Our Owl Academy Students, Kindergarten and above, are placed into class based on skill and gender. BIO’s Owl curriculum system Walking Owls, Twirling Owls, Flying Owls, and Soaring Owls is taught on a continuum, allowing students to move at their own pace, advancing on the events on which they are ready. Evaluations are low stress and allow the coaches to track the athletes’ progress. Progression to the next class is achieved when all events from the previous level are completed with ease. If a student has gymnastics experience prior to attending BIO, please contact us and we would be delighted to discuss the most appropriate placement for your child. Our Girls Gym program parallels each of our Owls Classes for girls ages 8-17.

Girls Gym 2 – Ages 8-17 (120 minutes)

This 120 minute class is for advanced gymnasts.  Skills include introductions to front and back handsprings, cartwheels on beam, handspring flat back vaults, and introduction of kips on bars. Additionally, will continue shaping, conditioning, dance and flexibility.

Girls Walking Owls 55 minutes

Students in Girls Walking Owls is an introduction to the events of girls gymnastics. This girls-only class is the first in our Owl Academy program. There is an emphasis on body shaping, terms and positions of gymnastics, conditioning and flexibility. Skills introduced include cartwheels, handstands and rolls as well as basics on bars, beam, and vault.

Girls Twirling Owls

55 minutes

This 55 minute class is for advanced beginner gymnasts.  Skills taught include cartwheels, handstands, back bends, rolls as well as basics on bars, beam, and vault. Additionally, will continue shaping, conditioning dance and flexibility.

Girls Flying Owls

55 minutes

This 55 minute class is for intermediate gymnasts. Skills taught include walkovers on floor, handstands on beam, handstand flat back on mat vaults, and back hip and sole circles on bars. Additionally, will continue shaping, conditioning dance and flexibility.

Soaring Owls

90 min.

This class is for advanced gymnasts and helps to prepare them for the competitive team. Focus on form, body position and shaping across all 4 events is part of this 90 min. class.

Girls Intro to Gymnastics

55 minutes

Like the Walking Owls class, this is the beginner class for girls just starting their gymnastics journey. There is an emphasis on body shaping, terms and positions of gymnastics, conditioning and flexibility. Skills introduced include cartwheels, handstands and rolls as well as basics on bars, beam, and vault.

Girls Intro 2

55 minutes

This 55 minute class is for advanced beginner gymnasts.  Skills taught include cartwheels, handstands, back bends, rolls as well as basics on bars, beam, and vault. Additionally, will continue shaping, conditioning dance and flexibility.

Girls Gym 1

55 minutes

This 55 minute class is for intermediate gymnasts. Skills taught include walkovers on floor, handstands on beam, handstand flat back on mat vaults, and back hip and sole circles on bars. Additionally, will continue shaping, conditioning dance and flexibility.

Girls Gym 2

90 min.

This class is for advanced gymnasts and helps to prepare them for the competitive team. Focus on form, body position and shaping across all 4 events is part of this 90 min. class.