Tumbling Classes


SPRING TUMBLING CLASSES

Spring classes will run from March 5-June 1 and registration will be open on February 21.

Classes will not be held on March 26-30 or May 28. 

Fitwize offers year-round tumbling classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Class placement is determined by skill level, not age. If you are new to our gym, please be sure to schedule an evaluation so we can ensure your child is placed in the appropriate class.

Registration: Winter class online registration (instructions) will begin on November 6. Our other option is to complete a hard copy registration form to enroll your child. Prior to submitting your paper form, please be sure to contact us so we can ensure there is space in the class. You will then submit your form either by emailing or dropping it off in our gray lockbox located in our lobby at the front desk. Cheer team members, refer to the registration information emailed to you. Please keep in mind that we take registration forms on a first-come basis.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

5-6 Year Old Tumbling
This beginning tumbling class is geared toward our 5-6 year olds and will work on the basics of handstands, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, body positions, flexibility and strength.

Intro to Tumbling
We will focus on tumbling basics: handstands, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, body positions, flexibility and strength, and will learn drills, terminology and proper stretching technique.

Tumble Basics (Tumble I)
Formerly Tumble 1. We will perfect skills learned in the intro class. Athletes will learn a proper hollow body position, learn to punch off the floor with their toes and locked ankles, with a strong focus on round-offs. While perfecting round-offs & handstand pops, athletes begin drills for back handsprings and round-off back handsprings.

Back Handspring
Athletes must have a strong round-off and basic skills, such as handstands, cartwheels & handstand pops. We will focus on back handsprings; including standing, running & series with emphasizes on good technique & confidence in skills.

Handsprings & Connections (Tumble II)
Formerly Tumble 2. Must have tested out of Back Handspring class or have required skills: solid standing back handspring & round-off back handspring on rod floor. We will focus on drills for round-off multiple back handsprings, standing series tumbling & back handspring rebound technique. Coach recommendation required.

Series Back Handsprings & Tucks (Tumble II.5)
Formerly Tumble 2.5. This is for the athlete who has mastered their standing back handspring & their running round-off back handspring. Athletes will be working on mastering their multiples, series tumbling & round-off back handspring back tuck. Coach recommendation required.

Standing & Running Tucks (Tumble III)
Formerly Tumble 3. Athletes must have tested out of Series Back Handsprings & Tucks or have the required skills. Skills are: a mastered round-off back handspring back tuck with no spot & working on progression corner tumbling & series standing tumbling. This is an advanced class for experienced tumblers. Coach recommendation required.

Layouts & Specialty Skills (Tumble IV)
Formerly Tumble 4. This elite class is for athletes who mastered Standing & Running Tucks and is for the very experienced tumbler. Coach recommendation required.

Elite Tumbling (Tumble V)
Formerly Tumble 5. Elite class is for athletes who have mastered advanced tumbling skills, including full twisting layout, front bounding & whip connections. Focus is on advanced series bounding, twisting/step-out connections, front twisting, standing fulls, double fulls & specialty skills. Coach recommendation required.

Pro Tumbling (Tumble VI)
Class is designed for the top level of cheer tumbling.  Athletes will focus on extremely advanced skills & combinations.  Whip full, double full & standing full are the minimum required skills to enroll in this class.  Class will focus on standing handsprings to fulls & whip full/doubles, jumps to standing fulls, kick full/doubles, front and backwards advanced series bounding and specialty skills. Coach recommendation required.

Cheer Core (offered in the summer only)
For athletes who want to improve stamina and strength. Class will consist of conditioning drills to improve endurance during tumbling passes and/or cheer team practices. Coaches will use various drills, jump exercises and other exercises to help athletes improve in these areas. Athletes will also work on general flexibility throughout this class.

Cheer High (not offered in the summer or fall)
Cheer High is an elite cheerleading class for competitive High School Cheerleaders. The class will focus on stunting, tumbling, jumps, motions and conditioning.

Private Lessons
Fitwize offers tumblers the opportunity to work with our instructors on a private basis. To review our instructors’ schedules and to reserve a time, please refer to our online form.

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