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Old 06-02-2009, 11:22 PM
 
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Hi all! I think my daughter shows some natural ability for gymnastics and curious if anyone can recommend a good place for her to take classes. I did dance lessons and I know most dance studios offer tumbling but I was looking for more of a true gymnastics place. I found Carolina Gym. in Matthews and Charlotte Gym. on Arrowood but know nothing about them short of what their web sites say. TIA
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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Anyone?? Come on I think we have a future Olympian here! hehehe
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Hey, I have about 3 weeks til I move to Charlotte, but my daughter has taken Gymnastics in Greenville at a (true) gymnastics training facility since she was 18 months. When I told them we were moving to Charlotte, the owner of the gym strongly recommended International Gymnastics on Monroe Rd. I haven't been by to check out the facility yet, but if it's even close to Rose's gymnastics in Greenville, that is where I will enroll my daughter. She also said South Eastern Gymnastics in the Weddington Activity Center was good. I'm going to check out both and see which is a better fit. One of them she said was hardcore "win win win" attitude of instruction but I can't remember which one it was right now. My daughter is only three so I'd like for her to continue to have fun before she tries to get competitive.

Hope that helps.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Union County NC/Mt. Pleasant SC
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Hey, I have about 3 weeks til I move to Charlotte, but my daughter has taken Gymnastics in Greenville at a (true) gymnastics training facility since she was 18 months. When I told them we were moving to Charlotte, the owner of the gym strongly recommended International Gymnastics on Monroe Rd. I haven't been by to check out the facility yet, but if it's even close to Rose's gymnastics in Greenville, that is where I will enroll my daughter. She also said South Eastern Gymnastics in the Weddington Activity Center was good. I'm going to check out both and see which is a better fit. One of them she said was hardcore "win win win" attitude of instruction but I can't remember which one it was right now. My daughter is only three so I'd like for her to continue to have fun before she tries to get competitive.

Hope that helps.
If you want the fun factor, stay away from Southeastern. For them it is all about the competitions. If you aren't the competitive type, the recreational classes are just plain awful. We had both daughters there and one just got bored and quit and the other who didn't want to compete got frustrated from classes with kids who didn't care to pay attention and work, and instructors who could couldn't control the classes. All the good instructors work with the kids that are on the competition teams, leaving jr. or new instructors for everyone else. After about 2.5 years, we just dropped gymnastics altogether.
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:40 PM
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My daughter loves Weddington Activity Center. She has learned so much this year. I am amazed at what these young girls can do.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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If you want the fun factor, stay away from Southeastern. For them it is all about the competitions. If you aren't the competitive type, the recreational classes are just plain awful. We had both daughters there and one just got bored and quit and the other who didn't want to compete got frustrated from classes with kids who didn't care to pay attention and work, and instructors who could couldn't control the classes. All the good instructors work with the kids that are on the competition teams, leaving jr. or new instructors for everyone else. After about 2.5 years, we just dropped gymnastics altogether.

Ok, THAT must have been the one Rose was talking about. That "win win win" hardcore competitive style of teaching. Thank you for the heads up and first hand perspective. Right now my daughter LOVES gymnastics, even moreso than her dance classes, and she does well in it, so it would be a real shame for her to get stuck in a horrible learning environment.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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There is a former Olympian who teaches in Troutman =)
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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Piggybacking on this thread - Any one know a gym that offers adult tumbling classes?
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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ISC Home

Maybe?
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:21 PM
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The Harris YMCA offers a full gymnastics program. My daughter is only 3 1/2 so I don't know what it is like for older kids, but I have heard a lot of good things about the program in general and it is reasonably priced.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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