Where every child is a STAR!

Benefits of GP Programs

Motivation

Motivating young people is just one of our primary goals. We express to children, through encouragement of positive thinking, that he or she can do anything they put their mind to. Whether it be a basic skill or a double back flip, we encourage them to try their very best, and to feel good about their efforts.

Fitness

Fitness is a very important concept and needs to be a major part of everyone’s daily life. Gymnastics is a good source of physical fitness no matter if you are on the team or in recreational classes.   We teach that fitness is FUN!

Achievement

At Gymnastics Plus! Inc., we understand that special feeling children get when they take their first walk alone on a high beam, hold a handstand, make a kip or land their first back tuck. There is nothing quite like that feeling you get knowing that with time, patience and hard work, anything is possible.  In our Fun & Fit Recreational Program, students are awarded STARS for their achievement.

Self Esteem

Our staff embraces the concept of providing a positive, nurturing environment in which to grow, and praises all efforts as well as successes.   The mastering of a new skill brings a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and self-worth in itself, and praise given by our caring staff only maximizes that great feeling.

Confidence

We believe that building confidence is important and feeling self-confident is the key to accomplishment. We facilitate this by spending a great deal of time concentrating on the basics of gymnastics and progressing one step at a time.  This success groundwork is fundamental to all future levels of gymnastics, as well as other areas in life.  The feeling of satisfaction that comes from knowing “you achieved” helps build the “I can” attitude, which is confidence!  This is an invaluable attribute that will carry throughout their lives and to other activities.

Discipline, Improved Concentration, Focus & Improved Grades

Children have to listen to instructors, and there are requirements for participation in gymnastics and all programs at GP.   Rules must be followed and  there is a basic level of effort required, and less is not accepted.  We encourage children to put forth the effort and patience needed to acquire new skills through hard work, repetition, and concentration.  We teach children that there are consequences for their actions, that concentration and focus is important.  For example, if Susie doesn’t focus, she will fall off the beam, she may get hurt.  The same holds true for John swinging from the high bar.   We teach Susie and John to focus, and educate them of the possible consequences.   Susie and John should therefore concentrate better in school, and see the consequences of improved grades, and this attitude should carry forward  to other activities and to their adulthood.

Work Ethic

Children do not just learn every new skill, it takes work.   We encourage children to put forth effort and patience through hard work and repetition.  They learn not to give up.  It is only through a learned work ethic that they achieve the more difficult skills.  At GP, we teach them that THEIR WORK ETHIC is what has gained them their accomplishments.

Team Work – Character – Leadership

Gymnastics is an “individual” as well as “team” sport.   In our competitive and recreational programs, children encourage each other, and even physically assist each other in learning certain new skills.  If they move a single mat together, it takes team work, and someone has to take the lead.  Leadership!  Our students take turn leading various warm-up and strength activities. . . more leadership opportunities!  They are encouraged to care about each other, respect each others’ feelings, encourage each other and work together.  This builds character, as well as teamwork and leadership skills.

LATEST GYMNASTICS PLUS NEWS:

2015-2016 School Year schedule is now available!

The 2015 summer session is May 25th - August 8th.

NEW: Check out our new Parent Portal where you can view class schedules, register online, and submit tuition payments. Click here to access the Gymnastics Plus! parent portal.

The School Year session is August 19th - May 7th. Come by or call us (985-643-0914) to see which classes are still available for your child.

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