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Why Joining Gymnastics Is a Good Idea for Kids

Our gymnastics classes in Lancaster County are fun-filled and full of social, mental, and health benefits.

1. Health

Taking part in weight-bearing exercises such as gymnastics during childhood can protect bone density later on in life. In addition, gymnastics is a good aerobic exercise, building core strength and elevating the heart rate. For this reason, it burns calories and builds muscles, which in turn can help combat obesity and preserve heart health while providing good overall fitness.

2. Social

Gymnastics involves both group work and individual work, allowing kids to develop independence and social skills. This activity asks children of all ages to think, listen and work together to accomplish common goals. It also teaches turn-taking and allows children to learn how to be part of a team or group with people who are different than they are.

3. Mental

Gymnastics allows children to face unfamiliar movements and equipment such as a springboard, balance beam, and bars above their heads. In taking part, kids learn to overcome their fears and learn confidence. As they learn to do headstands and cartwheels or other difficult tasks, they also build confidence.

Gymnastics classes ask children to face beams or other challenging equipment and solve the challenge. This teaches poise and problem-solving. Children can take this knowledge to enjoy better self-esteem outside of class, too. The exercise and camaraderie of gymnastics can help kids cope with the challenges or life and can make them feel better about themselves. By asking kids to move beyond fear and discomfort and to work on improvement, gymnastics class also builds discipline, which is needed for success in all areas of life.

4. Physical

Being flexible helps prevent injuries both in gymnastics class and outside of it. Gymnastics offers a better path to enhanced flexibility than any other sport. In helping your child become more flexible and physically fit, gymnastics can encourage them to become a better athlete in other sports, too.

Spooky Nook Gymnastics LANCO is a great way to give your young gymnast the best beginning possible in the sport, or any other sport they may choose. It teaches discipline, strength, & flexibility as well as a great work ethic. Gymnastics is one of the most rewarding year round sports to be a part of, even at the recreational levels.  As the program grows there will be more advanced classes added as well as competitive gymnastics with more equipment being purchased. Gymnastics LANCO holds programming at Spooky Nook Sports LANCO located at 1901 Miller Road, East Petersburg, PA.

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Preschool Open Gyms

Preschool Open Gyms

These open gyms are for boys and girls ages 1-6 who can free play in a supervised, safe, and fun environment.

Ages: 1 - 6
Days: Fridays
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Fee: $10.00
 
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Regular Open Gym

Regular Open Gym

These open gyms are for boys and girls ages 5-14* who can free play in a supervised, safe, and fun environment. Snacks provided.

*Children under the age of 5 may attend if accompanied by an adult.

Ages: 5-14
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $15.00
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