In 2001, with a puff of smoke and a trumpet fanfare, Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics was born. In the years since, the kid-focused gym has amassed a team of more than 60 coaches and administrative staff, all of whom spend their days nurturing children's fitness as well as their imaginations. This care stretches across two fitness centers, where it takes the form of recreational gymnastics programs, day camps, and drop-in playtime sessions for infants through adolescents.
The 19,000 square-foot Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics challenges kids to shoot for the ceiling with amenities such as a full-size high school cheer floor, eight beams, bounce castles, a 40-foot tumble track, and an in-ground foam training pit. The 9,500 square-foot recently-updated Flatirons Gymnastics facility, boasts many of the same amenities, including a new foam pit, as well as uneven bars, five spring floor tumbling strips, and rope swings. In addition, both gyms contain viewing areas for parents, and sound systems that play upbeat music and keep nostalgic storks from nesting in the rafters.
Beth and Jim Trammell started 5280 Gymnastics to share their love of gymnastics with students young and old, novice and expert, casual and competitive. They assembled an elite team of coaches that trained Olympic gymnast Sasha Artemev and placed graduates on the gymnastics teams at Stanford University, into officer's education at West Point, and onto the diving team at Northwestern University. Under this refined tutelage, the two USA Gymnastics teams that regularly train within 5280's confines took home awards at regional, state, and national levels of competition.
The owners and coaches recognize that not everyone desires to train for peak levels of gymnastics competition, and so the range of classes encompasses plenty of other options, including casual, confidence-inspiring play for tots and free running and parkour classes for older students. During the summer, daily camps keep kids busy during sunny hours with athletic games and arts-and-crafts projects such as building a balance beam out of popsicle sticks.
Peak Athletics gives parents a child-free four hours on a Saturday night by supervising and entertaining their kids in a safe and active atmosphere during Parents Night Out. Entrust the center's staff with future presidents and former sandbox dictators, as they engage in games, open gym time, and Dadaist multimedia art projects, while eating pizza and making friends with up to 100 kids. The Peak Athletics facility covers 23,000 square feet of space and features two cheerleading spring floors, two in-ground trampolines, and an antigravity chess chamber. Parents Night Out occurs on selected Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; check the website for a list of upcoming dates.
A few of the seasoned professional coaches at Jet Kids Gymnastics were once involved in the gym's fitness programs themselves. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why they're so committed to encouraging kids to excel in gymnastics, as well as committed to fostering a safe, structured environment in which that can happen.
Their array of programs develop the abilities of children from the time they start walking; Parent & Tot classes get the youngest kids rolling and climbing, while programs for older boys and girls introduce tumbling and more complex, gravity-challenging routines. All programs focus on elements of proper technique, such as how to safely spring into a cartwheel or thank a mom during a podium speech.
In addition to relying on traditional gymnastics equipment, Jet Kids engages its students with trampolines, a giant foam pit, and an inflatable bounce house with a 15-foot slide.
As an instructor and owner of My Gym, Becka Johansen helps run a kids' exercise gym that combines open play with education and exercise. The staff take students aged 6 weeks to 13 years under their collective wing, teaching age-appropriate weekly classes for each developmental stage in a youth's life. Through dance, games, gymnastics, and sports, kids exercise their spatial awareness and learn teamwork skills, all while building healthier bodies with which to more forcefully sit on whoopee cushions. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility also fit for special events, all lessons draw from My Gym's proprietary program, a lesson plan used at more than 200 locations in more than 25 countries.
Our gym was established to coach and train individuals and teams in gymnastics and all-star cheerleading. Our objective is to teach your child to be the best that they can be. We will provide constructive and complete training in all areas of gymnastics and cheerleading.