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Gymnastics Center

Anything but routine!

Established in 1980, the Bloomingdale Park District offers a wide variety of gymnastics programs and classes for ages 1 and up. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe environment where your child can excel and build confidence.

All gymnastics coaches have been gymnasts themselves and enjoy coaching all ages, levels and teams. Gymnastics Supervisor Jo Peterson has overseen the program for 30+ years! There are second-generation participants as well as coaches that were once part of the program as youngsters.

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  • Discipline
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  • Development
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  • Coordination
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  • Flexibility

Gymnastics at a Glance -Fall 2022


Fall 1 Session
6 week session
September 12 - October 21
Deadline:  September 6

Fall 2 Session
6 week session
November 1 - December 17
No Classes on 10/31, 11/22 - 11/27
Deadline:  October 25

*Please register ahead of time.

Intro to Gymnastics

Intro classes are the first levels without parent participation. Focus is on gross motor skills, confidence and independence. Age-appropriate tumbling skills that are introduced include straddle rolls, front & back rolls, donkey kicks and cartwheels. Children are introduced to basic skills on vault, bars, beam and floor and rings for boys. Skill circuits are introduced on all equipment.

Beanie & Teddy Bears (Co-Ed)3 years old
Koala Bears (Co-Ed)Pre-Kindergarten
Koala/Kodiak Bears (Co-Ed)Pre Kindergarten & Kindergarten
Kodiak Bears (Girls)Kindergarten
Beginners 1 (Girls)1st-8th Grade

Advanced Gymnastics
(Instructor’s Consent Required)
With the basic skills learned in the intro classes, more difficult skills are introduced in the advanced levels, including handstands to handstand rolls, one-arm cartwheels to round-offs, back bends to back walkovers, front limbers and cartwheels on low beam. Advanced classes focus on technique, strength, flexibility and advancement of skills in tumbling and on gymnastics equipment. Skill circuits on all equipment are completed in each level.

Beginners 2 (girls)1st-8th grade
Beginners 2/3 (girls)1st-8th grade

Competitive Travel Teams
(Instructor’s Consent Required)
The Beamer Teams are entering their 41st year of the Illinois Park District Gymnastics Conference (IPDGC). Competing teams include Tumbling Team, Training Team, Prep Optional Team and Optional Team. Competitive teams require a year-round commitment. For more information, contact Miss Sandy Aichele.

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