Drop-in class for infants - toddlers!
Requires Parent Participation - 30 min.
This is a great place to start exploring and getting comfortable in the gym! Heartland offers a fun environment for parents to bring their active infants & toddlers 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. This class is held at the Little Tumblers building.
Parent & Tot
Girls & Boys 2-3 years with Parent Participation - 45 min.
This is a great place to start learning some fun gymnastics skills, and begin to experience class structure! 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 Little Tumblers building. This class may utilize the Preschool bars, beams, various mats, and trampoline and foam pit fun!
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 is held at the Little Tumblers building. They will utilize bars, beams, various mats, 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!
Preschool Plus Class
Boys & Girls 4-5 years old - 45min,
This is the next level Preschool class, it is a great place for new 4 year olds to build on Preschool skills and experienced Preschool gymnasts to prepare for the big gym. This class is held at the Little Tumblers Location.
*4 year olds are recommended to have at least one year of Preschool or Preschool Plus gymnastics prior to beginning classes at the main gym.
Hot Shots Class
Boys & Girls 4.5-5.5 years - 45min.
This is an accelerated Preschool Plus class to aide in transitioning children into the Young Beginners class. Children will build from Preschool skills and begin working on Young Beginner skills. This will help guidethe children to using the bigger equipment at the main gym. This will be held at the main gym Fall 2020.
Boys & Girls 5-6 years - 1hr.
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.
Young Beginners Plus
Boys & Girls 5-6 years - 1hr.
This is an accelerated Young Beginners class. Children will build from previous skills and begin working on new skills.
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.
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.
Beginner Boys Class
Ages 5-6yrs - 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.
Ages 7-12yrs - 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.
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
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.