The Olympic Games may inspire your little one to go for gold and compete in the games someday, and every athlete must start somewhere. Here is our comprehensive list of sports programs and training centers in the New York City area for your aspiring Olympian.
Artistic Gymnastics in Hauppauge started a new competitive gymnastics program for boys.
Paragon School of Artistic Gymnastics will begin offering open gym time in July. The gymnastics facility in Bergen County also offers summer camps and gymnastics teams.
Christy's Gymnastics, a Queens facility that offers gymnastics programs in Whitestone, recently began offering Rising Stars for Boys. The noncompetitive program that prepares boys for competitive programs was added to expand the offering for boys.
The Little Gym Roslyn's new owner recently upgraded the facilities offerings. The gymnastics center in Nassau County now offers a parents' night out, and will soon get new gymnastics equipment.
Columbus Gym, part of Columbus Pre-School, plans to offer a combined gymnastics and music class for toddlers. The program, Move and Groove, helps with kids’ motor skills and keeps them active, and helps with their social-emotional development.
New York Kids Club, a children's activity center, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers various kids classes including theater, dance, gymnastics, and cooking, as well as birthday parties and after-school pick-ups.
Christy’s Gymnastics, a Whitestone-based full-service gymnastics facility, now offers an Elite Acrobatics class for cheerleaders and competitive dancers who want to learn and build on their acrobatic skills. The gym also offers early childhood fitness programs and non-competitive and competitive gymnastics programs.
92Y, on Manhattan's Upper East Side, recently opened a state-of-the-art gymnastics studio. Gymnastics Studio in the Sky now offers gymnastics classes for children with special needs, private lessons, cheerleader tumbling, and birthday parties.
UPDATED JULY 2015: A list of gymnastic classes, programs, and gymnasiums for children on Long Island, from Nassau County, including Syosset, Merrick, and Plainview, to Suffolk County, including Smithtown and Hauppauge.
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MY Gym in Fresh Meadows now offers a non-competitive tumbling team for beginner gymnasts. Each child is taught gymnastics skills and participates in a show. My Gym Fresh Meadows also offers, gymnastics classes, birthday parties and summer camps in Queens.
UPDATED JULY 2015: A list of gymnastic classes, programs, and gymnasiums for children in Westchester County, including Soho, the Upper West Side, Midtown, and the East Village, to help your kids become gymnasts.
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UPDATED JUNE 2016: A list of gymnastic classes, programs, and gymnasiums for children in Westchester County, including Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Peekskill, and Rye, to help your kids become gymnasts.
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UPDATED AT JULY 2015: Find gymnastics classes for kids in Queens, NY. Learn tumbling, balance beam, and elite gymnastic techniques from great kids gymnastics programs in Queens, including Astoria, Flushing, and Fresh Meadows.
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The Darien YMCA recently built and opened a gymnastics training facility at its Post Road location. With the addition of the space, the YMCA can now host the gymnastics team, which had been training in a separate location, as well as classes for boys and girls and parties.
Gravity Cheer now offers three- and five-day camp sessions for its summer camp. Campers in both sessions will learn a cheer routine, tumbling, and stunts and participate in an obstacle course. The camp also offers extended hour care before and after camp, as well as a sibling discount.
Greenpoint fitness organization, The Gym Park, now has a gymnastics team for children in Brooklyn. The team is for kids ages 6-12 and aims to be involved in local competitions soon.
Elliott's Classes, which offers gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and young children and dance classes for young children, now offers an alternative preschool program to introduce children to separation from parents in a school setting.
Give It Your All Sports, a sports training facility for children in Ronkonkoma, is opening a new location in Setauket. The facility offers sports training and agility classes for kids, as well as athletic leagues children can participate in, including baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. The new location also offers birthday party packages.