Youth Gym & Gymnastics

From toddlers through teens, your child can find a place in our comprehensive gymnastics program. Our classes provide a strong foundation for competitive gymnastics, as well as, other sports. In addition to being fun, gymnastics increases both agility and coordination. The Connection offers classes for all ages including parent/child, preschool and school-age for children in our state-of-the-art gymnastics facility. Our gym is also home to the State, Regional, and National Champions, the Summit Summies! Equipment in our facility includes balance beams, uneven bars, vault, spring floor, Tumble Trak and more.

Our gymnastic instructors are USAG professional members and are safety certified.

Gymnast on parallel bars Gymnastics on beam  Jr. Warrior Gym Challenge

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES

  • Drop In And Play | Infants–5 yrs 
    Play time in our big gym. Child must be accompanied  by an adult. Space is limited. Passes available at the Front Desk. Mon., Wed., Fri. 12 – 1pm & Sunday 11 – 12pm & 12 – 1pm. You do not need to be a Connection member.
  • Jump & Climb | Ages 1.5-3
    An exciting class for you and your child to experience the fun obstacle course, as well as activities and games in our “big gym”!
  • Kids In Action | ages 2-3 
    Fun-filled activities, games, songs and more for you and your toddler to enjoy in the big gym.
  • Little Movers | ages 1-3
    Join your child in exploring the “big gym”, developing balance and coordination, while having fun with new friends!
  • Tumbling Tots | ages 10 months-2 yrs
    Baby’s first gym class. This is a great introduction to the gym for parent and child. This class is teacher-led and includes circle time, song and activities where parent and child will explore the gym together while focusing on gross motor skills.
  • Tiny Tumblers | ages 2-3
    Teacher led, parent-assisted class offering an introduction to gymnastics utilizing all apparatus. Class also includes brief circle time and fun movement activities. Great follow up to Tumbling Tots.
  • Movers & Shakers | ages 2-4
    Boys and girls move to move! Let them get their groove on in this fun-filled, action-packed class full of music, dance, games and imagination in the dance room and gymnastics gym! This class will encourage independence from their caregiver while working on motor skills, musicality, and following directions.

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

All students must be potty trained and out of pull-ups and diapers to attend preschool classes.

  • Flipping Flounders | ages 3–5
    45 minutes of gym time including obstacle course, movement and coordination skill activities, and instruction on all apparatus. An additional 30 minutes of a fun, safe, and instructive pool time practicing skills including floating, arm/leg action on fronts/backs, jumping and more!
  • Gym Antics | ages 3–4
    This is the perfect introduction to gymnastics for the young independent preschooler. Instruction will focus on gross motor skill development through use of all gymnastic apparatus. Additional activities may include songs, games, obstacle courses, themes and more.
  • Hip Hop Flip Flop Beg. | ages 4 – 6
    Children will be introduced to basic Hip Hop through innovative and creative movement from head to toe. They also Flip Flop through some basic cartwheels, rolls, and stretches.
  • Hot Shots | ages 4-6
    By teacher recommendation only. Advanced preschool/kindergarten gymnastics class. Focus on strength and flexibility, as well as skill development on all apparatus.
  • Jr. Warrior Gym Challenge |ages 4-5
    Specialized warrior challenge activities for the preschooler to develop strength, agility, balance and confidence in a FUN filled environment. Equipment used will include obstacle courses, rock wall, ropes, cargo net and more.
  • Mini Warrior Gym Challenge | ages 3-4 
    Specialized warrior challenge activities for the preschooler to develop strength, agility, balance and confidence in a FUN filled environment.
  • Preschool Gymnastics | ages 4–5
    Introduction  to gymnastics. Flexibility, strength, balance and gross motor skills are developed through activities and instruction on all apparatus.
  • Gym Kidz | ages 4–6
    Introduction  to gymnastics. Flexibility, strength, balance and gross motor skills are developed through activities and instruction on all apparatus.
  • Tutu Tumblers  |  ages 2.5-3
    This class has the best of both worlds – dance AND gymnastics! Children will practice motor skills while improving strength and flexibility, all while learning basic ballet and gymnastics. The class will include free dance with fun props, across the floor, jumps and leaps, and the use of gymnastics events such as the bars and balance beam.  Tumble and move your body! Shoes required: BALLET
  • NEW! Preschool Fun Pack | ages 3-5
    Drop your preschooler off for an afternoon of fun in this 2-hour combo class. Children will move to the music in a dance/movement rotation, develop strength and agility in a gym/warrior rotation, and explore their creative side in an art rotation! Please pack a nut-free snack for your child to enjoy during storytime.

