Recreational Gymnastics (Ages 5+)

The Y is the starting point for children to learn about the importance of being active and developing healthy habits they’ll carry through their lives. Gymnastics develops strength, balance and agility. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and encouraging environment for kids to learn gymnastics, build confidence and make new friends. Depending on the age and skill level of your child, the YMCA offers private, semi-private and group gymnastics programs.

We offer several gymnastics program options for children and teens so gymnasts can build confidence and self-respect while improving their strength and flexibility!

Looking for a different gymnastics program? Find all of our gymnastics programs, events and other activities here.

Beginner Gymnastics (Ages 5 - 17)

This entry level class is designed for beginner gymnasts to learn proper technique and build strength and flexibility. Gymnastics skills and exercises are incorporated through the use of safe, fun organized stations that increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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Gymnasts increase strength and confidence while developing a strong foundation to learn safe skills, while utilizing equipment such as tumble track, bars, beam, vault and floor.

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Girls Beginner Gymnastics

Female gymnasts learn proper technique, developing a strong foundation and increasing confidence and strength while utilizing equipment such as tumble track, bars, beam, vault and floor.

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Boys Beginner Gymnastics

Male gymnasts increase confidence and strength as they develop proper technique for a strong foundation to build on utilizing equipment such as vault, rings, floor and p-bar.

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Level 1 Gymnastics (Ages 6 - 17)

Expanding on skills learned in beginner gymnastics, participants continue to increase strength and flexibility through skill practice and exercises. With the use of safe, fun organized stations, gymnasts improve technique and well-being. All Level 1 classes require a coach evaluation. 

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Gymnasts progressing through level 1 continue to explore vault, bars, beam and floor equipment to increase comfort, familiarity as well as skill and technique.

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Girls Level 1 Gymnastics

Female gymnasts continue to explore vault, bars, beam and floor equipment to increase comfort, familiarity, skill and technique while progressing through level 1.

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Boys Level 1 Gymnastics

Male gymnasts progressing through level 1 continue to explore vault, rings, floor, bars and p-bars equipment to increase comfort, familiarity as well as skill and technique.

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Level 2 Gymnastics (Ages 6 - 17)

Intermediate gymnasts must be able to confidently perform beginner level skills and routines learned in previous levels. Level 2 gymnasts will continue to expand on technique and skills on gymnastic equipment. All Level 2 classes require a coach evaluation. 

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Gymnasts are introduced to intermediate strength training techniques and should be able to safely perform all beginner-level skills on equipment and floor routines while expanding technique.

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Girls Level 2 Gymnastics

Female gymnasts should be able to safely perform all beginner level skills on equipment and floor routines while working to expand technique as well as introducing intermediate strength training techniques.

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Boys Level 2 Gymnastics

Male gymnasts are introduced to intermediate strength training techniques and should be able to safely perform all beginner-level skills on equipment and floor routines while expanding technique.

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Level 3 Gymnastics (Ages 6 - 17)

Level 3 gymnastics is a prerequisite to all advanced noncompetitive and pre-team gymnastics. Gymnasts build on the foundation developed in previous levels to safely and confidently advance their skills and technique. All Level 3 classes require a coach evaluation.

Coed Level 3 Gymnastics

Gymnasts in this progressive class should be able to sufficiently follow routine and choreography, establishing confidence and efficiency on gymnastics equipment and floor exercises while working towards advancing.

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Girls Level 3 Gymnastics

Female gymnasts should be able to adequately follow routine and choreography, demonstrating confidence and efficiency on gymnastics equipment and floor exercises in this progressive class while working towards advancing.

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Boys Level 3 Gymnastics

Male gymnasts in this advanced class should be able to sufficiently follow routine and choreography, demonstrating confidence and efficiency on gymnastics equipment and floor exercises while working towards advancing.

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Advanced Noncompetitive Gymnastics (Ages 6 - 17)

Gymnasts must be able to perform all skills from previous levels as well as pre-team evaluations. Advanced non-competitive is the highest skilled recreational class designed for gymnasts who do not want to compete but want to continue learning high-level skills. All advanced noncompetitive classes require a coach evaluation. 

