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Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez visits LA School of Gymnastics

Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez paid a visit to the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics this week! She is truly an inspiring, gifted, classy young woman. At just 16 years old, Laurie has already accomplished so much in her lifetime. Hernandez’s elite gymnastics career began in 2012 at the U.S. Classic. At the young age of just 12 years old, she placed 11th in the junior division. After that, she qualified for the National Championships in St. Louis.

In the summer of 2016, Laurie competed in the Women’s Qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Hernandez scored a 15.200 on the vault, a 15.366 on the balance beam, and a 14.800 on the floor exercise. During these Olympics in Rio, the US team, better known as the Final Five, won the gold medal in the Team All Around. Hernandez also won the silver medal on the Balance Beam with a score of 15.333.

We were excited and truly honored that Laurie chose the LA School of Gymnastics to practice some of her Olympic Gold medal worthy routines.  Laurie even showed us some of her famous balance beam moves.

Now that the Olympics are over, Laurie has put on her dancing shoes. She is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars! With her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy she has done some exciting routines such as the Cha-Cha-Cha, Paso Doble, the Salsa, and so much more! She continues to wow us every week. Not only is she a great gymnast, she has proven to be a great dancer as well! She scored a perfect 30 with her Jazz routine to Michael Jackson’s “The Way you make me feel”. Her bubbly personality and raw talent is such a joy to watch. From the Olympics to the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ stage, Laurie is showing the world that she is unstoppable!

Laurie is truly an inspiration and a great role model for all young people out there with a dream! Keep striving for excellence Laurie!

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EL CAMPAMENTO DE MEJOR INVIERNO EN LOS ANGELES SE OFRECE EN LA SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

EL CAMPAMENTO DE MEJOR INVIERNO EN LOS ANGELES SE OFRECE EN LA SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS

A medida que se acerca la Navidad, muchos padres están pensando en cómo manejar las vacaciones y, lo que es más importante, qué hacer con los niños. Varios meses después del año escolar, las vacaciones de invierno se asoman como espectros terribles en los horizontes de muchos padres, planteando preguntas difíciles sobre el cuidado de los niños y la supervisión de los días festivos. ¿Qué harán tus hijos con su tiempo? ¿Cómo pueden pasar las vacaciones de una manera productiva y saludable? L.A. School of Gymnastics tiene la solución perfecta para sus problemas de vacaciones. Para la temporada de vacaciones, considere enviar a su niño o niña a un programa especial, diseñado exclusivamente por L.A. School of Gymnastics, para maximizar su estudio de la gimnasia. El Campamento de invierno es una excelente manera para que su hijo use su tiempo de manera constructiva, permitiéndoles perderse en su búsqueda de la excelencia, al tiempo que le brinda la seguridad de que su hijo está a salvo y seguro. Para el Campamento de invierno, puede elegir entre un programa de medio día, que se lleva a cabo de 9AM a 12PM; un programa de día completo de 9 a 3 p. m .; o un programa de cuidado extendido de 8AM a 6PM. Drop-ins son bienvenidos. L.A. School of Gymnastics proporcionará refrigeradores, refrigeradores y máquinas expendedoras para quienes traigan su almuerzo de casa. Para las personas que buscan comprar el almuerzo, habrá un almuerzo de pizza de $ 8 disponible en el sitio (2 rebanadas y una bebida). Todos los almuerzos de pizza deben comprarse antes de las 9:45 AM. Asegúrese de proporcionar suficiente comida o dinero para satisfacer el apetito de su hijo. ¿Listo para inscribir a su hijo? Llámanos al 310-204-1980 o regístrate...

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THE BEST WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP IN LOS ANGELES IS OFFERED AT LA SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

THE BEST WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP IN LOS ANGELES IS OFFERED AT LA SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS

As Christmas approaches, many parents are thinking about how to handle the holidays and, more importantly, what to do with the kids. Several months into the school year, Winter break looms like terrible specters on the horizons of many parents, posing difficult questions about childcare and holiday supervision. What will your kids do with their time? How can they spend the holidays in a productive, healthy way? L.A. School of Gymnastics has the perfect solution to your holiday woes. For the holiday season, consider sending your boy or girl to a special program, designed exclusively by L.A. Gymnastics, to maximize their study of gymnastics! Winter Camp is a great way for your child to use their time constructively, allowing them to lose themselves in their pursuit of excellence while also providing you with the assurance that your child is safe and secure.  For Winter Camp, you can choose from a half-day program, held 9AM to 12PM; a full day program from 9AM to 3PM; or an extended care program from 8AM to 6PM. Drop-ins are welcome.  L.A. School of Gymnastics will provide coolers, a refrigerator, and vending machines for those bringing their lunch from home. For people seeking to purchase lunch, there will be an $8 pizza lunch available on-site (2 slices and one drink). All pizza lunches must be purchased by 9:45AM. Please make sure you provide enough food or money to satisfy your child’s appetite. Ready to enroll your child? Call us at 310-204-1980 or sign up...

