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.
TIGAR Gymnastics & Cheer is a brand new, state of the art gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling and circus arts training facility, offering instructional classes, competitive team and recreational camps for girls and boys from 18 months through 25 years. Our coaches are world-class, many with Olympic coaching experience.
Equipment: Rogue Fitness pull-up rig and barbells, Rage Fitness equipment
Students should bring: Water
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come ready to work hard and learn new skills.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our workouts are different every day. We change it up with new movements and patterns to avoid boredom, and participants learn functional movements that help them with everyday activities. They also learn new skills, such as gymnastic movements and olympic lifting, which require a lot of practice to master.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Dance music, rock, and pop. We listen to anything with a great beat.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Yoga, kids CrossFit, community events, and birthday parties.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are the first and only women-only CrossFit studio in Colorado. We do offer two co-ed classes each week to accommodate families, and have a full service kids CrossFit program.
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.