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Airborne Gymnastics

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Airborne Gymnastics has been teaching gymnastics to Santa Clara students for over 20 years. The center strives to provide a nurturing environment to bring out the best in each child and offers classes for those who want to compete as well as simply train for recreational purposes. Airborne features programs for all ages from Preschool and Dynamos to Girls and Boys Recreational to the invitation-only Developmental program to prepare students for the competitive team program. Tumbling + Trampoline, parkour, and adult classes are also available. The team program covers training for Level 3 through Elite, and past students include a US Junior Vault Champion and a three-time winner of the Junior Olympic National AA Title.

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Apex Gymnastics

San Jose, CA 95136
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Apex Gymnastics is a gymnastics training center in San Jose. The group focuses on building students' physical skills, technique, self-confidence, and self-discipline in a fun and safe environment with classes available for toddlers to adults. Students can sign up for preschool gymnastics and recreational gymnastics for beginning through advanced training, and team gymnastics is by invitation only for those looking to intensify their training. The team class participants receive secialized coaching via a program based on the Junior Olympics USAG National Gymnastics skills, and Apex is a member of USA Gymnastics. The facility hosts various events throughout the year as well and can also be rented for birthday parties and other private parties.

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4.5 / 5 (54)
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4.9 / 5 (20)

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ATA Gymnastics

San Jose, CA 95123
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ATA Gymnastics has been a San Jose gymnastics training center for 20 years. The facility focuses on Acrobatic Gymnastics and provides professional guidance on proper technique and form for those looking to simply develop physical skills and have fun as well as those looking to compete. Programs cover all ages from 18 month-olds to adults, and ATA is also home to the largest acrobatic gymnastics team in the country. The group has competed as part of Team USA nationally and internationally and took home a medal at the 2014 World Championships in Paris. All coaches are certified by USA Gymnastics and are specially trained in Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics.

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5.0 / 5 (18)

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Bay Aerials Gymnastics

Fremont, CA 94538
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Bay Aerials Gymnastics has been teaching gymnastics in Fremont since 2004. Preschool classes are available for six-month-olds and their parent all the way to five-year-olds, and the Girls Gym program offers gymnastics classes for ages five to 18 with USAG certified instructors. Students may also be invited to join the team program to train and compete, and Bay Aerials offers a Boys Gym class, the Ninja Zone, parties, camps, and other events as well. The 20,000 square foot facility is a member of USA Gymnastics and the Positive Coaching Alliance and was awarded Northern California’s #1 Gymnastics Program by USA Gymnastics Northern California Women's Gymnastics Association as well as Parents' Press Best Of East Bay 2015.

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Diana's Rhythmic Club

San Jose, CA 95112
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Diana's Rhythmic Club offers gymnastics training in San Jose. Students are able to learn a combination of gymnastics, ballet, and creative movement in a fun and positive environment, and participants work with ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes, and clubs. Classes are available for those as young as four via a recreational program as well as students interested in competitive training for Levels 3 through 10. Higher levels are based on the current FIG code of Points, and all class details may be found on the center's website. Diana's Rhythmic Club was previously called Starlite Gymnastics Academy, and the founder holds a Masters of Sports Degree in Rhythmic Gymnastics and was twice Region 1 Coach of the Year.

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Gold Star Gymnastics

Mountain View, CA 94041
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Gold Star Gymnastics brings decades of experience in gymnastics to Mountain View students. The family-operated business provides gymnastics classes for preschoolers to adults, rhythmic gymnastics, and girls as well as boys gymnastics teams on an invitation-only basis. Team participants can follow the Xcel program for shorter training times and a more relaxed approach to competitions, and the Optional teams are for more serious and advanced gymnasts to compete under the USA Gymnastics regulations for Levels 7-10. Aikido classes, cheer and hip hop classes, various holiday and summer camps, and birthday parties are also available, and Gold Star Gymnastics is a Member of Best of the Bay.

