2017-2018 RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INTRODUCTION TO GYMNASTICS

PARENT AND TOT 
55 mins
This introductory class is designed for the active toddler who enjoys crawling, climbing and exploring. The children will explore a variety of circuits, with the support of a parent/guardian. Throughout the session, children will work to enhance their gross motor skills and coordination and develop fundamental movements including jumping, hanging, swinging, climbing, balancing and supporting. This class also provides an opportunity for children to enhance social skills including listening, sharing, taking turns, and developing friendships.

Each child must have a parent/guardian who will participate in the class and have them within arms reach at all times. (1 parent per child). For insurance and safety reasons, siblings (including babies in carriers) are not permitted in the gym.

 
MINI GYM
2.5-4 yrs |55 mins
This introductory class is for pre-schoolers who are able to participate independently. The age for this class is flexible, based on each child’s individual development. However most children in this class are three years old. This is a playful yet structured environment where the children develop independence and fundamental gymnastics skills and movements including jumping, hanging, swinging, climbing, balancing and supporting. This class also provides an opportunity for children to enhance social skills including listening, sharing, taking turns, and developing friendships.

A caregiver must remain at the gym during the class unless the participant is completely independent in the washroom.

KINDERGYM
4-5 yrs |55 mins
Kindergym is a beginner program with structured classes. Participants will run, jump, roll, hang, swing, balance, and climb through challenging circuits and work with their coach to learn specific gymnastics skills on a variety of apparatus. Children will all learn at their own pace.



CANGYM GYMNASTICS - 6-16 YEARS

JUNIOR REC 
6-8 yrs | 55 mins
The Junior Rec class is an introduction to the CanGym program. There are 14 levels in the program and each level consists of 25+ skills that must be “mastered” before the child moves up to the next level. Some levels may be achieved in a single session, while others may take multiple sessions. As children progress, and the skills become more challenging, it may take a year or more of continuous classes to master a level. This progressive program was developed by Gymnastics Canada and is followed by most gymnastics clubs across Canada.
Children in Junior Rec will work at their own pace within Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the CanGym program. These levels include the development of fundamentals such as front rolls, handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and walkovers. Whether your child is new to gymnastics or has participated in KinderGym programs, this is the place to be.

JUNIOR ELITES 
6-8 yrs | 1 hr 55 mins
The Junior Girls Elite class is for girls aged 6-8 who have mastered CanGym Level 3. Participants in our Elite classes will work at their own pace and have the opportunity to work toward their own gymnastics goals.
CanGym Level 4 and higher include complex skills such as walkovers, handsprings and tucks. Learning these skills takes desire, determination and dedication. A mastery of all progressions is mandatory before the full skill can be attempted safely. For this reasons participants will move slowly through the higher levels.



INTERMEDIATE GIRLS REC 
9-11 yrs | 1 hr 25 mins 
The Intermediate Girls Rec class is for girls aged 9-11 who are either new to gymnastics or who were in Junior Rec and are already working on CanGym Levels 1, 2 or 3. There are 14 levels in the CanGym program and each level consists of 25+ skills that must be “mastered” before the child moves up to the next level. Some levels may be achieved in a single session, while others may take multiple sessions. As children progress, and the skills become more challenging, it may take a year or more of continuous classes to master a level. This progressive program was developed by Gymnastics Canada and is followed by most gymnastics clubs across Canada. Participants will work at their own pace to development fundamentals such as front rolls, handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and walkovers.

INTERMEDIATE BOYS REC 
9-11 yrs | 1 hr 25 mins 
The Intermediate Boys Rec class is for boys aged 9-11 who are either new to gymnastics or who were in Junior Rec. Participants will work at their own pace to development fundamentals such as front rolls, handstands, and other skills common in men's artistic gymnastics.

INTERMEDIATE ELITES 
9-11 yrs | 1 hr 55 mins 
The Intermediate Elite class is for girls aged 9-11 who have mastered CanGym Level 3. Participants in our Elite classes will work at their own pace and have the opportunity to work toward their own gymnastics goals.

CanGym Level 4 and higher include complex skills such as walkovers, handsprings and tucks. Learning these skills takes desire, determination and dedication. A mastery of all progressions is mandatory before the full skill can be attempted safely. For this
reasons participants will move slowly through the higher levels.


SENIOR REC 
12+ yrs 1 hr 25 mins 
The Senior Girls Rec class is for girls aged 12+ who are either new to gymnastics or who were in Intermediate Rec and are already working on CanGym Levels 1, 2 or 3. There are 14 levels in the CanGym program and each level consists of 25+ skills that must be “mastered” before the child moves up to the next level. Some levels may be achieved in a single session, while others may take multiple sessions. As children progress, and the skills become more challenging, it may take a year or more of continuous classes to master a level. This progressive program was developed by Gymnastics Canada and is followed by most gymnastics clubs across Canada. Participants will work at their own pace to development fundamentals such as front rolls, handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and walkovers.


SENIOR ELITES
12+ yrs 1 hr 55 mins 
The Senior Elite class is for girls aged 12+ who have mastered CanGym Level 3. Participants in our Elite classes will work at their own pace and have the opportunity to work toward their own gymnastics goals. CanGym Level 4 and higher include complex skills such as walkovers, handsprings and tucks. Learning these skills takes desire, determination and dedication. A mastery of all progressions is mandatory before the full skill can be attempted safely. For this reasons participants will move slowly through the higher levels.





 TRAMPOLINE and ACRO

JUNIOR TRAMPOLINE 
6-8 yrs | 55 mins
Junior Trampoline is for boys and girls aged 6-8. Participants will use our two in-ground trampolines as well as the tumble track to learn to bounce, twist and flip.
Beginners start with trampoline safety, basic skills and learning control on the trampolines. One the basics are mastered participants will work on more advanced skill progressions to prepare for higher level skills and multiple skill routines.

SENIOR TRAMPOLINE 
9 yrs+ | 1 hr 25 mins
Senior Trampoline is for boys and girls aged 9+. Participants will use our two in-ground trampolines as well as the tumble track to learn to bounce, twist and flip.
Beginners start with trampoline safety, basic skills and learning control on the trampolines. One the basics are mastered participants will work on more advanced skill progressions to prepare for higher level skills and multiple skill routines.

BEGINNER ACRO 
8 yrs+ | 55 mins
This class is designed to build strength, perfect technique, and increase flexibility. Participants will work at their own pace to develop and improve handstands, leaps, cartwheels, round offs, and walkovers.

ADVANCED ACRO AND TUMBLING 
8 yrs+ | 1 hr 25 mins
This class will help participants who have mastered basic acro skills including handstands, cartwheels, and walkovers, to develop more advanced skills. Participants will work at their own pace to develop and improve arials, round offs, back handsprings, tucks, and more. Each class will include conditioning to develop the necessary strength and flexibility that are required to perform these advanced skills.