Gymnastics is a fundamental sport. It teaches the kinesthetic (physical) and proprioceptive (body shape) awareness to build skills moving the body in extraordinary ways, ways you or your child might not think of during normal activity.
It conditions the body through specific movements and positions using the body’s own weight to build flexibility, agility, and strength in the upper body, lower body, and core. Gymnastics is primarily anaerobic, but at the earlier levels, a great deal of motion and movement take place.
Gymnasts climb, tumble and go upside down on age-appropriate equipment, developing coordination that improves reactions, physical corrections, and body alignment when walking, standing, running, or jumping.
It is not uncommon for children to worry about climbing high, being upside down or flipping. Gymnastics instruction can open them to their surprising physical abilities, giving them more confidence and comfort to try new things.
At Seattle Gymnastics Academy, there is an additional dimension: building character to think about what happened, make a correction and try again. SGA has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance to benefit our youth athletes. Click here for more information.
Our instructors will teach your child how to achieve a goal by taking small steps through a progression of skills. This tiered approach helps break challenges into manageable increments, fostering confidence, perseverance, and determination to succeed. Our Strength, Skill and Character focus promotes lifelong personal grit, adaptability, and endurance both physically and emotionally.
We believe a supportive staff, a safe environment and careful progression is the key to successful gymnastics and children. Check out what gymnastics has to offer your child with a risk-free lesson.
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