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Meet Kimberley Gymnastics

Unlock Your Potential

Since 1986, we’ve made it our mission to teach gymnastics in a fun and safe environment that allows people of all ages and levels to build confidence while mastering technique. Browse our site to learn more about us.


At the core of our success is…OUR HEART.  We love gymnastics, we love people, and we love helping people explore the joy of gymnastics at every level.
From pre-school (Gyminy Cricket morning daycare)  to our recreational and competitive programs, including dryland training and birthday parties, all of our classes are designed to safely teach each participant at their own age, skill level and ability.
Each class is planned to be FUN yet CHALLENGING, fully ENGAGING for both coach and participant.

Kimberley Gymnastics has been serving the community with incredible staff that takes pride in keeping it organized, clean, and safe so we can provide the best experience to all our participants.


We are a non-profit society, and are grateful for the support of our families, our parents, our Board Members, and our sponsors

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Kimberley Gymnastics & Gyminy Cricket Daycare/Early Learning 

The Kimberley Gymnastic Society Mission: 

" To provide toddlers, pre-school aged, and school aged children,  youths and adults, in our community and the region with affordable opportunities to participate in gymnastics and related physical activities in an environment that is fun-filled, safe, and encourages fitness, health and progress of individuals.”

 

 

The Kimberley Gymnastics Club came into being in the late 1970s due to a demand from youth and families for the provision of gymnastics. It was incorporated as a Society on December 9, 1986. The Kimberley Gymnastics Society is a non-profit club with a volunteer board. Over the years, it was located in various places including McKim and Selkirk Schools, but the continual set up and take down of equipment made that arrangement difficult. The club is now located at 2015 Warren Avenue, in Kimberley, B.C. The building was originally purchased, renovated and transformed into a gymnasium by Mr. Tony Lazzaro so that gymnastics programs could become a reality for youth and families in the community. We did lose the building in Dec 2021 due to a arson fire and the City of Kimberley was able to rebuild with the insurance money on the  building  and it has been rebuilt as the building is owned by the City of Kimberley. AND with a generous donation from Columbia Basin and RDEK the city was able to add on a extra 500 sq ft for the gym club so we could have a proper floor and vault run. The Society leases the building from the city for 1.00/year but is responsible for everything in the building and is under a 5 year lease at renewal time.

The building is self contained, and is (size 49 feet x 95 feet). It has a carpeted foam block spring floor 42 x 42, one 8x18  foam pit, a vault run, a 10x17 inground trampoline, 3 beams , a single bar and  and a uneven bar, various sizes of trapezoids, blocks, as well as a number of large and small skill pads, wedge shaped mats, crash mats and smaller equipment The club also has a upstairs for storage for the office, gymnastics and the daycare , it also houses the mechanical room and a kitchen area for staff, There is also washrooms, an office, and a small entryway.

The club currently offers programming for children of 5 years onwards to early adulthood, and it also allows for building rentals by other community groups and by individuals. And our popular Gyminy Cricket Morning Daycare Early Learning Monday to Fridays 9am - 12 noon for 3 - 5yr olds. Join Anytime 

Welcome to Kimberley Gymnastics and Gyminy Crickets! We hope you are well and thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding.  We look forward to getting to know each family personally and renewing connections with those of you that were with us prior.
Our gym is most successful when both family and coaches work together to ensure success for the children. We look forward to your continued support and involvement in gym fundraisers, meets and gym activities. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s coach directly or the administrator if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s gymnastics experience throughout the year.

It is a shared responsibility between members, staff and parents to follow all the procedures and protocols outlined  by our club. We take responsibility of the health and safety of our staff and participants seriously and we plan to work together with you to create the best possible environment for our members at this time.

Please feel free to reach out anytime should you have questions or need clarification.

Our gym has a policy that parents are not allowed to stay and watch during practice sessions.

You are welcome to come in and meet the coaches and to discuss anything with the coach.  

And you are welcome to pop in for a few minutes and check on your child at anytime.

This policy helps minimize distractions for the children, allowing them to focus better and learn more effectively. This environment has shown to greatly improve the children's concentration and skill acquisition. When parents are watching, children often get distracted and may not focus as well, which can affect their learning and safety. This policy helps us create an environment where the children can concentrate fully and perform at their best.

 

Another reason is it is easier and faster to get the number of kids we have in and out as the lobby area is tight and we lack the space for all as they only have limited amount of time between classes.

 

This is also for the LACK of Parking outside, especially for the neighborhood as in the past we had numerous complaints on parking where they should not and we want to avoid this, otherwise the bylaw officer will be there handing out tickets again.      

We do not have the space to accommodate parents staying the entire time unless its under special circumstances (arranged with the head coach, high needs athletes, support worker etc) and it can be disruptive to the class and for certain athletes with high anxiety and with the number of athletes in some of the classes we need all spaces in the gym and especially for certain participates we need the front area and tables and chairs area to be clear of others as sometimes that is their space. 

We understand that you want to watch your child's progress, and we appreciate your interest in their development. We do have designated viewing days where parents can come and watch their children.

Thank you for understanding. We're committed to providing the best environment for all the children to learn and grow.

We do not own the building and we did not have any real say in the building process.  The upstairs is for staff only and their personal belongings, so we cannot just have all access to everyone and it has a small staffroom kitchen area. There is also a safety factor of stairs and liability and since we are limited on space, it is also storage for the daycare, all recreational and competitive gymnastics programs, meet supplies and office supplies and paperwork. And it houses the mechanical room.   

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please feel free to ask.

If you do not agree or feel comfortable with this policy you do have the right to remove your child from the program.

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Classes

It's Time to Begin - Join Anytime!

"We believe that nurturing from a young age is key for future gymnasts to become true professionals. This is why our youth classes are designed specifically to enhance your child’s agility, strength, balance, and flexibility."

 

Fun with a Purpose! Kimberley Gymnastics offers a variety of recreational programs designed to promote self-confidence, friendship and social skills. In these classes we focus on the fun, fitness and fundamentals of gymnastics. We offer classes for children age 5 and up. Come and join one of our classes and have fun learning and exploring gymnastics in a safe environment with a NCCP Certified Coach.

Gymnastics helps to build physical literacy through skill development, coordination, stability, power and core conditioning. Gymnasts benefit from the challenges fostered by the sport, enhancing their confidence, sense of commitment and attentiveness. All our classes are drop off and pick up and  open to all levels - experience or no experience!

Happy Foam Pit

        Tuesday 1 Hour Junior Gym Boys & Girls                                                  3:30pm - 4:30pm

"Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars"

A Beginner’s introduction to fundamental of gymnastics; including important shapes and movements, safe landings, and beginner progressions to basic skills such as handstands, cartwheels and pullovers. This class aims to teach proper landings and takeoffs, build strength,, flexibility, balance and coordination that is useful, not only to further gymnastics, but in everyday movement. Open to anyone with or without experience, recommended for ages 5-7.

Boys During a Gymnastics Practice

Tuesday 2 hour Combo  Parkour/Freestyle Boys & Girls        4:45pm - 6:45pm

"The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen"

In the Parkour part in this class, gymnasts learn a style of movement and a collection of skills that emphasize efficiency, creativity, and fluidity. This class teaches proper fall techniques, fosters balance, coordination and strength; teaches proper take off and landing techniques, and  teaches gymnasts how to use obstacles as tools of movement; teaching a variety of vaults, creative wall movements and bar movements. In the freestyle part in class, gymnasts learn proper fall techniques, in air awareness, spins, important progressions towards flips, and basic ski grabs. More intermediate and advanced members learn advanced fall technique, flips, off axis spins and combined spins with grabs. There will be some open times to work on what the kids want to work on, what they want to learn and progress too with the coaches guiding. 

Recommended for children ages 6+. Open to anyone with or without experience

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        Thursday Skills & Drills Boys & Girls           3:30pm - 4:45pm

“Everything is about your movements and precision and timing, which is what gymnastics is about.”

This class provides a solid foundation of skills that can be built upon in future classes both recreational and competitive. In this class the focus is on building core gymnastics skills such as cartwheels, roundoffs, rolls, handstands, pullovers, backhip circles as well as jumps, leaps and turns on beam. This class is geared towards children ages 6+.  Open to anyone with or without experience.

Young Gymnast

Thursday Girls 2 hour  5 pm - 7 pm

"Go into the sport because you have fun doing it, not because of ‘what ifs’ and dreams of gold medals. That way, no matter what happens, you win."

In this class, children are grouped according to their skill level determined by the coach, which will be helpful in progressing through the levels of this program. Gymnasts learn skills to the beam and high bars, and work towards more skills such as handsprings, walkovers, handstand rolls. Open to anyone with or without experience. Age 7+

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Competitive

"SEE. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE."     

