Gymnastics Programs Offered
We offer gymnastics classes, gymnastics private lessons, and a morning program.
Our classes are structured to enable each athlete to progress at their own pace. Classes are taught by experienced, certified and background checked coaches who individualize each gymnast’s training. Consider that in gymnastics, the more practice you get the more progress you make. Beginner athletes may consider joining more than one day a week to accelerate progress. Please click here to learn more about our facility and staff.
Beginner Gymnastics Classes: Kids begin learning basic skills like forward rolls and backward rolls, then progress to more complex gymnastics movements, such as cartwheels, bridge kick-overs, and more. They are also introduced to basic concepts on beam, vault, and uneven bars and progress at their pace to more advanced movements.
Advanced Gymnastics Classes: This class may also be mixed with kids with intermediate level skills moving toward more advanced skills on vault, uneven bars, beam, and floor. Some of these classes are designated competitive team classes.
Skills Requirement: Back walkovers and front walkovers on floor. Long hang pullover or back/front hip circle on uneven bars.
Adult Gymnastics Classes: Beginner classes are low to medium impact, while intermediate and advanced classes are medium to high intensity. Click here for more information.
Competitive Team Classes: You may register for a 2-hour intermediate/advanced class trial first to determine eligibility. Evaluations are conducted by a team coach. Once the coach has evaluated skills, an appropriate schedule will be recommended at the end of the try-out.
Important Class Information
What to Bring to Class
A water bottle (preferably a bottle with a straw attached to it to prevent spills) to hydrate throughout the lesson and a small towel to dry off sweat, which can be placed in one of the cubbies at the street entrance, or the side entrance.
What to Wear to Class
Girls: A gymnastics leotard is required. No biketards, shorts, tutus, skorts, or ruffled bathing suits.
Boys: A compression tank top is required for boys. No tee shirts please.
Women: A tank top and form fitting shorts or leggings.
Men: A tank top and shorts.
Hair pulled back in a bun or a pony tail, and no dangling jewelry should be worn.
Nails should be trimmed (finger nails and toe nails).
Where to park
Please park on the street.
Intermediate Gymnastics Classes: This class teaches the skill progressions needed to advance from basic intermediate levels skills to more advanced skills. It also teaches intermediate level skills on vault, uneven bars and beam.
Skills Requirement: Bridge kick-over or similar skill on floor and evidence of upper body strength (e.g. a pullover on uneven bars, being able to climb 25 feet of rope, 3-5 chin ups from hang, etc.).
Tumbling & Gymnastics: This gymnastics class focuses on teaching tumbling skills. It also incorporates basic bars work, vault, and beam to develop upper body strength and proprioception. Click here for more information.
Monthly Tuition Rates
Small classes. Experienced coaches. No initiation fee, no annual membership fee, no other hidden fees, tax included.
Trial Class 1 hr. = $25/gymnast - This single-class fee gets credited towards first month's tuition if continuing with enrollment the following week.
Trial Class 2 hrs. = $40/gymnast - This single-class fee gets credited towards first month's tuition if continuing with enrollment the following week.
1 Gymnast (beginner)- 1 hour a week = $95/month
1 Gymnast (beginner) - 2 hours a week = $160/month
1 Gymnast (intermediate/advanced) - 2 hours a week = $190/month
2 Gymnasts (beginners)- 1 hour a week = $160/month
2 Gymnasts (beginners) - 2 hours a week = $230/month
3 Gymnasts (beginners)- 1 hour a week $210/month
30-Min. Ala Carte Private Lesson(s) = $60/class
Ongoing 30-min. Private Lessons once a week = $200/month
1 hr. Ala Carte Private Lesson(s) = $80/class
Ongoing 1 hr. Private Lessons once a week = $300/month
Ala Carte Walk-in = $30/per class for a 1 hr. class or $50/per class for a 2 hr. class.
Customized plan - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for rate.
Competitive Team Try-Outs - If you’d like to be evaluated for eligibility to our competitive team, please read the information below.
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Progress of a Beginner Gymnast
Our training at Manakoa Gymnastics stresses good form in every detail from the very start of a beginner’s training. Our gymnasts move with a purpose and that purpose is to improve and to gain multi-skills.
When you think of progress, think of it as someone learning to read for the first time. Think about the amount of time and effort it takes, as well as all the sub-skills needed to read (i.e. learning the alphabet, memorizing letter sounds and sight words, sounding out syllables, etc.). The initial ability of the individual to learn these sub-skills also plays a factor (e.g. individuals with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or any other cognitive impediments).
Gymnastics progress is similar. It depends on many factors. Individuals with average coordination will have a leg up on learning many of the sub-skills, but if they lack muscle strength, particularly upper body strength, then progress may take just a bit longer than someone with both excellent coordination and muscle strength.
Upper body strength isn’t developed in any other sport to the extend it is developed and needed for gymnastics skills. There’s also a flexibility factor, and someone with great muscular strength may need to work extra on coordination and flexibility and so on. However, even someone with poor coordination, strength, and flexibility practicing one day a week at Manakoa Gymnastics will show considerable improvement with our technique if they stick with it long enough to learn all the sub-skills.
The most important aspect of a beginners training will be consistency and grit. Grit has become a buzz word in many fields because it is considered the main factor that determines success. For the latest research on what is grit and how to develop grit, click here to watch the 6 min. video explanation.
"Adversity causes some to break; others to break records." William Arthur Ward.