Gymnastics is not only a fun way to release the extra energy that young girls have, but it also serves as an outlet for developing balance, coordination, social skills and gets kids active!
The CDC has labeled this generation as the most inactive generation in history, due to the growth in the technology and popularity of video games, computers, social media sites and more. The CDC also has released a statement regarding childhood obesity as a serious problem. By encouraging young girls to get involved in physical activity at a young age helps to promote healthy lifestyles into their teenage and adult years. So, here are a couple reasons why Girls Gymnastics is such a great activity for your child to get involved with:
1. IT’S FUN!
2. Develop your young child’s strength, flexibility, coordination and balance
3. Develop your child’s social skills and provides social interaction with other children their age.
4. Girls gymnastics allows your child to be surrounded by a positive environment. Especially at The Little Gym of Gainesville, where our girls gymnastics program is a non competitive program that works to simply develop your child’s skills in a positive and safe environment!
5. Gymnastics skills help to advance your child’s overall athletic ability to help them as they try other sports too!
Looking for an inside look at a girls gymnastics program?
Check out our The Little Gym of Gainesville Girls Gymnastics video!
The Little Gym of Gainesville
7364 Atlas Walk Way
Gainesville, VA 20155
Picking out and balancing activities for your toddler can be a difficult task. But, the benefits of including extracurricular activities in your child’s agenda, specifically toddler gymnastics, are many.
Toddler Gymnastics classes offer numerous benefits and, today, we’re going to outline a few of them.
1. Overall physical health and development. As you know, toddlers are growing and are full of energy. Through gymnastics your child can develop healthy active-lifestyle habits. In fact, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports states that they “encourage moderate and vigorous physical activity among youth is important as the habits learned as a child are often carried into adulthood.”
2. Toddler Gymnastics also promotes a developing toddler’s social skills! Getting involved in gymnastics is a great way to help children learn how to interact with their peers – from taking turns to sharing to learning how to encourage and support one another!
3. Toddler gymnastics also progresses your child’s strength, coordination and balance which are skills needed for any type of physical activity!
4. Lastly, it’s fun! Gymnastics is not only a great tool for developing physical skills, it’s also a fun way to grow and meet new people!
Looking to check out an inside look at a Toddler Gymnastics class right here at The Little Gym of Gainesville?
The Little Gym of Gainesville7364 Atlas Walk WayGainesville, VA 20155(703) 753-9101
Mommy and Me Classes, also known as “Parent and Child Classes,” is a great way to create a lasting bond between parent and child, but mommy and me classes also have many other benefits:
1. Mommy and me gym classes can help your child boost not only their physical development, but also their cognitive and social development as well. At The Little Gym of Gainesville, our Mommy and me classes are structured to incorporate music, colors and class themes that teach little ones to take turns and share with their peers all while they have a blast in the gym.
2. Mommy and me classes boost your child’s physical development. Through structured and age-appropriate activities, your child will have the opportunity to develop their balance and coordination in a safe, padded gym environment.
3. It’s not just social for baby – it’s social for you too! Because Mommy and me or Parent and Child classes incorporate Moms and Dads in the class, you’re able to meet knew people and create new friendships with parents who have children your child’s age!
4. Finally, mommy and me classes can help your child prepared for school. Because classes are structured and it’s not just “Free Play,” it introduces your child to structured activities, similar to how pre-school and Kindergarten classes will be set up. It not only introduces them to structure, it also teaches them how to follow directions and interact appropriately with classmates.
At The Little Gym of Gainesville, when we say we take fun seriously, we really mean it! Our Mommy and Me (Parent/Child classes) are full of fun in the gym, but the curriculum and structure of our classes are meant to help your child develop both physically, mentally and socially into a happy, healthy active child!
Looking to get an inside look at a Mommy and Me class? Check out our video – The Little Gym of Gainesville Mommy and Me Class!
Deciding what type of extracurricular activity is the right fit for your baby, toddler, or preschooler can be a difficult and daunting task. Figuring out not only what activity is the right fit for your child, but also how many activities and how often your child should participate can also be a hard decision.
