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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 (please see specific program descriptions for a list of the apparatuses focused on in that program).

Our Coaches will help your athlete develop important skills including balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, agility, control, and spatial awareness through swings, springs, landings, locomotions, stationary positions, and rotations, all while learning/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. 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.

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.

SUMMER SESSION

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

FALL SESSION

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. This will help prevent congestion with the class ending before them.
  2. BOTH parents and athletes remove their shoes in the front lobby. Parents place their shoes on the ‘Parent Shoe Racks’ in the front lobby, while athletes CARRY their shoes into the change room, and place them on the ‘Athlete Shoe Racks’ along the walls. Please DO NOT put athlete shoes on the Parent Shoe Rack, as there will not be enough space for parent shoes. Please make sure you are placing your shoes ON THE RACK; shoes left on the floor can become a tripping hazard. You CAN wear shoes upstairs in the waiting area.
  3. The first 2 change rooms are family friendly and are available for your use.
  4. Athletes enter the gym from inside the change room and sit on the bench inside the door to wait for their coach to get them. Once your child is sitting on the bench, please leave the gym/change room/lobby area to avoid congestion with any classes ending before them.
  5. Athletes can bring their waters into the gym with them. Please make sure it is LABELLED WITH THEIR NAME. Coaches will bring athletes to put their waters on the ‘water shelf’ before the start of their class.
  6. If you are participating in the Parent & Tot class, there is only 1 parent allowed in the gym at a time.
  7. Parents are not required to stay for the class, but if you would like to, we have a “Waiting Area” upstairs for our Rec Families. There are 3 large windows and a TV monitor pointed at the Rec side for your convenience (you can wear shoes upstairs, just not in the change room & gym area). Please help keep this area clean and tidy. Please do not leave siblings unattended.
  8. Before the end of the class, 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.
  9. At the end of class, athletes must CARRY their shoes out of the change room into the front lobby to put them on (there are no shoes permitted in the change room area)
  10. All athletes must wait inside the facility until they have been picked up by a parent, regardless of their age. Please pick up your child on time; 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 honoured 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.
  • You can book your make-up class for anytime during your Session other than the first and last week of class.
  • When you book your make-up, you will receive a ‘make-up slip’ which you need to give to the COACH on the day of your make-up.

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.

Recreational Programs

Parent & Tot

Kindergym

Beginner Girls Rec

Intermediate Girls Rec

Advanced Girls Rec

Boys Rec

Tumble & Trampoline

Acro


Parent & Tot

Age: 16 months to 3 years old

Duration: 55 minutes

Apparatus: Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, Tumbl-Trak, Trampoline

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Kindergym

Age: 3 to 4 years old

Duration: 55 minutes

Apparatus: Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, Tumbl-Trak, Trampoline

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Regular Girls Rec

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

Duration: 55 minutes (Girls 5-6)

   85 minutes (Girls 7-8 & Girls 9+)

Women’s Artistic Gymnastic (WAG) Apparatus: (the program includes some Tumbl-Trak & Trampoline as well)

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Intermediate Girls Rec

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

Duration: 85 minutes (Intermediate Girls 5-6)

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

Women’s Artistic Gymnastic (WAG) Apparatus: Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam, Floor (the program includes some Tumbl-Trak & Trampoline as well)

It is recommended that the athlete has completed at least 2 sessions of gymnastics before joining an intermediate class.

Intermediate Girls 5-6 Prerequisites (by herself): 

  • Bridge Hold (hold in a bridge position)
  • Handstand against a wall

Intermediate Girls 7-8 Prerequisites (by herself): 

  • Handstand(1sec)
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge kick-over from a raised surface (athlete does a bridge with hands on the floor and feet up on a box, the athlete pushes their feet off of the box to kick-over and arrive in a standing position)

Intermediate Girls 9+ Prerequisites (by herself): 

  • Handstand (1sec)
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge kick-over (start in a bridge and kick the legs over to arrive in a standing position)

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Advanced Girls Rec:

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

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

Women’s Artistic Gymnastic (WAG) Apparatus: Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam, Floor (the program includes some Tumbl-Trak & Trampoline as well)

It is recommended that the athlete has completed at least 3 sessions of gymnastics before joining an Advanced class.

Advanced Girls 5-6 Prerequisites (by herself): 

  • Handstand(1sec)
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge kick-overfrom a raised surface (athlete does a bridge with hands on the floor and feet up on a box, the athlete pushes their feet off of the box to kick-over and arrive in a standing position)

Advanced Girls 7-8 Prerequisites (by herself): 

  • Handstand(1sec)
  • Cartwheel
  • Backbend into bridge (from standing position, move the hands backwards and downwards to arrive on your hands in a bridge position)
  • Bridge kick-over (start in a bridge and kick the legs over to arrive in a standing position)
  • Handstand into bridge (lever into a handstand, continue past vertical until your feet reach the ground to arrive in a bridge position)

Advanced Girls 9+ Prerequisites (by herself): 

  • Handstand(1sec)
  • Cartwheel
  • Backbend into bridge (from standing position, go down backwards to arrive on your hands in a bridge position).
  • Bridge kick-over (start in a bridge and kick the legs over to arrive in a standing position)
  • Handstand into bridge (lever into a handstand, continue past vertical until your feet hit the ground to arrive in a bridge position)
  • Bridge stand-up(start in a bridge position; lift the hands off of the floor up into a standing position.

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Boys Rec

Age Groups: 5-6 yrs, 7+ yrs

Length: 55 minutes (Boys 5-6)

              85 minutes (Boys 7+)

Men’s Artistic Gymnastic (MAG) Apparatus: Vault, Pommel Horse, Rings, Parallel Bars, High Bar, Floor (the program includes some Tumbl-Trak & Trampoline as well)

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Tumble & Tramp:

Age Groups: 6-8 yrs, 9+ yrs

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

            85 minutes (Tumble & Tramp 9)

Apparatus: Tumbl-Trak, Trampoline, Mini-Tramp, Floor

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Acro:

Age Groups: 6-8 yrs, 7+ yrs, 9+ yrs

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

            85 minutes (Advanced Acro 7+)

Apparatus: Predominantly Floor (the program includes some Tumbl-Trak & Trampoline as well)

Advanced Acro 7+ Prerequisites:

  • This Program is for athletes who are working on back handsprings, aerials, & salto skills (a rotation over their head without the use of hands – e.g. front tucks & back tucks).
  • Athletes must already have a gymnastics, dance, or cheer background.

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