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Find out what to expect from our competitive programs and gymnastics classes for kids.

Gymnastics offers a variety of benefits for kids of all ages, from physical strength, balance, and flexibility, to self-confidence and hours of fun! There are plenty of factors to consider when picking out the right facility, instructors, and curriculum in a children’s gymnastics gym for your gymnast, and we’ll cover a few of them in this post.

We encourage parents who are considering enrolling children in gymnastics classes to drop by our facility to get a first-hand look at what makes our program so special. Here are a few things to look for when selecting a children’s gymnastics gym:
  • Encouraging coaches in a safe environment
  • Motivating instruction style
  • Personal growth opportunities
  • Fun factor
Keep reading to learn more about what to look for in a children’s gymnastics gym below.
 

Encouraging coaches in a safe environment

It’s important to feel comfortable with, and confident in, the instructors who will be spending time with your young athlete. What is their training and certification background? Will your child be carefully monitored at all times? Do the personalities of the instructors and coaches mesh well with you and your child?

Our instructors and coaching team are highly attentive and thoroughly trained to help athletes progress and improve their skills in a safe environment. All our coaches share the same attitude when it comes to shaping young gymnasts – positive thinking and encouragement are necessary tools to help children thrive on and off the mat. We work to help young athletes develop a “growth mindset,” which simply means anyone can improve through hard work and dedication, as well as learning from our mistakes. Our coaching team is dedicated to helping your child develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.
 

Motivating instruction style

When looking for a children’s gymnastics gym, also consider the variety of classes that are available and how athletes progress to new, higher levels of instruction over time. Are you looking for a fun and playful environment for a beginner? Is your child ready for more structure and skill development? Or do you have an advanced athlete who aspires to intense levels of competition?

We offer a variety of recreational, instructional, and competitive programs to fit the needs and schedules of every gymnast. Children can begin taking parent-child and tot-centric gymnastics classes as soon as they’re old enough to walk. Gymnasts as young as five can take 60-minute classes and progress to higher levels of instruction. Many continue with advanced training until the age of 18.
 
Our unique competitive gymnastics training programs support and motivate aspiring gymnasts as they progress toward peak performance, whether their goal is to compete at a collegiate level or to compete, but still have time for other activities.
 

Personal growth opportunities

We believe that a children’s gymnastics gym should offer more than just technical instruction – it should also help young athletes develop lifelong personal skills that will stick with them for life.

Our competitive gymnastics programs go far beyond physical training. We include several elements in our curriculum to help build resilience, compassion, and empowerment, such as:
  • Monthly sessions with a certified life coach to enhance self-image, emotional health, self-awareness, and self-esteem
  • Communication skill-building, including listening and self-expression exercises
  • Cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” through volunteer activities

Fun factor in a children’s gymnastics gym

While hard work on the mat matters, it’s also important to have fun! A superior children’s gymnastics gym will put equal emphasis on fun, safety, and skill-building. If your child is young or new to gymnastics, be sure to ask them what they want to get out of their classes. (The chances are good that “fun” will be part of their list!)

Our mission is to make sure young gymnasts have a good time discovering the joys of movement while they build physical, mental, and emotional skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. We would love to meet you and your gymnast and walk you through our many gymnastics classes and competitive training programs! Contact us today or call 608.245.9565 to learn more about us or get started with the enrollment process.