Our family is thrilled to call South Florida home, though we have come together from very different places. Qi is originally from Harbin, China and Rob hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. We both came here initially pursuing a career in the hospitality industry and decided to stay for good. The warm weather, cultural diversity and family-oriented community made this area the perfect place to raise our four-year-old son Tyler, along with our two dogs Niuniu and Lucky.
As is the case for many parents, we have always wanted to give Tyler an exposure to as many people, activities and toys as possible to nurture his natural curiosity. During the summer time months, the heat and daily rain showers can make it a challenge to play on outdoor playgrounds and so we began searching for a clean and comfortable indoor play place. Finding the WRTS nearby was amazing and Tyler loved playing there. Although Tyler is neurotypical, we greatly appreciate the gym as a place he can meet friends of many different abilities and learn about compassion, inclusion and acceptance.
After seeing the gym seeking a transition, we were very excited to keep the gym as a space for all children to learn and grow in our neighborhood. We recognize how important this space has been for special needs children, as well as for neurotypical children. After the past year of distancing and isolation, we hope parents and children will find WRTS-Davie to be a place to come together and build meaningful relationships and experiences. Our commitment is to keep the values and mission the gym was founded on and continue to connect our community. We are honored to take on this opportunity and look forward to welcoming you soon!