The sounds of hockey sticks slapping pucks, ice skates carving figure eights, and trampoline springs squeaking fill Midwest Training and Ice Center. Adding to the soundscape, experienced staff members shout words of encouragement during adult and youth activities that unfold throughout the 34,000-square-foot gymnastics training facility and the Olympic-sized ice arena.
To help visitors grab an edge on their competition, personal trainers stage workouts in the fitness center, which includes strength and cardio equipment, group classes, and locker rooms equipped with a sauna?one of the best ways to relax post workout, and the second best way to cook a turkey. Though the facility focuses on competitive-training programs, its doors also open for public skates, open gyms, youth summer camps, and birthday parties.
Patti Komara, commandant of Patti’s All-American for 42 years, leads a team of friendly, highly skilled trainers in conducting gymnastics and dance classes for teens and younger tots. The Tumblebear Gym program (walking toddler–age 6) draws in dinosaurs, Hollywood, and outer-space themes to keep youngsters engaged in the graceful, athletic movements of tumbling. Gymnasts old enough for school-age gymnastics classes (age 6–18) learn and practice more complicated skills on the spring floor, the uneven bars, the in-ground trampoline, and more.
Flying High Sports & Rec Center started out small, but after over 20 years of business, the family-friendly center now boasts more than 1,000 students and has grown into two facilities that house a wide variety of programs. Inside, the qualified instructors lead gymnastics, martial arts, and dancing for all ages, mentoring tykes as young as 18 months old. In the cheer program, youngsters learn choreography and tumbling moves, and in gymnastics courses, kids learn to execute eye-dazzling flips and to navigate balance beams and the uneven bars, depending on their skill level.
Flying High also hosts open-gym sessions and birthday parties. Additionally, two foam pits, a rock wall, four trampolines, and an inflatable obstacle course await those looking to burn off some energy or to network with potential lemonade-stand partners.
When he isn't filming chase scenes for TV dramas and movies, parkour expert Kurt Gowan teaches others how to move quickly and efficiently through space as the founder of Parkour Ways. This A.D.A.P.T.-certified instructor doesn't just focus on the fancy tricks made popular by films. Instead, he teaches parkour?or as he prefers to call it, art du d?placement?as a lifestyle that strengthens both the body and the mind.
Kurt's mature understanding of this athletic art form is the result of a long journey that began with YouTube videos and plenty of courage. But after years of practice and study, he left his career in electronics retail to open Parkour Ways and change his life and health.
Dianne Durham's Skyline Gymnastics - where skills are taught, friendships are made and confidence is learned.
We provide gymnastics and tumbling training, with a low instructor:student ratio, for aspiring athletes of all ages and abilities.
Competitive teams, open gyms and party rentals space are all available.