Bear Country, our preschool-aged gymnastics program for children walking to Kindergarten, focuses on the development of fine and gross motor skills, playground readiness, social skills, and gymnastics skills, as well as helping to develop proprioceptive and vestibular integrations. Our specially designed gymnastics equipment is scaled to fit toddlers’ and preschoolers’ that has smaller hands and bodies allowing our tiniest athletes to do gymnastics “just like the big kids.” Circuits and stations assure that these active children do not have downtime. The trampoline provides a safe environment for these young jumpers. While age is the general guideline for how our classes are organized, our curriculum allows for flexibility that acknowledges that children develop at different rates.
Big Bear Little Bear – Toddler – 3 Years Old coed (45 minutes) Big Bear/Little Bear class is a caregiver participation class for children walking through three years of age. A structured class where the toddlers develop and refine their fine and gross motor skills, body awareness and coordination while learning social and listening skills. Basic gymnastics, combined with music and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere.
Little Bear Ages 2-4 (pre-Kindergarten), coed (55 minutes)
Little Bear is a gymnastics class for preschool students aged two through four. Students transition to Little Bear once fully developmentally ready for a class without a caregiver. This class is designed to create a fun, safe and challenging environment for your child filled with obstacle courses, learning stations, fitness, and gymnastics.
While gymnastics is the primary focus of the class, special attention is placed on skills needed for Kindergarten as
well as basic sports readiness.
Bio Bears Ages 4–5, coed (55 minutes)
Designed for the older preschooler, Bio Bears learn gymnastics skills using preschool equipment and the “big kid”
equipment. This class is designed to create a fun, safe and challenging environment for your child filled with
obstacle courses, learning stations, fitness, and gymnastics. While gymnastics is the primary focus of the class,
special attention is placed on skills needed for Kindergarten as well as basic sports readiness.
Mighty Mites Ages 4–6, advanced girls (90 minutes twice/week)
Mighty Mites is an advanced class for girls who have successfully completed our Bio Bears curriculum or who
have one year of gymnastics from another club and are ready for a more challenging gymnastics class experience. The class utilizes Bio school-age curriculum focusing on basics like rolls, cartwheels, and handstands as well as
fundamentals on vault, beam, and bars. The air floor is used to further air awareness and to introduce more advanced tumbling skills. Additionally, there is an emphasis on body shaping, conditioning, and flexibility that forms the basis for readiness to enter into a Team program if so desired upon completion of Mighty Mites. This class is by invitation only.