Do you find yourself referring to your daughter or son as a little monkey? Is upside down their favourite way to be? Competitive Gymnastics may be the place for them!

The ideal time to start Interclub pre-competitive gymnastics is age 6-7. We have an incredibly fun and exciting developmental program. Certified coaches use games and fun activities to teach basic skills, increase strength and flexibility, and encourage a love for gymnastics.

Gymnastics is a year-round sport. The competitive season lasts from September to June (with fun summer training camps offered sometimes throughout July & August).

Competitive athletes do attend meets and it is mandatory to atleast attend our own Coconut cup meet in June and volunteer in person at it and participate in Fundraisers.  

They train anywhere from 3.5 - 13.5 Hours per week on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. 

We offer several levels of competitive training, all designed to promote progressive, structured learning in a safe and healthy environment.

Competitive artistic gymnastics is a rewarding, yet challenging endeavor which requires hard work, dedication and commitment. The benefits of such efforts are many and are highly valued by all members.

Our Competitive Programs are athlete-centered and coach directed to enhance the pursuit of personal achievement and the search for excellence. From our young pre-competitive and developmental athletes to our provincial team members, we develop strong minds in strong bodies able to with the challenges of being a competitive athlete

Tryouts are required to become an athlete in our Competitive Program.

Children who show the qualities, skills, commitment and interest in competitive gymnastics are invited to set up an evaluation with the competitive head coach who will assess the gymnast and give further recommendation based on assessment. All Competitive classes require more planning, preparation, choreography, more coaches and coach training.    

Competitive Athletes are expected to achieve a certain level of skills in their category prior to competition.  Should an athlete not acquire that skill level, coaches will make the decision on what category athletes will register in for that meet.  This is the expected protocol of athletes going to meets.  The main goal for any athlete going to competition is to experience success and have fun!  It is mandatory to attend all 10 months and volunteering in person at our Coconut Cup Meet at the beginning of June weekend. Non-Refundable Fees are calculated on 37 -38 weeks of training & choreography, music, supplies, Insurance , Gymnastics BC memberships , cleaning and divided into 10 months from Sept to June. ** Extra Training Hours not prepaid with monthly fee will be charges at $20/hour**  **Extras: Team suits, Track suits, Out of town meets , working coconut cup in person , participate in Fundraisers 

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Gyminy Cricket Morning Daycare/Early Learning

The Gyminy Crickets participants take part in organized, developmentally appropriate, physically active games that incorporate songs, music, and early literacy and numeracy skills. They develop gymnastics skills, physical and spatial awareness, as well as self-confidence. They learn the importance of sharing, taking turns and socializing with friends. Halfway through the morning, participants have a snack, calendar time, a story, and make a craft to take home, before heading out onto the floor for more games and gymnastics activities!

Team work

Our Team Family

Committed to Excellence

At Kimberley Gymnastics & Gyminy Crickets Daycare , you’ll meet an amazing team, composed of dedicated and qualified professionals who live and breath gymnastics. Scroll down to meet our team members.

Administrator & Club Manager

Donna Andrews

The club wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for this lady. "Office lady" as the crickets like to call her and they think she lives there....Donna has been with the club for over 15+ years. Her dedication and hard work of running all aspects of the club, from registrations for gymnastics and daycare, staffing, payroll, accounting, oversees all staff and operations, scheduling, grants, day to day operations, behind the scenes for meets...the list goes on and on - pretty much the only thing she doesn't do is coaching but she has subbed from time to time when needed. Originally from Saskatchewan but has lived in Kimberley for over 25years, has a husband and 3 kids, a dog and 2 cats and loves spending time outdoors. She keeps on working for you and the club even when they are closed!

Kat Wilkinson

Head Recreational & Competitive Coach & Music Director & Cricket assistant & Coach Evaluator & Facilitator & Choreography 

It’s clear that Kat or "Coach Kitty" loves what she does. The Club is lucky to have such a dedicated and hard working coach. Kat goes above and beyond and helps out everywhere and anyhow she can. She has been employed at the club for 6 years as a coach and works in the Gyminy Crickets Daycare when needed, she was excited and felt very fortunate to be working with such dedicated and warm-hearted people at Gyminy Crickets; the staff at the whole club is a great bunch to work with. She discovered very early on that she wanted to work with children. Bouncing between age groups can be very busy, but it has been a great opportunity to experience how children’s learning develops as they grow! She looks forward to helping each child have a safe, loved, know their boundaries and succeed in their experience at the club and develop resiliency skills and their own, unique sense of self! She is a level 2 Coach for Gymnastics and Trampoline. She is also a NCCP and Active start Facilitator and a coach evaluator. She has also taken the responsible adult course along with an extensive criminal record check. She is originally from Edmonton and has lived in Kimberley for over 20 years. She graduated from College of the Rockies in Kinesiology. No children but has cats. She enjoys camping, outdoor activities, and family time. Volunteers at the food bank and relay for life.  She strives to give children a variety of enriching learning experiences based on their interests. She sees enjoyment in their play and is able to learn from them through their individual personalities and uniqueness.  She finds it very interesting to teach young children based on their emerging interests. She does so much!

