The Park District offers gymnastics classes at FLIPS Gymnastics North Shore in Lake Forest. Classes begin at age one with parent participation and extend through age seventeen. Week long camps are also offered during school winter and spring breaks in addition to summer camps. Specialty classes may be offered seasonally.
GYM CRAWLERS (CRAWLING-15 MONTHS)
This is a great way to have fun with moms, dads, or caregivers while developing large motor skills. This semi structured class includes circle time, songs, interactive stretching, parachute play and more!! Under the coach’s guidance, children explore, crawl, cruise, climb and move through age appropriate stations. This is a great first movement experience for our youngest gymnasts, and their caregivers. Class is held in our upstairs baby gym.
TUMBLE TOT WITH PARENT (Walking: 1-2 Years)
TUMBLE TYKE WITH PARENT (2-3 Years)
Children can benefit from gymnastics at a very young age, as they are developing large motor skills. This semi-structured class includes an interactive warm up, and use of the “Just for Kids” gymnastics equipment, low balance beams, trampolines, and foam pit. We offer a variety of themes throughout the session to make each week unique. This class is taught in obstacle format (no sitting and waiting for turns). Children will practice the correct way to roll, jump, balance and swing.
GYM STARS (3 Years)
GYM WHIZZERS (4 Years)
Young gymnasts will feel excited and proud to advance to this next step in learning proper form and execution of gymnastics skills. In this class, children will rotate through different obstacle courses each week, learning new progressions taught on the “Just for Kids” gymnastics equipment, low balance beams, trampolines and foam pit. They will master old tricks, and learn new ones, as we prepare them for our Girls and Boys Level classes. Children attend this class independently, as parent or caregiver watch from our viewing room.
SIBLING GYMNASTIC CLASS (WALKING-6 YEARS)
Starting with a little free time and then an interactive warm-up, younger children will benefit from watching an older sibling as a role model. Older kids gain confidence and feel great helping a younger sibling master a skill! Skills are modified for the range of ages and everyone learns something new. Taught in obstacle course format, families stick together and encourage each other on the gymnastics apparatus. New obstacle courses and progressive skills each week. Fun for the whole family!
KINDER GYM (Kindergarten)
This is a co-ed class for students who are too advanced for our preschool program, but not quite ready for our beginner program. This class will focus on basic gymnastics, in a fun way. This is a great energy release for Kindergarten students.
BOYS LEVEL 1 GYMNASTICS (5+ Years)
Our boys classes are designed to improve strength and coordination through basic gymnastics. Lesson plans include instruction on all six men’s events; Vault, High Bar, Parallel Bars, Rings, Pommel Horse, and Floor Exercise. Boys should dress in t-shirts and shorts or athletic pants. No jeans please.
GIRLS LEVEL 1 GYMNASTICS (5+ Years)
Gymnasts will learn basic skills on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Each week includes a floor rotation for practice of cartwheels, handstands, and rolls. Please remember to dress your gymnast in a leotard or biketard.
JUNIOR WARRIOR (5-10 YEARS)
Challenge yourself to be your best! Our weekly obstacle courses require strength, agility, endurance and determination. Each week our warriors conquer different courses. Defy gravity by climbing the ropes, swinging on bars, scaling walls and jumping obstacles, all while having fun! Open to boys and girls.
CO-ED TUMBLING (6-17 Years)
Learn new skills or refresh old ones. This class is great for poms, cheer, or just for the fun of learning jumps and tumbling.
GIRLS TUMBLING (7-12 Years)
This class is strictly designed to help girls improve on their tumbling skills. This is open to all levels of girls. Coaches will guide each girl toward her goal using our floor, trampoline, tumble trak, wedge mats and barrels.
BOYS TUMBLE/TRAMPOLINE (6-17 Years)
Boys will learn cartwheels, roundoffs, handsprings, and saltos using our floor, tumble trak, trampoline, barrels and wedges.