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Give Your Toddler A Head Start In Life With Preschool Gymnastics

When it comes to child development, the first few years of life are some of the most important. Depending upon early influences, a child can develop significant cognitive, emotional and physical advantages over other kids. At the same time, kids who experience early trauma or deprivation tend to develop cognitive, emotional, or physical deficits which hinder them in later life.

One of the best gifts you can give your toddler to ensure future success is to enroll them in gymnastics classes. Gymnastics is a full-body sport that challenges every aspect of a person, from the physical to the psychological.

Through regular calisthenic activities that involve stamina, flexibility and coordination, kids improve in a range of areas, including:

Motor development
Cooperative learning skills
Hand-eye coordination
Ability to follow directions
Cognition and focus

Kids who do gymnastics tend to perform much better in a variety of areas, including academics, leadership, and even the workplace. They also have a much better chance of maintaining a baseline of good physical health throughout their lives, even years after they stop practicing the sport! There?s no question: Enrolling your kid in gymnastics classes is one of the best ways to give them a head start in life.

Looking for the best kiddy gymnastics classes in Los Angeles? Why not try L.A. School of Gymnastics? LASG is an award-winning gymnastics instruction facility that has been guiding people of all ages through a wide variety of gymnastics sports since 1975! We have taught over 1M students and mentored Olympic-medal gymnasts. Our nationally-certified coaches come from over 14 countries.

We offer three levels of kiddy gymnastics instruction that will cater to every one of your toddler?s needs. Our Preschool Beginners classes are perfect for students who have never been in a gymnastics classroom before. These classes introduce the simplest of gymnastics exercises in a supportive, nurturing environment and prepare your toddler for further instruction when they are ready.

Pre-School Mini-tots

Our Preschool Mini-Tots program is perfect for toddlers who have been through the Beginners program and are ready to take the next step up in their study of gymnastics. The Mini-Tots program serves boys and girls from 3 to 4 years of age who can participate in a group class format without parental assistance.

Our Mini-Tots classes are led by instructors with specialized training and last for 1 fun- and excitement-filled hour. During each lesson, students will be led through a formal introduction to pre-Level 1 gymnastics that includes basic tumbling skills and an introduction to the bars, beam and mini-vault with age-appropriate equipment. These classes develop the habit of exercise and bring years of physical benefit.

For toddlers who have developed an advanced level of skill and are ready to start preparing for a transition to Level 1 gymnastics study, our Preschool Hot Tots advanced program is just the ticket. These advanced classes are geared towards children from 3 to 5 years of age and offer an introduction to more-challenging exercises. Students in this program will learn basic tumbling skills, as well as additional skills in a variety of areas, including the bars, beam, and vault.

For toddlers who have developed an advanced level of skill and are ready to start preparing for a transition to Level 1 gymnastics study, our Preschool Hot Tots advanced program is just the ticket. These advanced classes are geared towards children from 3 to 5 years of age and offer an introduction to more-challenging exercises. Students in this program will learn basic tumbling skills, as well as additional skills in a variety of areas, including the bars, beam, and vault.

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Physical Activity Guidelines Recommended for Children by Government Agencies

This year has created new challenges, but also new opportunities. The team at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics has risen to the occasion and devised a new program of lessons using our outdoor space to keep your children safe, while still making sure they can get the hour of physical activity a day recommended for children by government agencies. If you?re worried about your child?s physical education and activity levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be interested in Los Angeles School of Gymnastics? outdoor gymnastics lessons.

The Department of Health and Human Services, suggests that children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years do 60 minutes or more of exercises physical activity daily to promote health and fitness for lower body fat, and stronger bones and muscles. There are also brain health benefits for children, including improved memory. It can also help prevent risk factors for various health conditions like heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Guidelines for Children and Adolescents Appropriate for their Age

Gymnastics / Aerobic: It builds flexibility, balance, and strength, all of which will aid an individual in physical development and athletic performance elsewhere.

  • 60 minutes or more per day should be either moderate physical activity.
  • Include vigorous-intensity physical activity on at least 3 days a week.

