Kids, like Ponce de León, need constant supervision while exploring, or they’ll simply vanish into a jungle in search of eternal youth. Keep children occupied with non-fountain-searching pursuits with today's Groupon: for $39, you get two months of either tumbling or gymnastics classes at Eagle's Wings Athletics located in Allen (up to a $140 value). This Groupon waives the normal $35 individual registration fee.
Eagle's Wings Athletics kindles athletic passions in a series of weekly classes open to students as young as 18 months. Little leotardos can enroll in one of the preschool programs, in which they'll learn how to balance, follow directions, and participate in a group activity. Girls' classes equip nascent Nadias ages 6 and older with the fundamentals of the sport in 55- or 90-minute sessions, imparting basics from body positions to terminology. Boys' classes allow tumbling tadpoles to pummel pommels and trample mats as they focus on mastering the six men's Olympic events. With a student-instructor ratio of six to one in preschool classes and eight to one in school-age classes, kids are never ignored or misplaced underneath the gym mats' bottomless pit.
Future cheerleaders can get a head start in the tumbling program, organized by skill level so they can work on moves appropriate to their experience. Students learn to whip through cartwheels and round-offs and execute back handsprings without performance-enhancing springs on their hands.
Eight Insider Pagers give Eagle's Wings Athletics an average of four stars:
Eagle's Wings Athletics
The gymnastic experts at Eagle's Wings Athletics aim to help their students build both physical skills and self-esteem. Instructors— many of whom boast competitive backgrounds and gymnastic championships—help children as young as 18 months develop motor skills in pre-school classes, preparing them for boys and girls programs. As students cartwheel into each new class level, their gymnastics teachers help them hone skills in Olympic events such as floor exercise, balance beam, and the bars. Staff members can also teach kids to flip during trampoline and tumbling classes. In addition to the standard class lineup, competitive opportunities take gymnastics and cheer teams to regional, national, and interdimensional competitions—and open gym and camp programs provide additional access to the community.