Private lessons are now available for gymnastics. All gymnastics classes are held at the Downtown YMCA.

Pre-School Gymnastics Program (Ages 17 months-5 years)

Little Bugs

This class focuses on parental encouragement to help their child explore and practice movements that develop locomotor skills, body awareness activities and hand-eye coordination. Classes held Tuesdays 10:00 AM and Saturdays 9:30 AM.

Member - $90 Public - $105

Mini Bees

Structured gymnastics class for 2 -3 year olds. Instructor led, but parents are welcome. Classes will have fun, work on social skills/ sharing, and focus on the basics of gymnastics. This class is held Tuesdays 10:30 AM, Thursdays 5:00 PM, and Saturdays 8:30 AM.

Member - $100 Public - $115

Toddle Bees

This class is designed for the young gymnast with no experience. Basic gymnastic skills and terms are taught while social skills are emphasized with activities that stress sharing, taking turns and following directions. This class is held on Tuesdays 5:00 PM, Wednesdays 9:30 AM, Thursdays 5:30 PM, and Saturdays 9:00 AM.

Member - $100 Public - $115

Youth Recreational Gymnastics (Ages 4+)

Beginner Gymnastics

Bars: Jump to front support, begin pullovers. Beam: Walks, relevé and passé holds, straight jumps, levers. Floor: Rolls, begin handstands and cartwheels. Vault: Jumps, board technique, stick finish. This class is held on Mondays at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and 4:30 PM, Thursdays at 6:00 PM and Saturdays at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.

Member - $120 Public - $135

Advanced Beginner Gymnastics

Bars: Pullovers, casts, begin under swing dismounts. Beam: Levers, jumps, pivot turns. Floor: Cartwheels, handstands, rolls, bridges. Vault: Stick finish, forward rolls to introduce dive rolls. This class is held on Mondays 4:30 PM, Wednesdays 5:00 PM, Thursdays 4:00 PM and Saturdays 10:30 AM.

Member - $120 Public - $135

Intermediate Gymnastics

Bars: Chin-up pullovers, casts, glides, back hip circles, start stride circles, dismounts. Beam: Side handstand dismounts, handstands, leaps. Floor: Cartwheels, handstands, round offs, rebounds, bridge kick overs, backbends. Vault: dive rolls, heel drives, begin flat backs on mat. This class is held on Mondays 5:30 PM, Wednesdays 5:30 PM, and Saturdays 11:30 AM.

Member - $120 Public - $135

Advanced Gymnastics

Bars: Chin-up pullovers, productive casts, back hip circles, stride circles, dismounts, body positioning, guide swings & kip drills. Beam: Mounts, side handstand dismounts on medium beam, handstands, leaps, start cartwheels low beam. Floor: Round offs, back walkovers, handstand walks, handstand forward rolls, front walkovers, begin front handsprings and back handsprings. Vault: Handstand flatbacks, heel drives on block, arm circles. This class is held on Mondays and Tuesdays 6:30 PM.

Member - $135 Public - $150

Tumbling 1

This is a beginner class for those with little or no experience. In this class, participants will work on introductory and progressive tumbling skills. This class is held on Wednesdays 6:00 PM, and Saturdays 12:30 PM.

Member - $105 Public - $120

Tumbling 2

Participant must have Tumbling 1 or be approved by the gymnastics director. In this class, they will work on front limbers, walkovers and handsprings. This class is held on Thursdays 6:00 PM.

Member - $105 Public - $120

Tumbling 3 (Old Advanced Tumbling)

Participant must have passed Tumbling 2 or be approved by the gymnastics director. In this class, they will work on handsprings, connections, series and tucks. This class is held on Thursdays 7:30 PM.

Member - $105 Public - $120

Rings and Swings (Boys Class)

Improve motor skills, coordination, balance, and build strength! This all-boys class will introduce boys to beginner gymnastics. They will learn tumbling skills and be introduced to the high bar and rings. This class is held on Tuesdays 5:30 PM.

Member - $120 Public - $135

Competitive Gymnastics

YMCA Gymnastics Team

This team practices year-round and competes throughout the states of Illinois and Missouri in the USAG, AAV, YMCA levels1-8, YMCA levels 2-8. Team spirit, sportsmanship and self-esteem are emphasized. Registration for this class must be director approved.