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Ohana Gymnastics

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ohana Gymnastics is a Santa Cruz gymnastics center. Students can sign up for different levels of gymnastics classes for ages seven and up, preschool and recreational classes, trampoline, open gym, and parkour, and competitive team training is available as well. Interested parties can create an account on Ohana Gymnastics' website and register for classes there as well as schedule a trial class or can contact the school for additional details and questions. The founder is a USA Gymnastics certified coach for boys and girls, is an active judge at competitions nationwide, earned her FIG International Judges' Brevet for men's gymnastics, and is the current Chairman for the Northern California Boys Gymnastics Association.

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Pacific West Gymnastics

Union City, CA 94587
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Pacific West Gymnastics provides gymnastics classes in Union City. The group offers activities for little ones with Wiggle Worm Tumble Tots as well as girls and boys gymnastics training, trampoline and tumbling classes, acrobatic arts, dance, and tae kwon do. Pacific West Gymnastics also has various levels of teams for students to take part in including a friendship-building Rising Stars and Xcel Team to the high-level JO Competitive Team for girls that participates in state, regional, and national competitions for Levels 3 through Elite. The center is a member of NorCal and USA Gymnastics, and interested parties can peruse information on various fun camps and birthday parties on Pacific West Gymnastics' website as well.

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Paramount Acrogymnastics

1641 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95128
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Paramount Tumbling and AcroGymnastics is a gymnastic class based in San Jose that focuses on safe and progressive floor gymnastics skills. Its instructors use positive reinforcement and thoughtful training to bring fun and fitness to clients. The company also offers aerial classes, private and public gymnastics classes, and camps. With a competitive gymnastics team, Paramount has had clients representing Team USA in international championships and working professionally in performing arts for Cirque du Soleil, Le Rev, and ZinZanni.

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4.6 / 5 (9)

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Top Flight Gymnastics

Fremont, CA 94538
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Top Flight Gymnastics has been providing gymnastics classes in Fremont for 20 years. Students are nurtured and guided to improve their flexibility, coordination, strength, self-confidence, respect, and team work and can take advantage of a range of programs for preschoolers to teenagers including Pre-Flight, High Flyers, Trampoline & Tumbling, Tricking Classes, Ninja Zone, and competitive teams for girls and boys. Coaches follow the guidelines per USA Gymnastics for Levels 4 and up and train students for the Compulsory and Optional competitive seasons. Staff at the center can also help with fun birthday parties, and Top Flight holds Flight Nights and various camps throughout the summer as well.

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Twisters Sports Center

Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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Twisters Sports Center is a gymnastics training center serving the Sunnyvale community. Students can sign up for recreational as well as competitive gymnastics with expert coaches who are safety certified and have passed background checks via the NCSI. Developmental Gymnastics for four to six-year-olds follows the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Levels 1 and 2 Program, the Pre-Team for seven-year-olds and up starts at Junior Olympic Level 1, and the center's Competitive Gymnastics is for USAG Levels 3 through Elite. The team takes part in the USAG Xcel Program and competes on a local, regional, and national level. Additional services include a Kids' Club, birthday parties, dance, tae kwon do, Kids' Night Out, and camps as well.

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West Valley Dance Center

San Jose, CA 95128
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West Valley Dance Center offers gymnastic classes in San Jose. Students benefit from improved flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration in the Acro & Gymnastics class for fundamental acrobatic technique and can also take classes in ballet, hip hop, tap, contemporary and lyrical dance, jazz, technique, turns, and conditioning, and performance team classes. Teams for ages four to 18 are open by audition only, and various performances and competitions take place throughout the year. Additional offerings at the center cover Mommy & Me, Pilates, and Zumba. WVDC has twice won a Family Favorite award from Bay Area Parent and developed out of Action Day Primary Plus, which has been delvering award-winning childcare and education since 1968.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you're interested in gymnastics, you may have some questions about the nature of the sport and how you can get started on your own journey as a gymnast. Gymnastics is an inclusive activity that offers training in a variety of skills, such as flexibility, coordination, and strength. These are fundamental abilities that all athletes should work on, but few other sports offer the chance to develop them all at once.

The world of gymnastics can appear rather complex, especially for those with little to no experience with it. The sport involves a number of disciplines, a wide range of equipment, and general expectations that can feel a bit intimidating. It may be hard to navigate at first, but if you do choose to pursue the sport, these concepts will become second nature in no time.

What is gymnastics?

