The greatness of presidents directly correlates to their gymnastic abilities—we remember Kennedy's stirring pom-pom inauguration speech and disregard Taylor's failed attempt to cartwheel over the Mississippi. Begin your own presidential legacy with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a one-week summer-camp session at Lexington Gymnastics and Cheerleading on Palumbo Drive (a $110 value).
Celebrating 10 years of tumbling and midair twists, Lexington Gymnastics and Cheerleading’s summer camps unite form with fun in weeklong sessions for athletes and acrobats of all skill levels. Children age 4–14 can choose to work on foam pit high-dives in gymnastics camp, form pyramids worthy of Giza in cheerleading camp, or expand their athletic prowess in all sports camp. The all sports camp adheres to the notion that variety is the spice of life, running campers through an Olympic gauntlet of dodge ball, tennis, pole-vaulting with oversized umbrellas, basketball, and more.
A qualified staff of advanced contortionists with many years of experience greets campers in a colorful gym and guides them through each activity-filled day, which runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, with camps beginning in June and running through August. Three field trips per week and a Friday lunch are included in this Groupon, though campers should bring a sack lunch Monday–Thursday.
Lexington Gymnastics and Cheerleading
As the sounds of stuck landings echo off gym walls, owner and former University of Kentucky cheerleader John Ireland and Lexington Gymnastics and Cheerleading’s seasoned instructors share show-stopping routines and techniques with aspiring athletes ages 5–14 years old. One-hour daytime or evening classes fill kids with body-moving know-how, from beginning cheer’s introductory rah-rah routines to gymnastics classes’ balance-improving bar and beam work. Beginning tumbling lessons prepare bodies for the turbulent world of floor exercises. The trained staffers at Lexington Gymnastics and Cheerleading can accommodate special-needs children, ensuring a welcoming environment for a diverse crowd.
Day camp sessions focus on gymnastics, cheerleading, all sports, or circus activities. Summer camp instructors supply lunch every Friday, and take kids on field trips every week. During field trips, students may play laser tag, hike through scenic areas, or mount horses and gallop into the sunset and back.