Gymnastics Lessons

Come join the fun! Our gymnastics gym is located at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street.

2022 Session 2 
Days/Dates: Tuesday: March 8 – April 19, 2021
Thursday: March 10 – April 21, 2022
Saturday: March 5 – April 16, 2022

2022 Session 3
Days/Dates: Saturday April 30 - June 18, 2022 
(no classes Memorial Day weekend)
Tuesday May 3 - June 14, 2022
Thursday May 5 - June 16, 2022

2022 Session 4
Days/Dates: Saturday June 25 - August 6, 2022
Tuesday June 28 - August 9, 2022
Thursday June 30 - August 11, 2022

Full Member: $70 Program Member: $99

JOEY AND ME GYMNASTICS 

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. Choose your class.

  • Age 6-18 months with parent
  • Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 

LEAVING THE POUCH

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. 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. Choose your class.

  • Age 18 months to 2.5 years with parent
  • Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 

HAPPY HOPPERS

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 to help the student progress in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics. Please choose your class day and time.

  • Ages three and half to four and a half years old
  • Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 
  • Saturdays 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 

WALLABIES

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.

  • Ages 4.5 to 6.5 years old
  • Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 
  • Saturday 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. 

MARSUPIALS

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. Choose your class.

  • For ages 6.5 years old and older
  • Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Questions: Please contact our Gymnastics Director and Head Coach Tony Cortright with any questions at 203.235.6386 or by email at acortright@meridenymca.org.


CHEER

The MNBBY cheerleading program focuses on the basics of cheerleading, building fundamentals and an understanding of the requirements for cheer. Participants will learn cheerleading motions, jumps, and stunts. The main focus of this class will be to master the basics in order to progress their knowledge and ability in cheerleading. Although most tumbling is practiced in the separate tumbling class, some tumbling basics will be introduced.

  • Ages 8+
  • Day/Time: Saturdays 12:10 - 1:10 PM

Meet our Cheer instructor, Reagan Kenney

Reagan has been a lifelong gymnast and cheerleader in the state of Connecticut. She was a competitive gymnast for 7 years before starting her cheerleading career. She was a 3 year UCA All-American cheerleader at Maloney High School. Reagan has the honor to cheer in the London New Years Day parade as a representative of USA Cheerleading.

Reagan spent her first year of college at Sacred Heart University and competed at UCA College Cheerleading Nationals at Disney. She transferred to Central Connecticut State University where she competed on the Division I cheerleading team. As a two year captain she led the cheerleading team to finals twice at the NCA College Cheerleading Nationals. She also walked onto the CCSU Division I diving team for two years, finishing as a finalist in their Conference Competition.

Reagan has extensive knowledge of cheerleading and has coached at a high level. She spent a year coaching at the New England Cheerleaders Association where she helped run a summer camp and multiple cheerleading competitions. She also helped run the CCSU cheerleading summer camp. Reagan has also coached at the Newington Knights Cheer Program.

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

Registration

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 or at the New Britain YMCA at 50 High Street.

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