A big yellow school bus is hardly the place you'd expect to see students performing cartwheels and somersaults, but children are flipping for the mobile gym known as "Tumblebus." The idea of a bus filled with ropes, rings, vaults and beams sounds strange? Perhaps, but Tumblebus has successfully parked its program in day-care and elementary school lots since 1987.
Tumblebus operators, whose mobile gyms are loaded with brightly colored physical education equipment, offer 30-minute work-outs that teach children basic motor skills. Classes can be held at day-care centers and elementary schools, as well as birthday parties and other special occasions. Using weekly lesson plans that incorporate Disney themes and children's music, Tumblebus instructors set up activity stations so students move from one piece of equipment to the next.
"[Schools and day-care centers] like it because they can offer parents outside activities that actually come to their center," says Tumblebus operations manager Larry Scharlow. "And, of course, the kids love the concept."
A complete Tumblebus business opportunity package, including the bus, training, marketing materials and equipment, costs $29,900. The 66-passenger school bus boasts a warranty on all major components. Financing is available.
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