Adaptive Gymnastics is designed to provide a safe and fun environment for children with physical, cognitive, communication and/or behavioral impairments to participate in modified gymnastic activities and to enhance socialization skills. The program utilizes gross motor activities that will enable children to develop and enhance flexibility, mobility, spatial orientation, and neuromuscular and motor skills. We also endeavor to facilitate each child’s self-esteem and social relationships with peers. Lastly, we offer encouragement and enthusiasm as we strive to improve the participants’ confidence and abilities.
All children will be matched with a volunteer partner, who will help them in all exercises to ensure a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for all children.
Adaptive Gymnastics also provides opportunities for students with an interest in health care professions to gain valuable experience in working with children with varying abilities.
A fun and interactive warm up to help the gymnasts feel comfortable in a new environment with their partners, while introducing themselves to the equipment. After, the students will head to the bars, vault, beam, or floor. The bars will include a variety of exercises, from holding onto the bars to swinging on them. The vault stations will have a bouncy board to jump on, running on runways, and playing in the foam pit! On the beam, the gymnasts will be walking, crawling, and moving in goofy ways. There are a variety of heights to ensure everyone is having fun! Finally, there will be exercises on multiple mats on the floor. To bring the class to a close there is a fun closing activity which may include the parachute, jumping on the trampoline, or playing in the foam pit!
Gymnasts and coaches are asked to dress in workout/stretchy clothing. No Jeans! (60 min)
January 15, 2023 – April 30, 2023