We want every athlete at MFG to have a positive experience! Below are some helpful tips to get started:
WHAT TO WEAR
Boys or Girls may wear tucked in T-shirts and shorts OR Leotards for Girls. NO chewing gum or dangling jewelry. Hair should be pulled neatly and securely away from the face so that is stays up for the entire workout. Girls should not wear bows or other large hair ornaments that may cause discomfort during activity. Personal items should be left in cubbies located in the MFG lobby. Jewelry should not be worn during classes. PLEASE LEAVE JEWELRY ARTICLES AT HOME. This facility's staff will not be responsible for ANY items that may be lost or stolen. Be sure your student's personal items are marked with their name.
ARRIVAL AND PICKUP
Be sure your student arrives 5 minutes before his/her scheduled class time. Please pick up your student on time. Please inform us if you know you will be late picking up your student. Instruct your student to wait inside the building and you should escort them from the building to your car. During peak times the parking lot is crowded. Please take into consideration that our students may include young children. Please drive slowly and carefully. Do not take a chance on your student running to and from your car. NO PARKING OR WAITING IS ALLOWED ALONG THE FRONT OF MFG. This is a fire lane and obstructs vision of families and children entering the park lot.
Did you hear about the sport from a friend or neighbor and want to find out more?
First, you're in the right spot. We offer programs for boys and girls, both competitively through Junior Olympics and casually through our recreational classes.
If you have a child that is interested in gymnastics regardless of age or school they are attending, have them check out one of our free intro resources located in the right-hand column.
Gymnastics is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country right now. Don't worry if your kid has never been to the gym before, as most kids here haven't so your child is not at a disadvantage. A lot of kids have only joined the sport in the last year to two, and every year we add more new kids to our programs.
Always perform this element in the company of a coach or spotter. Stretch your quadriceps, calves, back and arms before attempting this element, to avoid injury.
Jumps and leaps are also introduced to the intermediate gymnast, and may include tuck or split jumps and split leaps.
Starting from a tall stance, the cartwheel begins with one foot positioned in front of the other. The gymnast begins by reaching down with both hands and placing them side-by-side next to the front leg.
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