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.

YMCA Delta Force All-Star Competitive Cheer

If you’re looking for an All-Star Cheerleading program, then look no further!  The YMCA is excited to announce our new collaboration with Delta Force All Star Cheer led by Toni Maynard.  Toni comes to us with over 14 years of competitive cheer experience. Team placements by appointment only.  For more information please call Jen Snider […]

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Class Offerings

Senior Team
Day Time
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Youth Team
Day Time
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:00 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 7:00 pm - 8:00 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. *Pre-registration required

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Thursday 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Competitive Gymnastics 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 a 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

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 or 1 hour increments. Private lessons offer one on one instruction for those who prefer individual attention. To Schedule please call Jen at 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. *Pre-registration required  

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Monday 5:15 pm - 6:15 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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Class Offerings

Day Time
Saturday 5:00 pm - 6:00 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. Participants are encouraged to attend 2 days per week to prepare for training team.  The gymnast MUST advance from Swingers or have been evaluated […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Swingers Gymnastics (7+ yrs)

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. 25% off […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Wednesday 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Rollers Gymnastics ( 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. 25% off the second class for the […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Hot Shots (ages 5-7)

This accelerated class is for our younger gymnastics students. Class participants are encouraged to attend twice a week to prepare for transition to training team. 25% Discount for second gymnastics class for same child. *Pre-registration required Participants must be invited or placed by a YMCA Gymnastics instructor.  

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Tiny Rollers (6-7 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
Tuesday 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Kinder Bears (kindergarten aged)

NOTE: THIS IS THE ONLY CLASS FOR KINDERGARTEN AGE STUDENTS. These classes are designed specifically to prepare Kindergarten children for transition to the “progressive gym” as Tiny Rollers.  All class components–drills, explorative movement, development of coordination, strength, flexibility, reading readiness, problem-solving, listening, social and gymnastics skills–begin to take on a new intensity.  Building confidence and […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Monday 6:45 pm - 7:30 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 “Progressive gym”.  Participants must be invited or be evaluated by a YMCA gymnastics instructor to be permitted to register for this class. […]

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Thursday 5:45 pm - 6:45 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. *Pre-registration required

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Class Offerings

Day Time
Tuesday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:15 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
Monday 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 4:45 pm - 5:30 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
Monday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm