Recent studies show that people who cheerlead tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a nine-week tumbling, cheerleading, or Tiny Tumblers class at Pierce Athletics in Freeport (an $85 value). This deal is valid for sessions beginning September 6, 2011; November 7, 2011; January 23, 2012; or April 9, 2012. Check the classes page for age restrictions and prerequisites.
Instructors at Pierce Athletics flip limbs and encourage limbering back bends and high-flying leaps in an 11,500-square-foot gym during an array of tumbling classes. Muscles stretch and bodies soar during 60- to 90-minute classes divided by age and skill level. Each course holds a few sessions per week; this Groupon covers one session per week for nine weeks. Adults tag along with miniature athletes for Tiny Tumblers classes, introducing tykes as young as 18 months to coordination and flexibility, and older newbies in the Beginner or Advanced Beginner courses learn cartwheels and round-offs to serve them throughout life's dance-offs.
Both kids and adults can flip-flop across mats and learn aerial skills during Power Tumbling courses, and Advanced Power Tumbling takes lessons a step further with higher-level bounding, twisting, and double rotations, so that students might nimbly topple down flights of stairs unharmed, like human Slinkys. Tumbling for Cheerleaders infuses pep rallies with pizzazz, synchronizing handsprings and perfecting spirit-boosting jump moves.
916 S Arcade St.
Freeport, Illinois 61032