gymnastics girlsMagdalena Ecke Family YMCA Gymnastics

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Gymnastics Center is located at 6100 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA, 92011 — about six miles north of Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. See directions

Build Strength, Skills and Confidence with Your Friends at the Y

Welcome to Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA gymnastics, where toddlers to teens (and adults, too!) can grow strong, get confident, find balance and jump into fun. Based on the skills, levels and progressions developed by USA Gymnastics, our gymnasts learn in an encouraging atmosphere as they build skills to progress through each level of the program.

Location and Contacts

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Gymnastics Center

6100 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 635-3070
See directions

Gymnastics Center Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Staff

Preschool: Heather Jaramillo • [email protected]
Boys Team: Kevin Donn • [email protected]
Girls Team: Wendy Margowski • [email protected]
Program Director: Laura Madamba • [email protected]
Program Director: Misti Blackledge • [email protected]

Program Information

Sessions are monthly, and fees are per session unless otherwise indicated.

Registering for Classes

Priority registration for current students is the first through 15th of the month prior to the session. Students who wish to change class times and/or days may do so on the 16th.

Open registration for new students begins the 17th of the month prior to class. All registrations are done online or at the Gymnastics Center 760.635.3070.

Our Programs

Preschool Gymnastics — 10 months to Age 5

The preschool gymnastics program offers age-appropriate instruction to help children gain coordination, balance, listening, social and motor skills — all in a fun gymnastics environment.

  • Gymventures Classes in the Tumble Zone
    • Gymventures Mommy/Daddy and Me — Ages 10 months to 2-1/2 years
    • Gymventures Transitional Twos — Ages 2-1/2 to 3 years
    • Gymventures Tiny Tumblers — Ages 3 to 4 years

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Boys Progressive Gymnastics — Ages 5+

Boys in progressive classes will have the opportunity to use all of the men’s gymnastics apparatus: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.

  • Levels 1 to 3
  • Non-Competitive

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Girls Progressive Gymnastics

Girls enrolled in progressive classes will gain experience on each of the four women’s gymnastics apparatus: vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.

  • Novice
  • Levels 1 to 3

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Other Programs

  • Adaptive Gymnastics — Ages 6 to 15
  • Tumbling — Ages 6-17
  • Open Gym
    • Open Gym Workouts — Ages 0-5
    • Open Gym Workouts — Ages 5-16
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  • Gymnastics Birthday Party — Ages 1 to 12
  • Gymnastics Camps
    See the day camp section for week-long camps in winter, spring and summer.
  • NEW Parkour Classes 

Aerial Arts Silks Classes

Climb, spin and fly on the silks! Training begins with basic climbing, foot and hand locks, with progression to the air to flip, drop and descend. Music, choreography, strength and flexibility training are large components of this program.

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Gymnastics Team

Gymnasts from Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA compete on our boys team (Level 4 to 10) and our girls team (Level 3-10). Gymnasts must demonstrate a serious commitment to the competitive aspect of the sport. Students will be evaluated individually to determine their training schedule, ranging from three to five days a week for 5 to 20 hours. Please contact our program director for more information regarding scheduling, pricing, try-outs and practice times.


Important Dates

Gymnastics classes are not in session during the following dates:

  • May 27, 2019
  • July 1-7, 2019
  • September 2, 2019
  • October 31, 2019
  • November 27-30, 2019

Note: Sessions with fewer than four classes will have an adjusted price.

Private Lessons

Private and semi-private (for two to three students) lessons are available by appointment. Private lessons can provide extra time to work on specific skills or routines, especially before try-outs or skill evaluations. For information, call (760) 635-3070.

General Information

Class Size

  • Parent/child classes: 1:12 ratio
  • Transitional Two and Tiny Tumblers: 1:6 ratio
  • Progressive classes: 1:8 ratio. Depending on registration, there may be fewer than 8.

Attire for Classes

  • Girls: Leotards or comfortable shorts and T-shirt. Avoid clothes with zippers, snaps, and buttons. Hair must be pulled back. No jewelry or gum.
  • Boys: Athletic shorts and T-shirt. Avoid clothes with zippers, snaps, and buttons. Hair must be pulled back. No jewelry or gum.

Checking in for Classes

All gymnasts must have a current waiver, signed by a parent, before entering the gym. Waivers must be updated annually.

Make-Up Policy

We do not offer makeups for missed classes.

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations must be done before the first of the month. We do not offer transfers or refunds for open gym.

Transfer Policy

There is a $5 fee for any transfers that take place after the first of the month.

Progressing to the Next Level and Evaluations

Girls and boys will be evaluated once every three months. The evaluation will be based on the required skills for their current level. When the child masters the required skills, the coach will present a certificate of completion. When registering for the next class, show the certificate to a staff person.


  • Children who are not in class must be supervised. Parents are permitted inside the gym for Gymventures Mommy/Daddy and Me, Gymventures Transitional Twos or Preschool Open Gym.
  • Parents are not allowed in the main gymnastics area.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the gymnastics program or classes at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Gymnastics Center, call (760) 635-3070.

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