“We believe that every child is a champion.” This mission statement informs the approach that Cal Elite Kids takes with the participants of its programs. Youngsters may learn self-reliance in gymnastics lessons, which take place on an in-ground tumble-track trampoline, on an array of beams and bars, or in the air above an in-ground foam pit. They also develop discipline in dance class; at the Rancho Santa Margarita facility, the five dance studios inspire with views of the surrounding mountains.
Cal Elite Kids’ charges can even learn how to express themselves through athletic theatrical performances or simply improve their 2 a.m. Friday-night karaoke warblings during Glee Elite sessions.
Professional competitive gymnasts and cirque performers Ivan and Misti Flores own and operate the facility with an aim to offer creative workouts for adults to sharpen their strengthening skills. Take a cirque-aerial course and wrap yourself in a Spanish web, swing on a trapeze, and spin in a German wheel; or take the adult fitness class, which usually takes place in the evening and allows adults to combine trampoline, tumbling, cirque, and dance into one intense workout. Shake things up with a corporate fitness class, which includes an afterwork Zumba session or a serene yoga lesson. View the schedule online for a complete list of times.
There's that moment, at the top of a fall, when you reach a weightlessness that makes you feel like anything is possible. And in Champion Gymnastics & Cheer's sprawling 8,800-square-foot gym, kids of all ages are reaching for that moment all the time. The coaches lead kids through gymnastics and tumbling classes.