Recreational gymnastics is a noncompetitive gymnastics curriculum with a special
emphasis on learning not only physically but mentally. Girls and Boys come to gymnastics
one time per week for an hour. Classes are fun and teach basic and intermediate skills
and some advanced recreational skills. The objective is to have fun and become more
physically active and fit through basic gymnastics skill building. We help each child
set goals and work on skills at their level. Recreational gymnastics is not intended
to produce a polished gymnast!
With only one hour per week it is realistic to expect your child to accomplish basic
skills (unless the child has very natural strength, flexibility and talent) and some
intermediate skills. These skills won’t happen over night! It will take time. In
addition to gymnastics skill building, you should also expect to see your child having
fun doing some socializing and enjoying gymnastics related games such as jump roping,
parachutes, dancing/aerobic activities, especially in the 6- 8 year old range.
Something to keep in mind and what is sometimes hard to understand about gymnastics
is how much work (time, conditioning, flexibility, dance) it takes to be an accomplished
gymnast. You may see girls in the gym doing some really amazing skills, but keep
in mind, those are most commonly team girls who are coming to practice between 6
and 18 hours per week and have likely been doing that for years! If you and your
child desire to acquire a higher level of gymnastics skills more quickly, you may
want to consider another program. You can click HERE for a guide to help you determine
which Gymnastic World program is right for your child.