Anna Kennedy

Gyminy Cricket Supervisor & Gymnastic Coach

Miss Anna: Taller Brown hair one

 

Anna joined Gyminy Crickets Daycare in Feb 2021 and have been fortunate and blessed to be working in an amazing program that has a nurturing, safe, loving environment where children can learn, know boundaries and experience new challenges that will help build their confidences while they play.

She looks forward to continuing to have a positive impact on the children’s growth and to new discoveries with an amazing team here.

She has taken the responsible adult thru the EKCCR online which is required along with an extensive criminal record check and she is a certified  level 1 Coach and prior has taken some courses in teaching. She is originally from Cranbrook and has lived in Kimberley for many years when she got married.

As a mother of 2, this love and enjoyment guided her into working with various age groups. When she is not at Gyminy Crickets, you can find her spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, sewing, gardening or reading. She also volunteers at her church and is on the PAC for Marysville School.

She enjoys coming to work every day and creating a warm and caring place for the children to grow in all aspects of their development. She loves working with children and find so much joy in watching and aiding in their learning as well as creating a unique bond with each child. It is a very fulfilling career. The club is lucky to have such a kind and caring person part of the family! 

SHAYNA CORMICK

Gyminy Cricket ASSISTANT & Gymnastic Coach IN TRAINING

Miss Shayna: The shorter one

 

Shayna joined Gyminy Crickets in May 2024 and has become a great addition to the staff and has become an essential part of the team in a short amount of time. She has taken the responsible adult thru the EKCCR online which is required along with an extensive criminal record check. She is also going to become a certified  level 1 Coach.

Outside of her work with children, she is born and raised in Kimberley, she is married and a mother of 1.  You can find her spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors camping, fishing, quading and snowmobiling. She enjoys yoga and crafting.

Shayna believes in play as a wonderful engagement opportunity for early learning. Through play, each child actively initiates development. Her focus is to observe and follow each child’s initiative to create positive and constructive learning opportunities. She loves working with children and how they consistently show us how beautiful the simplest things in life can be. She is excited to be a part of creating an amazing program and facility for the community.

She brings a warm smile and a caring personality and we are so glad she is part of the team. 

Ara Kostiuk - Junior Coach in training

Nadia DeJong  - Junior Coach in training

Nataya Robison - Junior Coach in training

Jayla Heath - Junior Coach in Training

 Board of Directors

President: Heidi Grainger
Secretary:  Marie Radke
Treasurer: Joleen Steel
Director: Brett Lucas

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"

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Schedule

Fall Session - Sept - Dec 
Winter session - Jan - Mar
Spring session - April - June

Closed for July, August, Christmas Break, March Break and all holidays.

*Recreational Gymnastics on Tuesday  -  Join Anytime    

  •    15 Weeks commitment – Fall Session runs Tuesdays Sep 10 – Dec 17 - Rates include all fees

 

Recreational 1 Hour Junior Gym - Girls & Boys:  Tuesdays - 3:30pm to 4:30pm,  Age – 5 to 7  

 New Members Total Cost.  $360 or $90 /mth x 4 months.  

 

Recreational 2 Hour Combo Freestyle/Parkour–Boys & Girls:  Tuesdays– 4:45pm to 6:45pm    Age 6+

 New Members Total Cost: $572 or $143/mth x 4 months

 

 

 *Recreational Gymnastics on Thursdays - Join Anytime 

 

  •  15 Weeks commitment - Fall session runs Thursdays Sep 12 – Dec 19 -Rates include all fees

  

Recreational 1 Hour and 15 mins Skills and Drills – Girls & Boys: Thursdays - 3:30pm to 4:45pm   Age 6+            New Members Total Cost: $428 or $107/mth x 4 months

 

 Recreational 2 Hour Gymnastics - Girls:  Thursdays - 5:00pm to 7:00pm    Age 7+

 New Members Total Cost: $572 or $143/mth x 4 months  

                                                           

