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Why Gymnastics?

It’s not surprising that an interest in gymnastics has sparked in your family, but you may be wondering if it’s the best option for your child.

Children as young as 18 months can begin their journey towards a heart-healthy life! Progressive programs are tailored for all ages and abilities in an atmosphere that’s engaging, encouraging, safe and fun!

Commonly known traits of gymnasts include; strength, flexibility, balance and physical fitness.

Some life-skills your child will gain from gymnastics that you might not know about include; self-discipline, higher tolerance to disturbances to their balance, overcoming fears, learning to fall and roll to spread the time and force of an impact to reduce injury in other activities and controlling their power and endurance.

Meanwhile, focus and time-management skills will benefit them with school along with teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, goal-setting and patience.

Ultimately gymnasts pursue success rather than avoid failure, tend to have higher self-esteem and learn to function independently, becoming more self-reliant.

Within the first month, we guarantee your child will:

  1. Learn through fun, safe physical activity
  2. Be taught through step-by-step progressions
  3. Build self-confidence by experiencing success

                       OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

Why Jam Hops?

We've been providing a safe, fun place to learn gymnastics since 1997!

After a thorough orientation our coaches receive extensive training, including a minimum amount of shadowing hours with an experienced coach and First Aid/Safety & CPR Certification.

Coaches will continue to be reviewed periodically, recieve additional training for new coaching and spotting techniques as well as updates to their certifications.

Our facility is state of the art, and we're constantly incorporating new equipment to make skill progressions easier and maintain the best-possible training environment.

Best of all, our staff cares about every child that enters the gym. We want them to succeed, we maintain a positive learning environment and a supportive approach to coaching.

Preschool Gymnastics

Ages 18 months - 6 years

Girls Recreational Gymnastics

Ages 6 - 18 years old

Boys Recreational Gymnastics

Ages 6 - 18 years old

Xcel Gymnastics

Competitive level gymnastics

JO Womens Gymnastics

Competitive level gymnastics

JO Mens Gymnastics

Competitive level gymnastics

We also have Homeschool, Tramp & Tumbling, Xceleration League and High School classes:

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Check out the new Homeschool Classes! Click on the flyer for more info!

There are a number of good reasons to enroll in a gymnastics program!

Although every child is different, all children like to have fun - and that's reason enough to try gymnastics.  But parents will like these other benefits of gymnastics too:

Gymnastics Promotes Fitness for Kids
Learning the sport of gymnastics is a good way for children to become physically fit.  The fitness benefits kids can gain by participating in a gymnastics program include body and muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, and agility.  These fitness perks not only help kids stay healthy, they can be applied to other sports as well.

Gymnastics Programs Teach Discipline and Hard Work
Because gymnastics is one of the more difficult sports for kids, it requires dedication and a strong work ethic.  Kids learn early on in the sport that they must listen to their coaches, work at perfecting their skills, and strive for success.  Gymnastics programs teach the importance of discipline and hard work - and, ultimately, how they both pay off.

Gymnastics Classes Help Kids Overcome Fears
Along with the challenging nature of gymnastics come the potential for fear.  While it's true that certain gymnastics events, like the balance beam and the high bar, can be scary for children, gymnastics classes help kids deal with and overcome fear through careful training and spotting, a gradual progression of skills, and a supportive environment.

Gymnastics for Kids Builds Self Confidence and Determination
As children learn new skills and tricks in gymnastics, they gain more confidence and more determination to build on those accomplishments.  And a determined gymnast can learn to master even the most difficult skill.  Even better, gymnastics is a sport that can help kids feel good about themselves in all aspects of their lives, including school and family life.

Other Benefits of Gymnastics
Gymnastics classes also help kids learn many other skills that will benefit them developmentally and in other sports and activities.  Among those skills are Coordination; Balance; Flexibility; Creativity; Grace; Leadership; Socialization; Body Awareness.  Besides all these benefits, this sport caters to all age groups and genders - two more reasons to give gymnastics a go.  With so much to gain, it's no surprise that gymnastics classes are more popular today than ever.

We look forward to welcoming you into our Jam Hops Family!

Comment Card Testimonials

We think that Cassie L is awesome because she takes time to make sure each gymnast learns skills properly and adapts coaching technique to each individual child.

We think that Jodie is awesome because she keeps a very positive attitude and is encouraging kids to do their best.

We think that Jeanna is awesome because she teaches me gymnastics and cartwheels. I want to be a gymnastics teacher when I grow up!

December Gymnast of the Month

Congratulations Grace!  She has been a gymnast at Jam Hops for about 2.5 years. Some of her favorites include: 

Coach - Jodie

Event - Bars

Color - Pink

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Ham Lake, MN 55304

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