world around them, and learning awareness of self and others. The Level 1 class balances imagination and creativity with an interdisciplinary approach to hands on, experiential, and task-based learning. Dramatic play, creative movement, music, stories, rhythm, bright visuals and manipulatives will encourage your child to gain confidence in their newfound mobility, and practice with their developing tools of communication and self-expression. Parent or Caregiver participation required.
This fun and energetic class is designed specifically for young adults. While it is still as challenging as an adult Kickboxing class, the music is upbeat, hip and specifically selected to create a unique and dynamic atmosphere. Teens will learn self-defense, self-confidence and also learn the benefits of meditation.
Teen Zumba Fitness Party combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Teens are in a safe, fun environment and don’t have to worry about dancing in the same class as their moms!
Partner with your little one for animated yoga poses, games, music and breathing exercises that help to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. This fun class is a great opportunity for bonding with your child while strengthening their growing muscles and yours!! This class is perfect for moms or dads.
Just like our Family and Me Yoga junior you will explore a variety of poses with your child in a fun and safe environment. This class is geared towards older children, ages 7 and up. Come experience an amazing work while giving the gift of fitness to your child. This class is perfect for moms or dads.
Join us for our dynamic family Zumba series! Dance around with your little Zumba star to fun and energetic music. Play games and laugh while squeezing in a fun, quick workout!
Bring your whole family for an 1hr of fitness fun. Learn punches, kicks and self-defense! We will have non-contact sparring, relay races and boxing drills. At the end of class we will have mediation and work on healthy goals. Make sure to bring water, wear comfy clothes and be prepared to sweat.
Candlelight yin yoga is a nice complement to the end of your busy day. Yin yoga gives your body a chance to stretch whether if it’s been sitting all day in one position or continuously running around. With Candlelight Yin yoga slip into an atmosphere that is calming to your mind.
Alleviate some of the discomforts of pregnancy and prepare for childbirth with Hatha yoga, a combination of postures, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques. Prenatal yoga provides additional benefits for pregnant women and their babies such as increasing strength and flexibility while improving sleep and reducing stress. Prenatal yoga classes will also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.
Shari RYT 200hr, completed her hatha yoga training at Yoga For Life with Abby Schwab and yin yoga training with Josh Summers. She has been practicing and receiving the benefits of yoga since 2000 and meditation since 1978. Shari is also the founder of Cocoa Plum Nutrition.
Katherine graduated from Boston University with a Masters of Education in Coaching Principles and Sports Psychology and received her Bachelors in Psychology at Wheaton College. Katherine is NASM– Certified Personal Trainer, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Certified, and a USA Track & Field Level I & II Jumps and Combined Events Coach. When Katherine is not training clients, she can be found playing with her energetic son, running with him in a jogging stroller, and working out with her husband. KATHERINE’S CREDENTIALS: National Academy of Sports Medicine- Personal Trainer, American Council of Exercise– Pre/Post Natal Exercise Certified, 2010 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III, Indoor Track & Field Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year, NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy, Olympic Training Center.
Celeste LeMieux is a certified 500 hr Kripalu Yoga instructor who has been teaching since 1997. She has been specialising in prenatal and postpartum yoga since 2002 and children’s yoga since 2006 when she became a certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga instructor. She taught many classes for Isis Parenting for 10 years and continues to teach at MIT, Harvard Vanguard, Healthworks and the BCAE. Celeste is passionate about supporting women in the childbearing year and beyond thru the practice of yoga, so they can be as happy and healthy as they can be for themselves and their families. She also really loves doing yoga with children to give them a fun and creative outlet for developing strength, coordination, balance and focus and as a way for them to develop self estem and express themselves uniquely.
Marcie has a Master’s in Elementary Education with Creative Arts Integration, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus on movement, music, and play therapy. Marcie has a dance minor and studied at NYU’s musical theater conservatory. She has spent over a decade working in Boston as an elementary school teacher, nanny, camp counselor, tutor, and children’s musical choreographer, and currently designs and implements music, art, and drama curriculum for children ages infant through teen. As a singer/songwriter, Marcie has made a name for herself in the dance music scene with top 10 releases worldwide. She writes and performs music for an interactive online English language program for Mandarin speaking students. Marcie’s songs and interactive activities stimulate children’s creativity and support self-expression through music, art, and play. Kids laugh, dance, jump, and learn alongside colorful props, puppets, and stories. Marcie’s energetic approach is ideal for school events, fairs, festivals, libraries, fun-filled birthday parties, playgroups, and more. You can download her original album of 20 songs for FREE on her website: www.kidsmusicbymarcie.com.
Suzanne has a love for kids and for yoga, so teaching at H2K is a joy! She has her 200-hour yoga certification from Charlotte Yoga (in Charlotte, NC) completed in 2008 with Grace Morales and MyLinda Morales. She has trained and practiced with a number of great teachers including Rolf Gates, Stephanie Keach, Michael Johnson, Christine Navarro, and Johnna Smith. She has her master’s degree in Community Counseling from UNC Charlotte with a specialization in play therapy. She worked as a school-based mental health therapist at an elementary school and loved pairing traditional mental health interventions with the fun and healing practices of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and breath work. Her classes at H2K integrate yoga philosophy and traditional postures in a fun, playful way that challenges both adults and children to stretch their minds and bodies!