  

**Competitive Gymnastics  - Sept – June - 10 month commitment 

Mondays 330-8pm , Wednesdays 3:30-8pm & Fridays 2 - 6:30pm

 

CPP Level 6+ and Excel Gold rates below

  3.5 hrs/wk - $173/month x 10                                                                                          

 4.5 hrs/wk - $213/month x 10                                                                                                          

 7 hrs/wk - $302/month x 10                                                                             

 8 hrs/wk - $341/month x 10                                     

 9 hrs /wk - $363/month x 10                                                                                                                                    

 10.5 hrs/wk - $419/month x 10                                                                          

 11.5 hrs/wk - $456/month

 12.5 hrs/wk - $470/month

 13.5hrs/wk - $505/month x 10

                                           

 Excel Silver & Bronze & Interclub   rates below                            

 3.5 hrs/wk - $168/month x 10                                                                                          

 4.5 hrs/wk - $208/month x 10                                                                                                                     

 7 hrs/wk - $297/month x 10                                                                             

 8 hrs/wk - $336/month x 10                                     

 9 hrs /wk - $358/month x 10                                                                                                                                    

 10.5 hrs/wk - $414/month x 10                                                                                                                                                                         11.5 hrs/wk - $451/month

 12.5 hrs/wk - $465/month

 13.5hrs/wk - $500/month x 10

Have a question about our classes? Feel free to contact us today.

Gyminy Crickets Daycare / Early Learning

For ages 3 - 5 years old

The Gyminy Crickets Play Club participants take part in organized, developmentally appropriate, physically active games that incorporate songs, music, and early literacy and numeracy skills. They develop gymnastics skills, physical and spatial awareness, as well as self-confidence. They learn the importance of sharing, taking turns and socializing with friends. Halfway through the morning, participants have a snack, calendar time, a story, and make a craft to take home, before heading out onto the floor for more games and gymnastics activities!
 

"Silence is Golden unless you have kids, then silence is just Suspicious"

Where the Fun Begins

Have a question about our Daycare/Early Learning? Contact us today.

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Sept to June Join Anytime!  You pick what day and how many - 9am – 12 noon - Monday to Friday -  for 10 months. Join Anytime and we just adjust the rates.  Must be potty trained or almost and 2.5yrs - 5 yrs old. 

 

1 Day – $131/mth            

 

2 Days - $242/mth          

 

3 Days - $342/mth           

 

4 Days - $429/mth 

 

5 days - $505/mth x 2 (must not go over 40 hours)

*Drop in - $40/day (cricket forms must be filled out prior)

 

These rates include ALL fees, based on 39 weeks. Your child must be potty trained can be 1 month prior to their 3rd birthday to start.  We might be able to take a bit younger by a few months depending on staff ratio but still must be potty trained or almost – this will be case by case.  We count the number of weeks and divide by the months so every month is the same.

Other Services

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Birthday Parties - SORRY NOT AT THIS TIME

What could be more FUN than jumping on our trampoline, walking on our beams, swinging from our bars or just jumping into our foam-filled pit?  Nothing!  Why not make this birthday party memorable.  Let our professional and courteous coaches provide excellent supervision and expert direction in the sport gymnastics while providing a safe and controlled environment. 

Give them a Birthday to Remember!
No Stress, No Mess!

Where the kids and the fun come first!

*Book early to avoid disappointment!

*We provide the table and chairs and the clean up*

We provide Gymnastics activities and time in party area for gifts etc

YOU PROVIDE

Up to 12 friends!
Paper plates, napkins, utensils
Refreshments (Cake, Ice cream, & anything else)*ONLY applies to 2 hour and 1.5 Hour parties. No food at 1 hour parties
Children 3 and under must have a parent ratio of 1:3

If more than 12 kids:
13-18 kids - $30.00 extra

Saturdays only 

2 hour party - $200

1.5 hour party - $175

1 hour ( no food) $125

 

Sorry no Birthday Parties in July or August or when closed for Holidays

 

A completed birthday contract and $50 non-refundable deposit must be received by our office to reserve a party time. Please call for availability. Payment accepted by e-transfers or credit card. 

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Schools, Private Lessons, Cross training

Schools: Bring Your Class to Kimberley Gymnastics! Visit us for an energizing field trip or for a series of fun filled classes, specialized to suit your group’s needs. We regularly have schools book 1-8 week programs to experience the challenge and thrill of Gymnastics.

