About Us

Find out who we are

Monkeynastix is a unique physical literacy program for children aged 1 to 12 years focusing on developing fundamental movement skills.

Using our specialized equipment, lesson plans and positive reinforcement, Monkeynastix works on the long-term physical, cognitive and social development of children in a fun and engaging environment. Children leave Monkeynastix feeling happy, confident and energized!

Monkeynastix is a children’s fitness franchise operating in over 15 countries wordwide, and has been involved with helping children ages 1-12 become more active for over 20 years!

What We Do

We provide our professional programs to Day Care Centers, Montessori Schools, Private and Public Schools and Recreation Centers all across the country!

We continuously learn from children and to understand their circumstances in a fast changing and more demanding world, we love what we do and we are proud to be a part of your child’s development!

How we do It

Using our specialized equipment and lesson plans, Monkeynastix follows an age appropriate curriculum for each level. Much attention is provided on an individual basis!

Focussing on developing children’s fundamental movement skills, we provide weekly, hourly and termly programs that run from 30 to 45 minutes each class at various venues across Canada!

Our Results

Working on the long-term development of children, Monkeynastix primarily focuses on the physical, cognitive and social skills of all participants of the programs and classes.

Regardless of age, children will always leave Monkeynastix classes feeling happy, confident and energized! Developing these healthy habits at an early age, allows children to become active and fit for life!

History of Monkeynastix

How it all Began

Monkeynastix was established in 1995 in South Africa by CEO Dirk Cilliers as a movement education program.  Dirk has a wealth of hands on experience as he was a gymnast from a very young age. Realizing the need for movement education in young children, Dirk created Monkeynastix, originally a pre-school gymnastics and movement education program. 50 children registered in the first year and there are currently more than 45,000 children registered worldwide in 19 countries!

Monkeynastix comes to Canada

Monkeynastix Canada was established as a Master Franchise under the ownership of Jennifer van der Wath in 2009.  Enveloping Physical Literacy into their curriculum Monkeynastix began in Canada partnering with various City/Town Recreation departments as well as day care centers, schools and public venues.

With a mandate to get kids moving and develop their fundamental movement skills, Monkeynastix moved its head office to Burlington, expanding Monkeynastix into the GTA area with current franchises in Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga, Niagara, Oakville, Toronto, Vaughan and York Region.

Monkeynastix currently has expanded its brand to Alberta with a Franchise in Calgary as well as to Quebec with a Franchise in Montreal.

We develop general motor imitation skills, general fitness, strength, speed & agility, flexibility and cardio vascular fitness.