Muscle-strengthening: As part of their 60 minutes daily physical activity, they should include muscle-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days a week. Try out the following:

  • Tumbling & Trampoline
  • Push-ups, sit-ups and squats
  • Lifting Weights
  • Hiking

Bone-strengthening: Children and adolescents should include bone-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days a week.

Try out the following:

  • Walking
  • Push-ups, sit-ups and squats
  • Climbing
  • Hiking

How LASG Teach Gymnastics and Physical Education When Socially Distant

There is difficulty in teaching a discipline like gymnastics while socially distant. Gymnastics, like any physical skill, requires a certain amount of modeling the correct form and correction of improper form. Our exceptionally talented and experienced coaching team, however, are able to work around these safety restrictions while still creating and delivering exceptional lesson plans to impart a broad range of gymnastics skills.

  • Prior to class, students line up outside the building, spaced apart, so as not to come into each other?s personal space
  • All students will be prompted to use hand sanitizer prior to class, and periodic breaks for hand washing with antibacterial soap will be taken.
  • Staff will be wearing masks and gloves at all times.
  • Staff will guide by verbal instructions only.
  • Staff will sanitize equipment before and after classes, and overnight as well. EPA-registered disinfectant will be used on hard surfaces, and color-safe bleach spray and steam cleaning used on soft surfaces.

Los Angeles School of Gymnastics is dedicated to keeping its staff and students safe. By implementing the CDC?s recommendations, we strive to preserve the physical and mental health of our community.

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Enhance Your Film, TV Or Photo Projects With Gymnastics Production Rentals

Filming a movie or television show and need some realistic-looking gymnastics equipment? Shooting a photo project and want to showcase a young gymnast in her element? For producers, film professionals and photographers that want to create a perfect gymnastic setting for their shoots, L.A. School of Gymnastics offers equipment rentals for productions of all sizes.

Our gymnastics production rentals are perfect for production companies who are looking for a wide range of high-caliber gymnastics equipment. In addition, we offer our facility and a top-quality team of professional-level gymnasts to be rented for any TV, film or photo project you desire. L.A. School of Gymnastics is the industry leader in production rentals for superior-quality gymnastics equipment, consulting, movie/TV production sets, props and trained gymnasts.

We offer top-notch service to production companies looking for equipment rentals, with a lightning-fast rental turnover time of 24 hours or less. That means that in under 24 hours, you can be picking up your gymnastics equipment rentals at our facility - no questions asked. While our prices do not include labor or transportation costs, you?re guaranteed to get a good deal for your money - something that can?t be said about every rental company.

Don?t know where to start planning your production?

We?ll handle every one of your production needs, from the walkthrough, to budget negotiations with line producers, to safety recommendations for equipment on your production set or ours, to choosing technicians that can lead your team in the proper set-up, strike and management of equipment for the benefit of your shoot.


When it comes to facility rentals, LASG stands at the forefront of the market as well. Holding a casting or call backspace? We?re the leader in planning and coordinating a wide variety of gymnastics events, from meets to performances. With our competitive rates, high-caliber spotters, safety equipment, and dedicated casting area, you?ll benefit from holding your event in a world-class Olympic-caliber facility. Enjoy partial or full-scale exclusivity of our facility, depending on your needs.

Curious about what kinds of equipment we offer?

We boast a comprehensive range of inventory items that span from balance beams to tumble mats - and everything in between.

From women?s parallel bars to men?s vaults, we?ve got just what you need for your shoot or event. Items we offer include:

  • High-quality sound system
  • Boom box
  • Parallel bars and hi-bars
  • Trampolines
  • Pommel horse
  • Ultra domes
  • Balance beams
  • Spring boards
  • Chalk towers
  • Carpet rolls
  • Climbing ropes
  • Tumble mats

If you?re interested in renting equipment for a production or event, DO NOT DELAY - our production rentals for equipment and our services are in HIGH DEMAND. Please contact us to review our in-stock items available for production rentals or sales. To call and speak with one of our industry experts, contact us via phone at 310-204-1980 or e-mail at info@lagymnastics.com.

