Gymnastics Lessons

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


TUMBLE WITH ME

This class is the foundation for movement, ability, motor skills, flexibility, balance, coordination, and basic gymnastic skills. Our Tumble 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.

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS

Day/time: Monday 5:45 - 6:30 PM
Spring II: April 22 - June 10 (No class on 5/27, Memorial Day)
Summer: June 24 - August 5

Day/time: Tuesday 5:00 - 5:45 PM
Spring II: April 23 - June 4
Summer: June 25 - August 6

Day/time: Saturday 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Spring II: May 4 - June 10
Summer: June 29 - August 10
Full Member Fee: $65*
Program Member Fee: $95*


TINY TUMBLERS

(AGES 3-4) The Tiny Tumblers 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.

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS
Day/time: Monday 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Spring II: April 22 -June 10 (No class on 5/27, Memorial Day)
Summer: June 24 - August 5

Day/time: Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Spring II: April 23 - June 4
Summer: June 25 - August 6
Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*

Day/time: Saturday 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Spring II: May 4 - June 10
Summer: June 29 - August 10


ROCKIN’ ROLLERS
(AGES 5-6) The Rockin’ Rollers 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. Our fun, yet structured curriculum, is skill-driven and aims to continually progress your gymnast in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.

Day/Time: Monday 5:00-5:45pm
Spring II: April 22 - June 10 (No class on 5/27, Memorial Day)
Summer: June 24 - August 5
Day/Time: Tuesday 5:45-6:30pm
Spring II: April 23 - June 4
Summer: June 25 - August 6
Day/Time: Saturday 9:30-10:15am
Spring II: May 4 - June 10
Summer: June 29 - August 10

Full Member fee: $65*
Program Member fee: $95*


RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
(AGES 7 & UP) The Recreational Gymnastics program focuses 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 placed in small groups based on ability.

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
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.

  • CHOOSE YOUR CLASS:
  • Day/time: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Spring II: April 23 - June 4
    Summer: June 25 - August 6
  • Day/time: Friday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Spring II: April 26 - June 7
    Summer: June 28 - August 8
  • Day/time: Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    Spring II: May 4 - June 10
    Summer: June 29 - August 10
  • Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
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.

  • CHOOSE YOUR CLASS:
  • Day/time: Monday 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
    Spring II: April 22 - June 10 (No class on 5/27, Memorial Day)
    Summer: June 24 - August 5
  • Day/time: Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Spring II: April 23 - June 4
    Summer: June 25 - August 6
  • Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
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 p.m.
  • Spring II: April 24 - June 5
  • Summer: June 26 - August 7
  • Full Member Fee: $80* • Program Member Fee: $110*

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 5:00 - 6:30p.m.
  • Spring II: April 25 - June 6
  • Summer: June 27 - August 15 (No class on 7/4, 4th of July)
  • Full Member Fee: $80* • Program Member Fee: $110*

YOUTH NINJA WARRIOR/PSEUDO-PARKOUR
(AGES 7-15) The youth student will be introduced to active, dynamic and static stretching, as well as conditioning, strength training and flexibility in the gymnastics environment. The 90 minute class will also consist of use of the gym apparatus: rings, 25 foot ropes, uneven bars, balance beams, vault and spring floor (along with a multitude of blocks and mats) for tumbling and ninja/parkour skills. “Splat 101 training”, flipping, climbing, obstacle courses and more are taught in an environment where not only it is safe to fall, but the student is taught how to fall safely.

  • Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Spring II: April 25 - June 6
  • Summer: June 27 - August 15 (No class on 7/4, 4th of July)
  • Full Member Fee: $80*  Program Member Fee: $110*

YOUTH STRETCH, FLEX, & MOBILITY
(AGES 7-16) Learn how to bend so you don’t break! Learn how to use active, dynamic and static stretching to help
lengthen and strengthen your body with this 60 minute Flexibility and Conditioning Class. You will become more aware of your alignment and improve your functional range of motion. Combining proven techniques such as PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching and joint mobility, this class helps prevent injuries, increase energy and helps balance the body. It is the perfect class for the current athlete - whether dancer, cheerleader, football player, wrestler, weightlifter, gymnast, gamer, or one who wants to just become more flexible and feel better overall. All levels welcome, students will be offered modifications
to meet their current skill set.

  • Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Spring II: April 23 - June 4
  • Summer: June 25 - August 6
  • Full member fee: $65*
  • Program member fee: $95*

PRIVATE LESSONS
Private lessons available with team coaches to further develop needed skills. Whether you need to learn basic tumbling such as cartwheels or rolls, or more advanced skills like a back salto or front handspring, our gymnastics coaches are here to teach you!

  • Half Hour
    • Full Member $35
    • Program Member $65
  • One Hour
    • Full Member $50
    • Program Member $80
  • Buy 4 one hour lessons and get one free
    • Full Member $200 (a $250 value)
    • Program Member $320 (a $400 value)

Day/Time: By appointment only

Questions: Contact our Mandy Makein, Gymnastics Director & Team Coach at 203.235.6386 or mmakein@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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