Fall: It’s the time to head back to school, grab a sweater and start another year of great, active programming for your kids. Has your child tried gymnastics? The Calgary Gymnastics Centre is the largest gymnastics facility in Calgary. With two locations to choose from, in Canada Olympic Park and on Country Hills Blvd, the Calgary Gymnastics Centre is fun for the kids and convenient for the parents.
Physical Literacy: Strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness is central to the sport of gymnastics, which makes it a great all-around activity. Participants leave each class ready to conquer the playground, the next gym class, or even participate in additional sports.
The Calgary Gymnastics Centre offers classes for any age and level (starting at 6 months old) at both their North and West locations. Everyone from babies to adults can jump, roll and have fun challenging their bodies in interesting ways.
From the competitive disciplines to adult drop-in, recreational, KinderGym, and preschool classes, you’ll find a gymnastics program to suit your family. Whether you have a recreational athlete looking for fun and fitness, or an international athlete “Going for Gold,” the Calgary Gymnastics Centre has it all!
There are many options for classes at the Calgary Gymnastics Centre depending on your child’s age. We’ve highlighted some popular classes below.
Parented Classes: Babynastics, Gym-Mites and Gym-A-Tot are all classes in the Preschool program where you and your child attend together.
Babynastics is for infants and toddlers ages 6 – 20 months. These busy crawlers and walkers will enjoy climbing, sliding, and rolling over age-appropriate obstacles. Each class will capture your baby’s attention with the use of songs, activities and exploration of the weekly set up. With baby’s endless curiosity, each new activity will help them gain strength, balance, coordination and muscle control.
Gym Mites and Gym-A-Tot are classes for children ages 18 months to 3.5 years. You and your child will experience a new theme each week as well as unique circuits on a variety of equipment. Children get to work on accomplishing age-appropriate skills such as balances, rolls, and mini handstands while a parent is nearby for support and encouragement. Through the use of props such as balls, hoops, ribbons, and beanbags, your child will begin to develop hand-eye coordination, rhythm, and fine motor skills.
Unparented Classes: HotShots, KinderGym, KinderNinjas, and KinderCanGym are all classes in the Preschool and KinderGym programs for children ages 3 – 6.5 years. These action-packed classes are unparented and encourage children to play independently from their grown-up.
Your child will experience exciting theme-oriented circuits each week in the HotShots, KinderGym, or KinderNinjas classes. Visual aids, songs, demonstrations, and props are all used to teach skills and encourage proper body positioning. Along with gymnastics specific activities, coaches introduce many life skills like listening to directions, forming a line, taking turns, and much more. In this class, your child will achieve success no matter how large or small.
KinderCanGym is a program for children ages 5 – 6.5 years where participants focus on specific skills, form, and technique while preparing to advance into Recreational gymnastics. Coaches will assist your child in developing their self-esteem and sense of commitment in a fun, friendly, and safe environment.
Recreational Classes: CanGym, CanJump, and Acro are all classes within the Recreational program for participants ages 6 – 17 years. In these classes, athletes progress through a series of levels or badges as they complete their goals. The parents of each child in CanGym, CanJump, or Acro at the Calgary Gymnastics Centre are given a personal account on MySkillChart, the online progress reporting system. When logged in, participants and their families can view videos of skills to be mastered. Kids love to watch their progression as they advance to new levels!
Adult Drop-In: Adults can also join in the fun, even if you have never been to a gym before! You can be a complete beginner, former athlete, parent of an athlete, or someone looking to explore the world of gymnastics for fun and fitness. This class welcomes people of varying gymnastics experience and ability. It consists of a structured warm-up and stretch followed by instruction on a variety of gymnastics skills as well as an optional conditioning circuit.
Gymnastics is a wonderful way to stay active and get fit while having fun! If your kids (or you!?) fall in love with gymnastics this fall, they can continue to advance and progress with the Calgary Gymnastics Centre. Classes fill up quickly, so make your plans for Fall today!
Calgary Gymnastics Centre:
Where: Calgary Gymnastics Centre WEST
Address: 179 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, AB
Where: Calgary Gymnastics Centre NORTH
Address: #60 – 2638 Country Hills Blvd NE, Calgary, AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.