In our Tumblebear paremt-tot gym program, a parent joins the child in class until the child is 2 years old. Beginning at age one to age two, we provide a positive parent tot experience with physical fitness as the main focus point. It's an enjoyable physical, mental, and social experience for your child. Your child will learn to safely climb up, on, through, and under circuits carefully designed to develop your child at their state of development. We incorporate a blend of music, gymnastics (bars, beam, tumbling, and trampoline) and listening skills. We also have great educational themes such as Super Bowl Week, Hollywood Week, and Outer Space Week. These themes usually change every two weeks. Fun, creative hand outs will also be sent home with every theme.
Flagstaff Gymnastics Tumblebear program will develop your child's self-confidence and enhance their physical capabilities for any future sport. Safety is of most importance. We teach our parents how to safely handle their tot while spotting simple gymnastics skills. Our scaled-down preschool equipment such as balance beams, incline mats, and uneven bars will make it even more fun to come and be a Tumblebear.
Parent-tot is a great learning experience in a social setting. Not only will your child make new life long friends, but you will too! Children work on gross and fine motor skills, coordination and strength while having fun. They deal withn colors, numbers and letters, as well as learn to take turns and play with others. This class prepares them to enter a Preschool class and is a great shared experience with your child. Classes are 45 minutes.
For ages 3-5 (who are not yet in Kindergarden)
Flagstaff Gymnastics’ Tumble Bear Gym program is the hit of the decade! The Children start with a warm-up and stretch that matches their age development. The class is designed for the progression of gymnastics, which includes uneven bars, balance beam, tumbling, beginning vault, and tumble track. Obstacle courses are carefully designed to meet the child’s appropriate developmental stage at their particular age. Children work on basic gymnastics positions such as tuck, pike, straddle, squat, and lunge. The classes are intended to enhance the children’s physical motions, coordination, and mental maturity. The students are continuously tested on their knowledge of vocabulary, skills, and attention span as the session progresses. At the end of each semester, a report is sent home to keep track of your child’s progress in the class. Every week to two weeks the children will bring home materials that are related to their weekly theme. This makes it extra fun to be a tumble bear!
They will also work on skills such as handstands, cartwheels, pull-overs, forward, and backward rolls. The children learn how to work well with others and improve their fine and gross motor skills and readiness while learning gymnastics. You will be amazed at how quickly your child will learn new gymnastics skills as well as improve their listening skills and attention span.
Girls Level 1 (5 years to 10 years)
Our girls level 1 class is taught using a progressive method that allows each child to develop at their own rate. The girls move up in levels after mastering the skills at the current level. This class teaches the basics: forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, pull-over, back hip circles, balance beam jumps and walks, prep. for vaulting etc.
Each gymnast is given a developmental belt in which they earn stars with every skill they master. Once they have accomplished their required skills, they progress to the next level. We have found this extremely helpful to the child’s progression in the sport because they know exactly where they are at and what they need to do to move up. It creates a self-driven attitude that is crucial in today’s society for future success. We strongly believe that the discipline and motivation developed by gymnastics if life lasting. The class is designed to develop strength, flexibility, agility, confidence and basic coordination for all other sports. This class is 55 minutes.
Girls level 5 (8 years to 14 years)
(by invitation only)
This class was designed for the gymnasts who have advanced gymnastics skills who are not ready to compete or have already competed. In this class you learn double flic flacs, front tumbling, cartwheels and back walkovers on the balance beam, vaulting over the table, and kips and jumping to the high bar. This class is mandatory twice a week due to the higher level of skills being preformed. Our first and foremost goal is safety! This is a fun class because each gymnast is allowed to creativly choreograph a routine and perform it. They have six months to prepare and pick their music. This allows the students to take what they have learned over the years and put their own brains to work on developing a series of skills they enjoy doing. If you have completed level 4 and have a love of the sport of gymnastics, this is the class for you!
Boys level 1 (5 years to 10 years)
Our boys program is one of the most excelling programs in Northern Arizona. This class introduces the basic level of gymnastics. The students will be learning skills on six different apparatuses: Vault, high bar, pommel horse/ mushroom, parallel bars, rings, and floor. Each student is given an evaluation of his skills at the conclusion of each session to show their progression. If they have successfully completed their evaluation, they will advance to the next level.
The gymnasts learn how to run correctly, gain strength, flexibility, agility, and coordination. You will be amazed at the physical talent your child will receive from this class. We strongly believe that gymnastics is the foundation for all sports. This class is 55 min.
Boys level 3 and 4 (7 years to 13 years)
These classes are combined do to the similarity in teaching of the skills and the skill level. This class introduces the more advanced level of gymnastics. The students will be learning skills on six different apparatuses: Vault, high bar, pommel horse/ mushroom, parallel bars, rings, and floor. Each student is given an evaluation of his skills at the conclusion of each session to show their progression. If they have successfully completed their evaluation, they will advance to our competitive team by invitation only.
The gymnasts learn self discipline, listening skills, gain strength, flexibility, agility, and coordination. In this class, we expect more from our gymnasts. They work out harder and longer than our boys level 1 and 2 classes. We strongly believe that gymnastics is the foundation for all sports. This class 1 hour and 25 min.
Tumbling (13-21 years of age)
This class is designed for students 13 - 21 years of age. The class ranges in skill level from Beginner through Advanced tumblers. In this class we teach the basic techniques necessary to perform cartwheels, round-offs, back handsprings, tucks, layouts, as well as higher level tumbling and front tumbling. We encourage gymnasts to take this class twice a week to enhance their learning and technique. You will be amazed at what you will learn in this class.