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ARE YOU NEW TO GYMNASTICS?


Things to know!

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.

WHY GYMNASTICS?

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. 

Looking to join?

Gymnastics 101: USA Gymnastics
12 Helpful Tips for Parents New to Gymnastics
Gymnastics Facts

 

 

Resources

Gymnastics for Beginners at Home

By Debbie Lechtman, AZ Central 07/30/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Tuck your head in close to your chest, push your feet off the ground and roll forward. Make sure the area around you is clear so you don't bump into anything.

Gymnastics Drills for Beginners

By Suzy Kerr, LiveStrong 07/25/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Beginners will greatly benefit from certain gymnastics drills that help to improve all areas of fitness, as well as get their bodies ready for more advanced moves.

Group of young gymnasts

Gymnastics for All

By USA Gymnastics 09/05/2017, 10:15am CDT

Gymnastics for All is one of the eight gymnastics sport disciplines officially recognized by The International Gymnastics Federation and gymnastics organizations worldwide.

Boy gymnast

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