Movement has always been a part of Nicole’s life, as she has journeyed from dancer to movement therapist to yogi. Nicole has a passion for whole body wellness: the ability to connect mind, body, and spirit through breath and movement. She continuously strives to let go of the internal chatter and external distractions, and just simply be. Nicole completed her 500 hr. Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of Daniel Orlansky and teaches in the Greater Boston area. She is certified in Vinyasa Yoga, Meridian Yoga, Thai Yoga Message,Yoga Nidra, and Childlight Yoga. As she works to deepen her practice, Nicole is looking forward to sharing her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for yoga with the H2K community!
“Breath is life, life is breath. There is no difference between the two.” Yogi Bhajan
Birthday Party Package includes:
90 minute themed Yoga, Kids Cardio Kickboxing or Zumba Fitness Party,
Nutritious yummy Pizza,
Your choice of frozen yogurt cake,
Water and Juice,
T-shirt for the birthday boy or girl.
$26 per child/ 10 child minimum.
H2K also holds private events for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Girl and Boy Scouts, Mom Groups, Private Zumba and Yoga Parties for Adults, Baby Showers and Bridal Showers. Please contact for rental rates and information.
Join H2K this spring break and summer for our super fun and fit summer drop-off weeks.
H2K Wellness BootCamp!
Participants will learn how to practice and develop positive and healthy self- regulation skills by engaging in a variety of physical activities such as yoga, kickboxing, and hip hop dance. They will practice and study meditation, while using the arts as a therapeutic tool.
*Art Projects- will reflect a specific wellness topic of the day, and students will be able to gain a better understanding of wellness by engaging in these activities. They will also be able to choose one project to develop more in depth, for the final wellness presentation at the end of the BootCamp Session.
Zumba and Spanish Camp!
Get your groove on with this Latin-themed Zumba dance and movement class. 90 minutes of dance and exercise with H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio followed by 90 minutes of Spanish activities with Yak Academy. Snack provided.
2 Day Pass: $100
3 Day Pass: $150
5 Day Pass: $225
10% Sibling Discount
What makes our summer drop-off parties super special is that we incorporate meditations that will help your child to focus, relieve stress and work on healthy goals. Everything that you would want for yourself and more. Give the gift of health!
Session 1: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Session 2: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Please see schedule for dates
These benefits include:
10% off all classes and class packs (Does not include special programs, workshops, or nutritional counseling),
5 Free open gym passes,
Preregistration for VIP Members only,
Specialty private events for VIP Members,
Special gift for your child at their booked birthday party,
10% off of H2K Merchandise,
Please contact the studio about packages, pricing and scheduling. H2K’s private training offers a safe and nurturing environment for you to achieve your fitness goals. Babysitting also available upon request.”
“We’ve held 2 birthday parties at H2K for our 2 girls (ages 5 and 7) and couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Julia is super organized, creative, and energetic. From initial planning to welcoming guests to keeping the party fun to clean up, Julia took care of it all. She coordinated invitations, a face-painting vendor, food and all activities. She really made the experience easy and stress free for me, and the kids had a blast. I highly recommend birthday parties at H2K!”
“Feeling SO good after a Zumba class at H2K tonight and a kickboxing class last night, because I have SO much fun while getting a great work out in at the same time. Julia ends her kickboxing sessions with a brief meditation which I love. Her Zumba classes are so fun because they include so many different styles of dance–salsa, burlesque, hip hop, jazz, etc. The studio is beautiful with an energy that immediately feels calm and comfy. The owner, Julia, is a sweetheart and very down to earth with a fun sense of humor, which immediately makes you feel comfortable and relaxed (important when trying something new!). Thumbs up!!! Can’t say enough good things about this place.”
“I just recently started attending H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio and I am in love! Don’t be deceived by the word ‘Kids’ because this fitness studio offers adult classes too! I have attended several kickboxing classes with Julia (the owner) as the instructor and she is fabulous! The kickboxing class is designed in a way that ensures you are getting in a great workout, but while having lots of fun along the way. Julia brings great positivity and energy to her classes while being mindful of building your confidence and offering lots of encouragement. Julia also offers variety in her classes, which I love because this gives me something to look forward to, while learning something new each time. While some gyms and fitness studios tend to become a bit “clicky” this studio is far from it. Julia caters to the needs of each of her customers with genuine care and thoughtfulness, and offers clarity when needed in a friendly manner. The atmosphere is great, and full of super friendly people. This studio is also extremely clean and organized. Super adorable and I highly, highly recommend!”
“Beautiful space. My 6 year old had a Zumba class there with her girl scouts and the instructors were amazing. They kept it age appropriate and fun for all the kids.”