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, our 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.
Our gym also features a padded and carpeted area for preschool children ages 2 to 6 years old, 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.
Winter Session Class Registration is Now Open!
Click HERE to view our winter Gymnastics classes.
ADULT GYMNASTICS CLASSES
Don't miss your chance to join the fun.
- REGISTER today for Adult Gymnastics!
We are excited to offer private gymnastics lessons! Lessons are one-on-one, for one hour. Current participants are welcome to arrange lessons directly with their coach, or new participants may reach out to the Gymnastics Supervisor to be connected with a coach. Please call 847-256-9695 more information.
- Fee: $75 for one-hour private lesson
- Schedule: Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 2 p.m.; Mondays at 7 & 8 p.m.
Pre-purchase one or more passes at the Community Recreation Center front desk and redeem the day of your lesson.
*Please note: a pass is required in order to schedule your private lesson. 24-hour cancellation policy for all lessons.
Open Gym at Wilmette Gymnastics is your gymnast's chance to refine 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 can pay the daily fee and enjoy Open Gym too (proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for adults; learn more here)!
Open Gym Daily Fees
- General Participants R-$13 / NR-$16 (Open Gym fee for participants not currently enrolled in a Wilmette Gymnastics program)
- Wilmette Gymnastics Participants R-$9 / NR-$11 (Open Gym fee for participants currently enrolled in a Wilmette Gymnastics program)
2022 Open Gym Schedule:
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Age 18 months-12 years (with an adult: proof of vaccination required for adult)
Age 6 and up (with an adult: proof of vaccination required for adult)
Open Gym is first come, first served only. Sign up the day of Open Gym at the Community Recreation Center front desk - credit card preferred, exact change accepted!
Gymnastics Classes: 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+
- Boys: Grade 1+
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.
GYMNASTICS CLASS FAQs
Where are Wilmette Gymnastics classes held?
Classes are held at the Community Recreation Center at 3000 Glenview Road in Wilmette. The gymnastics gym is located on the back of the building (north side). It is most directly accessible from the back parking lot by following the long walkway between the buildings to the gymnastics lobby.
Where do we meet at the beginning of gymnastics class?
Classes meet in the gymnastics lobby. Our coaches will greet the gymnasts at the door when class begins.
What should my child wear?
Your child should wear tight fitting clothing or leotards. Please avoid clothing that is restrictive to movement or that has buttons or zippers. Hair should be secured tightly, and bare feet are best!
What should my child bring?
Your child should bring a mask, water bottle and lots of enthusiasm to learn!
Where can I place other belongings during class?
We have lockers in the gymnastics lobby for storing personal belongings during class. Please avoid leaving valuables in the lockers. Shoes can be placed in the lockers; boots can be placed on the mats near the gym lobby doors.
Can I bring siblings to class?
All children in class must be registered. Siblings and unregistered children will not be allowed in the gymnastics area 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 & Rentals page.
Sarah Sekki, Gymnastics Supervisor
Wilmette Gymnastics Staff
Tel: 847/256-9695 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday Party Coordinator: Larene O'Connell
Tel: 847/920-3914 | Email: email@example.com
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
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