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How Rhythmic Gymnastics Can Improve Your Life

As the premier facility for gymnastics instruction in Los Angeles, LASG offers a range of activities that can enhance the lives of its students. From the pommel horse to trampolining, from swimming to arts and crafts, LASG students benefit from programs that increase their discipline, cognition, endurance and focus.

One of the sports that LASG offers which can be most beneficial to students is rhythmic gymnastics. What is rhythmic gymnastics? Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which acrobatic and calisthenic routines are performed on a floor mat, much like a professional dance performance. In fact, a rhythmic gymnastics routine is basically a dance routine that incorporates acrobatic elements like cartwheels and flips.

In addition to dance-like routines, rhythmic gymnastics is distinguished by its use of props. Rhythmic gymnasts use props like hoops, ribbons and balls to enhance their floor routines. During a given move, they might toss a ball in the air, balance a hoop on their foot, or swing a ribbon tied to a stick. Such performances are often visually stunning and a joy to watch.

Why should an LASG student study rhythmic gymnastics? In addition to the obvious physical benefits, rhythmic gymnastics offers mental and lifestyle benefits too. Want to know what some of these benefits are? Read on for a short list of the many positive effects of studying rhythmic gymnastics.

Improves Your Musicality

Are you an amateur or professional musician? Looking to improve as a public speaker, singer or performer? Learning rhythmic gymnastics can be a great way to improve your sense of musicality, whether it be rhythm, tone or fluidity. Rhythmic gymnastics routines are usually performed to the sound of floor music, which can come from many different musical genres. Losing yourself in movement can help your appreciation of music grow, as well as your sense of self-expression.

Improves Your Health

In addition to other benefits, doing rhythmic gymnastics will definitely improve your fitness level. Besides benefitting your cardiovascular health, routines will help develop your muscular strength, flexibility and hand-eye coordination. By staying fit and trim through studying this sport, you can avoid common diseases like obesity and diabetes as well.

Improves Coordination

Rhythmic gymnastics is a whole-body sport which engages the brain as well as the muscles. As a result, your coordination, balance and precision as an athlete are strongly enhanced through this sport. In fact, if you ever choose to take up another sports activity, your rhythmic gymnastics experience will be a significant asset.

Improves Self-Esteem

If you?re looking for an easy and fun way to build your self-esteem, rhythmic gymnastics may be the perfect answer. For example, the skills needed to master this expressive sport are easy to develop. When working with a ribbon, for instance, a simple flick of the wrist will create a hypnotizing arc in the air. Seeing quick progress in your training will definitely make you feel better about yourself. 

Enhances Social Intelligence

As a sport that involves lots of teamwork and social interaction, rhythmic gymnastics is fantastic for helping people develop their social skills. Planning and rehearsing the average floor routine requires you to work closely with your group mates to create different sequences. On a day-to-day basis, these interactions help you become comfortable with interpersonal communication, which can help you professionally and personally.

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season filled with joy. From all of the essential workers at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics.

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Explore New Horizons With LASG?s Adult Gymnastics Classes!

If you?re looking to get involved with a sport that will challenge you on multiple levels and improve your health as well, you couldn?t do better than to take adult gymnastics classes with LASG. We offer a fun adult gymnastics class that runs six days per week, with popular afternoon and evening hours. With the help of our world-class instructors, you?ll learn a range of skills that will help you live a healthier lifestyle as well!

Our adult gymnastics classes feature exercises that incorporate balance, flexibility, stretching, and strength training while enhancing your ability as a gymnast. In addition to being a powerful athletic aid, our classes have a massive impact on your general health and wellness: Stretching, jumping, running and tumbling on a regular basis all help reduce the risk of many diseases. Gymnastics exercises use every muscle in the body - they?re the perfect workout!

These classes are fun, rigorous, and challenging - no matter if you?re a former competitive gymnast or simply an adult who?s always admired watching Olympic gymnasts on TV. Conducted by safety-certified instructors who guide our students every step of the way, our classes are open to all adults. They?re a perfect way to avoid the ?standard? gym environment and have fun while getting in shape.

What are the benefits of adult gymnastics classes? For one thing, gymnastics can help improve your body?s flexibility and strengthen your bones and muscles. The class exercises you learn help you develop a greater range of motion, and increase your level of control over your movements. 

