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$49 for Eight Weeks of Kids’ Gymnastics Classes ($165 Value)
During classes, instructors guide kids through basic and advanced gymnastics maneuvers according to age and skill level. Exercises range from introductory body formations and jump positions to limbers, walkovers, and aerial somersaults. Additionally, Cheernastics classes focus on tumbling, strength, and flexibility requirements necessary to make cheer teams. To see a class schedule, click here.
“Once you get used to it … you just kinda feel like you’re flipping,” Gym Marika student Jessica Witkin says when describing trampolining in an interview with NBC 4. Trampolining, which has elevated from a backyard mainstay to a medal-earning event, is just one of the gymnastics techniques offered at Gym Marika to help improve the lives of children. “It really builds their self-confidence,” says Head Coach Marika Zahrndt, who oversees a team of USAG-certified coaches.
During classes, Marika and her staff guide students as they absorb techniques that range from rolls, handstands, and round-offs to combinations, aerial somersaults, and handsprings. Classes encompass multiple events, including floor routines, balance beams, vaulting, and uneven parallel bars. The programs are designed to accommodate kids with all aspirations, from those who dream of gold medals to kids who want a fun way to exercise and get through the seven-year winter.