Elliott's Classes and Kids in Bloom, a Preschool Alternative Program

Elliott’s Gymnastics Classes is the only New York City kids’ gym that combines movement science with child development theory (CDT) to produce fitness and activity programming for children, from infants to those as old as 14. Our ability to conduct classes, either within a facility or in one of NYC’s parks, demonstrates that fitness is not just about having great apparatus and facilities, but about content and optimal child development. The Elliott's Classes methodology and approach is tried and true, and has been tested over the last 19 years.

Meet the Director

At Elliott's Classes, a child's physical, cognitive, and emotional development is impacted in a fun way. We offer gymnastics, dance, art, sports, and a preschool alternative program for children ages 6 weeks to 14 years. Developed by Elliott Cortez, Ph.D., a child psychologist and former gymnast, �The Elliott Method,� combines movement science with child development theory. By considering a child's perspective, our classes enhance students' development and enrich learning, speech, and listening skills and social behavior. Elliott's program is success-based rather than skills-based, applauding a child�s willingness to simply attempt challenges.