MASTER OF SPORT PROGRAM (AVAILABLE ALL 3 LOCATIONS LOCATIONS)
The Gymnastic Academy of Rockford and Gymnastic Academy North and Gymnastic Academy South are proud to introduce our athletes to the “Master Of Sport” Program. We are very excited about this new and exciting, systematic approach to our little stars, girls and boys gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, parkour and GAR’s Ninja Training.
This program was developed by our staff and unique to GAR. The system provides a true Systematic approach to learning, progressing and monitoring student progress through any of the recreational programs at GAR Rockford, GAR North and GAR South. The Master Of Sport Program is broken down into 4 levels with 4 sub-levels to complete.
First, upon completion of a designated skill, the student will be rewarded with a corresponding ribbon. Second, upon completion of all 4 ribbons within that level, the student will be rewarded with a certification of completion. They will then be ready to move to the next level. Third, upon completion of all 4 levels, the student will be rewarded their “Master Of Sport” diploma. Students will receive a poster to proudly display and monitor their progress to mastery.
GAR LITTLE STARS PROGRAM WITH SEPARATE PRESCHOOL GYM (ROCKFORD AND ROSCOE 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 (ROCKFORD AND ROSCOE 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 (AVAILABLE ONLY IN ROCKFORD LOCATION)
GIRLS AND BOYS TUMBLING (AVAILABLE AT ALL 3 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 (ROCKFORD AND ROSCOE 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 TUMBLING AND TRAMPOLINE COMPETITIVE TEAMS (AVAILABLE ONLY IN ROCKFORD LOCATION)
HOME SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ROCKFORD AND ROSCOE 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.Classes in baby ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, stretch and strength and contemporary..The art of dancing can be learned at any age. Miss Andrea and her company of teachers start dancers as young as age 2 in Baby Ballet! If you are willing to get your feet moving there is a class for you. Our teachers are the areas finest with many years of teaching and performing experience. Classes are designed to challenge the students and prepare them for recitals that are held twice a year, at Christmas and in the Spring. As your dancer improves new goals will be given to challenge their ability. We have many classes to choose from. Please keep in mind that the number of students in each class is kept low for individual attention.
PARKOUR (AVAILABLE ONLY IN ROSCOE LOCATION)
Developed by the French military special forces and made popular (even viral) by urban America, Parkour is the art of navigating a variety of obstacles with speed and agility. Off the beaten path of traditional gymnastics, in our Parkour classes students will be taught to vault over, leap over and flip over shapes and equipment of all kinds. Everything from the elementary speed vault to the challenging wall flip will be taught under the careful instruction of our GAR North Staff. So get your little Urban Ninja off the playgrounds and picnic tables and into the gym where he/she will learn to leap, vault and flip with speed and agility!
GAR'S NINJA TRAINING SYSTEM (AVAILABLE AT ALL 3 LOCATIONS)
GAR’s Ninja Training System is taking the ninja world by storm, offering classes for everyone from the rambunctious preschooler with the wild imagination, to the elementary student who wants to impress his or her friends, to the serious athlete who is training to try out for “that famous TV show.” Walls, ropes, high elements, low elements, trampolines, and more all come into play to create one of the most exciting experiences your child will ever face. All of our classes are methodically and safely taught by our highly trained and qualified instructors.
MISS ANDREA'S DANCE FACTORY (AVAILABLE ONLY IN ROCKFORD LOCATION)
EXCEL ACADEMY OF TAE KWON DO (AVAILABLE ONLY IN ROCKFORD LOCATION)
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 (ROCKFORD AND ROSCOE 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 (ROCKFORD AND ROSCOE 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 (ALL 3 GAR LOCATIONS LOCATIONS)
Bring your group to GAR Rockford or Roscoe!! Call GAR Rockford @ 815-654-3867 or GAR North @ 815-623-2345 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.
Bring your class or group for some "jumping fun" at GAR South Trampoline Park!! Please call GAR South @ 815-580-8461 for available dates and times.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES (ALL 3 LOCATIONS)
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. Parties at GAR South Trampoline Park are also available with 80 minutes of jump time and 40 minutes to celebrate!! (Backyard Adventures and GAR's Club XRKade only available in GAR Rockford)
ESSENTIALS...THE PRO SHOP (ROCKFORD AND ROSCOE LOCATIONS)
Located in the lobbies of both GAR Rockford and GAR Roscoe, Essentials carries leos, GAR Wear, tape, pre wrap, grips, ankle braces and gift items, including leos for dolls!
BACKYARD ADVENTURES (LOCATED IN NORTHEAST CORNER OF GAR ROCKFORD)
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 Creative Playthings, Vuly Trampolines and Goalsetter Basketball Systems.