Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Kids
Pro Tip: All levels beginner to level 5, cartwheels to full twists, learn/perfect your jump/tumbling skills
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Come get ready for the upcoming season.
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
Whether kids are gunning for an overstuffed trophy case, or just looking to tumble around on professional-grade equipment, Empire Gymnastics Academy has them covered. Regardless of the skill level, the gym uses tumbling as a way to inspire children while building confidence and self-discipline. The 25,000-square-foot facility hosts engaging classes for boys and girls along with one-on-one sessions. Spring floors, in-ground trampolines, and a tumbling track all let kids go bananas, all while refining their acrobatic skills and Robin impersonations.
ASI Gymnastics helps children of all ages develop a lifelong passion for athletic activity through the practice of gymnastics. In addition to improving strength, endurance, balance, and coordination for children 12 months to 18 years old, the instructors use gymnastics training to bolster confidence and encourage mental growth alongside physical development. Age-appropriate programs begin by introducing fundamental techniques before moving on to more demanding skills, such as handstands, standing back handsprings, and cartwheeling through laser security systems. ASI Gymnastics also caters to varying levels of interest by providing competitive team training as well as casual birthday parties complete with trampolines and games.
United Cheer's coaches train aspiring cheerleaders aged 3 and older, teaching skills from basic forward rolls to more advanced back handsprings and standing tumbling. Along the way, they follow a "perfection before progression" approach, ensuring safety by requiring students to perfect basics before moving on to higher-level moves.
Husband-and-wife team Craig and Jill Tatum founded United Cheer Arlington with one goal: to create a family-friendly environment for their staff members and clients. Kids comfortably practice tumbling and cheerleading with a focus on teamwork and self-motivation.