Gymnastics Classes

Spring 2019

Gem City offers instruction for all four events of women’s gymnastics—vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Gymnastics is a sport that requires you develop physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, and balance to do well. It’s one of the most watched sports aired during the Summer Olympic Games. We love it!

Read below for a description of classes and times. Also, don’t forget to check out Gem City’s other classes and offerings, including cheer, tumbling, and birthday parties.

 Attend class more than once a week and get your second class 35% off!
 Register for spring classes starting Monday, November 19!
Stop at the gym or call us at 217.224.8491. Classes are first-come, first-serve.
 Ask about Gem City’s “Family Maximum” policy! We want as many kids to experience our classes, but understand that enrolling more than one child can add up fast. To help, we set a max cost that a family will pay when enrolling multiple children in classes while not in any of our team programs.

Please Note:

  • The annual family membership is $47; it’s prorated to $32 for spring.
  • The “Family Maximum” for Spring 2019 class tuition is $864. This is the highest cost a family will pay when enrolling multiple children in classes while not in any of our team programs.
  • Each child after the first child in one family receives a 10% discount on tuition.

Spring 2019
January 2 to May 14

Adaptive Gymnastics

(No Experience Required, Ages 5-12, Co-ed)

This half hour class is for athletes with differing abilities or special needs ages 5-12. At least one parent must be present and participate in the class. Instruction will focus will on growth and development in the following areas: gross motor coordination, sensory processing, language concepts, social skills, and being a kid while having fun!


Adult Gymnastics

(No Experience or Commitment Required, Ages 18+, Co-ed)

Gem City offers an hour and fifteen minute class in an open gym format. We begin with a skills based warm-up then participants are free to work toward their individual goals. Participant experience levels range from absolutely none to former competitive gymnasts and tumblers. There is no commitment. Cost is $9 per class.


Level 1

(No Experience Required, Girls Ages 6-10)

This one hour class is an introductory class on basic gymnastic techniques on vault, bars, beam, and floor. Special emphasis in this class is given to the instruction of basic floor skills, like bridges, handstands, cartwheels, and roundoffs. These skills must be well developed before advancing to the level 2 class. Near the end of each session we have in-class evaluations to better inform each family on the progression of their athlete, and to inform the athlete of the class they are eligible to enroll for moving forward.


Level 2

(Successful Completion of Level 1)

With the successful completion of level 1 or prior experience, level 2 contains an increased focus on vault, bars, and beam. This one hour and 15 minute class strives toward learning a handstand-bridge kickover, pullovers and backhip circles on bars, and handstands on the balance beam. These skills are required before advancing to level 3. Near the end of each session we have in-class evaluations to better inform each family on the progression of their athlete, and to inform the athlete of the class they are eligible to enroll for moving forward.


Level 3

(Successful Completion of Level 2)

This is an hour and thirty minute class requiring the successful completion of level 2. This classes works towards shoot throughs and glide swings on bars; a handstand flat fall on vault; a scale, handstand step down, and side handstand dismount on beam; and a strong standing back handspring, connected roundoff back handspring with spot on floor. Near the end of each session we have in-class evaluations to better inform each family on the progression of their athlete, and to inform the athlete of the class they are eligible to enroll for moving forward.


Pre Team

Pre Team prepares an athlete to join the competitive gymnastics team. This level requires the successful completion of level 3 or can be entered by invitation. Near the end of each session we have in-class evaluations to better inform each family on the progression of their athlete, and to inform the athlete of the class they are eligible to enroll for moving forward.

Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Fast Tracks

Fast Tracks is an accelerated level for younger athletes of exceptional promise. It’s similar to Pre Team in that it works towards preparing an athlete to join the competitive gymnastics team. This class is by invitation only. Near the end of each session we have in-class evaluations to better inform each family on the progression of their athlete, and to inform the athlete of the class they are eligible to enroll for moving forward.


Tiny Tracks

Tiny Tracks is designed as an accelerated level for especially young athletes of exceptional promise. It’s similar to Fast Tracks in that it works towards preparing an athlete to join the competitive gymnastics team. This is class is by invitation only. Near the end of each session we have in-class evaluations to better inform each family on the progression of their athlete, and to inform the athlete of the class they are eligible to enroll for moving forward.


Gymnastics Team

Upon the successful completion of pre team, fast tracks, or by invitation, an athlete may join the gymnastics team. It is a competitive program that competes in USAG sanctioned meets. Team members are required to compete. Click here to read more about Gem City’s gymnastics team.

 

School Year 2018-2019

Monday
Level 3 – 5:00 – 7:30
Level 5-10 – 5:00 – 8:30

Tuesday
Level 4 – 5:00 – 8:00
Level 5-10 – 5:00 – 8:30

Wednesday
Level 3 – 5:00 – 7:30
Level 4 – 5:00 – 8:00

Thursday
Level 4 – 5:00 – 8:00
Level 5-10 – 5:00 – 8:30

Friday
Level 4 – 4:00 – 6:00
Level 5-10 – 4:00 – 6:00

Saturday
Level 3 – 10:30 – 1:00
Level 5-10 – 8:30 – 11:00