Open Gym Schedule
Open Gym at Wilmette Gymnastics is your gymnast's chance to refine their skills and have free play time on all Olympic gymnastics events and the trampolines. One parent must accompany the child, registration is per child. Adults who wish to participate may pay the daily fee and enjoy Open Gym too!
Open Gym is first come, first served only. Sign up the day of Open Gym at the Community Recreation Center front desk!
- Each Sunday, June 20-August 8
Ages 6 & up (with an adult)
- Each Sunday, August 29-December 19 (Closed November 28)
Ages 6 & up (with an adult)
- Each Monday and Wednesday, August 23-December 15
Ages 2-12 (with an adult)
Register for Fall
Fall registration begins August 10 for residents and August 17 for non-residents.
- Click HERE to view our fall classes.
Beat the Heat End of Summer Camps
Beat the Heat camps and classes are for age 2-18.
- Register HERE for Beat the Heat camps and classes for the week of August 9 and August 16.
Adult Gymnastics Classes
Don't miss your chance to join the fun - our Adult Gymnastics fall class begins 8/23.
- REGISTER today for Adult Gymnastics!
Welcome to Wilmette Gymnastics!
The Wilmette Park District has a 10,000+ square foot, state-of-the-art gymnasium--one of the finest gymnastics facilities in Illinois. In addition to the standard Olympic events for men and women, the gymnastics program features an enlarged pit area and two in-ground trampolines that allow beginning through advanced students to train in the safest possible manner.
The gym also features a padded and carpeted area for preschool children ages 2 to 6 years full of equipment that is just their size! The gym has a glass-enclosed viewing area so parents and friends can easily see the children during class.
What's included in a gymnastics class?
- Flexibility and stretching exercises
- Event Training
- Conditioning exercises
All children are encouraged to try each activity and will progress at their own individual pace.
Gymnastics Classes- An Overview
An adult/child introduction to gymnastics. Each class begins with a group warm-up activity, followed by coach-guided activities on floor exercise, trampoline, bars, rings and balance beam. The focus of the class is on developing the child's physical skills, flexibility, body awareness and strength. Tots must have reached two years of age before enrollment.
The Wilmette Park District's gymnastics staff emphasize confidence and progress. Gymnasts are encouraged to develop new physical skills while gaining strength, flexibility and coordination. Students should wear tight-fitting clothing or leotards. Children must be age 3 at the start of the program.
Age 5-6, including Kindergarten
Children progress developmentally through skill-based lesson plans and become more comfortable performing gymnastics skills independently. These classes include Kindergartners. Children must be age 5 at the start of the program.
Ninja Minis, Age 4-6
The gymnastics gym is the perfect place to bring your MINI NINJA to acquire those basic skills. Learn to flip, roll, jump and climb like a true ninja! We will utilize our specialized ninja equipment, trampolines and soft mats for our minis.
The Gymnastics staff teaches fundamental gymnastics for all Olympic events. Students progress at their own pace and are grouped according to grade and ability. Focus will be on perfecting basic skills and acquiring new skills.
- Girls: Grade 1-2, Grade 3-4 & Grade 5-8
- Boys: Grade 1-4
Tumbling Class: Ages 9-17
The primary focus of this class will be to learn tumbling skills, from handstands and cartwheels to back handsprings and back tucks.
Advanced Girls' Gymnastics
*Permission required from gymnastics staff before registration
These skill-based classes are for focused, more advanced gymnasts who want to compete on a gymnastics team. Gymnastics staff will monitor the progress of all students and recommend advancement to these classes when necessary.
The Wilmette Park District boasts one of the finest gymnastics team programs in the state, having produced many state and national-level gymnasts over the years. The Wilmette Gymnastics Team competes in USA Gymnastics competitions across Illinois. Please call 847/256-9695 for more information.
Why let the kids have all the fun? Now it's your turn! We lead our Adult participants through various flexibility and strengthening exercises, while learning basic skills on all men's and women's Olympic gymnastics events...and trampoline. Ages 18 & up.
*A Message to Parents About Age Requirements and Siblings:
For all programs, age requirements will be as of the date of the first class, unless otherwise specified. Please do not request to have your child put in a class he/she does not belong in. All age requirements are set to benefit the children and make instruction more consistent. In some instances, the requirements have been set for your child's safety. Also, due to insurance regulations, siblings may not be on the floor during class.
Got a birthday? Bring the party to the Community Recreation Center! We have a variety of themed parties to make this birthday special.
- CLICK HERE to view our Parties & Rental page.
Wilmette Gymnastics Staff
Sarah Sekki, Gymnastics Supervisor
Tel: 847/256-9695 | Email: email@example.com
Gymnastics Registration Coordinator: Judy Tedeschi
Birthday Party Coordinator: Larene O'Connell
Tel: 847/920-3914 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls' Team Coaches: Sara Gonzalez, MaryAnn Oehlerking and Ashley Sklavos
Gymnastics Instructors: Myriam Brito, Faye Cox, Kathryn Dolan, Tamas Ferincz, Ryan Huemmer, Laura Krohm, Shayna Leinberger, Katie Mostofi, Jackie Moy, Larene O'Connell, Karen Ott, Elena Pauker, Lorene Power, Kelly Purdy and Annabel Sturgis