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Boys Recreational Gymnastics

Flying High’s Boys Gymnastics Program is great for boys interested in competing in gymnastics someday, or those who have seemingly endless amounts of energy to burn! This program is offered to boys First Grade and Up, from those who just graduated out of our Big Dippers Class to those prepping to transition to our Competitive Boys Gymnastics Team!

Classes in the Boys Recreational Gymnastics Program concentrate on building proper basics on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. There is a strong emphasis placed on conditioning and strength building, as that is the basis for several of the USAG Men’s Gymnastics skills. Boys in our program will learn the importance of goal setting and self-discipline with fun and enthusiasm!



Class Descriptions

  • Rock Stars 1
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 55 Minutes
  • $107/month

Boys will begin to learn the basics on each event in this class. Focus is placed on strength building and body awareness. Skills include handstands and cartwheels on floor, support holds and straddle laps on parallel bars, correct run and board entry for vault, and so much more! Boys will proceed to Rock Stars 2 when they are comfortable on all apparatus, show sufficient strength and body awareness, and prove that they can work independently and follow directions.

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  • Rock Stars 2
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 55 Minutes
  • $107/month

In our Rock Stars 2 Class boys will build upon the skills they learned in Rock Stars 1. While the focus at this level is perfecting basic skills, new elements and more challenging sequences are introduced. Strength and endurance are crucial for learning more advanced skills, so you will see more conditioning at this level.

*Students must be evaluated by a Flying High Instructor before being placed in this level.

  • Intermediate Boys
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 1 Hour & 15 Minutes
  • $127/month

This class is for boys who have mastered all of the Rock Stars 2 skills. In this class, gymnasts build on the skills they’ve already mastered, working on more difficult gymnastics skills that will prepare them for the competitive track. After all skills at the Intermediate Level have been learned and perfected, boys may have the opportunity to continue with Recreational Gymnastics, and join our Advanced Boys Class, or work towards becoming a member of the Boys Competitive Gymnastics Team by being invited to join Pre-Team.

*Students must be evaluated by a Flying High Instructor before being placed in this level.

  • Advanced Boys
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 1 Hour & 15 Minutes
  • $127/month

This class is for boys who have mastered all of the skills from the Intermediate Boys Class, who are not yet committed to working towards being a member of the Competitive Team. Boys in Advanced Gymnastics are performing high-level gymnastics and can continue to be challenged for years to come. They do not learn routines, but continue to develop advanced gymnastics skills and sequences.

*Students must be evaluated by a Flying High Instructor before being placed in this level.

  • Backbend Specialty Class
  • 30 Minutes
  • $71/month

Backbend class is a great way to learn limbering skills like back walkovers, front walkovers, tic tocs, and more! This class is recommended for athletes who can already do a kickover off a panel mat, as well as fall into a backbend.

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  • Bars Specialty Class
  • 30 Minutes
  • $71/month

Whether your star needs extra work on that one elusive bar skill in order to move up to the next level, or they just need a little extra time spent on bars to build confidence and strength, this supplemental class is the perfect choice.

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  • Flip Flop Specialty Class
  • 30 Minutes
  • $71/month

This class is perfect for those who need a little extra help learning and mastering a flip flop.

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Trial Class: Not sure if your child is ready to begin classes or will enjoy themselves?
Sign up for a trial class for $10 to see if it’s a good fit without the commitment! If you star enjoys the class and signs up the same day, the $10 trial fee will be applied to your tuition as a credit. Trial Classes can be scheduled by calling our Front Desk!

Add a Day Flex: An exclusive offer for Flying High Students!
Perfect for busy families who can’t always commit to attending class 2x per week! Schedule on a week-by-week basis by calling the week of class to find out if any additional days have openings so your star can attend! $15/class if under 60 minutes $18/class if 60 minutes and over

Developmental Classes
Flying High offers personal one-on-one classes designed to meet the needs of children with special needs and abilities. A staff member will work one-on-one with your child to instruct him/her in gymnastics, to help build strength and coordination, or even to just have fun and burn off energy. Please see our Front Desk for scheduling and pricing.

