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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.
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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.
Open Gym Daily Fees
- General Participants R-$14 / NR-$17 (for participants not currently enrolled in a Wilmette Gymnastics program)
- Wilmette Gymnastics Participants R-$10 / NR-$12 (for participants currently enrolled in a Wilmette Gymnastics program)
Open Gym Schedule:
- Sundays from August 28-June 4 (no Open Gym on April 2 & April 9)
Age 6 and up (with an adult)
Register online here*
Registration opens on Saturday at 1 pm for Sunday Open Gym
Open Gym Registration
Register online as early as 24 hours before the Open Gym session of your choice, then present your receipt at the front desk to receive a wristband! Parents do NOT need to register online, but there must a parent in the gym to supervise. Open Gym is first come, first served; session capacity is limited to 80 participants.
*You are still able to register in person if you choose, 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 18 months 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.
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.
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.
Wilmette Gymnastics Staff
Sarah Sekki, Gymnastics Supervisor
Tel: 847/256-9695 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday Party Coordinator: Krisna Morales-Chew
Tel: 847/920-3914 | Email: email@example.com
Girls' Team Coaches: Sara Emory, MaryAnn Oehlerking and Ubaldo Rodriguez
Gymnastics Instructors: Myriam Brito, Ella Comerci, Kathryn Dolan, Arpad Ferincz, Farkas Ferincz, Tamas Ferincz, Taite, Fischer, Jackson Freedman, David Gillam, Angie Hersam, Ryan Huemmer, Laura Krohm, Shayna Leinberger, Natalie Malover, Caroline McCullough, Krisna Morales-Chew, Katie Mostofi, Jackie Moy, Larene O'Connell, Karen Ott, Elena Pauker, Kelly Purdy, Ryann Segall, Annabel Sturgis and Meredith Tucek