Hot Ground Gym

Strengthening The Future

Northbrook, Illinois Kids Development


We’re sure you’ve been to your share of kids birthday parties. You’ve probably planned your share of them, and you’ve certainly taken your child to a number of others over the years. Some have been at some pretty cool birthday party places, others have been at locations that are, for lack of a better word, lame.

What makes the worst kids’ birthday party places so bad? Let’s take a look at the problem and how Hot Ground Gym has provided the solution.

The Problem: Hidden Fees

Some birthday party places will nickel and dime you left and right. They might not allow any outside food in, so you have to pay them for their pizza. Other will charge you for silverware, tablecloths, cups, and utensils. Some will even make you order your birthday cake through them! Paying for the location is expensive enough, so is it really worth paying such an exorbitant markup on each and every item?

The Solution: One Cost

The solution is pretty simple: don’t nickel and dime the customers! Instead, we offer a set fee and don’t force them to pay for everything. We’ll provide table service so that you can bring your own cake, and we won’t force you to order your food from us (though we can order if for you if you like).  

The Problem: Limited Space

Too many kids birthday party places are cramped spaces that can restrict the amount of invitations you send out. And if they’re large enough to not be cramped, there might be multiple birthday parties going on at the same time.

The Solution: Our American Ninja Warrior Gym!

Our birthday party place is big enough to accommodate more than 20 kids, whether they’re preschoolers or junior high age. Oh, and we’re also going to shut down the location just for your kid’s birthday party, which means that all of our attention will be on you and there won’t be kids in our gym you don’t know.

The Problem: Containing Kids’ Energy

There are new types of birthday party ideas showing up that take kids from their normal sedentary life and give them a sedentary activity to do (we’re looking at you, pottery painting!). Kids who look forward to the excitement of a party are disappointed that there’s nothing exciting to do once they get there.

The Solution: Give Kids a Proper Outlet

Every kid wants to go to a party and let loose. They’re excited to get the invitation, they’re excited to shop for the present, and they’re excited the entire morning before they head to the party. Many times they’re literally jumping up and down in excitement, and they need a way to expend that energy. That’s where Hot Ground Gym’s birthday parties come in, giving them an outlet.

The fact is, kids birthday party places will often cater to kids or to their parent, but they usually fail to take into account what both want! Hot Ground Gym brings it all together to make the party exciting for kids and easy on parents (and their wallets). Want to learn more? Check out our birthday party page right here.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Our Satisfied Clients Say It All

Check out the testimonials from our happy customers below


I would absolutely recommend this place for birthday parties

We just had my son's 8th birthday party at Hot Ground and they did a terrific job!  It's no easy feat to whip 15 high energy little boys into shape and Paul and Joe did so, while still mana…Read More

Amy V.

You’re Doing Great Things For So Many Kids’ Lives

Our three boys cannot get enough of Hot Ground Gym!  They ABSOLUTELY love it there. The instructors are fantastic!!! They are friendly but firm, consistent weekly, focusing on strength, ind…Read More

Hillary M.

Highly Recommend to All Parents

I can't say enough good things about how great this place is. The owner and people that run Hot Ground Gym obviously love what they do and do it well. We had my son's 9th birthday party here…Read More

Shayna P.

Strengthening The Future

New Age Concept Educating our Youth

Take on obstacles you have never seen before, challenge your mind, and push yourself to your limit by racing through a course packed with fun. Who will be the best? Make your party a competition or work together to get through obstacles, either way it is a test of your abilities! Our skilled instructors and creative design will keep all your guests engaged in your party, and they’ll be sure to remember it for years to come.

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