Preschool

Pre-School Gymnastics

*NEW* PARENT & ME MINI (10 months – 17 months)

Cost: Fall 2017 – $50 + Gold Medal Membership!
Age: 10 – 17 months
Class Length: 30 minutes (10 week session)
Special Notes: None
Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:12
Next Step: Parent and Me Junior at 18 months

Experience the magic of gymnastics for the very first time!

This 30 minute class is designed with our littlest gymnasts in mind. Parent & Me Mini is all about sensory stimulation, fundamental movement (think crawling, standing, walking, climbing) and social development. We don’t expect participants to perform back flips just yet!

Classes begin with a musical warm up and stretches. Next, we’ll explore different apparatus around the gym including trampoline, mini beams, mini bars, foam pit and floor exercise with a variety of colourful props and toys. Classes end with a fun group activity and a High Five! Each week contains a new adventure based on our weekly theme and parents/guardians will be actively involved in each class.

Fun for: Parents looking for a clean, soft and safe environment where their little cuties can interact with other babies. This program is also a great opportunity for caregivers to connect with new friends and become familiar with our facility. Kyle and our KSG team developed this program after Kyle’s daughter, Nora, was born!

Parent & Me Junior (18 months – 2.5 years)

Cost: GOLD MEDAL Members – $200 +GST (14 Weeks)
Age: 18 months – 2.5 Years
Class Length: 40 minutes
Special Notes: Participants must be walking. This is a hands on class for parents/guardians. Active participation is required. Wear your stretchy clothes!
Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:10
Next Step: Parent and Me Senior

Parent and Me Junior is a 40 minute class that uses music, games and play to create a fun filled learning environment with parent/guardian there to help! This program offers important opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills while exploring how our bodies can move.

Classes begins with a warm up activity followed by 3-4 weekly themed circuits around the gym. Students will explore fundamental movements on our mini “Just For Kids” gymnastic apparatus such as jumping, hanging, climbing, balancing and supporting. This class also introduces social skills such as listening, sharing, taking turns and developing friendships.

Fun For: All parents and children who are on the move. This is an excellent class for energetic toddlers to get an early start on an active lifestyle and development of physical literacy. Parents of children aged 18 months to 2.5 years who enjoy seeing their child learn and have fun will be thoroughly impressed. A great ‘tire them out’ activity!

Parent & Me Senior (2 years – 3.5 years)

Cost: GOLD MEDAL Members – $225 +GST (14 Weeks)
Age: 2 years – 3.5 years
Class Length: 45 minutes
Special Notes: This is a hands on class for parents/guardians. Active participation is required. Wear your stretchy clothes! If new to gymnastics and between the ages 2 – 2.5, we recommend a Parent and Me Junior class first for a more positive experience. 
Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:10
Next Step: GymKids Mini at age 3 if ready for more independence

Parent and Me Senior is a 45 minute class with slightly more advanced challenges and experiences for the older crowd. This structured class uses music, games and play to create a fun-filled atmosphere with parent/guardian along for the ride. 

Each week, participants will move through exciting themed circuits on our mini “Just For Kids” gymnastics apparatus. Here, they will be safely introduced to gymnastic fundamentals such as rolls, hangs, supports, swings, springs, locomotions and balances.  Participants will burn off some energy while running, jumping, bouncing, tumbling and climbing in a safe, fun and challenging environment.

Development of fine and gross motor skills will play a role in each lesson as well as development of social skills such as listening, sharing, taking turns and lining up. This class is parent/child bonding at it’s finest! 

Fun For: Children who are craving exploration beyond the confines of couches, coffee tables, ottomans and Fido’s dog bed. This is also an awesome opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their child as they introduce them to an active lifestyle in a fun focused environment. 

*NEW* GymKids Mini (Un-parented, 3 years – 4 years – please note that some parent assistance may be requested)

Cost: GOLD MEDAL Members –$250 +GST (14 Weeks)
Age*: 3-4 Years
Class Length: 45 minutes
Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:6 or 7 – the lowest of all our programs.
Special Notes: In some circumstances, parents/guardians may be requested to assist their child in class. If new to gymnastics and between the ages of 3 – 3.5, we recommend a Parent and Me Senior class first for a more positive experience.
Next Step: GymKids Junior
*Students who achieve all skill/developmental targets may graduate to GymKids Junior before age 3.5 with coach recommendation after completing one session of GymKids Mini. Please speak with your coach or our office for more info. 

Over the past few years, we’ve come to realize that coaching a large group of 3 year olds can sometimes feel like this: HERDING KITTENS.

Our aim with GKM is to help our 3-4 year old students thrive in an independent gymnastics environment. We do this by offering a low participant to coach ratio which helps create a more focused class setting and allows for more individualized attention.

Each 45 minute class begins with an interactive group warm up activity, often set to music. This is followed by various circuits around the gym on our “Just For Kids” sized gymnastic apparatus. Students will work on attaining target skills such as forward rolls on a cheese mat, unassisted beam walks, mini cartwheels, mini handstands, assisted support on the bars and controlled bouncing and safety stops on trampoline. Students will also work on improving their balance, hand eye coordination, agility and flexibility.