Coed Advanced Non-Competitive Gymnastics

Gymnasts who have reached the team skill level and want to keep progressing through more advanced skills without the commitment of competitions should be evaluated for this class.

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Girls Advanced Non-Competitive Gymnastics

Female gymnasts that have successfully completed all recreational level skills and want to keep progressing through more advanced skills without the commitment of competitions should be evaluated for this class.

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Boys Advanced Non-Competitive Gymnastics

Male gymnasts who have reached the team skill level and want to keep progressing through more advanced skills without the commitment of competitions should be evaluated for this class.

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Pre-Team Gymnastics (Ages 6 - 17)

Pre-team gymnastics is designed for gymnasts who have the ability to train specifically for the teams and is ready to commit to training on a competitive level. Pre-team participation is a great way to see if structured competitive gymnastics may be right for your family and your gymnast. All pre-team classes will evaluate flexibility, skilll level, form and dedication. Each athlete is expected to train a specific amount of hours at their designated training times. All pre-team classes require a coach evaluation. 

Coed Pre-Team Gymnastics

Gymnasts prepare for teams while accessing a smooth transition into competitive gymnastics teams once the athlete has mastered all the necessary skills. Gymnasts must be able to perform all skills from previous levels as well as pre-team evaluations in order to be approved for this class.

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Girls Pre-Team Gymnastics

This accelerated gymnastic training class provides a smooth transition into competitive female gymnastics teams once the athlete is prepared by mastering all the necessary skills. Gymnasts are expected to be able to perform all skills from previous levels as well as pre-team evaluations in order to be approved for this class.

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Boys Pre-Team Gymnastics

This advanced gymnastic training class prepares male gymnasts for teams while providing a smooth transition into competitive gymnastics teams once the athlete has mastered all the necessary skills. Gymnasts must be able to perform all skills from previous levels as well as pre-team evaluations in order to be approved for this class.

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Teen Gymnastics (Ages 13 - 19)

Promote a healthy lifestyle in our teen classes for all skill levels to learn proper technique and build strength and flexibility. Gymnasts increase confidence developing a strong foundation to learn safe skills, while utilizing equipment such as tumble track, bars, beam, vault and floor.

Teen 1 Gymnastics

Familiarize yourself with basic concepts and movements or build on beginner skills you’ve already mastered. Athlete development, technique, flexibility and form are a focus with enhanced stretching and conditioning.

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Teen 2 Gymnastics

Expand on skills learned in teen gymnastics 1, building on intermediate to advanced concepts and movements or fine-tune and build on skills you’ve already mastered. Stretching and conditioning are a focus to enhance athlete development, technique, flexibility and form.

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Adult Gymnastics (Ages 16+)

Maintain a healthy lifestyle in adult gymnastics class for all skill levels.

Familiarize yourself with basic concepts and movements such as rolling, handstands and cartwheels or fine tune and build on skills you’ve already mastered such as round-offs, walk-overs and backhand springs. Stretching and conditioning are a focus to enhance athlete development, technique, flexibility and form.

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Adaptive Gymnastics

Our adaptive gymnastics program will help participants problem solve through physical challenges such as climbing, sliding, balancing, swinging and jumping. Children will further develop gross and fine motor skills, strength, social skills and confidence while learning proper gymnastic technique and skills.

This class uses the principle of efficiency in movements to help students develop habits for correct body postures and arrangements, engaging their bodies and brains to self-discover how they move. We incorporate music into our learning.

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Find Recreational Gymnastics at a Y Near You

Many of our YMCAs offer recreational gymnastics classes — check the program finder for options at all locations. The locations listed below offer a full progressive gymnastics program: 


Gymnastics Policies & FAQ's

The health and safety of our participants and staff continue to be our top priority. Additionally, there are things that our gymnasts must know and bring to our classes. Our gymnastics programs follow state, local and federal guidelines to ensure a safe experience.

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Questions? Contact Us!

Want to know where you gymnasts fits into our classes and programs? We're here to help you figure this out! Whether you are just starting out or considering joining a team, our gymnastics staff are here to support you with any questions you have!