Preschool, Girls, Boys, and Adult Classes
With gymnastics training as a start, young girls and boys are better prepared for whatever sport or activity they participate in later on. We offer classes from Mom and Me all the way through to Adult gymnastics! Gymnastics builds overall body strength, increases coordination and agility, and achieves mental focus.
Shen's has a boys and girls competitive team, and many of our athletes were chosen from our recreational classes. We also have many students that do gymnastics recreationally for years.
Our boys and girls recreational classes are divided into three levels: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced.
MOM AND ME
This class is for our youngest age group: toddlers aged 18 mos - 3 years. This 50-minute class brings the parents onto the floor amidst the excitement. We have small preschool-sized equipment for children this age including: rings, bars, ladders and slide. Kids also love using our balance beam, trampoline, and sometimes the zip line. The instructor will set up circuits each week specifically designed to help with locomotion skills, flexibility, balancing, and hand-eye coordination. Kids will get a dose of socialization and fitness in this fun toddler gym class.
A 60-minute gymnastics class for children aged 3-5 years. Kids participate while parents watch from our parent viewing area. As this may be your child's first independent class, we teach skills with more structure as well as introduce the aspect of following directions and taking turns without a parent reminder. The students get lots of personal attention and lots of turns on the apparatus such as trampoline, balance beam, rings, vault, bars, and tumble track. Students will also improve their locomotion skills, hand-eye coordination, social skills, and listening skills, all while they are having fun, getting exercise, and learning gymnastics!
Our 60-minute Novice gymnastics classes is for girls ages six and up. Girls learn and perfect the basics of all 4 events: floor, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam. We teach basic skills to learn and grow as a gymnast, working on strength, flexibility and balance.
Intermediate Girls class expands on the fundamentals from the Novice Girls class and teaches more difficult skills on each apparatus. The skills taught in this class line up with USAG Junior Olympic Levels 2 and 3. Classes at this level run for 90 minute and in most cases require previous experience. However, some students may be placed in this class by instructor recommendation.
Advanced Girls class is a 2-hour class that teaches a more challenging set of skills on the Olympic apparatus: floor, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam. Girls must be recommended or evaluated to enroll in this class. Skills taught are based on the Junior Olympic Level 3 and 4 skills.
Boys ages 6 and up will gain flexibility, strength and coordination as they learn the fundamentals of men's gymnastics in this 60 minute class. Boys will have a chance to learn and work on many of the men's gymnastics events including: floor, vault, rings, parallel bars, high bar, and pommel horse. Skills taught are based on the Junior Olympic Level 4 skills.
Intermediate Boys class focuses on more in-depth skills on each apparatus: floor, vault, rings, parallel bars, high bar, and pommel horse. Classes at this level run for 90 minute and in most cases require previous experience. However, some students may be placed in this class by instructor recommendation.
JUNIOR BOYS GYMNASTICS - Ages 12-18
Our new Junior Boys Gymnastics class is designed for older students, aged 12 - 18. This class will teach the basics of all the men's gymnastics events: floor, vault, rings, parallel bars, high bar, and pommel horse. The class is 90 minutes long and will include time for conditioning excercises in each class.
Advanced Boys class is a 2-hour class that teaches more advanced skills on each apparatus: floor, vault, rings, parallel bars, high bar, and pommel horse. Boys must be recommended or evaluated to enroll in this class.
TUMBLING / BACK HANDSPRING
This class focuses on tumbling skills, specifically skills to learn the back-handspring. We will cover round-off, handstand snap-down, front and back walkover, back handspring drills, and techniques of the back handspring. This class may be tailored to your needs, if you are at a more advanced level, the coach will be able to accommodate.
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Made popular by the TV series, our Ninja class is the ultimate obstacle course. Kids will gain agility, balance, coordination and strength as they tumble and maneuver through the courses. This one-hour class is perfect for highly active boys and girls who are looking for a fun recreational activity where they can learn true Ninja-style movements and techniques in a safe environment.
Shen's Gymnastics offers a class for adults one evening per week. This class is highly customized to the students - we have both women and men attend the class, both experienced gymnasts and people wanting to learn something new and stay in shape. It is a lot of fun and a great workout. This is a drop in class.