SCHOOL AGE THROUGH TEEN CLASSES

  • Acro-Tumbling I | ages 6+
    Tumbling and acrobatic skill class for beginner students to introduce and develop basic skills. Use of floor exercise mat and tumble track. Great for dancers and cheerleaders. This class will not participate in the dance recital.
  • Acro-Tumbling II| ages 8+
    By director recommendation only. Continuation of skill development beyond the basics for tumbling and acrobatics. This is for students who have developed proficiency in basic tumbling skills and for Dance Team members. Students can choose to participate in the dance recital.
  • Jr. Warrior Gym Challenge |ages 5-7 
    Specialized warrior challenge activities for the preschooler to develop strength, agility, balance and confidence in a FUN filled environment. Equipment used will include obstacle courses, rock wall, ropes, cargo net and more.
  • Elite Gymnastics | ages 8+
    By teacher recommendation only.
    Advanced gymnastics class that will focus on skill development, strength, and flexibility. Requirements: back handspring, cartwheel on beam, pull over, back hip circle, sole circle on bars.
  • Gym Kidz | ages 4-6
    Introduction to gymnastics. Flexibility, strength, balance and gross motor skills are developed through activities and skills on all apparatus.
  • Junior Girls Gymnastics | ages 6-8
    Basic gymnastics class that focuses on skill development on all apparatus using progressions. Strength and flexibility training will also be incorporated.
  • Girls’ Gymnastics | ages 8-10
    Basic gymnastics class that focuses on skill development on all apparatus using progressions. Strength and flexibility training will also be incorporated.
  • Jr. Elite Gymnastics | ages 8-10
    Advanced gymnastics class for our Jr Gymnasts that will focus on skill development, strength & flexibility. Requirements: pullover on bars, backbend kick over, cartwheel on beam.
  • TOPS Gymnastics
    By director recommendation only. 
    Our Tops class is for young gymnasts who demonstrate ability and interest to spend more time in the gym while developing higher level gymnastic skills with increased focus and attention to detail. Additional time will be spent on development of strength and flexibility.
  • Pre-Team
    By director recommendation only. 
    Our Pre-Team program meets 2 days per week. This is for young gymnasts who are ready for increased challenges and skill progression in preparation for potential placement in one of our team programs.
  • Tween Tumblers | ages 9+
    Beginner to intermediate gymnastics class for girls 9 and up that incorporates all gymnastics events including vault, bars, beam, floor and tumble track. Focus on skill development on each apparatus. Flexibility work and strength will also be incorporated.
  • Warrior Gym Challenge – Foundations | ages 7+
    This coed class will focus on the foundations of Warrior challenge activities and will use a variety of specially designed Warrior equipment to include obstacle courses, rock wall, ropes, warped wall, cargo net and more to provide an opportunity to develop strength, agility, and confidence in an atmosphere of challenge and fun.
  • Warrior Gym Challenge – Extreme | ages 8+
    By director recommendation only. This coed class will focus on setting goals and improving personal performance of Warrior challenge activities. Improvement in strength, agility, and personal development in challenge achievement will be the priority for this class.
  • Summies Club Team | ages 8+
    By director recommendation only. A recreational “team experience” for participants who are dedicated and show a desire to be part of a gymnastics team. This program will provide more flexibility in regard to commitment as compared to our competitive team program. Competitive routines will be developed on all four events. There will be an option to participate in low pressure meets at an additional expense.

*Note to Parents:
Our instructors will work to the ability of each child. For the best results and most improvement and development, gymnasts should stay in the same class for all four sessions. If a gymnast needs to be moved to a different class based on their abilities, the instructor will notify the parent.