Welcome to the Elmhurst Park District Gymnastics Program. Gymnastics classes at the Elmhurst Gymnastics Center, located at Wagner Community Center, are a fun way for children to learn basic gymnastic skills under the supervision of trained professionals. Gymnastics improves strength, balance, and flexibility while helping children build self-confidence and new skills. Join our growing program!
What to Bring
- WATER + WATER BOTTLES: Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to class. Water bottles will be able to be filled at the filling stations.
Several introductory gymnastics courses are available for youngsters, including Meteorites, Asteroids, Twinkle Stars, and Lasers Boys.
Meteorites is split into two age groups, 12-23 months (Meteorites I) and 24-35 months (Meteorites II). It is a parent/child class featuring songs, obstacle courses and group activities.
Asteroids, for ages 3-4, incorporates traditional gymnastics equipment along with obstacle courses in order to teach skills and help develop coordination.
Twinkle Stars, geared toward ages 4-6, helps boys and girls learn proper gymnastics progressions while developing at their own pace in a safe, fun atmosphere.
Lasers Boys features swinging, climbing, jumping and all six men’s Olympic events as well as development of basic skills and body positions, and is designed for ages 4-6.
Our boys-specific gymnastics classes range from ages 5-12. From Lasers Boys to Boys Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced, male gymnasts will be introduced to all six men’s Olympic events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. As boys move through the gymnastics program, they’ll focus on increasing flexibility and strength and be introduced to flip flops, round offs, dive rolls and more.
Girls’ gymnastics classes accommodate ages 5-12, and focus on developing skills on the vault, bars, beam, and floor. As girls advance through the program, higher level techniques are introduced such as back hip circles, kick overs, back walkovers, and limbers.
Preschool Gym Time
For ages up to 6 with an adult. Our gymnastics facility is open for our youngest gymnasts to explore and have fun. Staff will be on hand to ensure safety and proper usage of the facility and equipment. Due to safety reasons, the age requirements will be strictly enforced. An adult parent/guardian must be present. $7 charge per visit or purchase 6 visit punch card for $25. Upcoming dates
- Fall 2022: Fridays, 9-10:30 a.m.
- August 22 and 26; September 2,9,16, 23 and 30, October 7, 14, 21 and 28; November 4,11,18 and December 2,9 and 16.
Elmhurst Park District offers Girls Gymnasitcs Camp and Boys Gymnastics Camp during the summer. Gymnasts will have a great time learning gymnastics in a fun, challenging atmosphere. This week long recreation camp will include basic skill instruction on all gymnastics events. Gymnastics indoor and outdoor games and dance will also be incorporated. No prior gymnastics experience needed, just a willingness to have fun!
Gymnastics Camp does not have a snack time, however we do ask that each participant bring a water bottle and gym shoes each day. Campers will be divided into age appropriate groups with no more than six participants assigned to one instructor, this will be your child's instructor for the week. It is mandatory that gymnasts dress appropriately; girls are to wear a leotard and shorts or tight fitting t-shirt and shorts - hair tied back.
One on one instructions can dramatically improve your gymnastics skills. See Private Lesson Booking options here.
- Classes are held at the Wagner Community Center.
- For the safety of all concerned, anyone who is not participating in a class (i.e. siblings, friends, parents, etc.) is not allowed in the gym and is asked to remain in the lobby area until class is completed. A progress report from your gymnast's instructor will be distributed during each session to guide future registration.
- For safety concerns we no longer host Parent View Weeks.
- Participants are not allowed to chew gum, nor is food or drink allowed in the gymnastics center.
- Participants must remain off the equipment and floor mat until it is their class time and they are called to class by their instructor.
- In an effort to provide quality instruction while maintaining appropriate ratios we do not offer make ups for missed classes.
- The gymnastics staff reserves the right to move students to the appropriate level if needed.
- For safety and comfort, proper attire is mandatory for gymnastics participants:
- Girls: gymnastics leotard or shorts and t-shirt (no tights, no jewlery.)
- Boys: shorts or sweatpants and t-shirt.
- Bare feet are best. Clothing with buttons, zippers and/or snaps is unacceptable as it presents a safety hazard for both participants and instructors.
The Elmhurst Park District takes safety very seriously. As with any active sport or recreation, injuries can take place. Please see the following information related to concussions.