Gymnastics Lessons

Our gymnastics gym is located at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street.


JOEY AND ME GYMNASTICS
Age 6 - 18 months

Our Joey and 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. This class teaches the parents how to properly guide the child in a safe manner.  As the child progresses in age, more structure is added, allowing the child to become comfortable and able to transition to a class alone.

  • DAY/TIME/DATES: Saturdays 9:00 - 9:45 AM, February 29 - April 11, 2020
  • FEES:  Full Member $65 Program Member $95
  • REGISTER: Register at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street.
  • CLASSES: Classes are held at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street in Meriden.

LEAVING THE POUCH
Age 18 months - 2.5 years 

Our Leaving the Pouch Class is a parent-assisted class which is designed to help your child work on basic locomotives, balance, and hand-eye coordination as they explore the gym and equipment with guidance. Plus your child will benefit from social interaction with other children and adults. As the child progresses in age, more structure is added, allowing the child to become comfortable and able to transition to a class alone.

  • DAY/TIME/DATES: Tuesdays: 4:30 - 5:15 PM, February 25 - April 7, 2020
  • FEES: Full Member $65 Program Member $95
  • REGISTER: Register at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street.
  • CLASSES: Classes are held at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street in Meriden.

HAPPY HOPPERS
Ages 2.5 - 4.5 years 

The Happy Hoppers class is for children ages three and half to four and a half years old. This class focuses on introducing fundamental movement, basic tumbling 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 listening skills. The structured curriculum is skill-driven and aims help the student progress in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics. Please choose your class day and time.

  • MONDAYS: 4:15 - 5:00 pm
    February 24 - April 6, 2020
  • TUESDAYS: 5:30 - 6:15 PM
    February 25 - April 7, 2020
  • WEDNESDAYS: 4:00 - 4:45 PM
    February 26 - April 8, 2020
  • THURSDAYS: 10:45 - 11:30 AM
    February 27-April 9, 2020
  • THURSDAYS: 4:30 - 5:15 PM
    February 27-April 9, 2020
  • SATURDAYS 9:15 -10:00 AM
    February 29 - April 11, 2020
  • FEES: Full Member $65 Program Member $95
  • REGISTER: At the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street or call 203.235.6386.
  • CLASSES: Classes are held at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge
    Street in Meriden.

WALLABIES
Ages 4.5 to 6.5 years 

The Wallabies Gymnastics Class is for ages 4.5 to 6.5 years old. This class focuses on introducing fundamental movement and gymnastics skills in a more structured environment for your young gymnast-in-training. Coaches continue to cultivate fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and listening skills while working on advanced locomotive skills, intermediate tumbling and spatial awareness. Our fun, yet structured curriculum, is skill-driven and aims to continually progress your gymnast in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics. Choose your class.

  • MONDAYS: February 24 - April 6, 2020
    4:15 - 5:00 pm
    5:15 - 6:00 PM
  • TUESDAYS: February 25 - April 7, 2020
    5:30 - 6:15 PM
  • WEDNESDAYS: February 26 - April 8, 2020
    4:00 - 4:45 PM
    5:00 - 5:45 PM
  • SATURDAYS: February 29 - April 11, 2020
    9:15 -10:00 AM
    10:15-11:00 AM
  • FEES: Full Member $65 Program Member $95
  • REGISTER: Register at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street.
  • CLASSES: Classes are held at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street in Meriden.

MARSUPIALS
Boys Ages 6.5+
Girls Ages 6.5+ 

Your child will advance through a level system that starts with basic skills, maneuvers, and terminology and progresses to more advanced Gymnastics. With a focus on goals and achievement, your child will feel accomplished with each new skill and passing level. Please contact our Gymnastics Director and Head Coach Tony Cortright with any questions at 203.235.6386.

Class/Level    Day/time/date

  • Girls 1 + 2
    • Monday 5:15 - 6:15 PM February 24 - April 7
    • Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 PM February 25 - April 8
    • Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM February 26 - April 9
    • Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 PM February 27 - April 10
    • Saturday 10:15 - 11:15 AM February 29 - April 12
    • Saturday 12:15 - 1:15 PM February 29 - April 12
  • Boys 1 + 2
    • Monday 5:15 - 6:15 PM February 24 - April 7
    • Friday 5:15 - 6:15 PM February 28 - April 11
  • Girls 3 + 4
    • Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 PM February 25 - April 8
    • Friday 5:15 - 6:15 PM February 28 - April 11
  • FEES: Full Member $65 Program Member $95
  • REGISTER: At the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street or call 203.235.6386.

TUMBLING FOR CHEER/ACRO
AGES 7 AND UP

This class is intended to teach basic tumbling: limbers, walkovers, handsprings and saltos with emphasis on proper skill progressions and conditioning. It is geared toward the aspiring or accomplished cheerleader, or anyone looking for more tumbling skills, whether they are a dancer, wrestler, football player or just looking for fun and exercise this class will help them reach new heights!

  • Day/Time: Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 PM
    Spring I: February 27 – April 9
  • Full Member Fee: $80 • Program Member Fee: $110

OBSTACLE COURSE & GAMES
Ages 7 –15

Students will be introduced to proper stretching, conditioning, strength training and flexibility while enjoying the fun and challenge of obstacle courses and games. This 90 minute class will include the use of rings, 25 foot ropes, uneven bars, balance beams, vault and spring floor (along with a multitude of blocks and mats) for tumbling and obstacle course skills. “Splat 101 training”, flipping, climbing, obstacle courses and more are taught in an environment where it is not only it is safe to fall, but the student is taught how to fall safely.

  • DATES: February 27- April 9, 2020
  • DAY/TIME: Thursdays 6:30– 8:00 p.m.
  • FEE: Full Member $80
    Program Member $110
  • REGISTER: Register at the Meriden YMCA 110 West Main Street.
  • CLASSES: Classes are held at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74
    Cambridge Street in Meriden.

Questions: Contact Tony Cortright, Gymnastics Director & Head Coach at 203.235.6386 or acortright@meridenymca.org.


How to register for programs:

1. If you already have an up to date membership - You can register online, by phone at 203.235.6386 or in person at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street.

2. If you do not have a membership yet or need to update your membership - Register in person at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street. 

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