Recreational Gymnastics

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Recreational Gymnastics Program

Begin Here, Go Anywhere!


Twisters Gymnastics has a long history of providing fun recreational classes for the novice gymnast as well as providing the rigorous training required for the champion gymnast optimal conditioning and coaching for every level gymnast from novice branded national champions.

Focus, discipline, determination, and problem-solving are all part of the gymnastics experience, and each of these skills are incredibly useful in a classroom setting as well. Many of our gymnasts are straight A students, despite the sometimes lengthy hours they spend training in the gym.

 

Gymnasts aren't just exercising their bodies, they are exercising their minds!

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Why Choose Gymnastics?

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Strength

Children's bodies need to move, and be challenged or tested in order for them to achieve optimum muscle strength.

 

Gymnastics is an ideal way for them to do this, Gymnastics allows an individual to use coordination and their own body weight and gravity as natural resistance. For example, handstands, cartwheels, tumbling, rolls, bar work, vaulting, balancing and bouncing all work to build strength for dynamic activities as well as developing core strength for balance and control.

 

Gymnastics builds a solid foundation for all sports!

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Flexibility

Flexibility is defined as "the quality of bending easily without breaking."

 

Each muscle group has a range of possible motion. Increased flexibility enables an individual to take advantage of their bodies full range of motion.


Gymnastics conditions each muscle group through stretching and a variety of movements which work together to loosen & is less likely to strain or tear.

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SOCIAL BENEFITS

In addition to learning to practice and work with others in the gym, gymnasts also learn how to encourage each other.

 

From the preschooler learning
to take turns, receive and follow instructions from someone who is 'not the Mommy', and follow a simple series of steps, to the competitive gymnast who is learning how to practice good sportsmanship, learn from his or her own mistakes and triumphs as well as those of other members of the team, encourage teammates, and work with teammates even and especially when the going gets tough... social lessons are everywhere in the gym! 

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Confidence

Nothing builds confidence quite like wondering if we can do something, and find out we can.

 

The harder we work for it, the more meaningful and
lasting the feeling of success.

 

Gymnastics offers repeated opportunities to succeed at a higher and higher level, constantly challenging the athlete, and constantly rewarding those who rise to the challenge.

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StRong Bones

Weight-bearing activity is strongly encouraged for bone health, as it promotes increased bone density.

 

This is especially important for young people. As we age, we stop building bone mass, and eventually begin to lose a little each year.

 

Building strong, dense bones in our youth offers great protection throughout our lives.

 

Gymnastics is a fun, healthy way to learn a variety of weight bearing skills, while increasing bone density and strength.

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Healthy Body

Childhood obesity is one of our top health concerns in this country.


Obese children are more likely to struggle with weight into their adult lives.

 

Encouraging children to get involved in a fun, active, challenging physical activities is part of the healthy lifestyle which will assist in and combating obesity and related health issues.

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Gymnastics Is Good for School Too...YES! School

Focus, discipline, determination, and problem-solving are all part of the gymnastics experience, and each of these skills are incredibly useful in a classroom setting as well. Many of our gymnasts are straight A students, despite the sometimes lengthy hours they spend training in the gym.

 

Gymnasts aren't just exercising their bodies they are exercising their minds!

Recent studies suggest physical activity helps to build connections in the brain. Gymnastics is a sport that requires focus, concentration, an understanding of the skill being attempted, body-awareness, and a variety of other thinking processes.

 

Gymnasts are not just exercising their bodies – they are exercising their minds!

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Parent & Tot

Ages 10 months - 3 years old. This class is designed as a lead up to our Sprinkles 3 and 4 year old class. It provides a great opportunity for a parent to spend quality time with their child. Our goal is to increase gross motor skill development through the use of obstacle courses, our preschool equipment and exploration…all while having fun! Many students start out shy, but watch how they grow and learn over the weeks and start to socialize with the other kids! It's so much fun to be a part of the learning!

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Girls & Boys - Ages: 3-5 yrs

Sprinkles and Advanced Sprinkles classes are for boys and girls ages 3-5 years.  Tumbling, rolls, balance, swinging, hanging, jumping! How much more fun can it get for kids learning to move and try new things!? Students in these classes will use all of the gymnastics equipment including trampolines and pits! Get your little athlete ahead by introducing them to strength and coordination in a fun and safe environment!

 
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Boys - Ages: 6+ yrs

Students will be working on all Men's gymnastics apparatuses and equipment: Spring Floors, Parallel Bars, High Bars, Pommel Horse, Rings, and Vault. We also introduce and progress through more skills using mini-tramps and Olympic Trampolines and have an in-ground Tumble Track as well.  Our objectives for your child are to learn proper gymnastics progressions in a safe environment and increase strength, flexibility, coordination, and fitness levels. Our goal for your child is to become a hard working, self-confident and healthy individual. The Mighty Winds is an all boys class for Beginner to Intermediate students.

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Beginner Co-ed - Ages: 6+ yrs

Our Beginner gymnastics classes are coed, ages 6+, and for any kids interested in gymnastics with little to no experience!  They will work all events: bars, beam, floor, vault, rings, pommel horse, parallel bars, and high and low bars.  Skill learning including trampolines, tumble track, and foam pits will be included as well.  

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Intermediate & Advanced Girls - Ages: 6+ yrs

Invite Only

The Intermediate and Advanced Classes are for the girls that have mastered all of the progressions introduced in the beginner classes.

 

Skills tests are completed quarterly in order to keep parents up to date on how their children are progressing and to move them up through the levels as they continue to master skills.

 

We encourage children who take it seriously to continue through the rec levels and try out for the competition team each year if they have an interest in becoming competitive!

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Tumbling and Trampoline Classes

This class is floor and trampoline work only. Level 1 & 2 are entry level athletes starting with forward and backward rolls; progressing through handstands and cartwheels and then on to roundoffs, standing back handsprings, and front/back walkovers. 

 

Levels 3-5 are here to learn harder progressions such as aerials, connecting roundoffs to back handsprings, back tucks, and (twisting) layouts.

 

Please let us know and completely understand the level of your student when enrolling in this class.