Julia and Alex, the parents-of-three who operate The Little Gym in the Rochester location, help children develop athletic skills and self-confidence through programs that incorporate movement, music, and learning exercises. The curriculum emphasizes motivating children to achieve instead of pressuring them to win. As a result, young ones can develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually in a positive, nurturing environment. The Little Gym also was named the number-one chain at which to hold children's birthday parties by Parents magazine.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6 to 9, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity, and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
The safety-certified staff at GC2 Gymnastics fosters sporty forays for both competitive and recreational gymnasts as they seize a sense of self-accomplishment through an array of class styles. Parent and Tot sessions bring together toddlers between 2 and 3 years old and their guardians to socialize, play, and trade stocks under the eye of a kid-qualified instructor, while Preschool classes ditch parental chaperones in favor of a teacher introducing little ones to gymnastics basics. An octet of recreational Level One Beginner courses corral boys- and girls-only groups ages 6 and older to fine-tune fundamentals, flexibility, and strength before advancing to higher-level classes or employment doing headstands on neighborhood lemonade stands. GC2's robust fall schedule offers classes six days per week in the morning, afternoon, and early evening.
With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe and noncompetitive environment wherein wee ones and maturing moppets can exercise their brains and bodies. Visiting youngsters also glean social, intellectual, and emotional skills from the facility's professionally developed parent/child program. The program features diverse activities in gymnastics, dance, sports, and parent-child yodeling. Kids can enjoy programs in gymnastics that cater to differing ages, levels of muscle development, and hatred of vegetables. Each session's hands-on activities keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tikes revving, facilitate bonding, and boost listening skills, attention spans, and confidence. Check the complete class schedule to confirm times.
Gymnastics have always been part of Sasha Kourbatova's life. She started competing when she was 6 years old and trained with a very accomplished coach—her own mother. Sasha's mom Maria won two Olympic gold medals while competing on behalf of the USSR, and she shared her skills with her daughter. When Sasha stopped competing, she decided to open Kour Magic Gymnastics Center. She invited her mom and dad—also a gymnastics coach—along, and together they train a new generation of gymnasts.
Sasha works with all the young kids who come through, and even includes parents in the workouts during Mommy & Me classes. Maria heads up the gym's competitive teams, which let kids test their skills against others. They teach students from 18 months to 18 years old, providing consistently scaling challenges and encouragement along the way.