After the age of 30, your body naturally starts to lose bone and muscle mass. Weight-bearing activities, or activities that require you to bear most of your body weight on your arms or legs, help stop this process and keep you strong and healthy. As the quintessential weight-bearing activity, gymnastics assists you in avoiding osteoporosis and keeping your bones and muscles developed and strong.

In addition to physical benefits, adult gymnastics classes can have powerful mental benefits as well. Gymnastics can help you improve your focus and concentration, as well as your cognition and energy levels. It can even help your body produce endorphins, which keep your mood elevated! By taking regular gymnastics classes, your coordination and startle reflex can both improve as well. This can be beneficial in your day-to-day life.

As part of a regular exercise regimen, gymnastics classes serve as a protective factor against many common ailments, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity

Finally, they can assist in developing your sense of discipline, which helps with professional achievement and other goals. They can also help instill a sense of confidence and self-esteem, which leads to more successes at home, in the workplace and beyond. By taking gymnastics classes, you can equip yourself with all the tools you need to fulfill your dreams. It?s a no-lose proposition!

Want to learn more about taking adult gymnastics classes at LASG? Classes cost $20 each when paying in cash, $22 each by debit card. Class is held every evening on Monday through Thursday and in the early afternoon on Fridays and Saturdays, with an extra afternoon class on Mondays. For more information, call LASG at (310) 204-1980. We hope to see you on the mat soon!

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Help Your Boy Excel By Enrolling Him In Boys? Gymnastics!

Are you looking for an activity that will enhance your son?s physical, mental and emotional abilities? Do you want him to learn important skills that will help him in his academic, professional and personal life? If you?re looking to provide your son with training that will give him important life skills, consider enrolling him in LASG?s boys gymnastics program for an experience that will make for lifelong memories!

What are the benefits of gymnastics for boys?

Unlike other activities, gymnastics offers perks that can help boys in every aspect of life. This holistic approach develops the whole child, not just the intellect or personality.

For example, gymnastics athletes are known for their discipline and tenacity. Refining gymnastics routines requires a lot of persistence and hard work. Boys who learn these skills early tend to find success much more frequently in other areas of life.

Gymnastics classes don?t only develop endurance - they also have valuable psychological effects on boys. Through learning and performing routines, boys gradually build their confidence as athletes. This confidence often spills over into other activities, like school or work, and can last long after your son stops class. Gymnastics can also help your son develop higher levels of self-esteem. Through mastering difficult skills, he learns to love and value himself as a hard worker, which will allow him greater stability in life.

Through studying gymnastics, your son will enjoy cognitive and physical benefits as well. By practicing routines, your son can develop important skills like strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and body control - all which contribute to a child?s cognitive development.

In addition, studying gymnastics sets the foundation for healthy physical fitness habits throughout your son?s lifetime.

The social benefits of gymnastics are considerable and well-documented. Through taking classes, your son will develop powerful social skills that will serve him well in work and life. These include listening skills, following directions, respecting authority, teamwork, and humility. By providing structure and routine to your son?s day, classes will also offer a sense of security and control. These are protective factors for your son?s confidence and mental health.

At LASG, our all-male classes are taught by highly-qualified male coaches. In class, your son will be taught how to perform a wide spectrum of routines, including floor exercises, the parallel bars, the pommel horse, the still rings, the high bar and the vault.

Beginners will learn the basics of gymnastics in a 1-hour class, in accordance with the USA Gymnastics Level 1 program.

Intermediate gymnasts will advance to a 90-minute class that draws upon the USA Gymnastics Level 2 - 3 programs. In these classes, there will be longer rotations with equipment and more strength and flexibility conditioning. The goal is to develop a greater proficiency in performing routines, with an emphasis on safety first.

For advanced gymnasts, the LASG Boys? Competitive Teams draw upon the competitive Men?s Gymnastics program of USA Gymnastics. This includes Levels 4 - 10. The Competitive Teams focus on refining and performing advanced skills and routines. Our teams have received top honors and achieved nationally-ranked status, including qualifying for the USA Gymnastics All-Star Team.

