Lyla and Mike Novakowski are extremely excited to be a part of the We Rock Family! Having years of experience in event planning, community building, program development, and working with neurodiverse/marginalized groups, it is their wish to turn We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton into a community hub, built to empower and support the whole family. It also doesn’t hurt that they love costumes and having fun!
Owning We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton seems like it was something that was always meant to be. Without it, our children Xander and Joey wouldn’t have had such a loving and enriching environment. During the summer, we truly started to see its amazing service to not only our kids but to us as parents. During the gym’s summer camp program, our kids found friends!!! As parents with dramatically different neurodiverse children, it’s not often that you find a place that is safe and fun for both. Not only were they well cared for, but they both grew in their respective goals as well. Most importantly, however, they had a truly fun and memorable summer!
When the opportunity to purchase the gym was presented, there was no question that we had to jump on the opportunity. As parents who are highly involved in many organizations to help empower our children, it’s our goal to open doors to more partners that empower all children of all abilities. We know the equipment within the gym because it exists in our home and we have always felt it should be affordably available to all kids to play with. We also know what it’s like as a parent, so we want to make connecting with other parents easier. We Rock is not only an incredible place for all children to have fun without judgment, but it’s also a place where parents can breathe easy and never have to explain or apologize for their child’s neurodiversities (we’ve been there)! We are greatly looking forward to servicing the St. Louis/Fenton community and providing a fun-filled experience to ALL children!
Founder of We Rock the
Spectrum Kid's Gym, LLC
Manager at We Rock the
Spectrum Kid's Gym