Louise Weadlock, founder of WeeZee, based the concept of this kid-friendly gym on research from the Autism community, sports community and Christopher Reeves community. This research culminated in the notion that kids learn about the world through their senses, an idea that is extremely prevalent throughout the space.
“Every piece of equipment is set up to stimulate or to make the mind wonder about those different feelings,” says Weadlock of the club, which includes a rain room, “GaGa” pit, oversized bubble machine, and surfing and mechanical bull stations—GaGa, for the unitiated is a variant of dodgeball played in a large pit.
WeeZee also employs occupational, physical, and speech therapists for children with special needs. Furthermore, coaches are taught to recognize over-stimulation and use the equipment in creative ways to calm children down.
Pleasantville mom Jasmine Agati, whose three children attend WeeZee on a regular basis, praised WeeZee for promoting inclusive play. “Now my kids use the word disability and they know what it means. They have a broader perspective in terms of being exposed to this.” Gonzaga also saw a change in her son, which she attributes to WeeZee. “Max has definitely gained a certain level of confidence. He feels comfortable and confident in trying new activities in front of others.”
WeeZee After School Zone offers monthly membership for attendance of one to five days a week, with prices differing depending on pick-up time. Additionally, members of WeeZee get up to a 30 percent discount on After School Zone.
For more information about WeeZee world and After After School Zone go to weezeeworld.com or call 914-752-2100.