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Academy Meet and Expo: Benefits of Participating in a non-competitive format

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Academy Meet and Expo: Benefits of Participating in a non-competitive format

  Our bi-annual Academy Meet and Expo will be held on November 11th from 1-3pm! We are excited to present this awesome event where children can perform to the best of their ability in this non-competitive format. While gymnastics is a competitive sport, recreational gymnastics is also an extracurricular activity where kids can learn exciting new skills and obtain personal growth in strength, endurance, stretching, and other beneficial attributes. While healthy competition can be a great way for children to learn fundamental qualities of life, such as good sportsmanship, it got us thinking about the benefits of participating in non-competitive sports and activities. Participating in non-competitive sports and activities teaches a lasting set of life skills which are more likely to influence children later in life. Recreational gymnastics is a great, non-competitive sport that improves general health, motor skills, coordination, balance, and strength. Recreational gymnastics also teaches commitment, discipline, social skills, and improves self-esteem. Some other benefits of participating in non-competitive sports, such as recreational gymnastics, is self-growth. When children are participating in activities where they are focused on developing their individual skill, they are learning ways to improve themselves without the need to be better than someone else. In essence, they are competing to be better than the person they were yesterday. Children get a chance to test themselves against their best performance. Recreational gymnastics, as well as other non-competitive sports, promote sustainable habits of movement and fitness that will last a lifetime. Maintaining health and weight, while also learning a new skill, does not have to be achieved through competitive victory. Sustaining health, while also having fun, is best achieved through diversity, pleasure, and a joyful experience. Childhood physical activity should get kids to enjoy movement and enjoy developing their skill. Recreational gymnastics is a great way to get children exciting about being active, learning awesome tricks, and using those skills for the rest of their lives. In addition to recreational gymnastics, some general lifelong activities also include biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, archery, karate, running, walking, in-line skating, paintball, fishing, horseback riding, and youth camps. Regardless of the activity, research shows that active children are more likely to be active adults; therefore, getting kids active early in life is imperative. Our Academy Meet and Expo is a momentous event where children of all levels and ages can display everything they have learned in their gymnastics classes. Although not competitive, children will be proud to show their family and friends all that they have learned in their gymnastics class. Please call us at 310-204-1980 to reserve your...

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Why Parents Prefer to Enroll Their Kids at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Why Parents Prefer to Enroll Their Kids at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics

  When it comes to choosing the right gymnastics school for their child/children, parents usually consider some important factors before they enroll their son/daughter, including the affordability and the quality of the programs that are being offered and the proximity of the school. These are just a few, important factors that parents want from a gymnastics school before enrolling their child. But what makes Los Angeles School of Gymnastics the premier choice of LA parents? In this blog, we cover the reasons why parents choose the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and why they refer us to their family and friends. Strong Reputation To Communities That We Serve Since it was founded in 1975, Los Angeles School of Gymnastics have taught and molded thousands of young students and helped them reach their ultimate goal; compete in State, Regional competitions and move on to compete in the Olympics. Many of our former students have qualified to compete in the coming Olympics.   Our Staff And Coaches Are Committed To Our Students’ Success We understand that in order for our students to be successful in this sport, they need all the support from everyone including our staff and coaches. Our staff is working round the clock to make sure that every parent and student’s needs are met. Our coaches are very hands-on to all our students and they want to bring the best out of them. We have monthly parents-to-coaches meeting covering topics related to the development of each student and any concerns they may have.   The Proximity Of Our School LA School of Gymnastics is located in the heart of Culver City. Our students live either in Culver or in neighboring cities such as Inglewood, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Playa Del Rey, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and other parts of central and west Los Angeles. These communities are very diverse and parents are very passionate about sports, especially gymnastics. Commute to our school is just a few minutes away and there are several easy access points to public transportation.   Quality And Affordable Programs When it comes to enrolling their child/children to gymnastics, parents’ number one concern is the price of the program. Here at LA School of Gymnastics, we offer the best and most affordable gymnastics programs in all of LA. We believe that parents shouldn’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to support their kids’ aspirations.   We Are Active On Social Media Parents love that we are active on social media because it is another way of communication where they can learn more about our programs, reach us whenever they have questions, and get more information.     If you are ready to enroll your child/children, we can be reached by filling out this form http://bit.ly/LASGContactUs or you can call us at 310-204-1980. You can also message us on Facebook or Instagram to inquire about our...