Starting at a young age, babies can benefit from extracurricular and group activities. In addition to the physical benefit children receive from extracurricular activities, they’ll also progress both their social skills their mental development.
For babies, toddlers and preschoolers, incorporating music into lessons and activities help to increase a child’s engagement with the lesson and encourage them to participate in the activities.
Enjoying playgroups is a great way for your child to have fun and meet other children their age, but it’s also important to incorporate structured activities into their lives. Structured and repetitive physical activities can improve a child’s processing speed, working memory, self-control and strategic decision-making ability.
The Little Gym of Gainesville7364 Atlas Walk WayGainesville, VA 20155
Over the past several months The Little Gym of Gainesville and Soles4Souls have turned to the people of Gainesville and nearby Northern Virginia communities to help collect shoes for children in need. The shoes were shipped last week and a whopping 8,250 shoes were collected locally!
The Little Gym of Gainesville franchise owner, Chad Mussmon, his family and local community members, packaged, box-up and loaded the truck with the donated shoes. Mr. Mussmon then delivered the truck filled with shoes to New Jersey, where Soles4Souls leaders were waiting to collect the shoes and distribute the donated shoes across the world to people in need!
The Little Gym of Gainesville owner, Chad Mussmon was quoted saying, “It’s not only great to see how many people have come out to donate shoes over the past few months, but it’s really awesome to see the children helping package and transport the shoes – they really get an understanding of why donating to others is so important.”
The Little Gym International and Soles4Souls teamed up nationwide. The total number of shoes collected across the nation was a little over 42,000 pairs of shoes. The collected shoes will protect children from harsh conditions, disease and enable them to attend school as well.
Thanks to the community members who donated shoes or helped box and ship them to the children in need!
Are you ready to skip the bug spray this summer and just enjoy fun physical activities in the gym, crafts, games and even welcome special visitors -- from Firefighters to superheroes to puppies -- each day your little one joins us for an awesome camp will be a new and exciting experience!
Summer camp can be a big step for the little ones in our lives, that's why The Little Gym of Gainesville offers half day and day camps that you can take for the day, multiple days or even the week! We have a variety of camp themes that will put huge smiles on everyone's face!
Whether you are looking for a fun carnival theme, visits from firefighters, policemen and even the occasional puppy, turtle or snake, then check out our summer camp schedule online or give us a call at 703-753-9101.
From infant to toddler, our Parent and Child classes promote early development and provide a strong foundation for your childʼs critical first three years. Weekly Mommy and Me classes will help your child achieve new milestones and prepare for more advanced challenges during each stage of growth. And since youʼre along for the ride, youʼll be right there to celebrate every discovery with smiles, hugs and the occasional adult-sized giggle. Get Moving! Increased physical strength and muscle control, fine and gross motor skill development, coordination, balanceBrain Boost! Spatial and perceptual awareness, introduction to colors, language development and self-expression, knowledge of numbers and letters, initial problem solvingCitizen Kid! Developing independence and feeling comfortable away from parents, early socialization, sharing and taking turns, accepting new environments, following directions and cooperating.
We offer four fun Mommy and Me classes for our youngest members and their parents:
Bugs: infants 4 -- 10 months
Birds: infants/toddlers 10 -- 19 months
Beasts: toddlers 19 months -- 2 1/2 years
Super Beasts: toddlers 2 1/2 -- 3 yearsFor more information on Mommy and Me class visit http://www.thelittlegym.com/GainesvilleVA/Pages/parent-child.aspxThe Little Gym of Gainesville7364 Atlas Walkway Gainesville, VA 20155(703) 753-9101
Check out our video that gives you a sneak peak inside our Parent/Child Classes!
Planning a birthday party for your little one can be stressful. Children’s birthday parties at The Little Gym take away your stress! We take care of the set up and the clean up so you can enjoy your child’s birthday party as much as they do! Every birthday at The Little Gym of Gainesville is filled with gymnastics, moon bounces, obstacle courses, games and more!
Check out more information for our Awesome Birthday Bash at http://www.thelittlegym.com/GainesvilleVA/Pages/kids-birthday.aspx
Also, when you reserve your child’s birthday party before Oct. 31, 2012, you can receive $25 off your child’s party! Give us a call today for more information or schedule your date – 703-753-9101.
