Gymnastics Lessons

Check out our new gymnastics gym at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street!

Fall I: September 4 - October 22, 2018 (7-week session)
Fall II: October 29 - December 19, 2018 (7-week session)
No class on Wednesday October 31, 2018
(Wednesday classes go until December 19, 2018)


TUMBLE TIME WITH ME

This class is the foundation for movement, ability, motor skills, flexibility, balance, coordination, and basic gymnastic skills. Our Tumble Time With Me Class is a parent-assisted class which is designed to acclimate your infant or toddler to the gym, the feel of the equipment, allow them to explore the gym space with guidance, and provide social interaction with other children and adults as authority figures. This class teaches the parents how to properly stretch the child in a safe manner so that the child stays flexible, getting a head-start for any activity or sport, or for life in general! As the child progresses in age, more structure is added, allowing the child to become comfortable and able to transition to a class alone. For mobile infants to age 3.

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS

Day/time: Tuesday 5:00 - 5:45 PM
Fall I: September 4 - October 16
Fall II: October 30 - December 11

Day/time: Saturday 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Fall I: September 8 - October 20
Fall II: November 3 - December 15
Full Member Fee: $65*
Program Member Fee: $95*


TINY TUMBLERS

(AGES 3-4) The Tiny Tumblers class focuses on introducing fundamental movement and gymnastics skills in a structured environment. Instructors and coaches will work on cultivating the child’s fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and above all their listening skills. The structured curriculum is skill-driven and aims to progress the student in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS
Day/time: Monday 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Fall I: September 10 - October 22
Fall II: October 29 - December 10

Day/time: Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Fall I: September 4 - October 16
Fall II: October 30 - December 11
Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*


ROCKIN’ ROLLERS
(AGES 5-6) The Rockin’ Rollers Class focuses on introducing fundamental movement and gymnastics skills in a more structured environment for your young gymnast-in-training. Coaches continue to cultivate fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and listening skills. Our fun, yet structured curriculum, is skill-driven and aims to continually progress your gymnast in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.

Day/Time: Monday 5:00-5:45 pm
Fall I: September 10 – October 22
Fall II: October 29 – December 10

Day/Time: Tuesday 5:45-6:30 pm
Fall I: September 4 – October 16
Fall II: October 30 – December 11
Full member fee: $65*
Program member fee: $95*


RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
(AGES 7 & UP) The Recreational Gymnastics program focuses on building a strong understanding of gymnastics skills, body movement, self-awareness, strength building, improved coordination, flexibility and focus through the use of apparatus.
Students are placed in small groups based on ability.

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
The student will be introduced to the basic principles of gymnastics, including: positions, proper form, how to stretch, light strength training and conditioning, use of the gym apparatus and basic gymnastics skills. The structured curriculum is skill driven and aims to progress the student in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.

  • CHOOSE YOUR CLASS:
  • Day/time: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Fall I: September 4 - October 16
    Fall II: October 30 - December 11
  • Day/time: Friday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Fall I: September 7 - October 19
    Fall II: November 2 - December 14
  • Day/time: Saturday 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
    Fall I: September 8 - October 20
    Fall II: November 3 - December 15
  • Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
Students in this class have already gained a basic understanding of gymnastics concepts and skills, as well as the ability to perform those skills. This class will continue to teach the student the concepts from Level 1, but will refine those concepts and skills, as well as teach new and more advanced skills.

  • CHOOSE YOUR CLASS:
  • Day/time: Monday 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
    Fall I: September 10 - October 22
    Fall II: October 29 - December 10
  • Day/time: Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Fall I: September 4 - October 16
    Fall II: October 30 - December 11
  • Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
Students in this class have a higher understanding of gymnastics concepts and skills, and are able to perform a multitude of skills. The coaches in this class strive to advance the ability and knowledge of each student so that they can pursue joining team or whatever endeavor they choose.

  • Day/time: Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fall I: September 5 - October 17
  • Fall II: November 7 - December 19
  • Full Member Fee: $80* • Program Member Fee: $110*

TUMBLING FOR CHEER / ACRO
(AGES 7 AND UP) This class is intended to teach basic tumbling: limbers, walkovers, handsprings and saltos with emphasis on proper skill progressions and conditioning. It is geared toward the aspiring or accomplished cheerleader, or anyone looking for more tumbling skills, whether they are a dancer, wrestler, football player or just looking for fun and exercise this class will help them reach new heights!

  • Day/Time: Thursday 5:00 - 6:30p.m.
  • Fall I: September 6 - October 18
  • Fall II: November 1 - December 13
  • Full Member Fee: $80* • Program Member Fee: $110*

YOUTH NINJA WARRIOR/PSEUDO-PARKOUR
(AGES 7-13) The youth student will be introduced to active, dynamic and static stretching, as well as conditioning, strength training and flexibility in the gymnastics environment. The 90 minute class will also consist of use of the gym apparatus: rings, 25 foot ropes, uneven bars, balance beams, vault and spring floor (along with a multitude of blocks and mats) for tumbling and ninja/parkour skills. “Splat 101 training”, flipping, climbing, obstacle courses and more are taught in an environment where not only it is safe to fall, but the student is taught how to fall safely.

  • Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-8:00pm
  • Fall I: September 6 – October 18
  • Fall II: November 1 – December 13
  • Full member fee: $80* Program member fee: $110*

NINJA WARRIOR/PSEUDO-PARKOUR CLASS FOR TEENS AND PRE-TEENS (AGES 11-17)
The youth student will be introduced to active, dynamic and static stretching, as well as conditioning, strength training and flexibility in the gymnastics environment. The 90 minute class will also consist of use of the gym apparatus: rings, 25 foot ropes, uneven bars, balance beams, vault and spring floor (along with a multitude of blocks and mats) for tumbling and ninja/parkour skills. “Splat 101 training”, flipping, climbing, obstacle courses and more are taught in an environment where not only it is safe to fall, but the student is taught how to fall safely.

  • Day/Time: Friday 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Fall I: September 7 – October 19
  • Fall II: November 2 – December 14
  • Full member fee: $80* Program member fee: $110*

YOUTH STRETCH, FLEX, & MOBILITY
(AGES 7-16) Learn how to bend so you don’t break! Learn how to use active, dynamic and static stretching to help
lengthen and strengthen your body with this 60 minute Flexibility and Conditioning Class. You will become more aware of your alignment and improve your functional range of motion. Combining proven techniques such as PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching and joint mobility, this class helps prevent injuries, increase energy and helps balance the body. It is the perfect class for the current athlete - whether dancer, cheerleader, football player, wrestler, weightlifter, gymnast, gamer, or one who wants to just become more flexible and feel better overall. All levels welcome, students will be offered modifications
to meet their current skill set.

  • Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Fall I: September 4 - October 16
  • Fall II: October 30 – December 11
  • Full member fee: $65*
  • Program member fee: $95

PRIVATE LESSONS
Private lessons available with team coaches to further develop needed skills. Whether you need to learn basic tumbling such as cartwheels or rolls, or more advanced skills like a back salto or front handspring, our gymnastics coaches are here to teach you!
Cost: $35 for ½ hour
$50 for 1 hour
Buy four lessons get one free.
Day/Time: by appointment only

Questions: Contact our Gymnastics Director & Team Coach at 203.235.6386 or mmakein@meridenymca.org


How to register for programs:

1. If you already have an up to date membership - You can register online, by phone at 203.235.6386 or in person at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street.

2. If you do not have a membership yet or need to update your membership - Register in person at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street. 

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