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What is the Right Age to Start Gymnastics?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

What is the Right Age to Start Gymnastics?

Many people think of gymnastics and imagine superhuman athletes, highly disciplined young people with the bodies of Greek gods flipping and twisting through the air with incredible speed and precision. However, competitive gymnastics is not the be all and end all of the sport. The overwhelming majority of people who practice gymnastics, old and young, are normal people who simply benefit from one of the oldest and healthiest forms of athletics in the world. Recreational gymnastics has immense benefits for people of all ages.   Getting into Gymnastics When Young There are numerous benefits to being encouraged into gymnastics at a young age. Young children are still learning about their bodies and what they are capable of. Coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance: children practice and hone these skills every time they engage in physical play. Gymnastics at this age is the perfect activity to support their physical development, while also providing a framework to develop such psychological characteristics as confidence, courage, determination, and resilience, all of which will benefit children as they prepare to begin school. If you choose to put your young child into a gymnastics program, you should look at the Parent and Me classes offered by Los Angeles School of Gymnastics. We offer one-hour lessons with the best gymnastics coaches in the city, specially trained in working with children to develop their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and physical ability. Parents are welcome to bring their babies from 18 months and up to practice on real gym equipment adapted to be safe for young bodies. There are also classes for children between the ages of 3 and 5 to participate in without parents present, in which they can learn basic tumbling skills using equipment such as the bars, beam, and mini-vault.   Learning Gymnastics While At School Recreational gymnastics are highly accessible for school-age children. The United States’ governing body of gymnastics, USA Gymnastics, has a level-based system to develop students’ strength, flexibility, and teach them proper training techniques. At Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, we are proud to offer classes that teach boys and girls according to this system, helping them progress through the system as they improve their skills. This is a great age to start practicing gymnastics, as it is an opportunity for children to make new friends, build their confidence, and improve their athletic abilities at a time when that starts becoming more important at school.   Trying Gymnastics as an Adult It’s never too late to discover a passion for recreational gymnastics. There are plenty of ways in which gymnastics can provide value to adults, from the physical activity, to the mental health benefits of physical activity, to the social aspects. Los Angeles School of Gymnastics has adult gymnastics classes six days a week for people at all levels of ability, from experienced gymnasts to curious people looking for an exciting new way to work out. There are even specialty classes such as parkour, and boot camp programs to really amp up your physical fitness. If you’re interested in an introductory gymnastics class for you or your child, Los Angeles School of Gymnastics can help. Call us on (310) 204-1980, or contact us at...

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The Importance of Gymnastics for Homeschoolers

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The Importance of Gymnastics for Homeschoolers

It’s thought that as many as two percent of children in California are homeschooled. That’s over 150,000! While there is often no one better to teach your child than you or another family member who loves and understands them more than an educator with dozens of other students to be concerned with, there are some things that you are less well-equipped to provide. Physical education is of vital importance to children at all stages of their development, and one of the best forms of exercise to ensure healthy development is gymnastics.   Gymnastics for Physical Development Gymnastics is the perfect athletic pursuit for a child who is being homeschooled. It provides children of all ages with opportunities to improve their dexterity, build confidence with their growing and changing bodies, increase their flexibility, and lay the foundations of a strong and sustainable physique that will improve their physicality without long-term health complications that can be caused by immersion in other common athletic pastimes. Of particular interest for teenage gymnasts is the reduced startle response that results from practicing gymnastics. This affects their reflexes, putting them at a lower risk of accidents, especially when quick reactions are necessary such as driving.   Gymnastics for Mental Development Gymnastics is not only of physical benefit, though. There is plenty that it can offer to a homeschooled child in terms of mental development, too. Gymnasts are constantly building their discipline, courage, and self-esteem, as they push themselves to improve their form and expand their repertoires, gaining satisfaction from their successes. Perhaps even more importantly, a benefit of attending regular gymnastics classes is that your child will grow up considering that intense physical activity is not only fun and rewarding but also routine. If regular physical activity is modelled for your child at home, when they leave home and live by themselves they will be much likelier to continue being physically active in their adult life. Regular physical activity is recommended by health organizations and government agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services as a means of reducing the risk of heart disease and other serious medical conditions.   Gymnastics for Social Development Last, but certainly not least, homeschooled children can gain social benefits from participating in gymnastics classes with other children of a similar age. Homeschooled children without siblings of similar ages may lack for opportunities for physical play and competition with peers, which can negatively affect their development compared to children in mainstream school. By participating in gymnastics classes with others, your child will have the opportunity to develop social confidence and forge friendly bonds through encouraging and being encouraged by others to improve together. At Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, there are classes suitable for children of all ages, genders, and ability levels, including a nationally-recognized Special Needs Program with specialized trainers certified to teach children with conditions such as autism, Asperger’s and Down Syndrome.   If you’re interested in choosing a quality gymnastics class for your homeschooled child, Los Angeles School of Gymnastics can help. Call us on (310) 204-1980, or contact us at...

