Areas of focus

Gymnastics

*ALL CLASSES HELD AT THE REC/PLEX 

located at 1180 E. Locust St. in Lancaster*

  • Please try to arrive on time as late arrivals distract the coaches and other children
  • Appropriate dress includes leotards, shorts or swear pants, t-shirts or sweat shirts and socks or bare feet. Please avoid over-sized attire and jewelry. Absolutely no jeans or clothing with snaps, belts, buttons, or zippers will be allowed.
  • Cheerleaders should bring to class their cheer shoes. No street shoes will be allowed.
  • Shoulder length or longer hair must be in a braid, pony, or pig tails
  • Please allow time for and encourage your child to take a potty break before class.
  • Due to safety concerns, please refrain from flash photography
  • Participants will be picked up and returned to the lobby area by an instructor.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the gym
  • Parents of children under 6 years must remain in the building during class time.
  • Your child’s instructor will be pleased to speak with you briefly after class if you have any questions. If you desire an extended conversation, please make an appointment to meet at a later time so the instructor will not be late for his/her next class.

A NOTE ABOUT DAY-OF-CLASS REGISTRATION:

We encourage you to register your gymnast for classes as early as possible. Your cooperation will help us correctly plan in advance for classes and may lessen the chance of a class cancellation. Class with less than 3 participants will not run; early sign ups help us avoid these closings.

Home school Gymnastics

The gymnastics class is designed with home-schoolers in mind. We offer multi-level instruction for all who are school aged and are willing to work with parents for special curriculum requests. CLASS MEETS AT THE REC/PLEX. 3 participant minimum  

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ninja Bears

An obstacle course based class like the one held in the big gym but sized for our younger ninjas!  Held in the preschool room on smaller equipment but just as challenging.  

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Boys Gymnastics (Advanced)

Our Boys Advanced gymnastics classes follow USAG recommendations for skill progressions of men’s gymnastics events including trampoline.  Gymnasts will refine skills learned in the Boys Beginner Gymnastics classes as well as develop new skills on all apparatus.  The gymnast MUST advance from Boys Beginner Gymnastics or have been evaluated by a YMCA Gymnastics Instructor to […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Thursday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Boys Gymnastics (Beginner)

Our Boys Beginners Gymnastics classes teach the fundamentals of the sport to beginners.  We follow USAG recommendations for basic skill progression of Level 1 on vault, floor exercise, rings, pommels, high bar, parallel bars, and trampoline.  This class is designed for the student with little to no previous gymnastics experience.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Special populations 6-18 years old

This program is designed for those with physical &/or mental impairments to provide the opportunity to participate in a gymnastics class that will adjust to their pace. Activities will focus on skill development, gross & fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and activities to improve balance. Class meets at the RecPlex.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Competitive Team

The successful team member will learn all four routines needed for competition. Our competitive team program consists of all USAG Levels 3-9. Each team member must continuously maintain a Family Y membership. Practices are held year round; days and time may vary.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Training Team

-TRAINING TEAM (AGES 5 AND OLDER) This class offers a shorter/modified competition season for level 2 team if you choose to participate. Gymnasts will continue to improve skills learned in the progressive classes and master Level 3 skills required for competition. Progression from classes  and       evaluation by the ymca gymnastics instructor is required to be […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Y Gymnastics/Cheer tumbling Private lessons

Offered in 30 minute increments. Private lessons offer one on one instruction for those who prefger individual attention. To Schedule please call the Rec/Plex 740-277-7373

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Cheernastics/Tumbling

Our Cheernastics class will focus on progressing ALL levels of tumbling skills needed for both cheer and gymnastics. In addition, we will add challenging stations to develop the flexibility and strength to perform these skills safely. Stations will also incorporate jumping drills, ankle strengthening, and progression/ lead up drills for new tumbling skills

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Gymnastics open gym

Trying to get that pesky back handspring? This clinic is designed to help any gymnast or cheerleader focus on achieving that very goal. It is not a class to sign up for; instead, it is a one-hour clinic that you can participate in whenever your schedule allows. The use of unique back handspring equipment, skill […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Friday 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ninja Mania

Sign up for Fairfield County’s first Ninja-style, obstacle course based gym class! Our new specialized equipment will allow this class to offer a mix of spins, rolls, jumps, kicks, and obstacle challenges in a safe and fun ninja-type setting. Recent child development studies have shown multiple benefits for children engaging in age appropriate and challenging […]

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Beginner
Day Time
Saturday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Kippers (ages 7+)

Our Kippers gymnastics classes follow USAG recommendations for skill progressions of Level 3. Gymnasts will refine skills learned in the Swingers classes as well as develop new skills on all apparatus.  The gymnast MUST advance from Swingers or have been evaluated by a YMCA Gymnastics Instructor to register for this class.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Day Time
Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Swingers (1st grade+)

Our Swingers gymnastics classes follow USAG recommendations for skill progression of Level 2. Gymnasts will refine and improve skills learned in the Roller classes, as well as, develop new skills on all apparatus. The gymnast must advance from Rollers or have been evaluated by a YMCA Gymnastics Instructor to register for this class.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Rollers ( ages 8+)

Our Rollers gymnastics classes teach the fundamentals of the sport to older beginners. We follow USAG recommendations for basic skill progressions of Level 1 on balance beam, uneven bars, vault, floor exercise and trampoline. This class is designed for the student with little to no previous gymnastics experience.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hot Shots (ages 5-7)

This accelerated class is for our younger gymnastics students. Class will meet twice a week. Participants must be invited or placed by a YMCA gymnastics instructor.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tiny Rollers (first grade -7 years)

Our Tiny Rollers gymnastics classes teach the fundamentals of the sport to young beginners and those transitioning from Kinder Bears. We follow USA Gymnastics recommendations for skill progressions for Level 1. Students will be taught these strong basics on balance beam, uneven bars, vault, floor exercise, and trampoline. This class is designed for the student […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kinder Bears (kindergarten)

NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY CLASS FOR KINDERGARTEN AGE STUDENTS. THEY WILL NO LONGER ENROLL IN TINY ROLLERS These classes are designed specifically to prepare kindergarten children for transition to the ‘big gym” as tiny rollers (1st grade) All class components–drills, exploration movement, development of coordination, strength, flexibility, reading readiness, problem-solving, listening, social and gymnastic […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Monday 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Tuesday 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Super Bears (by invitation only)

Students who show early talent for gymnastics will be invited to join this accelerated class. Emphasis will be on development of form and execution of competitive skills. This class is held in the ” Big gym”.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Thursday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tumble Bears 2 ( 1 year prior to Kindergarten)

Our Tumble Bears 2 classes continue teaching basic skill progressions and terminology for our Kinder Bears classes. Participants will progress all skills learned in Tumble Bears 1 while learning new skills on our tot-sized apparatus.

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Monday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Tuesday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Tumble Bears 1 ( 2 years prior to Kindergarten)

Our Tumble Bears 1 classes offer participants an opportunity to improve socialization, reading readiness, coordination, body control, gross and fine motor skills, strength, and gymnastics basics in a safe and fun atmosphere. The successful class member will be ready to separate from mom or dad, be able to follow simple directions, and be able to […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Monday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Tuesday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Tumble Cubs (walking to parent separation)

Our Tumble Cubs classes offer participants a part instructor-directed, part child-directed opportunity for beginning development of social skills, gross and fine motor skills, body control, basic gymnastics movements, and strength. The age-appropriate skills are taught in a fun atmosphere on tot-sized equipment. Parent participation, vital to the comfortable introduction of a student-instructor experience for the […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Saturday 9:15 am - 9:45 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm