Lives in Balance Gym LLC
Gymnastics classes info & schedule
2012 - 2013 season ran through 5/25.
Medals have been awarded to those who completed the season!
Now enrolling for 2013 Summer season
Class descriptions: (We have named our classes to better
reflect what you are looking for in your gymnastics class experience.)
Hoppers ($40/mo.)–Hoppers are just 33 months to 5 yrs old and
POTTY TRAINED. Being part of a class might be a new experience, and
some class time is spent learning how to behave in a class setting; i.e.
taking turns, lining up, following directions. Those who already have
experience in this area will benefit from the opportunity of being a
leader. They may or may not be jumping two feet at once and/or
hopping on one foot. Some can skip alternating feet. Cartwheels are
placement of two hands on a cartwheel mat and stepping or kicking
their feet to other side. Some cartwheels are starting to have a favorite
Skippers ($44/mo.)– 5 – 7 yrs old (in kindergarten or just missed
cut – off)
Skippers are 5 – 7 years old and kindergarten age or very close.
Skippers usually can skip alternating feet and we work on learning or
improving upon a run, skip, cartwheel. We usually use a cartwheel mat
but expect legs to stay apart for cartwheel and emphasize the lunge
position before and after cartwheel. We do bridges in class, but mainly
only push into bridge position and return back to floor.
Swingers ($52/mo.) – 6 – 10 yrs old – All 1st & 2nd, new 3rd grade,
some 4th & 5th grade.
Swingers are getting “in the swing of things” in more ways than one.
They are now in a full day of school and are ready to handle an hour
long gymnastics class. Swingers love to swing on bars, rope, etc. at
gymnastics. They know the difference between a cartwheel (legs stay
apart) and a round-off (legs start apart and then come together before
landing). Swingers are learning to or may already be able to kick
bridges over and bend back into bridges. We’ll work on improving
strength in the handstand position to better support more advanced
gymnastics skills and have a lot of variety in experiencing all different
Springers ($52/mo.) – 8 – 16 yrs old with experience and strong
Springers have had gymnastics experience and are able to do
cartwheels and round-offs well. Springers can kick a bridge over with
little or no assistance and can control a handstand into either a bridge
or a forward roll. Some may already be able to do a front and/or back
handspring unassisted. Springers are all about handsprings and we’ll
be practicing them front and back but also spending lots of time on the
Movers and Groovers ($52/mo.) are 9 yrs and up and may or
may not have gymnastics experience
Movers and Groovers love all the fun aspects of gymnastics and may or
may not want to learn handsprings and more advanced gymnastics
skills. Classes will have emphasis on fun and varied exercise.
Cartwheels, round-offs and handstands will be a staple in every class
but we’ll mix it up using the balls and parachute more than in Springers
classes and work on skills where participants feel safe and successful,
but also challenged.
Flippers ($52/mo.) are 9 yrs & up with experience and mastery of
handsprings, front and back.
Flippers can do front and back handsprings well enough unassisted
that they can work on connecting them with other skills. Unlike
tumblers, flippers will also be learning skills on the other apparatus.
Tumblers ($52/mo.) are 8 and up wanting to improve tumbling skills
Tumblers are interested most in back handsprings and round-off back
handspring combinations. We will also work on building strength to
support tumbling skills. Those who can round-off, back handspring will
also be working on multiple back handsprings and flips. Some time
will also be spent on front tumbling. We will use the other apparatus
mainly to improve strength and for drills to apply to tumbling. Tumbling
classes will be held as clinics through the summer so participants can
sign up for the skill clinics which they are most interested in.
Home school classes ($52/mo.) are held during normal school
hours and are for kids age 6 and up who are in at least 1st grade.
Adult strength & toning work-outs ($30/mo.) are held 2x/wk
and members may attend as often as they like. No m/u option.
Class Schedule 2012 - 2013:
Classes run through May 25, 2013
Hoppers: 3–5 yrs (30 min class):
Tuesdays- 10:00, 10:30, 12:30
Wednesdays- 11:00,12:45, 4:15, 6:30
Fridays- 9:00, 10:30, 6:30
Skippers: 5-7 yr olds (45 min class):
Tuesdays- 9:15, 2:00
Wednesdays- 1:15, 2:00, 4:45
Fridays- 9:30, 1:30, 7:00
Mondays- 4:00, 5:00
Tuesdays- 4:15, 6:15
Thursdays- 4:00, 6:15
Fridays- 4:30, 5:30
Thursdays- 4:00, 7:15
Movers & Groovers:
Adult workout (not gymnastics):
Tuesdays & Fridays 11:15 (2x/wk)
to check on class availability:
complete Contact Us form
Our classes started September 4th. You
may join a class at any time. All classes are
filled on a first come, first served basis.
We will always hold your place in class into
the next month, so please let us know if
you plan to discontinue. All enrolled in the
month of May will receive a medal. Medal
color is decided by the length of time
enrolled for this season and attendance,
including made up missed classes. All
missed classes may be rescheduled within
90 days at no additional cost.
|Birthday Parties !!
Have your child’s Birthday Party at
Lives in Balance Gym LLC !
You’ll get an hour of supervised, active gym activities, including running games and
super cool obstacle courses, while you watch, enjoy, take pictures, and relax
knowing your excited young guests are having safe, controlled fun.
Follow that hour with a half hour for the birthday child to open gifts and for all to
enjoy any treats you provide.
Cost - $140 for up to 10 children
Additional children $10/each
Summer 2013 classes will be held June 18th - August 15th. No classes will be held July 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.
Classes are held over the summer on a pick and choose basis. During the summer months you can
schedule classes individually to accommodate vacations, camps, swimming lessons, etc.
Place in class is held only with payment. Day of and drop-in registration will be
allowed only if room in the class and will be charged the single class rate.
Summer Tumble Clinics will be held with each session focusing on a specific tumbling skill or series.
(i.e. back handspring, front handspring, etc.)
Best pricing is for 5 or more classes scheduled at once. After first 5 classes, additional classes may be purchased at
the 5+ rate as long as they are paid at least one week in advance. Shorter notice for additional classes will be
priced as stated for that number of classes.
Missed summer classes may be rescheduled during the summer session only and will not be given any credit to carry
into '13 - '14 season. Pay for 5 or more summer classes and pay no re-start to continue in September
The '13 summer schedule is below:
Summer '13 class schedule:
Hoppers (3 – 5 yrs) 30 min. class:
($10ea./5+, $11ea./3 – 4 classes, $13ea./1 - 2 classes
Tuesdays- 9:00 a.m.
Thursdays- 10:00 a.m.
Skippers (5 – 7yrs) 45 min. class:
($11ea./5+, $12ea./3 – 4 classes, $14ea./1 - 2 classes
Tuesdays- 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays- 9:00 a.m.
Thursdays- 6:30 p.m.
All gymnastics classes below are one hour classes and
are only for kids entering at least 1st grade in fall, 2013.
($13/5+, $14ea./3 – 4 classes, $16ea./1 - 2 classes)
Swingers (any 6 yr+ entering at least 1st grade & up):
Tuesdays- 10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays- 10:15 a.m.
Thursdays- 9:00 a.m.
Springers (Must have completed 1st grade & have exp.)
Wednesdays- 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays- 10:30 a.m.
Movers & Groovers (Must have completed 2nd grade):
Tuesdays- 5:00 p.m.
Tumble clinics (Skill specific classes. Must have
completed 1st grade. Schedule at right)
Tuesdays - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays- 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays- 7:30 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Thur 7/30, 7/31, 8/1 @ 7:30 p.m. Tumble
Clinic, all skills
Adult & Teen (Not gymnastics) one hour class:
$30/mo. (Up to 2x/wk NO m/u’s) $10/ea. one class
Tuesdays & Thursdays- 11:30 a.m. all weeks gymnastics
classes are held
Private lessons & personal training session may be
scheduled and prepaid in advance.
