Scientists agree that the only reason adults have children is so they have a socially acceptable reason to visit gymnastics centers, eat at novelty pizza arcades, and see movies with Shreks in them. Put some fun in the oven with today's kid-friendly Groupon: for $30, you get one month of weekly children's gymnastics classes at United Gymnastics Academy (a $62 value) in Helotes.
United Gymnastics Academy teaches boys and girls ages 1–18 how to balance, tumble, and flip in a welcoming, family-friendly environment. An array of weekly 45–55-minute classes suit all age groups and elasticities, and developing flexibility and athletic discipline. The Tumble Bugs course introduces basic gymnastics skills and elements of major Olympic events to 3-year-olds, and beginners’ classes for older boys and girls (ages 4–8) cultivate more complex techniques. Advanced classes train students in parallel bars, high bars, vaulting, rings, and how to charm persnickety Soviet judges. Tumbling courses coach children in handstands, cartwheels, handsprings, and other tricks on a specialized gymnastics floor and 30-foot tumble trampoline visible from space. Click here for the schedule.
United Gymnastics Academy
For United Gymnastics Academy's coaches, gymnastics isn't just about mastering a back handspring or having the flexibility to sink into the splits. In classes, they nurture kids to become more disciplined and confident as they strengthen their bodies and gain coordination. Parents accompany their little ones to toddler classes, which are held in a sectioned-off area with miniature, cushy equipment. Older kids advance through classes that develop tumbling and gymnastics prowess at age-appropriate levels, laying the foundations for a lifetime of physical activity.
The staff members also host birthday parties and summer camps that engage tykes with crafts and open-gym time, in which they will gain enough dexterity and flexibility to build s'mores with their feet.
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