Idle children are liable to commandeer the kitchen appliances or reprogram the VCR into a time machine. Distract young geniuses with today's Groupon: for $49, you get registration (a $35 value) and two months of weekly children's tumbling or gymnastics classes (up to a $75 value per month) at Eagle's Wings Athletics, with locations in Allen and Prosper (up to a $185 total value).
The qualified instructors at Eagle's Wings Athletics teach kids aged 18 months and older basic or more advanced gymnastics skills during a schedule of weekly classes. During 45-minute Hatchlings sessions, preschoolers up to 3 years old develop gross motor skills, body coordination, and the perpetual-motion machines within our bones with organized jumping and balancing activities. Girls aged 6 and older learn gymnastics fundamentals during 55-minute Level 1 classes, including basic terminology, body positions, and posture work for Olympic events and trampoline mounting. Students who gracefully execute back handsprings without assistance can bolster tumbling faculties in the Level 2 class, which focuses on the flips and front tumbling needed for intermediate-level cheerleading or tracking down a misplaced center of gravity. Parents encourage progress by playing alongside progeny, and a class ratio of six students to each coach ensures that kids receive plenty of spotting and dynamic interaction.
Eagle's Wings Athletics
The gymnastic experts at Eagle's Wings Athletics's Allen, Prosper, and Anna locations aim to help their students build both physical skills and self-esteem. Instructors— many of whom boast competitive backgrounds and gymnastic championships—help children as young as 18 months develop motor skills in pre-school classes, preparing them for boy and girl programs. As students cartwheel into each new class level, their gymnastic teachers help them hone skills in Olympic events such as floor exercise, pommel horse, and the horizontal bar. Staff members can also teach kids to flip during trampoline and tumbling classes.
In addition to the standard class lineup, competitive opportunities take gymnastics and cheer teams to regional, national, and interdimensional competitions. Day camps attempt to build lifelong social skills through challenges in areas such as gymnastics and rock climbing. The camps also enlist 7th and 8th graders for its counselor training program to help them learn leadership skills.