Another important focus of our GKM program is developing essential “good citizen skills”. Some of these include; listening to and following simple directions, learning to trust a teacher, waiting in line for turns and staying with a group. Once these behaviours are consistent, the next step is GymKids Junior!

Fun for: 3-4 year olds who are full of energy and ready for an independent gymnastic experience.

Gymkids Junior (Un-parented, 3.5 years – 5 years)

Cost: GOLD MEDAL Members – $250 +GST (14 Weeks)
Age*: 3.5 Years+
Class Length: 50 minutes
Special Notes: If new to gymnastics and between the ages of 3.5 – 4 years, we recommend a GymKids Mini class first for a lower participant: coach ratio and a more positive experience.
Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:8
Next Step: GymKids Senior
*Students who achieve all skill/developmental targets may graduate to GymKids Senior before age 4.5 with coach recommendation after completing one session of GymKids Junior. Please speak with your coach or our office for more info. 

Junior GymKids are beginning to really step out of their comfort zones! This 50 minute structured un-parented class sees participants thrive as they learn the fundamentals of gymnastics. Basic skills and body positions become familiar as students run, jump, hang, swing, balance, tumble and climb through challenging and fun weekly theme-oriented circuits. Classes begin with an active warm up often set to music and end with a high five!

This class promotes the development of physical abilities, self-confidence, listening skills and socialization. Not only is it an action packed good time, it also inspires the perfect environment for a strong physical and mental foundation to grow.

Fun For: Those 3.5-5 year olds who feel the need to run everywhere they go and can’t stop jumping on the bed! This class is geared towards those who are able to listen well, stay on task and are ready to learn some fundamental gymnastic elements.

Gymkids Senior (Un-parented, 4.5years – 6years)

Cost: GOLD MEDAL Members – $250 +GST (14 Weeks)
Age*: 4.5 years+
Class Length: 50 minutes
Special Notes: If new to gymnastics and between the ages of 4.5 – 5 years, we recommend a GymKids Junior class first for a more positive experience. 
Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:8
Next Step: Pre-Gym360
*Students who achieve all skill/developmental targets may graduate to Pre-Gym360 before age 5 with coach recommendation after completing one session of GymKids Senior. Please speak with your coach or our office for more info. 

Because of their age, Senior GymKids are able to handle a class that is slightly more skill oriented. Each 50 minute class begins with an active warm up, followed by 3-4 weekly themed circuits on our “Just For Kids” sized equipment.

GymKids Seniors will be introduced to fitness and the fundamentals of gymnastics with an emphasis on developing more complex skills. In this program, a stronger emphasis is placed on form, technique and this will help students build confidence. As they run, jump, hang, swing, balance, tumble and climb through a variety of challenges, they will be building up a strong foundation as they prepare for our Pre-Gym360 and Gym360 programs.

GymKids Seniors also have a character development component to each week. As we teach them about safety, respect, pride and effort, we hope to prepare them for a successful transition into elementary school. Don’t be surprised if your child talks about their learnings and achievements the entire ride home

Fun For: Kids who are eager and ready to learn! This is an excellent class for energetic youngsters to develop essential physical abilities that will set them up for an active and enjoyable life. Parents who adore seeing their child learn and smile from ear to ear will be thoroughly impressed.

PRE-GYM 360

Cost: GOLD MEDAL Members –$380 +GST (14 Weeks)
Age*: 5 years+
Class Length: 1 hour/Daytime; 1.5 hours/Evening and Weekend
Special Notes: If new to gymnastics and between the ages of 5-6 years, we recommend a GymKids Senior class first for a more positive experience. 
Instructor/Participant Ratio: 1:8
Next Step: Gym360 Level 1
*Students who achieve all skill/developmental targets may graduate to Gym360 Level 1 before age 6 with coach recommendation after completing one session of Pre-Gym360. Please speak with your coach or our office for more info. 

This co-ed class is an excellent introduction into the Gym360 stream of programming and specifically designed with ages 5 – 6 years in mind. It is an excellent option for youngsters who are ready for a longer class and more of a challenge.

Participants will maneuver through multiple circuits on all of the gymnastic apparatus while learning basic skills and body positions. A greater emphasis will be placed on correct technique, strength, flexibility and form while they prepare themselves for Gym360 Level 1 and our Specialty programs. Rest assured, having fun is still the main priority! Classes begin with a non-musical active warm up and end with a high five!

Fun for: Those who are looking for a longer class with a more advanced skill base. The perfect head start on the Gym360 program.

Pre-School Drop In

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm Ages: 6 and under (must be accompanied in the gym and supervised at all times by an adult)
Price: Single – $10 ($25 for 3 kids (they can be your friends kids too 😉 ) | 10 Pass – $90
**Supervised, but parents remain responsible for their children at all times.
**Payment required for all children one year of age and older.
**Maximum three children per supervising adult.