Gymnastics and Tumbling Guide for Kalamazoo

No doubt about it, gymnastics gives kids an early fitness foundation.

Summersaulting off the furniture, balance walking along the curb, or making a bee-line for the monkey bars at the park – kids love to tumble.

Gymnastics can be a fun way for your child to develop muscle strength, coordination, confidence and burn off some of their non-stop energy. From parent-and-me to preschool programs to competitive teams, there are many different options for gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading classes in greater Kalamazoo.

Gymnastics

Branch Gymnastics & KidsSports USA

There is something for everyone at Branch Gymnastics! From traditional gymnastics classes, to tumbling, ninja-nastics, aerial arts, and open gyms, Branch Gymnastics is the best facility for beginners to advanced athletes to learn and train. Branch offers classes for boys and girls from 18 months through 17 years old. Classes are offered by age and skill ability to maximize learning.

Branch’s program is built on a foundation of fun and safety. Instruction by knowledgeable and experienced coaches ensures proper skill progressions and sets the groundwork for future levels and advanced learning. Classes not only promote social development like taking turns, listening, teamwork, perseverance and goal setting, but also incorporate fitness, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, and body awareness. At Branch Gymnastics, kids love the fun and parents love the learning!

Preschool classes, for athletes five and younger, are held in our dedicated Junior Gym, which features sized down equipment to best accommodate these pint-sized dynamos! Preschool lessons include parachutes, hoops, balls, trampolines, and foam / ball pits, as well as an introduction to all the Olympic equipment.

In addition to conventional classes, Branch offers a broad range of specialty programming such as skill clinics, open gyms, camps and birthday parties!

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269-963-4770 AND 269-544-3000

“Branch’s state-of-the-art training facility is full of amazing coaches! My kids love their well-trained staff who continuously push them to be their best. Branch’s positive culture and supportive environment are second-to-none.”

Megan Harvey (Branch member family since 2010)

Kids Gym

Kids Gym

The educational, non-competitive classes at Kids Gym are designed to meet individual needs of each child while helping them reach their full potential. Gymnastics helps develop the whole person.  Along with building a solid foundation, it builds strength, speed, grace and balance.  This sport also promotes perseverance, pride in accomplishment, discipline and self-confidence.

Website | Facebook | 9027 Portage Industrial Dr, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-323-7657

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo, our environment is fun, but our purpose is serious. That’s why we embrace a proprietary philosophy called Three-Dimensional Learning, in which physical activity is a conduit for nurturing your whole child. The Three-Dimensional Learning approach to skill development means that every class we offer fosters growth in three holistic dimensions-Brain Boost!, Get Moving! and Citizen Kid!

Website | Facebook | 408 W Centre Ave, Suite B, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-321-8799

Find the Tumble Spot For You

We’re here to help you find the perfect place for your child to tumble, stretch and bounce their way to fitness. We’ve also highlighted centers that offer cheerleading classes and clinics.

Branch Gymnastics has locations in both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo (Kids Sports USA). Both locations offer individual and team gymnastics programs for children of all ages and developmental levels.  They also offer specialty clinics for specific skills, dance, tramp and tumbling, cheerleading, homeschool programs, and open gym time.

At Kids Gym, Inc. in Portage, children starting at age one can participate with a parent in a non-competitive class. Activities include music, finger plays, pretend play, climbing, jumping, beginning tumbling and other pre-gymnastics. Kids Gym Inc. offers competitive gymnastics teams, cheerleading, clinics, open gym time and private lessons.

Gymnastics

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo, located in Portage, offers pre-k and grade school gymnastics classes that give children a safe and inspiring space to direct their energy, build confidence, and develop key skills.

Creative Gymnastics Center is located in Sturgis and offers a preschool gymnastics program that runs September through May, but children can join any time if there is space available. In addition to regular classes, Creative Gymnastics Center also has opportunities for open gym times for kids 12 and under.

All That Athletic, located in Plainwell, offers preschool, recreational and competitive team gymnastics, cheer/tumble, karate, tumble/tramp and boys gymnastics. Open gym times and private instruction are available.

Tumbling and Acro Classes

Excel Dance Centre is a non-competitive performing arts studio located in Texas Corners. They offer a wide variety of dance classes and tumbling clinics. All classes, music, costuming are age-appropriate and focus on student growth and development of skill in a fun and family-friendly environment.

Acrobatic Dance “Acro” begins at age five at Mosaic Dance Center. This popular class blends acrobatic movements and classical dance technique. Skills include balancing, tumbling, flexibility and contortion.

Expressions Dance Centre in Hastings offers an acrobatics/tumbling class that is similar to floor skills of gymnastics. It’s a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, stretch, balance, and stunting. Basic tumbling includes skills such as backbends, cartwheels, and rolls.

Do you know of another great location for gymnastics or tumbling? Make sure to let us know in the comments section.

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