GAR LITTLE STARS PROGRAM WITH SEPARATE PRESCHOOL GYM (BOTH LOCATIONS)
The GAR Little Stars Program is considered one of the most progressive and innovative programs available today for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children. Our program is designed to help each child’s individual physical awareness, strength, balance and coordination. This program is a preparation for school achievement. It will help your child learn “how to learn”. Your child will do better in the classroom with the self-confidence he/she has gained through learning how to analyze. Our instructors are highly trained, imaginative professionals who are actively involved in the growing world of gymnastic education for all ages. These facilities and lesson formats are considered one of the best in the U.S.A. This is a success oriented program designed to help children feel good about themselves.
GIRLS GYMNASTICS (BOTH LOCATIONS)
Bars, Beams, Floor-X & Vault - the traditional women’s Olympic events. GAR’s state-of-the-art training facility provides each student with a positive, progressive, and fun approach to learning gymnastics. This is a success-oriented program designed to develop the individual, as well as the gymnast.
BOYS GYMNASTICS (AVAILABLE ONLY IN ROSCOE LOCATION)
Boys Gymnastics is a sport enhancement program geared toward providing the students with the essentials to prepare themselves for the challenges of our more advanced levels in trampoline and tumbling, as well as giving them the necessary tools to succeed in other sports!! This course combines strength training, flexibility, tumbling, and trampoline.
GIRLS GYMNASTIC COMPETITIVE TEAMS
GIRLS AND BOYS TUMBLING (BOTH LOCATIONS)
A fun alternative to the traditional apparatus style of gymnastics. It’s just you and the floor! GAR’s tumbling program is simply the finest program available in the USA today. Our coaching staff have developed more local, state, national, and world champions that any program in existence today. So, whether you are tumbling for fun, or aspiring to be the best in the world—we have a place for you!!
GIRLS AND BOYS TRAMPOLINE (BOTH LOCATIONS)
GAR’s Trampoline program is considered one of the finest recreational and competitive programs in the USA today, credited with numerous National and World titles. This course has a unique Safe Progressive System built into every step of the skill development process to enable your child the safest learning experience available anywhere. Trampoline is the perfect tool for developing skills in other sports like cheerleading, diving, tumbling and gymnastics.
GIRLS AND BOYS COMBO TUMBLING AND TRAMPOLINE (BOTH LOCATIONS)
One of GAR’s favorite courses!! This 2 hour class provides the students with all the essentials of trampoline and tumbling PLUS, with GAR’s Tract System, students have the flexibility to train on different days and differing ability levels!!
GIRLS AND BOYS TUMBLING AND TRAMPOLINE COMPETITIVE TEAMS
HOME SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (BOTH LOCATIONS)
Since 1977, GAR has been developing quality athletic programs for the Northern Illinois community. Knowing that you value the quality of your child’s well-rounded education, we are proud to offer a curriculum specifically designed for today’s home school families in order to complete your child’s physical education requirements.
CHEERLEADING (BOTH LOCATIONS)
Whether you are just starting out, preparing for tryouts or refining your skills during the season, GAR’s Cheerleading classes will be your constant source for improvement! Our recreational programs at GAR provide you the quality cheerleading coaching that you would expect from an award-winning program. Our recreational classes are coached to prepare your child to be a well-rounded cheerleader. So, whether your child just wants to have fun, or compete nationally, this program is the perfect fit! GAR’s Cheerleading programs offer a wide variety of stunting, technique, and squad development.
GIRLS AND BOYS COMPETITIVE CHEER SQUADS
RESILIENCE DANCE COMPANY (BOTH LOCATIONS)
Under the direction of Joey Hernandez, Resilience Dance Company offers classes for ages 3 to adult in Rhythm/Movement, Jazz, Ballroom, Ballet and Hip-Hop
EXCEL ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO (BOTH LOCATIONS)
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean art of self-defense for the unarmed. Tae Kwon Do means: the way of the hand and foot. Tae Kwon Do dates back to the Silla Dynasty over 2,000 years ago. Strict discipline is used to train the mind and body. Tae Kwon Do teaches: confidence, courtesy, respect, coordination and self-control. It is great for cardiovascular, muscle toning, and weight loss. Studies have shown that 80% of Tae Kwon Do students have better grades in their school curriculum. Competitions are used for learning, friendship, and having some fun! Tae Kwon Do is now recognized as an Olympic sport.