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A Unique Los Angeles Birthday Party

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A Unique Los Angeles Birthday Party

One of the greatest annual debates is where to have your child’s birthday party. If you have more than one child, this statistic is only multiplied. For fear of repeating the same party too often, you look for unique experiences that you can book for an unforgettable birthday party. This year, that experience can be found in our unique Los Angeles birthday party option: a gymnastics or parkour themed party. Our one-of-a-kind venue. At our facilities, we pride ourselves on offering a truly engaging experience for a child’s birthday party. Therefore, there will be no boredom here! Our all-inclusive facilities offer a range of birthday party options, including exciting obstacle courses, fun foam-filled pits, an out-of-this-world Peter Pan flying ride, parachute games, and trampolines galore! Need we say more? Your one-of-a-kind child. Our birthday rentals start in 2-hour blocks, but you are welcome to reserve longer if needed. In addition, we happily allow special decorations, themed accessories, and grab bags for your guests. We can help facilitate themed parties, too, like princesses or superheroes. Like all of the classes that we offer, any gymnastics activities at the birthday party will be under the supervision of certified professional gymnasts who know that safety comes first. They will choreograph a unique and engaging circuit sequence that is as active as it is thrilling. This is a wonderful alternative to parties filled with only stagnant video game playing. The children are able to interact with one another in a creative and athletic environment that promotes expression. A one-of-a-kind Los Angeles birthday party. We are ideally located in the heart of downtown Culver City. This premier location makes our facility a wonderful option for a day of birthday festivities. If you plan to make an afternoon out of the occasion, our location makes it wonderfully convenient to head over to the Santa Monica pier or the various movie studios for a tour. And after a day filled with such excitement and fun, your children will be sure to rest easy at their sleepover later that night! Each participant of your birthday party will receive a special participant ribbon. They will also receive a coupon for a future gymnastics class at our premier gymnastics center! To learn more about the LA School of Gymnastics birthday parties, please call 310-204-1980 or visit our website....

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Preschool Gymnastics: Advantages of Getting a Jumpstart

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Preschool Gymnastics: Advantages of Getting a Jumpstart

  Like most skills, both academically and non-academically, getting a head start on learning the fundamentals while in preschool is always a good idea. Building a strong foundation early on is crucial in setting up a child for success. Gymnastics is no different. By taking preschool gymnastics, young students can learn early movements that will prepare them for future classes that will build on these principles. Namely, they will gain exposure to tumbling, bars, beam, and mini-vault (with age-appropriate equipment, of course!) This gradual, easy movement and socialization makes preschool gymnastics a wonderful option for getting toddlers out and active.   First and foremost, preschool gymnastics is pretty stinking fun! At toddler-age, the most important thing for children is to stay creatively stimulated. They should have fun! This is the prime age to encourage learning and growing in a fun, supportive environment. Preschool gymnastics is a beautiful, unique way for a child to have fun with other toddlers of the same age.   It helps develop essential cognitive skills. In addition to having fun, gymnastics requires an equal use of the mind and body. Through this, the child will begin to learn how to memorize certain movements and string them together into a routine. The mind and body are inextricably linked, and gymnastics is able to offer a tangible environment to learn this in.   It supports growing bones. Gymnastics is a weight-bearing activity which helps to build strong bones and reduce any breakage. At a young age, this is especially important.   It builds muscle strength. Even the simplest gymnastics routines require strength and stamina. By starting off a child early in this capacity, they are able to grow stronger and more stable muscles.   It establishes coordination and flexibility. By learning healthy alignment and working on achieving certain poses, children are able to work on coordination and flexibility. These two physical aspects are important for both mental and physical development.   It forms self-esteem. Gymnastics is challenging – for any age! By conquering tasks in a supportive environment with other children, kids are able to build self-esteem as well as the concept of team-building and friendship. At LA School of Gymnastics, we offer preschool gymnastics classes in which boys and girls ages 3-4 years are able to participate in a group class with a specialized instructor (without a parent!) Through this, we believe children can thrive in a supportive environment and build a foundation for continued learning and success. Find out more today!...

