Gymnastics prepares kids for grown-up tasks like uneven parallel parking and balancing on checkbooks. Jump-start your child's future with today's Groupon: for $22, new students get three 50-minute child gymnastics classes at Team Central Gymnastic Academy in Maryland Heights or Olympiad Gymnastic Training Centers in Chesterfield, Ellisville, Festus, Florissant, Manchester, and St. Peters (up to a $49.65 value).
Aspiring bar- and beam-dwellers find supportive instruction at Team Central Gymnastic Academy and Olympiad Gymnastic Training Centers, which mold everyday children into lithe lads and lasses. A wide selection of classes are available for sprouts of all ages. The Tumble Bee program allows wee ones from 18 months to 3 years old to bounce into fitness, and older flip fanatics may start in a beginning boys or girls class, or catapult straight into age-appropriate trampoline and tumbling.
Like all Thanksgiving meals, classes begin with a warm-up and stretch before launching into basic body positions and a rotation of Olympic events like the balance beam, rings, and floor exercises. Talented coaches and teachers encourage beginning benders in small-size classes (typically no more than eight students per instructor), helping them build confidence and self-esteem while mastering the body and mind. State-of-the-art equipment, mats, and well-cushioned foam pits provide a safe environment in which hand-standing halflings can challenge themselves while parents watch from viewing areas, supporting budding Olympians or future underground Parkour champions.
All three classes must be on the same day of the week and used in three consecutive weeks. There is no obligation to join after completing the classes, but Groupon holders receive 50% off registration if they decide to continue.
The FloValley News reported on the selection of Team Central Gymnastic Academy's Tom Stevens as Missouri Coach of the Year in 2010:
- During the past 5 years under the leadership of Tom as head coach, Team Central Gymnastic Academy has had had five state team champions, 194 individual state champions, 28 Regional Champions and has sent 11 athletes to National Championships. – FloValley News