Gymnastics is a sport in which athletes called gymnasts perform acrobatic movements such as flips, leaps, handstands, and others that require strength and agility. Gymnastics can include a wide range of events. Many incorporate equipment, such as balance beams, uneven bars, vaults, or trampolines, however, gymnastics can also be executed on flat ground.

What is rhythmic gymnastics?

Rhythmic gymnastics is a specific discipline in which a gymnast performs on a floor with handheld props, also known as "apparatus." These include a hoop, ribbon, rope, club, and ball. Unlike other events in the sport, this type of gymnastics is performed to music.

Is gymnastics a sport?

Absolutely! Gymnastics may not be what comes to mind when you think of the word "sport," because it also incorporates artistic elements. However, gymnastics requires a great deal of skill and athleticism. Gymnasts execute challenging movements that incorporate balance, flexibility, strength, agility, coordination and endurance.

How many levels are in gymnastics?

There are 10 levels in gymnastics, which are based on the gymnast's degree of skill. To move up a level, a gymnast must master a certain set of movements. Levels 1-3 are considered "beginner," levels 4-7 introduce more complex skills, and levels 8-10 are for the most advanced athletes.

How do I do gymnastics?

Anyone can "do gymnastics" because the sport is so versatile. Beginners should focus on developing flexibility, strength, and balance. If you want to advance in gymnastics, it's best to work with a coach or join a local club. In this type of setting, you'll be sure to learn proper form and protect yourself from injuries.

What should I wear to gymnastics?

Since gymnastics involves a lot of movement, it's best to wear something stretchy, comfortable, and form-fitting. Any clothing that restricts your body or hangs loosely could get in the way of you performing at your best. Be careful with wearing anything on your feet, as socks or footed tights might cause you to slip.

How much are gymnastics classes?

The price of gymnastics classes can vary depending on your age, level of skill, and the facility you go to. Recreational classes tend to be the most affordable option. A single gymnastics class can range from $15 to $50, but some clubs will offer an annual rate if you want to make a long-term commitment.

How wide is a gymnastics beam?

Believe it or not, the standard width of a balance beam is only four inches. For reference, that's about the length of a deck of cards. In terms of other dimensions, the beam is 16.4 feet long, and it's raised 4.1 feet off the ground.

How much is a gymnastics mat?

Gymnastics mats come in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses. Smaller, thinner mats can be purchased for $50 on the low end, but if you want more space or cushioning, the price will go up. Most mats cost somewhere in the range of $150 to $300.

Who is the best gymnast in the world?

Simone Biles is often regarded as the best gymnast in the world. She has a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, making her the most decorated American gymnast of all time, and third in the world. At just 24-years old, she will likely take the world record very soon.

Why are gymnasts short?

While not all gymnasts are short, a smaller stature is definitely an asset for these athletes. With less weight and a lower center of gravity, they're better equipped to launch themselves into the air, rotate at a high speed, and maintain their balance upon landing.

When was gymnastics invented?

While the history of gymnastics can be traced all the way back to ancient times. However, the modern sport is often attributed to Fredrich Ludwig Jahn, who's known as "the father of gymnastics." He started training athletes in Germany, and it wasn’t long until the sport spread around the world.

Does gymnastics stunt your growth?

Some people believe that intense sports such as gymnastics, which many start at a young age, can stunt a person's growth. There's a lot of controversy around this topic. Some researchers say it does, while others say it doesn't. At this time, there's no proven cause-and-effect relationship between training and growth.

How can I become a gymnast?

To begin, find a coach or join a club in your area. They will assess your level of skill and then help you get better over time. To become a professional gymnast, you must progress through the sport's 10 levels. Remember that it takes athletes years to get to that point in their career.

What do gymnasts wear?

You'll often see high-level and professional gymnasts wearing specific attire. Women typically wear a leotard, while male gymnasts wear a singlet. These are actually requirements in most competitions. These outfits allow gymnasts to move freely but also provide judges with a clear view of their bodies.

Do gymnasts lift weights?

Weight lifting isn't included in most gymnastics programs. Gymnasts usually do other forms of strength training, especially body weight exercises. However, if an athlete struggles with their strength, a coach may implement weight lifting into their training program as a way to build more muscle.

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