The multifaceted sports of Rhythmic and Artistic gymnastics are some of the most comprehensive activities available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Furthermore, many benefits of gymnastics are NOT related to learning gymnastics skills, but even more important developmental and social skills that will help your child become a better student and adult. All children, regardless of ability, should participate in gymnastics for at least 3-5 years to get the full benefit of what gymnastics offers.
Fitness: Gymnastics is full of activities that help children stay fit and healthy. Taking part in any excercise significantly reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabities in adulthood. Instead of watching TV and playing video games, kids have the opportunity and are encouraged to build strength, improve coordination, and focus on their flexibility which helps limit injuries. Over time, gymnasts develop balance skills, agility and endurance.
Mind: Gymnastics requires focus, concentration, determination, body-awareness and problem-solving at each practice. Kids exercise their brain and continue to use the same skills at school!
Work Ethic & Discipline: Gymnastics is a challenging sport, it teaches children to be patient and to earn the skills with each practice. Children learn that hard work pays off in the end, a lesson that promotes individual responsibility and discipline.
Confidence & Self Esteem: At first, some lessons may seem impossible to accomplish. However, each program (level) encourages children to practice only attainable challenges so they are successful with hard work. Another challenge includes overcoming the fear of performing in front of people. For some this element of the sport is the most fun, but for most it may be very frightening. With each performance children become more comfortable and confident which may help with similar challenges at school.
Social Skills & Politeness: Especially for the younger ones, gymnastics provides a chance to learn skills such as listening and following directions, taking turns, and respecting others. Furthermore, gymnasts learn the importance of encouraging each other, practice good sportsmanship and learn from one another.
Caring Teachers: Our gymnastics teachers care about EVERY student regardless of their ability. Our instructors' goals include gaining each child's trust over time and guiding them through each challenge at each child's individual pace.
You have done a terrific job of parenting by getting your child interested in this educational sport. Let's challenge each child and give them an opportunity to have FUN while making new friendships and staying fit!