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Meriden YMCA Gymnastics

New location: Check out our new gymnastics gym at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street!

Gymnastics is a great way to teach people about a healthy lifestyle and is easily the base for any sport. Our experienced coaches and instructors teach gymnastics skills based on age and fitness level. We are a results oriented gymnastics program that offers a safe and encouraging environment for all. We strive to help our students and staff reach their maximum potential through continuous education and perpetual improvement.

All of our classes include instruction in small groups, as well as individual instruction, to help each student develop their desired skills and attain their goals. We work with a wide variety of students including, but not limited to: just mobile infants, teenagers, adults, students with Special Needs, cheerleaders and dancers looking to brush up tumbling skills and flexibility, as well as ex-gymnasts
looking to refine and polish their skill sets.

Our highly qualified coaches and instructors will evaluate the skill level of all gymnasts and students for continual advancement. Our instructors and coaches are USAG certified, American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED certified. We value integrity, safety and education as imperative attributes for all students and staff, as well as the YMCA’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and
Responsibility.

Winter Session: January 2 - February 18, 2017 (7-week session)
Spring I Session: February 27 - April 15, 2017 (7-week session)

TUMBLE TIME WITH ME

This class is the foundation for movement, ability, motor skills, flexibility, balance, coordination, and basic gymnastic skills. OurTumble Time With Me
Class is a parent-assisted class which is designed to acclimate your infant or toddler to the gym, the feel of the equipment, allow them to explore the gym space with guidance, and provide social interaction with other children and adults as authority figures. This class teaches the parents how to properly stretch the child in a safe manner so that the child stays flexible, getting a head-start for any activity or sport, or for life in general! As the child progresses in age, more structure is added, allowing the child to become comfortable and able to transition to a class alone. For mobile infants to age 3.
Day/time: Choose your class
Tuesday 5:00 - 5:45 PM
Saturday 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Full member fee: $45*
Program member fee: $75*

PRESCHOOL
The Preschool Class focuses on introducing fundamental movement and gymnastics skills in a structured environment. Instructors and coaches will work on cultivating the child’s fine and gross motor
skills, hand-eye coordination, and above all their listening skills. The structured curriculum is skill-driven and aims to progress the student in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.
Day/time: Choose your class
Monday 5:00 - 5:45 PM
Tuesday 5:45 - 6:30 PM
Full member fee: $45*
Program member fee: $75*

RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
The Recreational Gymnastics program focus on building a strong understanding of gymnastics skills, body movement, self-awareness, strength building, improved coordination, flexibility and focus through the use of apparatus. Students are grouped in small classes (usually 5-8 students) based on age (5/6, 7-9, 10+) and ability (Level 1, 2 or 3).

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER
The student will be introduced to the basic principles of gymnastics, including: positions, proper form, how to stretch, light strength training and conditioning, use of the gym apparatus and basic gymnastics skills. The structured curriculum is skill driven and aims to progress the student in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.
Day/time:
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Friday 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Full member fee: $45*
Program member fee: $75*

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE
Students in this class have already gained a basic understanding of gymnastics concepts and skills, as well as the ability to perform those skills. This class will continue to teach the student the concepts from Level 1, but will refine those concepts and skills, as well as teach new and more advanced skills.
Day/time: Monday 5:45-6:45 PM
Full member fee: $45*
Program member fee $75*

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED
Students in this class have a higher understanding of gymnastics concepts and skills, and are able to perform a multitude of skills. The coaches in this class strive to advance the ability and knowledge of each student so that they can pursue joining team or whatever endeavor they choose.
Day/time: Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Full member fee: $50*
Program member fee: $80*

TUMBLING
This class is designed for students who already have some knowledge of gymnastics and are looking to improve their tumbling skills. Whether the student is a current gymnast, cheerleader, dancer, wrestler, football player, or just looking for fun and exercise, this class will help them reach new heights! The coaches
teach forward and backward tumbling and twisting.
Day/time: Thursday 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Full member fee: $50*
Program member fee: $80*

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