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RECREATIONAL CLASSES

Our recreational programs are designed to introduce the sport of gymnastics to boys & girls of varying age groups. During this structured class, your athlete will spend time on each of the apparatus (related to their program), some of which include: the Vault, Uneven Bars, Parallel Bars, High Bar, Beam, Floor, Rope & Rings, Pommel Horse, Tumbl-Trak, Trampoline, Mini-Tramp, and our Foam Pit.

Our Coaches will help your athlete develop important skills including balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, agility, control, and spatial awareness through swings, springs, landings, locomotion's, stationary positions, and rotations. All of this learning and developing the basic fundamentals of gymnastics in a high-energy and fun-filled environment! In addition to athletic development, these programs provide a great opportunity for personal and social development.

Our recreational programs focus on proper skill progressions and techniques while learning to interpret verbal and non-verbal messages through our creative and challenging circuits. The athletes will follow a specifically designed program to progress and meet their gymnastics goal. In contrast to our competitive programs, the recreational programs are not competitive in nature, have short duration sessions, and are more play-oriented. These programs are perfect when introducing children to Gymnastics as well as to continue to have them develop in the sport and offer a great opportunity for children and youth to interact with one another, make new friends, increase their self-confidence, challenge themselves, and have fun all while developing their Gymnastics skills. 

All Rec programs run on a once a week basis. The length of the class varies depending on which program you register for (55mins, 85mins, or 115mins). During the school year (September-June) we are open 7-days a week and have recreational classes running every day at various times. During the summer months (July-August), we have recreational classes running in the evenings Monday-Thursday. SEE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

All of our classes are subject to Registration, Availability, and Schedule

Our Sessions:

At Gemini, our recreational programs run all year round, however, the year split into 3 separate sessions.
  1. Recreational SUMMER Session which starts the first week of July and goes until the end of August (~9-10 weeks in length).
  2. Recreational FALL Session which begins the Tuesday after Labour Day and goes until around the end of January-beginning of February (~18-22 weeks in length).
  3. Recreational WINTER Session which begins around mid-February and goes until the end of June (~18-22 weeks in length).

For more information on our Recreational Sessions including the session calendar, class schedule, availability, and pricing, click on the specific session page below.

We DO accept ongoing registration for our Sessions throughout the year even after the session has started, as long as there is still space available in the class, and the fees are pro-rated every week. 

You can do the entire registration process online! Programs will list how many spots are left in a class once there are only 4 spots remaining, or it will say “FULL” if the class is full. If it doesn’t say anything, it means there are still greater than 4 spots remaining in the class.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Summer Rec Classes run through July and August. Click here for more information and to register.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Fall Rec Classes run from  September to February. Click here for more information and to register.

WINTER SESSION

Winter Rec Classes run from  February to June. Click here for more information and to register.

When You Arrive & How To Pick-up

Make Up Class Information

Last Day Of Class

When You Arrive And How To Pick-up:

  1. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your child’s class.
  2. BOTH parents and athletes remove their shoes in the front lobby. Parents place their shoes on the ‘Parent Shoe Racks’, athletes CARRY their shoes into the change room, and use the ‘Athlete Shoe Racks’. You CAN wear shoes upstairs in the waiting area.
  3. The first 2 change rooms are family friendly.
  4. Athletes enter the gym from the change room and wait on the bench with their water bottle for their coach. 
  5. Parents are not permitted int he gym unless participating in the Parent & Tot class, there is only 1 parent allowed in the gym.
  6. Parents are not required to stay for the class. We have a “Waiting Area” upstairs for our Rec Families. Please help keep this area clean and tidy. Please do not leave children unattended.
  7. For Pick-up: parents remove your shoes in the front lobby and place them on the ‘Parent Shoe Racks’ again, and pick up your child from inside the change room.
  8. At the end of class, athletes must CARRY their shoes out of the change room into the front lobby to put them on.
  9. Children must be picked up on time or a late fee of $10+HST will be charged.

Make-Up Class Information:

  • Please note: Make-up classes are for scheduled days off only and will not be permitted for any other reason (please refer to the session calendar for a list of scheduled days off).
  • Make-up classes will not be honored during the first week or last week of classes and will not be carried over.
  • You can book a make-up in person at the front office during our office hours.
  • For a make-up, your child would join a different class equivalent to their own class.

Last Day of Class:

  • To find the last day of your child’s class, please refer to the session calendar.
  • During the last class, parents/guardians are invited into the gym for the FINAL 20 MINUTES of the class to take pictures and view from up close!
  • Please make sure that you are only coming into the gym for the final 20 minutes; we have different classes ending every 30 minutes and limited space in the gym, so we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to watch their child shine!
  • Please remember that food and drinks are not permitted in the gym and OUTDOOR SHOES must be removed.

Programs Descriptions

Parent & Tot

Kindergym

Beginner Girls Rec

Intermediate Girls Rec

Advanced Girls Rec

Boys Rec

Tumble & Trampoline

Advanced Tumble & Trampoline

Beginner Acro

Intermediate Acro

Advanced Acro

Teen Rec


Parent & Tot

Age: 16 months to 2 years

Duration: 55 Minutes

Description: For ages 1 year to 3 years. Children should be walking, and are accompanied by 1 adult. They will practice movement, balance, strength, and coordination all while having fun climbing and jumping!  We go to all events including vault, bars, beam, floor, rope & rings, tumble track, and trampoline. 