Special summer value times ($30/half hour):
Tuesdays- 8:15 a.m., 12:45, 4:15 & 8:45 p.m.
Wednesdays- 4:15 & 8:45 p.m.
Thursdays- 8:15 a.m., 12:45, 4:15 & 8:45 p.m.
Other scheduled times will be priced higher.
Tumble clinic summer ’13 schedule:
Tues, Wed & Thur 7:30 – 8:30
Most tumble clinics are open to age 8+, check below
for exceptions. Some clinics are only for those with
experience. Schedule individual dates.
Round-off Tues: 6/18, Wed: 8/7, Thur: 7/11
Round-off clinic will focus on the all important round-off. We will go
over efficient technique and try to get round-offs ready for connecting
to a back handspring. This clinic is a must for those wanting the round-
off, back handspring. Kids entering 2nd grade in fall 2013, and who
have taken at least one year of classes with us may enroll in this clinic.
Front Handspring Tues: 6/25, Thur: 7/18
Front handspring clinic will focus on front handsprings in various
situations. Participants will learn the mechanics of the front handspring
on the floor, off the tumbl trak, and as a vault off of the mini-tramp. Time
will be spent on drills and on assisted and unassisted (if ready) front
handsprings. If participants are able to execute front handsprings
unassisted, they will be improving technique and form as well as
connecting with and progressing to other skills. Kids entering 2nd
grade in fall 2013, and who have taken at least one year of classes
with us may enroll in this clinic.
Basic Back Handspring Tues: 7/16, Wed: 6/19, Thur: 6/27, 8/8
Back handspring clinics will be hour long classes focused on learning
the mechanics of the back handspring preparing to eventually do
back handsprings alone as well as out of round-offs and into other skills
such as back flips. Class time will be spent on practice drills which can
be done safely, even by beginner tumblers, on their own, as well as
being spotted for back handsprings on various gym surfaces. Kids
entering 2nd grade in fall 2013, and who have taken at least one year
of classes with us may enroll in this clinic.
Progressive Back Handspring Tues: 7/23, Wed: 6/26, Thur: 6/20, 8/15
This clinic is for those who have been in back handspring clinics in
past years &/or have been in Springers, Flippers, or Tumblers classes
over the past year. Some participants may be connecting their back
handsprings with round-offs and with flips. Participants will leave with a
better understanding of proper form in back handsprings and how to
safely practice drills which will lead to better back handsprings.
Back Tuck Tues: 8/6, Wed: 7/17
Back tuck clinic will work the back flip in the tuck position. (The most
efficient flip which should be learned before progressing to other body
positions for the flip and twisting flips.) Participants will work on the
back flip from the standing position and those who can back
handspring unassisted will work them out of their handspring.
Participants should be able to back handspring with little or no
assistance. This clinic is not recommended for beginner tumblers.
Aerial Tues: 7/9, Wed: 8/14, Thur: 7/25
Aerial clinic will emphasize the most efficient technique to execute a
side aerial or “aerial cartwheel” (no-handed cartwheel). Class time
will be spent leaning how to circle the arms in the approach and the
timing for dive cartwheel, which is the progression to an aerial.
Participants who have already mastered the side aerial will be
introduced to the front aerial or aerial walk-over. Participants should
have mastery of a smooth cartwheel beginning and finishing in the
Walkovers Tues: 8/13, Wed: 7/10
Both front and back walkovers will be covered. Kids entering 2nd
grade in fall 2013, and who have taken at least one year of classes
with us may enroll in this clinic.
Front Flip Wed: 7/24
Front flip clinic will work progressions toward a front flip in the tuck
position, including good take-off position and dive rolls. Front flips in
the tuck position will be practiced by those ready for that progression
and those already landing front flips will work on connecting skills both
before and after a front flip.
Tumble Clinic Tue, Wed, Thur: 7/30, 7/31, 8/1
Three day tumble clinic held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will
involve all skills from the other clinics and may also include branis. At
least half of each class will focus on round-offs and/or back
handsprings. Participants who are ready may also be connecting
more tumbling skills and learning to twist. All tumble clinics will include