Gymnastics Lessons

Our gymnastics gym is located 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
    Winter: January 6 – February 17
    Spring I: February 24 – April 6
  • Day/Time: Tuesday 10:45-11:30 AM
    Winter: January 7 – February 18
    Spring I: February 25 – April 7
  • Day/time: Tuesday 5:00 – 5:45 PM
    Winter: January 7 – February 18
    Spring I: February 25 – April 7
  • Day/time: Saturday 9:00 – 9:45 AM
    Winter: January 4 – February 15
    Spring I: February 29 – April 11
  • Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*

FUN FLIPPERS

(AGES 3-6) The Fun Flippers class focuses on introducing fundamental movement and gymnastics skills in a structured environment, during the day, for your young gymnast-in-training. Coaches 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: Thursday 10:45-11:30 AM
    Winter: January 2 – February 13
    Spring I: February 27 – April 9
  • 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 PM
    Winter: January 6 - February 17
    Spring I: February 24 - April 6
    Day/time: Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 PM
    Winter: January 7 - February 18
    Spring I: February 25 - April 7
    Day/time: Saturday 9:30 – 10:15 PM
    Winter: January 4 - February 15
    Spring I: February 29 - April 11
  • Full Member Fee: $65* • Program Member Fee: $95*

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.

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS

  • Day/time: Monday 5:00 - 5:45 PM
    Winter: January 6 – February 17
    Spring I: February 24 – April 6
    Day/time: Tuesday 5:45 – 6:30 PM
    Winter: January 7 – February 18
    Spring I: February 25 – April 7
    Day/time: Saturday 9:30 – 10:15 AM
    Winter: January 4 – February 15
    Spring I: February 29 – April 11
  • 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 PM
    Winter: January 7 – February 18
    Spring I: February 25 – April 7
  • Day/time: Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    Winter: January 4 – February 15
    Spring I: February 29 – April 11
  • 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 PM
    Winter: January 6 – February 17
    Spring I: February 24 – April 6
  • Day/time: Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM
    Winter: January 7 – February 18
    Spring I: February 25 – April 7
  • 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.

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS

  • Day/time: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    Winter: January 7 – February 18
    Spring I: February 25 – April 7
  • Day/time: Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    Winter: January 8 – February 19
    Spring I: February 26 – April 8
  • 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 - 6:30 PM
    Winter: January 2 – February 13
    Spring I: February 27 – April 9
  • 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.
    Winter: January 2 – February 13
    Spring I: February 27 – April 9
  • Full Member Fee: $80*  Program Member Fee: $110*

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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