GR Gymnastics Encourages Fitness and Excels at FUN – For Preschoolers on Up
Grand Rapids Gymnastics has figured out the recipe for kids who are passionate about gymnastics, no matter their level: each young athlete moves at their own pace, and not by an arbitrary training system.
Some facilities would group a child by their age and expect them to move up each level as the entire class does.
But at GRG, kids feel completely at home, no matter their age or gymnastic ability. They have the freedom to race ahead of their peers in some areas or take it slower to master a skill.
Athletes at Grand Rapids Gymnastics succeed through highly trained coaches, a top notch training facility, and a philosophy based around the proper principles of gymnastics.
Coaches adapt training based on individual skill level, maintaining safety and maximizing fun.
Gymnastics promotes lifelong skills like dedication, leadership, positivity, commitment, and integrity.
Ninja Monkeys Class Engages Body and Mind
Grand Rapids Gymnastics knows that big kids shouldn’t get to have all the fun. They’ve developed curriculum for preschoolers for years, including a whole class dedicated to ninja moves.
GRG’s 45 minute Ninja Monkey classes are specially designed for boys and girls, ages three to five. Instructors focus on the creative spirit and the whole body development of children.
Preschoolers challenge their bodies and minds by playing fun games and building creative problem solving skills.
GRG’s curriculum is specially designed to keep the kids engaged and progressing through the early stages of athletic learning and even into elite movements.
Ninja Monkeys are having so much fun that they don’t realize they’re learning!
Preschool Meets Gymnastics at BumbleBee Camp
If you have a preschooler who’s looking for an energy busting day of movement and learning, you need to check out BumbleBee Camp.
BumbleBee Camp is a clever alternative to the typical preschool setting where learning and motion combine.
Students at BumbleBee Camp participate in mobility-based learning, offered Monday-Friday in Fall and Winter/Spring sessions. Parents can sign up students for as many days as they like with pricing based on registration.
Bumblebee Camp Encourages Social Awareness and Gross Motor Skills
Typical learning activities center on gymnastics-based activities with integrated educational play. Parents can expect their kids to play games on the floor like jumping between letters of the alphabet, or balancing on the beam while pointing to colors and shapes.
Young children explore their world and learn through play. At GRG, you will jump-start their education with stimulation for their brain and a workout for their body.
Play utilizes all gymnastics equipment available in age-appropriate settings including the beam, floor, bars, foam pits, trampolines, and vault. Imagine the fun waiting for them while they balance, jump, soar sky high (safely of course), and tumble.
Highly Qualified GRG Coaches Help Prepare Tots for Elementary School
With guidance from their coach, kids prepare for kindergarten and elementary school in the best way possible: physical activity and brain stimulation!
Studies show that gymnastics-related activities accelerate and enhance the skills necessary for kindergarten and elementary school.
It’s a great addition for your child because it’s activity-based. The only time they will be sitting at a table is during snack.
Imagine how the unending days of iPads and Disney+ will fade into memory, replaced with the thrilling new adventure of active preschool with peers.
Group activities like those in BumbleBee Camp encourage social awareness, patience, focus and fun.
Forward, backward, and lateral movement promote reading and writing readiness.
In addition, all children in BumbleBee Camp have a daily age-appropriate class, focused on gymnastics.
More About GR Gymnastics
Multiple Classes Launch Gymnasts of All Levels to New Heights
GR Gymnastics offers fun for kids of all ages.
These classes offer maximum benefit by working on young childrens’ ability to maintain attention, follow instructions, and interact with peers while simultaneously working on gross motor muscle movement through gymnastics.
- GRG Babies (6 months-walking) In this class, babies learn through playtime, sensory exploration, and tummy time.
- ParentsTots (18 months-3 years) Parent participation is required in this class focused on running, tumbling, jumping, and swinging.
- TumbleBugs (3-4 years) Tots in this class focus on tumbling, coordination, and fun!
- KinderBugs (4.5-5 years, girls only) Teaches basic gymnastics skills, body positions and terminology.
- Dragonflies (4.5-5 yrs, boys only) This class centers around male Olympic gymnastic events such as the pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, and high bar.
- Ninja Monkeys (3-5 yrs) In this class, all kids benefit from the confidence, agility, strength challenges and social skills learned through activities.
- Ninjanastics (various ages) Ideal for homeschoolers with the entire gym available for ninja and gymnastics skills.
GRG has Classes for Older Kids, Too – Both Boys and Girls
GR Gymnastics teaches recreational gymnastics for kids who want to continue their learning after preschool. Designed to create skill and athletic development, recreational gymnastics gives kids experience with equipment such as uneven bars, tumbling, balance beam and vaulting.
In addition to our classes, GRG offers a Recreational STARS Team. The STARS TEAM is a competitive program for participants registered in the GymStar 2-3 or GRG Varsity class.
STARS gymnasts will have one weekly, two hour practice (at an additional cost) where they learn the Xcel Bronze USAG routines for competition. Gymnasts are able to have the experience of a team atmosphere and competition without the larger commitment (and cost) made at the Junior Olympic level.
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Ready to see your kid launch to new heights?
Find more information about BumbleBee Camp and classes offered on GR Gymnastics’ website or call 616-975-2992.
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave, Ste. 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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1 thought on “GR Gymnastics has Excellent Preschool Programming, Including Their Popular Ninja Monkeys Class”
We love GR gymnastics!! We just go during their open gym time!!! I love that they have that!! I didn’t realize they had a preschool offered there. So I went to their site to check it out and it wasn’t what I was thinking. They are gymnastics classes for preschoolers not a preschool class at least the way a perceive it. Just thought I should let other parents know 🙂