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Outdoor Gymnastics Lessons

If you?re worried about your child?s physical education and activity levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be interested in Los Angeles School of Gymnastics? outdoor gymnastics lessons. Our school has been open for 45 years, and over the decades, we?ve changed our approach and expanded our repertoire to better serve the Los Angeles community. This year has created new challenges, but also new opportunities. The team at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics has risen to the occasion and devised a new program of lessons using our outdoor space to keep your children safe, while still making sure they can get the hour of physical activity a day recommended for children by government agencies.

How to Teach Gymnastics and Physical Education When Socially Distant

There is an inherent difficulty in teaching a discipline like gymnastics while socially distant. Gymnastics, like any physical skill, requires a certain amount of modeling the correct form and correction of improper form. Our exceptionally talented and experienced coaching team, however, are able to work around these safety restrictions while still creating and delivering exceptional lesson plans to impart a broad range of gymnastics skills.

  • Prior to class, students line up outside the building, spaced apart, so as not to come into each other?s personal space.
  • We offer socially distant classes in our astroturfed outdoor space.
  • All students will be prompted to use hand sanitizer prior to class, and periodic breaks for hand washing with antibacterial soap will be taken.
  • Staff will be wearing masks and gloves at all times. Staff will guide by verbal instructions only.
  • Staff will sanitize equipment before and after classes, and overnight as well. EPA-registered disinfectant will be used on hard surfaces, and color-safe bleach spray and steam cleaning used on soft surfaces.

Los Angeles School of Gymnastics is dedicated to keeping its staff and students safe. By implementing the CDC?s recommendations, we strive to preserve the physical and mental health of our community.

Tumble-tastic Outdoor Gymnastics

The access to an outdoor space provides additional opportunities for a gymnastics academy such as ours to instruct keen students. Strength building, tumbling, beam and vault skills, and more. Outdoor gymnastics helps children develop numerous life skills and gain valuable experience that they can transfer to other areas of their life.

  • Gymnastics builds flexibility, balance, and strength, all of which will aid an individual in physical development and athletic performance elsewhere.
  • It also encourages the development of perseverance, patience, trust, and the ability to confront and manage risk. Gymnastics is not easy, and it takes courage and trust to put your body on the line in order to acquire new skills, as well as patience to master those skills over time.
  • Gymnastics presents an encouraging, safe environment for physical management. It is also a non-competitive environment, where young gymnasts can progress at their own pace, and relationships incentivize support rather than infighting. 

If you?d like to enroll your child or children in outdoor gymnastics classes, contact the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics. You can sign up for a free evaluation to place your child in the appropriate class for their skill level.

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Give Your Daughter An Advantage With Beginners Girls? Gymnastics!

On October 19 2014, Los Angeles School of Gymnastics? coach headed down to the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center in Santa Monica California, to take part of the Fundraising event be. Looking for a fantastic after-school activity for your daughter? Why not enroll her in L.A. School of Gymnastics? beginners girls? gymnastics classes! Appropriate for all school-age girls, our beginners gymnastics classes are a great way to introduce your daughter to the rigors of athletic sports. With our help, she?ll learn a variety of skills that will assist her in every area of her life.nefiting the Canyon Charter School.

Gymnastics is a high-skill sport that demands tremendous discipline, hard work, focus and dedication. It demands a considerable amount of training as well, which makes it essential that the sport be taught by licensed instructors.

While some girls excel at the sport and go on to become competitive gymnasts, many others get tremendous benefits from simple recreational practice. In fact, enrolling your girl in gymnastics can help her socially, academically and emotionally.

What kinds of benefits can your daughter expect from enrolling in beginners gymnastics classes at LASG?

Well, for one thing, she will begin to develop the mental tenacity that often results from participating in athletic sports. Learning gymnastics routines often requires that a girl practice a skill again and again until it is mastered, and that she maintain a regular daily practice of stretching and calisthenics. These activities allow a girl to develop as a gymnast and an athlete.

Such activities will build your daughter?s stamina and endurance and also help her develop a sense of self-reliance and independence.