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Parkour Classes in Los Angeles Could Benefit You

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Parkour Classes in Los Angeles Could Benefit You

If you or your kiddo are wanting to try something new this summer or you are looking for a new, creative way to get outside, parkour classes might be the answer. By learning to free run and improvise while exercising, the participant will learn so much more than basic sports skills. Parkour is a very unique activity, and the challenge can leave a runner feeling excited, confident, and full of energy (without the sugar!) While everybody is different, here are some general benefits of taking parkour classes. Parkour Classes exercise the entire body. Regular running on a track, treadmill, or field generally only works out the lower half of the body. The arms would need to be worked out somehow else. However, with parkour classes, a participant truly gets an entire body workout. It encourages quick-thinking. Parkour is sometimes called free-running, and that’s because there is no set map or plan in place when we set off on our journey. Because of this, the runner must be able to think on their feet and make decisions that will benefit them, challenge them, and get them to the next obstacle. It promotes creativity. Like the quick-thinking aspect of parkour, this activity also promotes creativity. At any moment, the runner is given a variety of choices in what path to take to reach their next destination. Because of this, they must get creative in what they can jump on, launch off, or roll through. It stimulates social behavior. Parkour can be done alone or in groups. But, with parkour classes, it is always in a group setting. This encourages people to interact and make friends. Combined with the outside setting and sheer fun of parkour, this activity truly promotes positive social behavior and interacting. It boosts confidence. If you are able to successfully reach your destination or land a jump or obstacle that seemed hard at first, this can really boost confidence. Parkour, too, is a very encouraging and warm environment. Runners will be surrounded by people that support and empower them to be the best that they can be. At LA School of Gymnastics, we offer a variety of parkour classes for runners of all ages. As always, these classes are led by professionals who want to promote the safest environments for learning and...

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The Benefits of Rhythmic Gymnastics Classes in Los Angeles

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The Benefits of Rhythmic Gymnastics Classes in Los Angeles

Rhythmic Gymnastics as a whole. Rhythmic gymnastics is one of the most unique and beautiful Olympic Sports, but the benefits associated with this intensive activity begin long before a participant becomes an Olympian. By involving your daughter in the art of rhythmic gymnastics, she will gain so much more than physical flexibility and coordination. The combination of group learning and individual attention will provide unmatched benefits for the growth of your daughter – both physically and spiritually.   The body. Rhythmic gymnastics combines aspects from complicated gymnastics, dance, and ballet. And then add a ribbon, ball, hoop, rope, or club to the mix. To say this sport is physically challenging is an understatement – rhythmic gymnasts learn extreme balance & posture, muscle building, and flexibility.   The group.   The collaborative group aspect of rhythmic gymnastics provides a solid foundation in team skills, friendship, encouragement, and leadership. Additionally, if your daughter takes interest in one day competing, early exposure to this group environment is crucial in learning how to navigate competitive situations with empathy, tact, and confidence.   The mind.   Rhythmic gymnasts learn to be highly creative and expressive, as this sport is so much more than a sport. The performativity aspect teaches a girl to be confident, dedicated, and precise. At LA School of Gymnastics, we also integrate the philosophy behind rhythmic gymnastics into our lesson plans. This way, the girls may get a well-rounded, holistic view of the sport and learn what it truly means. This activity is highly thought-provoking, artful, and beautiful.   The master.   For highly technical and meticulous activities like rhythmic gymnastics, it’s important to learn from the best. At LA School of Gymnastics, we provide just that. Highly qualified gymnasts that have Master’s Degrees and years of experience lead our classes. Not only do our teachers know the physicality behind rhythmic gymnastics – they also know the philosophy. They are able to adequately prepare these young women for the mental effort involved in the sport.   If you’re ready to give your high-energy, creative child the opportunity to truly express herself in an environment of equal parts art and athleticism – give us a call today....

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