Private Lesson
A private lesson is the perfect opportunity to work one on one with a qualified instructor. You pick the skill(s) you want to work on and we will work with you to find a coach that best suits your needs! Private Lessons are recommended if your child only needs one or two skills to move up to the next level or if your child is having a difficult time with a certain skill. One on one instruction time may help them better understand that skill, as well as give them the opportunity for more practice time! Please see our Front Desk for pricing information and to schedule your private lesson.

Are you in 6th Grade or older?
Check out our Teen Classes designed specifically for you!

Recreational Gymnastics FAQ

Can I enroll right now or do I have to wait until the next month starts?

Flying High classes run year round with no long term commitments. You may enroll at any time and tuition is paid monthly. We do not charge more for “long” months nor less for “short” months. Over the year, all 12 months average 4 weeks. We will pro-rate tuition if starting mid-month.

An Annual Administration fee of $35.00 is due upon initial enrollment of classes and on the anniversary of each students start date (annually; non-refundable).

If my son/daughter joins class now, will he/she be behind all the other students?

Not at all! Each of our classes is designed for a specific age group and skill level. When a new student joins a class, they will begin working right away on the skills for the specified level with the other students. Each other student in his/her class is working on those exact same skills! Any student who has mastered the skills of a specific level has already moved up to the next level.

Can Parents/Family stay to watch a class?

Yes! We have viewing rooms available and you are more than welcome to come and watch a class in action! We also have a Café where drinks and snacks can be purchased while you watch class.

Why are children placed by age but move up by skill?

Flying High bases their class age groups on the developmental stages that occur naturally in child development. Each class has a skill sheet that lists each skill necessary to progress to the next level. All children learn/attain skills at different rates. Once a child is able to complete all skills successfully on the list, they are ready to proceed to the next level, regardless of age.

What are the uniform requirements?

We highly recommend that our female gymnasts wear a leotard to class. Leotards with skirts can get caught on the equipment; spandex shorts are a better option. In the colder months, girls are more than welcome to wear tight fitting leggings over their leotards. A wide variety of leotards, shorts, and leggings can be found in our Pro Shop!

For our boy gymnasts, a t-shirt and shorts without a zipper are recommended, just not too loose fitting. In the colder months, boys may choose to wear sweat pants or a long sleeve t-shirt. T-shirts and shorts are available in our Pro Shop!

What is the evaluation process?

At Flying High, being evaluated for the next level is a HUGE deal! We want to make every child feel like the star they are, so evaluations are done by an instructor who does not teach the child’s class. The evaluator will take the child through the list of required skills on each event, and assess the level of mastery that has been achieved. Evaluations are scheduled when the Instructor feels the athlete is ready to move up to the next level. If a child is ready to move up, they will get to ring the bell at the end of class, while ALL athletes in the gym cheer and clap for them!

How often should my child come to class? Once or twice a week?

How often your child attends class when they begin gymnastics is up to you. Flying High highly recommends attending two classes per week in order to help your child learn and progress more quickly. Coming to class twice a week also helps your child increase their strength and flexibility, as well as their knowledge of gymnastics terminology!

Our Add A Day Flex option is perfect for busy families who can’t always commit to attending class 2X per week. You can schedule your second class on a week-by-week basis by calling the week of class to find out if any additional days have openings for your star to attend. It is $15/class if under 60 minutes and $18/class if 60 minutes and over.

What are my options if my child needs extra practice?

If your child needs extra practice, adding a second day of class per week is a great option. Please see above to learn more about the benefits of adding a second day of class and to learn about our Add A Day Flex option.

We also offer Specialty Classes. Specialty Classes are short, finely tuned classes that focus on certain skills during the allotted class time. Your child’s instructor may recommend a Specialty Class if your athlete only needs one or two skills to move up. Specialty classes are good for bars work, backbends, and flip flops. Flying High also offers clinics during the holidays which focus on specific skills.

Private Lessons are another option! A Private Lesson typically consists of 30 minutes of one on one instruction. At Flying High we offer individual private lessons (one on one) or buddy private lessons (two students with one instructor). Private Lessons can be scheduled by calling the Front Desk. Private Lessons are recommended if your child only needs one or two skills to move up to the next level or if your child is having a difficult time with a certain skill. One on one instruction may help them better understand that skill, as well as give them more practice! Ask about our Private Lesson Punch Cards!

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