CLASS  DESCRIPTIONS:


Baby’s First Gym

Mobile infants under 2 years with Parent Participation - 30 min.

Heartland offers a fun environment for parents to bring their active infants to explore! We provide a variety of crawling and scaling mats and equipment to encourage interactive play, gross and fine motor development and exciting stimuli.


Parent & Tot

Girls & Boys 2-3 years with Parent Participation - 45 min.

This is a great place to start early! In this class children will learn basic body awareness, coordination and balance, flexibility, communication, and social interaction all while having fun!

Many beginning skills are introduced with the aid of mats, barrels, and other small equipment used in the Preschool area. This class also may utilize the Preschool bars, beams, along with the big floor, intro to the high beams, and trampoline and foam pit fun!

Preschool Class

Boys & Girls 3-4 years (Must be potty trained) - 45min.

In this class children will learn beginning positions, skills, and gymnastics terms, along with basic body awareness, coordination and balance, flexibility, communication, and social interaction with team work all while having fun! This class utilizes the Preschool floor, bars, beams, along with the big floor, intro to the high beams, and the trampoline and foam pit.

Some general skills children will learn are pre-cartwheels, rolls, hopping, skipping, keeping arms straight while holding body weight, balance, and great coordination!

Young Beginners

Boys & Girls 4-6 years - 1hr. (4 year olds required to have at least one year of preschool gymnastics)

Gymnasts are introduced to the regular gymnastics equipment.(bars, beam, tumbling floor and vaulting table)   Basic skills are taught such as handstands, rolls, cartwheels, pull over on the bars, balances and walks on Beam, and jumping on a springboard with both feet. Coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, team work and fun in the gym are emphasized in this class. Additional trampoline skills are introduced at this level.


Future Stars class

5-7 years - 1hr.

An accelerated beginners class for gymnasts who wish to be on a competitive team in the future.  Gymnasts must be able to do a cartwheel and handstand on floor, walk comfortably on a high beam, hold themselves up straight on bars, and jump on the spring board with two feet.  In this class gymnasts are required to wear a leotard. (They may wear their class leo to class) so  they can  work on skills needed for competition.  Straight legs , arms and pointed toes are emphasized in this class.  Skills for Level 1 routines are worked on.


Beginner Girls

6-11 years - 1hr.  (6 year olds required to have 1 year of  Young Beginners class experience)

This class is for anyone wishing to increase flexibility, coordination, balance and strength.  Basic skills are taught on floor (handstands, cartwheels, rolls and bridge-ups), beam (walks, jumps and balance skills),  bars (stations to improve upper body strength) , vault (jumping on the springboard and landing with 2 feet), and basic trampoline skills.


Young Boys Class

Ages 6-8yrs - 1 hr.

This class is for boys wishing to increase coordination, balance and strength.  Basic skills are taught on floor, such as handstands, cartwheels, rolls and bridge ups. They work on basic skills on rings, parallel bars, vault, bars, pommel horse, and various conditioning.

 

Boys Class

Ages 8-12yrs - 1 hr.

This class is for boys wishing to increase coordination, balance and strength.  Basic skills are taught on floor, such as handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, rolls,  and bridge ups. They work on basic skills on rings, parallel bars, vault, bars, pommel horse, and various conditioning and flexibility moves.  It is a great class for building a better body in a fun way.


Advanced Boys Class

(Experience Required) 90min-2hrs

This class is for boys wanting to stay in gymnastics and continue working on more advanced  skills on all apparatus. Floor- Roundoff-Back Handsprings and BackFlips & Front flips. Advanced Bars, Rings, pommel horse, Vault and Trampoline  Skills will also be added. Conditioning, flexibility and strength will be stressed. Great class for building a better body for any sport.


Girls Class

6-12year olds – 1 hr

This class is for anyone wishing to build on their flexibility, coordination, balance and strength.  Additional skills are taught on floor (roundoffs, backbends, Kickovers and splits) beam (mounts, dismounts, handstands), bars (hip circles, leg cuts), vault, and trampoline. 


Intermediate Girls Class

1 hr

More advanced skills are taught.  A class leotard is required for this class but may be worn with appropriate shorts.  This class is for gymnasts who want to continue learning harder skills but do not compete. Some skills on floor are roundoffs, backbends, walkovers and handsprings. Beam-mounts, dismounts, handstands and balance moves. Bars- hip-circles, stride-circles and pullovers. Vault- Running smashdowns.


Advanced Girls Class

90 min. (Experience Required – Back handspring on trampoline)

This class is for girls not wanting to do competition but wanting to stay in gymnastics and continue working on more advanced skills on all apparatus. Floor- Roundoff-Back Handsprings and BackFlips, Front flips & aerials.

Advanced Beam, Bar, Vault and Trampoline Skills will also be added.


Columbus Team Classes

Recommendation Only- 90 mins

This class is for girls that want to do competition but are not quite ready to commit to the Traveling Competition Team.  These gymnasts will receive the benefit of learning routines, competing and receiving medals. Gymnasts are only required to come to practice once a week and will compete in 3 meets (November, January, and May). Gymnasts are required to have specific skills for each level. Columbus Team levels are 1-3 and Optionals. Gymnasts are required to buy a team leotard (approx.. $50)


Girls Competition Team Classes / Travel Team

Minimum of  2 classes a week are required.

Starting level is AK2-AK3 and on up to optionals—The girls are required to have a team leotard. You must be able to do specific skills required for each level.  

To be on the traveling competitive team you must attend classes in the summer.  Our teams compete at several meets in NE throughout the year. (Jan-May) 

Members are required to do the home meet at Platte College and encouraged to do the other meets when possible. 


Intermediate Tumbling Classes (Acro)

Must have a roundoff and backbend - 45 min

This class is for students wanting to advance their tumbling skills. Class will include 15 mins of stretching, flexibility, and warm up. 15 mins of floor work on the spring floor with barrels and boulder mats (back handspring trainer) are used to teach front & back handspring and aerials. 15 mins of trampoline will be spent on the 32 ft. tumble trampoline.


Advanced Tumbling (Acro)

Must have a roundoff, aerial, front & back handspring and a backbend kickover on trampoline - 45 min

This class is for students who are able to do the required skills on the trampoline and want to advance and move them to the spring floor. Flips will also be worked on. Class will include 15 mins of flexibility and conditioning, 15 mins of spring floor work, and 15 mins on the tumble trampoline.

More classes & changes may be added, please contact Heartland with any questions.