Like the statue of Atlas, gymnasts rely on balance, strength, and a considerable supply of waterproof resin. Firmly grasp gymnastic basics with today's Groupon: for $26, you get four beginner gymnastics lessons at American Gymnastics in Plantsville (a $54 value).
American Gymnastics' experienced team of instructors attentively guides tykes through fundamental tumbling and gymnastics classes in a spacious, vibrant gym. The schedule catalogs small classes that gather youngsters by age group, gender, and favorite William Faulkner novel for energetic introductory training with individualized instruction. Children under 5 hone focus and coordination in 45-minute preschool lessons, which impart fundamentals such as basic gymnastic terminology and positions. Parents can accompany 2-year-olds or go home to raid Lego collections as children over 5 years old cultivate balance and coordination in more intensive one-hour Shining Star lessons.