Since 1980, Columbus Gymnastics Academy has provided a range of different programs to the Greater Columbus, OH area. We are proud to provide students and their families with a fun, safe, and encouraging environment where they can develop physical, emotional and social skills. Our gym provides recreational and competitive gymnastics, tumbling programs, Ninja Zone Classes, and activities for students ranging from 10 months to 17 years. Our goal is to increase each student’s self esteem and help them engage not only their body, but also their mind.
Our Programs Include:
BABY KATZ – Ages 10 months to 23 months
This program helps babies develop balance, body awareness, and a joy of physical movement. It gives them an opportunity to play, socialize, and explore. The fun includes specially designed equipment along with music, parachute, and bubbles. And the best part is that Mom and Dad are there to encourage and play right along.
TUMBLE KATZ – Ages 2 to 3
This program provides 2 and 3 year olds with the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of gymnastics with the security of a parent. Children utilize all of the equipment—floor, balance beam, uneven and parallel bars, vault, rings and trampoline in a very safe and fun environment. It provides your child with the opportunity to explore gymnastics, with you there to witness the smiles and cheers as they develop self-esteem, strength, balance and coordination. It is also a great way to expose your child to a bit of structure as they prepare for their preschool years.
TUMBLE KATZ – Ages 3 to 6
The CGA Tumble Katz (TK) program is an outstanding way to provide your child with a proven physical and social enhancement program. TK classes are co-ed and are completely designed to promote early motor development. We use all of the equipment and focus on developing balance, body awareness and coordination in addition to specific gymnastics skills. Each student works on the floor, uneven and parallel bars, balance beam, vault, rings, and trampoline in a fun and safe gymnastics setting. We provide children with lots of help and positive reinforcement, as well as a student-teacher ratio of 6:1.
NINJA ZONE – Boys, Ages 3 to 11
NINJA ZONE is a program that combines gymnastics, martial arts, and obstacle course training. The students will learn how to tumble and kick but they will also get to flip off the walls. The goal is to take the coordination from gymnastics, the discipline from martial arts, the strength and agility from obstacle course training and put it all together in a fast paced and fun class. Our classes are split in to the following groups: Age 3 to 4; Age 5 to 7; and Age 8 to 11. This class is currently only for boys, but if there is an interest, we will start classes for girls.
GIRLS GYMNASTICS – Ages 6 and up
Here at Columbus Gymnastics Academy, your child is #1. Not only are we dedicated to providing great instruction in gymnastics, we also provide our students with an environment that enhances their self esteem and helps them grow physically, emotionally and socially. We work to break down the skills into small steps so students can find successes on their way to achieving the many skills they are exposed to. Our boys and girls gymnastics programs are divided by age and ability: 6 to 9 year olds and 10 years and older. Within each age group we have beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
Girls learn skills on the four Olympic events for women: balance beam, uneven bars, floor and vault. All classes enjoy our in-ground trampolines and foam cube pit! All students are encouraged, challenged and receive positive reinforcement with a student teacher ratio of 9:1.
COMPETITIVE GIRLS GYMNASTICS PROGRAM
The CGA Starz competitive team’s inaugural season was in 2012. We have competitive programs for Levels 2 through 7, as well as a training team for girls who want to be more involved in gymnastics, but are not yet ready for competition. Selections for the various competitive teams are made by our coaching staff. Anamaria Zaharia is the Director of the team program. Once an accomplished gymnast herself, Ana is a former Romanian Junior National Team Coach and Brevet judge. Patrick Dent joined the staff in 2016 after the retirement of former Romanian Olympic Coach, George Gorgoi. Patrick has more than 30 years of coaching experience at the club and collegiate levels. Ana and Patrick lead the other quality coaches associated with the girls team program.
TUMBLING – Ages 6 to 9 and 10 and up
Like to tumble? Need to learn a back-handspring? This class is for you! Anyone who wants to practice their floor / tumbling skills can join this class; this class may be co-ed. The class is divided into Beginners (all the basics), Intermediates (you’ve got the back-handspring, now what?), and Advanced (roundoff back-handspring and beyond). Classes also include practice on the in-ground trampoline, tumble track, and pit. Ask about pricing and classes for groups or cheer teams. Private lessons for individuals or pairs is also available.
Need a little extra work on your back-handsprings? CGA also offers Back-Handspring Clinics. Be sure to check out our calendar for dates and times of clinics.
TRAMPOLINE AND TUMBLING
CGA added a competitive Trampoline and Tumbling team in 2016. This team is coed and accepts athletes as young as 5 years old. We compete through the United States Trampoline Association at all levels from developmental programs to Junior Olympic and Elite. Our team trains year-round with the competitive season beginning in January and ending in the summer. This sport allows athletes to compete at different levels on each event, unlike artistic gymnastics. CGA coaches are former trampoline and tumbling athletes that have competed up through the National Level.
Quality Gymnastics Classes & Training Since 1980
We are proud to be the gymnastics facility that families in Central Ohio have trusted for over 35 years. We are dedicated to helping your child build their self esteem, develop emotional, social and physical skills, and most importantly, have fun! Our goal it is motivate and educate every student, no matter whether they have dreams of being an Olympian, want to work on their tumbling skills, or just want to try something that they have never done before. We are committed to helping children feel good about themselves and their progress.
In addition to our range of gymnastics classes in Canal Winchester, OH, we are also the perfect venue for birthday parties!