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Kids Gymnastics Classes (In Boston)

If your little one loves jumping, rolling, spinning, or climbing, you may be interested in the following programs.


AI illustration of a happy, young female gymnast doing a lunge

Boston Rhythmic (Hyde Park)

Ages: 2 - 12 years old

Price: $115 every month (1-hour classes 1x a week); plus one-time $75 registration fee


Boston Rhythmic recently opened a Hyde Park gym in March 2023. They offer in-person and virtual classes for ages 2 and up. Classes are offered throughout the week and fill up fast.


 

My Gym (West Fens)

Ages: 2 months - 10 years old

Price: $159 every 4 weeks (for unlimited classes per week); $113 for second child


My Gym offers a subscription-based gym membership for kids. This means, children are free to take as many classes as they want and families are charged every 4 weeks. Some classes are structured, while others are free play where children get to explore age-appropriate equipment. Instructor-led classes (with parents) begin at 3 months.


 

Ohrenberger Community Center (West Roxbury)

Age: 3 -12 years old

Price: $110 (10-week session) or $315 (for all 3 sessions -- fall, winter, spring)

Contact: Heidi Butler - ohrenbergergymnastics@hotmail.com or (617) 635-5183


The gymnastics program is offered during the school year. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis, is limited to Boston residents, and fills up fast. The Ohrenberger does not have a website for their gymnastics program (that we know of), instead you can call or email Heidi for more information.


 


Brodericks Gymnastics Academy (Hyde Park)

Age: walking (around 1) - 9+ years old

Price: varies per class, age group, and session


Broderick offers multiple beginner, intermediate, advanced, and elite classes that range from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on age and level. Classes are only offered during the school year. There are vacation and summer camps for when schools are on break.


 

Hill House (Beacon Hill)

Age: 3-10 years old

Price: varies per class, age group, and session -- $225 - $270 (members), $275 - $325 (non-members) for 10 week sessions; $15 discount for 2 or more participants


Hill House offers 40 to 45 minute gymnastics classes in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. They offer beginner and advanced lessons. Scholarships are available.


 

What Is Gymnastics?


Gymnastics is a physical sport that combines strength, flexibility, agility, balance, and coordination. While it can be competitive, classes that serve younger audiences tend to focus on getting to know the body in a fun way. Sample skills include...


  • bridges

  • forward rolls

  • back rolls

  • splits

  • candle sticks

  • walkovers

  • and more!


What's The Best Gymnastics School in Boston?


There seems to be a lot of excitement around Boston Rhythmic. Our children have never attended this program, but we love their written philosophy and approach to teaching. My Gym looks like a nice space for new parents who may want to get out of the house and meet like-minded families.


What's The Difference Between Gymnastics & Playing At A Playground?


Both have amazing benefits around active play, body awareness, sharing, and taking turns. Playing at most outdoor playgrounds won't cost anything, while a gymnastics class is an investment. We think it's best to try out gymnastics only if it's something you and your little one may enjoy. Enrolling during the fall and winter, can also be a great way to spend the colder months.


As your little one grows, taking a gymnastics class can also introduce them to listening to an instructor and following directions. Instructors can also teach little ones how to safely roll, or fall, or do new moves with their own body. Finally, gymnastics facilities are purposely filled with softer equipment such as mats and trampolines that allow children to experiment without getting badly injured.


What Are The Best Clothes For Gymnastics?


Typically a form-fitting leotard or unitard (a one-piece outfit with built in shorts or pants) are best. Both leotards and unitards are designed to stay in place during flips, twists, and other dynamic movements, so that the gymnast can perform without distraction. They are also made with breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics to keep cool and dry during high-energy routines. If the facility you choose doesn't sell gymnastics gear, there are plenty of long and short-sleeve options online.

Does Gymnastics Have A Shoe?


Yes! But most classes for little ones are done barefoot.


Any Equipment Ideas For At-Home Practice?



Can You Recommend Any Books About Gymnastics?


Absolutely! These adorable stories feature real-life athletes that fell in love with the sport at a young age.


Picture books about gymnastics

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