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Kindergym

Age: 3 to 4 years old

Duration: 55 minutes

Description: For ages 3 to 4 years. This class is designed for boys and girls who are ready to tumble and roll without assistance of a parent. They will practice movement, balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and the basics of gymnastics. We go to all events including vault, bars, beam, floor, rope & rings, tumble track, and trampoline.

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Regular Girls Rec

Age Groups: 5-6 yrs, 7-8 yrs, 9-12 yrs

Duration: 55 minutes (Girls 5-6)

   85 minutes (Girls 7-8 & Girls 9-12)

Description: For ages 5+. This class is designed for beginner athletes working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of swings, springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We go to all events including vault, bars, beam, floor, tumble track, and trampoline.

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Intermediate Girls Rec

Age Groups: 5-6 yrs, 7-8 yrs, 9-12 yrs

Duration: 85 minutes (Intermediate Girls 5-6)

  115 minutes (Intermediate Girls 7-8 & Intermediate Girls 9-12)

Description: For ages 5+. This class is designed for intermediate athletes who have completed at least 2 sessions of gymnastics. They should be working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of swings, springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We go to all events including vault, bars, beam, floor, tumble track, and trampoline.

Prerequisites (by herself):  

  • Handstand (1 second)
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge Kick-over (from raised surface)
  • Bridge Stand Up
  • Hip Pullover

Does your athlete meet these requirements?

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Advanced Girls Rec:

Age Groups: 5-6 yrs, 7-8 yrs, 9-12 yrs

Duration: 115 minutes (Advanced Girls 5-6, Advanced Girls 7-8, Advanced Girls 9-12)

Description: For ages 5+. This class is designed for advanced athletes who have completed at least 3 sessions of Intermediate Gymnastics. They should be working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of swings, springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We go to all events including vault, bars, beam, floor, tumble track, and trampoline.

Prerequisites (by herself): 

  • Handstand (3 sec)
  • Bridge Kick-over
  • Handstand into Bridge
  • Backbend into Bridge
  • Back Hip Circle

Does your athlete meet these requirements?

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Boys Rec

Age Groups: 5-6 yrs, 7+ yrs

Length: 55 minutes (Boys 5-6)

              85 minutes (Boys 7+)

Description: For ages 5+. This class is designed for beginner athletes working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of swings, springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We go to all men’s events including floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. We also work beginner basics on beam.

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Tumble & Trampoline:

Age Groups: 6-8 yrs, 9+ yrs

Length: 55 minutes (Tumble & Trampoline 6-8)

            85 minutes (Tumble & Trampoline 9-12)

Description: For ages 6+. This class is designed for beginner athletes working on basic skills in tumbling and on the trampoline. They will be working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We will be using the floor, tumble track and trampoline.

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Advanced Tumble & Trampoline:

Age Groups: 7-12 yrs

Length: 85 minutes (Advanced Tumble & Trampoline 7-12)

Description: For ages 7+. This class is designed for advanced athletes who have completed at least 3 sessions of Beginner Tumble & Tramp. They will be working on advanced skills in tumbling and on the trampoline including handsprings, aerials, saltos. They will be working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We will be using the floor, tumble track and trampoline.

Prerequisites

  • Handstand (3 second)
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge Kick-over
  • Handstand into Bridge
  • Backbend into Bridge
  • Front Walkover
  • Back Walkover

Does your athlete meet these requirements?

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Beginner Acro:

Age Groups: 6-8 yrs, 9-12

Length: 55 minutes (Acro 6-8 & Acro 9-12)

Description: For ages 6+. This class is designed for beginner athletes working on basic tumbling skills including handstands, cartwheels, walkover progressions, round-off progressions, etc. They will be working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We will be using the floor, tumble track and trampoline.

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Intermediate Acro:

Age Groups: 6-8 yrs

Length: 55 minutes (Acro 6-8 Intermediate)

DescriptionFor ages 6-8. This class is designed for intermediate athletes working on basic tumbling skills including front walkovers, back walkovers, round-off connections/drills, etc. They will be working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We will be using the floor, tumble track and trampoline.

Prerequisites

  • Handstand (1 second)
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge Kick-over (from raised surface)
  • Bridge Stand Up
  • Round-off progressions

Does your athlete meet these requirements?

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Advanced Acro:

Age Groups: 6-8 yrs, 9-12

Length: 85 minutes (Advanced Acro 6-8 & Advanced Acro 9-12)

Description: For ages 6+. This class is designed for advanced athletes who have completed at least 3 sessions of Beginner Acro. They will be working on advanced tumbling skills and connections including back handsprings, aerials, saltos. They will be working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We will be using the floor, tumble track and trampoline.

Prerequisites

  • Handstand (3 second)
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge Kick-over
  • Handstand into Bridge
  • Backbend into Bridge
  • Front Walkover
  • Back Walkover
  • Have a gymnastics/dance/cheer background

Does your athlete meet these requirements?

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Teen Rec:

Age Groups: 13+

Length: 85 minutes

Description: For ages 13+. This class is designed for beginner athletes working on proper skill progression and techniques following our Recreational Level Program. They will develop concepts of agility, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through the use of swings, springs, landings, locomotion’s, stationary positions and rotations. We go to all events including vault, bars, beam, floor, tumble track, and trampoline.

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