FUN, Fitness and Fundamentals
Gymnastics is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and by Sport Canada as a foundation sport because it plays a crucial part in the development of fundamental movement patterns and sport skills. Early participation enables children to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle for a lifetime. It is our goal that each child develops physically, mentally, socially and emotionally through the sport of gymnastics.
Active Start Program
Our Active Start Program focuses on developing physical literacy for children ages 12 months-5 years. Classes are designed to keep children active physically and engaged socially. Developing gross motor movement as well as practicing critical social skills such as following a circuit, waiting for a turn and listening to instructions are all targeted. We also focus on developing the Fundamental Movement Patterns - landings, springs, swings, locomoations, stationary positions, rotations and object manipulation.
*Parent & Tot Program (new structure and format in 2019)
Parents actively participate with their toddlers, exploring physical literacy through music, games and age appropriate equipment.
Parent & Tot - 45 minute class
Kindergym 3-5 Year Olds
Children ages 3-5 years participate independently in a class with children of the same age. We will develop physical literacy and social skills through music, games and the use of age appropriate equipment.
Kindergym 3 - 30 minute class
Kindergym 4 - 45 minute class
Kindergym 5 - 60 minute class
Can-Gym Program / JO Xcel Program
In our recreational program for children ages 6 and up, we use Gymnastics Canada's Can-Gym Program.
Can-Gym is a badge system used to progress through skills on each event and focuses on developing the Fundamental Movement Patters (FMP's) - landings, swings, stationary positions, rotations, locomotions and springs.
This season, our club is also implementing the use of skills in the JO Xcel Program in our recreational program in order to assist the transition from recreational to the competitve program.
Springers 1 (Burgundy/Red)
A beginner class for children ages 6 and up.
We work on progressions and skills in the first two badges throughout our 12 week session.
Badge 1 - Burgundy
Bagde 2 - Red
Springers 1 - 75 minute class
Springers 2 & 3 (Tan, Bronze, Blue, Purple)
An intermediate class for children ages 6 and up. Focus continues on badge progression and developing the Fundamental Movement Patterns at a more advanced level. Children can work towards completing one or two badges in our 12 week session.
Badge 3 - Tan
Badge 4 - Bronze
Badge 5 - Purple
Badge 6 - Blue
Springers 2 & 3 - 1.5 hour class