Anytime Spring Break
April 2, 2012 - April 6, 2012
For Ages 3-8 years
(must be POTTY INDEPENDENT)
Tuesday & Thursday
Theme: TLG’s Crazy Carnival
Carnival rides and games in The Little Gym? Crazy, right? Well that’s exactly what we have planned for our “campers” this week! Using our safe equipment, music and imagination we will create all of this and more.
We are super excited to have brand new themes this year! Registration starts Monday, February 6th, and for every 3 day camp purchased before February 18th, get a free day of Spring Break camp!*
Call or email for more information!
*Three days purchased must be within the same week theme
June 11th – 15th
TLG’s Crazy Carnival!
Carnival rides and games in The Little Gym? Crazy, right? Well that’s exactly what we have planned for our “campers” this week! Using our safe equipment, music and imagination we will create all of this and more. Oh, and don’t forget about the carnival “Talent Show” on the last day! “Come one, come all to TLG’s Crazy Carnival”!
June 18th – 22nd
Cars, Planes, Trucks & Trains
Is your child crazy bout “Trucks”? “Trains”? Do they dream of flying, or speeding across the finish line in their racecar?! Each day this camp offers fun activities, music and games about one of these modes of transportation; an exciting week of Transportation Fascination!
June 25th –29th
X-treme Sports of ALL Sorts
Tired of the regular old sports? How about challenging yourself with some X-treme Sports – TLG Style?! The kids will have a BLAST taking part in some creatively-modified X-treme sports activities such as “Base Jumping”, “Cliff-Diving”, “Surfing” and even “Zorbing” – riding INSIDE our donut! All of these safe activities are sure to Thrill!
July 2nd - 3rd & 5th – 6th
Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No – it’s your Superhero child flying, dashing and speeding around The Little Gym “saving the day” with their super powers! The kids will have fun pretending to be their favorite superhero during this Marvel-ous week of camp! We’ll even have some visits throughout the week by our REAL-LIFE superheroes – police officers, firefighters and paramedics!
July 9th -13th
Legends, Fables & Folklore
Wonder and fascination will be brought to life during this week of Legends, Fables and Folklore! Has your child ever pretended to be a Unicorn, Dragon or Mermaid? Do they love the stories of “Robin Hood” or “Cinderella”? The kids will get to bring these and other characters and stories to life this week – and get some great exercise at the same time!
July 16th – 20th
Lights, Camera, Action!
Who knows how many of our TLG campers of today just might be the Movie Stars or Broadway actors of tomorrow? What we DO know is that each child will have many fun-filled creative movement, role-playing and even acting experiences this week! By the end of the week we just might even have a “World Premier Movie” – starring all of our campers – to show the parents!
July 23rd – 27th
“Give me an ‘F – U – N!’ What’s that spell? “FUN!” Get ready for some fun cheers, chants and flashy moves during Cheerleader Week! The kids will enjoy cheering, dancing, high-powered gymnastics and TEAMWORK. We will even introduce some fun, age-appropriate stunts for our little Cheer Team to try! Come find out why Cheerleading is one of the fastest growing sports!
August 6th – 10th
The Little Gym Olympics
The Summer Olympics are back once again in 2012! We will celebrate by having our own The Little Gym Olympics during this week of camp – complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and of course the Grand Awards Presentation! Each day will offer fun-filled sports activities. But be forewarned! Along with familiar sports, we might try some fun Whacky Sports that have never been done before!
August 13th -17th
Hip-Hop Karate Chop!
As the theme suggests, this week will be an incredible action-packed combination of karate and hip-hop dance skills! Whether your child is already a “dancer in the making”, an aspiring “ninja” – or just a curious little “mover”, this camp will be an energetic, rhythmic adventure like no other!
August 20rd - 24th
“Please fasten your seatbelts and know that your Imagination may be used as a floatation device!” The children’s imaginations will truly SOAR this week as they pretend to fly in helicopters, zeppelins, flying saucers, jetpacks – and more! “How will they do this?” – you may ask! Leave that to us! Providing creative, fun-filled adventures is our specialty!
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