Menlo Park Gymnastics classes are designed to encourage the child's development as an athlete and a person. Classes are taught in a manner that allows the child to succeed, thus fostering a positive attitude toward physical development and personal relationships with other students and teachers. In our classes all students learn valuable skills, whether it is a forward roll or just how to share space in the gym with other members of their class.
Our program offers an opportunity to swing on a trapeze, walk on balance beams, bounce on a TumbleTrak, tumble on a spring floor, vault over a horse, swing on the uneven bars, and play various games that develop strength, endurance, teamwork, and large motor skills. All of this is done in an environment that is nurturing for the young child and is also a lot of fun.
Menlo Park Gymnastics has one of the largest Pre-School movement-education programs in the country. The majority of our classes are for students under the age of 6 years old. The program was one of the first to develop classes designed specifically for preschool children. The classes begin when a child starts to walk.
Exceptional needs class
A parent participation class for children with special needs who would like to explore the world of gymnastics in a safe and nurturing environment. The class will be lead by an instructor who will guide the parents on how to help their children use the gymnastics equipment safely and effectively. Physician's permission slip required for all diagnosed special needs. Please feel free to talk to our staff if this program would be appropriate for your child.
Private gymnastics lessons
The curriculum for this program is individualized for each student according to his/her needs and desires.
Menlo Park Gymnastics Center offers our facility and staff for Birthday Parties! Games, organized activities, and free playtime are scheduled for children of all ages. Parents are able to sit and relax while our professional staff entertains the celebrants.
Parties are 1 hour and 50 minutes long and are offered on Sundays from 10:00 - 11:50 am, 12:30 - 2:20 pm, and 3:00 - 4:50 pm. Parties include 1 hour of gymnastics and 50 minutes for cake and presents. All reservations should be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
Absolutely no food or gum is allowed in the gym at any time.
A minimum of 6 students is required to offer a class.
Boys should wear shorts and a t-shirt or sweats.
Due to the nature of our program and the fact that most classes are at maximum enrollment, absolutely no make-ups will be allowed.
Girls should wear a leotard or shorts and a t-shirt. Long hair must be tied back, and no jewelry should be worn.
No flash pictures in the gym at any time.
No jeans, zippers, belts, or loose fitting clothing should be worn.
No students are allowed on any equipment until a coach is present.
Parents are not allowed on the gym floor at any time (exception being a parent enrolled with a child in the KinderGym or KinderStars program).
Parents are welcome to observe classes from the viewing area.
Please make every effort to have your child arrive for class on time and prepared to participate.
Registration is not accepted over the phone; however, please call with any questions.
Shoes, socks, and all personal belongings should be left in the cubbies.
Student are asked to wait in designated areas (sitting on the steps) until directed into the gym by an instructor
Teacher's assignments will be available at the front desk.
We must reserve the right to make schedule/teacher changes as necessary to accommodate the program.