Preschool, Novice, 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.
MOM AND ME
This class is for our youngest age group: toddlers aged 18 mos - 3 years. This 45-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 class is designed for girls and boys ages six and up. Children will learn basics gymnastics events such as floor, vault, bars, etc. Students will learn and grow as a gymnast, working on strength flexibility and balance. Classes follow the USA Gymnastics levels to ensure continued progression for each student.
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS/REC TEAM
Intermediate girls class is a 90-minute class that expands on the fundamentals from the Novice 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.
You may register for one or two days per week, which is our intermediate level rec team. We recommend taking this class two times per week for best results -- more time to work on strength and flexibility, which helps to achieve more challenging gymnastics skills. Your second class will be half-price. When registering for two days, please register for both days that you can attend..
ADVANCED GIRLS and RECREATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM
Advanced Girls class is a 1 hour 45-minute class. You may register for this class once per week after you complete intermediate class, or if you are recommended for this level. Our twice-per week format is for those students interested in our recreational team program. No competion at this level, but with practice twice per week, students will gain more strength and flexibility and can learn new skills more quickly. This class 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.
This class is by coach's recommendation. Children ages 7 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. Boys must be recommended or evaluated for this class.
Intermediate/Advanced 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 2 hours and are available once or twice per week. Intermediate-level students may register for this class one day per week. The skills taught in this class line up with USAG Junior Olympic Level 4. Boys must be recommended or evaluated to enroll in this class.
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.
TUMBLING / BACK HANDSPRING, 60 mins or 90 mins
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. This year we are offering a new 90-minute tumbling class on Thursday evenings.
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.
Please contact the office if you have any questions or need any scheduling assistance.