SCHOOL'S OUT CAMP AND SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS (BOTH LOCATIONS)
GAR is proud to announce the return of our School’s Out Camps. We have created a unique opportunity for kids to develop their athletic abilities, while teaching them life skills that will enhance their joy of sports along with their self-confidence. At GAR School’s Out Camps, friendship, fun and learning are combined to create lasting memories for a lifetime. Each camp is packed with challenging activities, allowing your child to remain active and entertained all day long.
PARENT'S NIGHT OUT (BOTH LOCATIONS)
Saturdays 6:00 pm—11:00 pm. Looking for a babysitter for Saturday night? Bring the kids to either GAR location..we’ll wear ‘em out! We provide snacks, open gym time, HUGE inflatable, GAR’s Club XRKade*, Backyard Adventures Play Set*, games and much more. PNO is generally held every Saturday. Check at the front desk for a monthly schedule. Please call ahead to reserve a spot. Children must be at least 4 years old and completely potty trained.
FIELD TRIPS (BOTH LOCATIONS)
Bring your group to GAR!! Call to schedule your FREE 45-minute field trip at either GAR location. Kids will have a blast learning tumbling, trampoline, gymnastics, obstacle courses, and GAR’s Club XRKade*. Options are available if additional time is needed. *GAR's Club XRKade only available in Rockford location.
Children will have fun in the gym with an inflatable, obstacle course, competitive trampolines, and free time in the gym. In Rockford, birthday parties are a combination of Backyard Adventures with GAR’s Club XRKade and the gym. Parties are fun-filled excitement with the MASSIVE Backyard Adventures play set, foosball, air hockey, XRKade games and much, much more. Our staff will allow you to have a hands-off experience as we meet you at the door to handle all of the particulars. We want you to enjoy your child’s party as much as they do and take all the pictures possible!! We will provide invitations, set-up, supervise in the gym, serve your refreshments and do all the cleanup.
ESSENTIALS...THE PRO SHOP
Located in the lobby of Backyard Adventures, Essentials carries leos, GAR Wear, tape, pre wrap, grips, ankle braces and gift items, including leos for dolls!
Backyard Adventures® is one of the world’s leading producers of wooden residential outdoor play sets, with authorized dealers throughout North America, U.K. and Ireland. Our 100% cedar play sets, forts and swing sets are built for maximum safety, durability and fun, and with dozens of unique play set accessories, these play systems grow with your child. Premium quality cedar play sets that will transform your backyard into the greatest adventure setting of your child’s young life. Modular plays sets with swings, slides, picnic tables, rock walls, trapeze bars, sundecks, and much, much more!! Backyard Adventures® offers the ultimate combination of quality, affordability, convenience and of course, FUN! We’ve created a 100% cedar playset that is aesthetically pleasing and long lasting. Families all over the world have found there’s more to a Backyard Adventures® play set than you might immediately notice. There’s fitness and exercise, fresh air and time with friends, laughter and imagination, physical and mental development, learning and education. When it comes to playtime, one size does not fit all! That’s why each Backyard Adventures® play set is unique and custom-designed for your family with the perfect balance of climbing, swinging and sliding and dozens of other activities sure to spark the imagination. And it’s not just your children who will marvel at all Backyard Adventures® has to offer. Our Custom Designed play sets are famous for turning adults into kids again, and for turning family time in to a fun, healthy alternative to the TV and video games. Backyard Adventures is also your local dealer for Lifetime products, Springfree Trampolines and Goalsetter Basketball Systems.