It’s probably obvious that Gemini Gymnastics Academy in La Grange offers various gymnastics classes for kids of all ages, but did you know that they have other amazing programs? Their Tiny Twistars Program caters to littles who are walking through kids in kindergarten and their Ninja Monkeys Program is for boys and girls ages 4-12. Gemini has also revamped their party offerings, so check out all of the fun the provide! This article is sponsored by Gemini Gymnastics Academy, but all opinions are my own. Find out about other ways for your kids to improve their balance, motor skills, and overall well-being at Gemini!
Tiny Twistars Program
In the Tiny Twistars program, gymnastics skills are used as tools to teach learning attitudes while skill mastery is a secondary goal because Gemini knows how important healthy learning attitudes are!
All of the following programs operate on monthly rolling sessions, so you are welcome to join at any time.
Gemini Satellites & Me
Co-ed, walking through 3 years with parent/caregiver
Gemini’s Satellites & Me classes are designed for children who are fully ready for a moderately-structured class with a little bit of help from a parent/caregiver! Satellites & Me is a great way to facilitate your little gymnast’s motor, learning, and social skills in an upbeat (and well-padded!) environment. Passionate coaches will guide you and your child through gymnastics, music, games, and art activities.
Co-ed, Ages 2-3
This class is taught with comfort, meaning that a parent/caregiver may be in the gym to help their child begin to participate if necessary. As soon as the teacher feels your child is ready to participate solo, you can enjoy the view from their lobby. Classes concentrate on balance, coordination, gross motor skills and locomotive development in a fun, bright and exciting atmosphere.
Co-ed, ages 3-4
Classes concentrate on balance, coordination, gross motor skills and locomotive development in a fun, bright and exciting atmosphere utilizing obstacle courses on floor, balance beam and bars.
Co-ed, 4-5 year old preschoolers & kindergartners
Geared towards the increasing attention span and motor development of this age group, they concentrate on balance, coordination, gross motor skills and locomotive development in a fun, bright and exciting atmosphere utilizing obstacle courses on floor, balance beam and bars.
Ninja Monkeys Program
Boys and girls, ages 4-12
Ninja Monkeys combines the best of gymnastics, martial arts and ninja warrior programs so kids can train like a ninja and swing like a monkey! The classes are designed for everyone, meaning that the four-year-old boy learning to walk on a beam and the nine-year-old girl learning to flip off the wall are both going to be challenged and excited every day. The program is also dedicated to the creative spirit of children. In every class, kids work on simple puzzles and problem solving amidst their physical activities. By mixing these little “brain games” into their workouts, kids associate using their whole bodies to work through challenges and develop an ability to truly focus. Gemini celebrates Little Victories and Little Failures. It is so important that kids understand, at a young age, that making mistakes or missing a step is part of learning! By acknowledging setbacks in a positive environment and working through it with them we literally teach Resilience and Grit.
This program is split into Mini Ninjas, Ninja Monkeys, Mighty Ninjas, and Master Ninjas depending on age. For example, Mini Ninja Monkeys is co-ed for 4-6 year olds and Ninja Monkeys is co-ed for 5-12 year olds.
Parties at Gemini
Gemini has recently restructured their party program to make it even more fun! All packages include the following:
- Individual party host and coaches
- 1 hour of gym time
- 30 minutes in a private party room
- Full set-up and clean-up
You also have the opportunity to upgrade your package with the following options:
- 30 minutes of extra gym time
- Catering through local vendors
- Character visits
- Professional face painting
You are welcome to bring your own cake and they provide paper invitations, apple juice. plates, cups, plastic silverware, and tablecloths. You can even choose from their extensive list of themes!
And of course there is gymnastics! We love this short video they put together to showcase the focus at Gemini Gymnastics Academy…
Gemini Gymnastics Academy
330 Washington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525