Gym Wizards Gymnastics Classes

Gym Wizards! offering kids gymnastics lessons in greater Cape Town including Durbanville (7550), Camps Bay, City Bowl (8001), Llandudno (7806), Sunningdale (7441), Constantia (7806), Hout Bay (7806) and Pinelands (7405)

PRE GRADE R

This is for children from the ages of 4-5.

This is a 30-minute class where children begin by practicing locomotor skills, such as jogging, galloping, skipping, hopping, chassés and age-appropriate stretching/conditioning to develop their muscles and create flexible bodies.

The lesson integrates crossing the midline (bilaterality) spatial awareness, and important gross motor skills for this developmental stage.

Lastly, they go to the equipment and work on tumbling ( floor mats) and mini-trampoline.

GRADE R

This is for children from the aged of 5-6

This is a 45-minute class which provides a perfect combination of fun and fitness. This class includes pre- schooler level tumbling, flexibility, strength training, balance, coordination, and development of age appropriate motor skills. Children practice locomotor skills, such as jogging, galloping, skipping, hopping, chassés and  stretching to warm up their muscles and create flexible bodies. Lastly, they go to the equipment and work on tumbling ( floor mats) and mini-trampoline.

The Grade R lessons cover:

  • Crossing the midline (bilaterality)
  • Spatial awareness, body awareness
  • Important perceptual and gross motor skills for this developmental stage
  • Strengthening muscle tone,
  • Improving concentration
  • Balance and proprioception
  • Stimulation of co-ordination and agility
  • Rhythm

The basic physical and thinking skills that gymnastics and motor development involve, promote not only strength, flexibility, co-ordination, and agility, but also develop important thought-processes and perceptual patterns that will be very important in your child’s other intellectual/physical pursuits that are necessary in both school and other sports.

BEGINNER CLASSES

Beginner Gymnastics Classes Ages 6-13 years

Once a week for 1 hour per session. The classes are designed to help each child develop all the basic gymnastics skills.  Each child is encouraged to progress through the skills and drills at their own pace.  Each level takes about 1 year to master but individual children may take longer or shorter depending on their ability as well as the amount of time they practice! When they have mastered all the skills they are ready to move up to the next level.  A teacher will inform you when your child is ready to move up. Children are graded on our Grading Award System enabling them to “pass” into the next level.

In addition to the FUNDAMENTAL tumbling skills, children also improve their flexibility, strength, speed, agility and fitness.

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES