Which program is right for your child?
|Gymnastics based movement and development classes for Preschool aged children 2 months
to age 5.
|Non competitive Gymnastics classes for ages
6 and older.
Classes divided by gender, skill level, and school grade level.
|Our Developmental program is designed to nurture the natural abilities of talented gymnasts who are not yet ready for a competitive gymnastics program.||Our artistic gymnastics program encompasses all levels of competition. Offering level 2 comulsory team all the way to level 10 optional team.|
Why Take Gymnastics?
Gymnastics is a fun, energizing and powerful sport. Some experts say that the greatest benefits of gymnastics training for children are physical: the amazing power, the unparalleled balance, and injury preventing agility and grace. Other experts say that the greatest benefits are of the mind: the perseverance, the poise, the confidence, the attention to detail and the concentration. It all boils down to gymnastics training is without a doubt a must for kids who want to learn how to be the best they can be in life.
Why Gymnastics is Great
By Debra Em Wilson, MA, Reading Specialist
With the sport of gymnastics now on video games, children may think they are experiencing the wonder of gymnastics from a two dimensional TV screen, but what does a gymnastics club have that the boxed video version lacks?
Of course there are the obvious answers. Real people. Real hands full of chalk. Real precarious landings. Real twists and flips. The brain wires for learning through whole body movement that video games cannot begin to replicate.
Flip on Focus
Any time a child participates in activities requiring the movement of large muscles and the compression of joints, this is referred to as heavy work. Heavy work is a term used in the therapy world to describe the types of activities that help focus the brain. The number one prescription for children who need to improve focus control is exercise that includes heavy work activities. Dr. John Ratey, author of Sparks, calls exercise "Miracle-Gro" for the brain. Vaulting, hanging, flipping, climbing, and leaping are examples of phenomenal heavy work opportunities for children. Focusing with ease leads to learning with ease. Gymnastics not only improves focus but also builds the foundation for academic skills like reading and writing.
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Our teachers are specially selected and trained to safely bring out the best in each child by encouraging each child to exceed their perceived limitations. It is our very special teachers who have made GymStars the place for kids to be!