Gymnastics Programs

Does your child spend hours jumping off your furniture, running laps around your kitchen, climbing the highest tree in the yard, or jumping from the swings at the park? If so, you may want to consider gymnastics. Here are 10 reasons why (source: USA Gymnastics):

  1. It’s fun
  2. Develops strength
  3. Develops flexibility
  4. Develops coordination
  5. Teaches listening skills
  6. Gains self-esteem and confidence
  7. Provides social interaction with peers
  8. Teaches goal setting
  9. Develops cognitive abilities to help in the classroom and with multi-tasking
  10. Develops skills to enhance other activities

At the gym, kids have the opportunity to run, jump, climb, and tumble in a safe and healthy environment under the guidance of qualified instructors. And, gymnastics students can start young. While kids can’t play most organized sports until they’re in kindergarten, they can start in gymnastics shortly after they learn to walk.

Gymnastics offers a natural progression of physical skill development, from basic coordination and balance to superior strength and flexibility. These skills form the foundation to excel in other sports and activities as well.

The benefits of gymnastics training extend beyond physical to personal development. In the gym, children gain confidence, self-esteem, and focus – benefits that carry over to the classroom and personal relationships. According to Dr. Robyn Silverman, PhD., “Research suggests that there is a strong correlation between physically fit children and academic achievement. This means that every time you send your child to gymnas¬tics class, they’re getting an opportunity to engage in physi¬cal exercise that encourages healthy brain function. Nerve cells multiply and connections in the brain are strengthened. It is not surprising that children who are engaging in consistent physical activity like gymnastics are more likely to get better grades than their inactive peers.”

Gymnastics is a great way to support kids’ physical and cognitive development, and to help them become healthy, active young adults.