Through the regular practice of discipline, she?ll develop the capacity to tackle challenging situations and persevere through difficult tasks. This can provide girls with a competitive advantage that will allow them to excel in other areas of their lives, including the academic arena.


The social benefits of gymnastics training are considerable as well. By taking classes, your daughter will learn the importance of team play, which will help her throughout her academic and professional career.

Learning to listen, follow directions, take advice and be respectful during class will help her develop a positive attitude towards authority, which is a tremendously important life skill. Through these efforts, your daughter can become warmer and more agreeable and charming.

Recreational girls? gymnastics classes at LASG are based on a comprehensive developmental program, based on USA Gymnastics guidelines for Level 1 girls? gymnastics training. Our classes are taught by fully-qualified, award-winning instructors and emphasize proper training technique. We teach a number of disciplines, including bars, beam, vault, floor exercise, flexibility training, strength training and more! Each class is designed to engage your child in a fun and progressive environment, with an emphasis on safety and proper training methods for injury prevention.

For more information, feel free to give us a call at (310) 204-1980. Don?t hesitate! Call us today and find out how our classes can revolutionize your daughter?s future.

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Socially Distant Gymnastics Classes in Los Angeles

Are you looking for socially distant gymnastics classes in Los Angeles? The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates changes in the way we do everything, from grocery shopping to eating out to gymnastics classes. Gyms and gymnastic schools across the country are taking the pandemic very seriously, and taking all reasonable steps to reopen gymnastics classes safely. Los Angeles School of Gymnastics understands that parents want to be sure that their children are not exposed to unacceptable levels of risk. That?s why our reopening plans include measures to practice social distancing as much as possible in these circumstances.

Staying Active While Socially Distancing

With the majority of California?s schools staying closed in the fall, particularly in Los Angeles County, families are going to be facing the issue of how to keep their kids active at home without Phys Ed classes. Exercise is critical for good physical and mental health, and with pandemic conditions in Los Angeles being what they are, every little helps. While adults need 150 minutes of exercise a week, it?s recommended that children between 6 and 17 do 60 minutes of exercise a day, with a weekly routine that includes:

  • Aerobic exercise, such as bicycle riding, swimming, martial arts, or gymnastics.
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises, such as weight training (or for younger children, tug of war, cartwheels, and crab walks).
  • Bone-strengthening exercises, such as hopscotch, running, or basketball.

Gymnastics is also beneficial for bone and strength training.

Gymnastics Classes During the Lockdown

Los Angeles School of Gymnastics is offering fitness programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have invested a great deal in protecting our staff and customers and have devised many protective measures.

  • Students line up outside the building, spaced apart, so as not to come into each other?s personal space.
  • When entering the building, parent and child approach together, and are ushered in one at a time. For students old enough to be safely dropped off, we recommend drop in classes.
  • All students will be prompted to use hand sanitizer prior to class, and periodic breaks for hand washing with antibacterial soap will be taken.
  • Staff will be wearing masks and gloves at all times. Staff will guide by verbal instructions only.
  • Parents will be able to live stream fitness classes using our Spot TV service.
  • Our class sizes are limited for our indoor space, with six-foot spacing denoted by tape markings.
  • Staff will sanitize equipment before and after classes, and overnight as well. EPA-registered disinfectant will be used on hard surfaces, and color-safe bleach spray and steam cleaning used on soft surfaces.
  • We offer distanced classes in our astroturfed outdoor space, in addition.

At times such as this, when many people are feeling anxious about their family?s safety, and unsure how to explain the situation to their children, safely-administered gymnastics lessons are a great activity that kids can join to build confidence and get the exercise their growing bodies need. Learn more about our indoor and outdoor gymnastics classes? precautionary measures and how to sign up for safe gymnastics classes in Los Angeles. Classes for adults and children are available. For maximum peace of mind, we offer private gymnastics lessons in addition to our regularly scheduled classes. For those who want to work out at home but still hone their gymnastics skills, we offer Zoom classes, with a monthly subscription giving you unlimited access. Alternatively, for those of you whose schedules don?t coincide with our Zoom classes, you can make use of our official YouTube gymnastics videos for at-home training in English or Spanish.

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