**Mandatory to have the groups teacher & supervisor/assistant on the floor**

All schools must fill out an associate membership form for GymBC (Associate Membership is for organizations already covered under a corporate insurance plan (with minimum $5 M coverage ) , along with their insurance  and give us a copy along with all participates full names and emergency numbers and any waivers signed and a copy of insurance if necessary) 

Rates: $100/hr for 2 coaches. 1-2pm Monday to Thursday.  Days vary depending on our availability and schedule.  

Private Lessons:  are a great opportunity for extra practice on specific events and skills. You receive great one on one attention from a qualified coach. You may schedule a time directly with the head coach by talking to them after class, e-mailing the the club or leave a message with our office.  * You do not need to be a member but will have to pay a membership if you are not. 

Rates: $65.00/hr if parents stay or $90/hr with a 2nd coach due to 2 person rule         

 

Cross training  - Bring Your Group to Kimberley Gymnastics!

A cross-training user group is a group of individuals in any sport which rents the facility to develop specific skills for the purpose of cross-training their athletes. The facility is rented with a gym attendant in place. The user group must provide a certificate of insurance naming Gymnastics BC and the GymBC member club as Additional Insureds, stating they hold a minimum $5 M in liability coverage

GymBC member club coaches are NOT permitted to deliver any instruction to cross-training user groups. 

  • This is for user groups that rent a member club’s gym/facility to run their own cross-training activities. Cross-Training groups do NOT utilize a club’s coaching staff.

  • If a group wishes to use the club’s coaching staff then they must register as an Associate Member 

Dates and times vary depending on our schedule.  

Rates: $65.00/hr group provide own coaches and insurance *Mandatory for a club attendance to be in the building at all times 

The benefits of gymnastics are proven over and over and include:

Enhancing the ability to focus, Development if gross and fine motor skills, Improving self-confidence and self-displine, Improving attention spans and just plain fun

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Special Needs

Special Needs Gymnastics is for persons of any age that require special attention. Private and semi-private classes are offered. The basic gymnastics equipment and other fun activities are used to teach the students their skills.

Children are welcome to join any of our other programs 

*Mandatory to be accompanied by a parent or aid.*

Information on these opportunities, please give us call!

Benefits

Sports, especially fundamental and movement education based sports like gymnastics, provide tremendous benefits for children with special needs. Physical education programs can considerably improve the lifestyle of a disabled child and are highly recommended. These programs may help control obesity, promote activeness, increase a child's self-image and social skills, and increase motivation. The physical activity along with support, rewards, and interaction can, among other benefits, be very helpful to these children and their families.

Physical Improvements

Children suffering from cognitive disabilities are most likely going to suffer from physical impairments as well. These children have substantial problems with motor skills in areas such as hopping, skipping, and jumping. Involvement in gymnastics can help these individuals develop fundamental motor and physical fitness skills.

Self esteem

 Developing a sense of self-esteem and confidence is an extremely important part of special education. These children need to be involved in environments where they feel that they are contributing successfully to a group. Their abilities in all other skill areas will improve as a result of a positive self-image and confidence.

Cognitive Benefits

The hands-on aspect of sports leads to cognitive skill improvement in children with disabilities and allows them to discover and access strengths that cannot be challenged in the traditional classroom setting. The inherent structure of sport, with its organization and rules, can be used as a learning tool for introducing and practicing self regulation and decision making skills. Additionally, children can learn verbal communication and interaction with peers through involvement in sport.

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Volunteer

Although we endeavour to create a budget that relies upon fee-based revenue, operations and equipment must sometimes be supplemented with fundraising activities.

Volunteers are integral to the running of the Club – our Board of Directors is comprised of parent volunteers, and every event requires volunteer participation to be successful. In addition, there are several ongoing projects throughout the year, such as cricket and gym maintenance and janitorial, lost and found, recycle, etc.

We are aware of the demand on your time as a busy family and as such, we want to make the best use of the time given to us that will be of the most benefit to the club.

We want to thank everyone for all the help anyone is able to provide to us no matter how little or big it is - What matters is that you are able to help us out anyway you can and we truly appreciate it!

Volunteer opportunities

Cleaning: The Gym is cleaned daily. However, every 2nd week, staff does a more thorough cleaning. This involves clearing the floor, vacuuming the carpet and entryway, mopping the mats to clear away chalk (better for our airways), and fluffing the foam pit and cleaning the windows. In addition, the Crickets toys are cleaned with a light bleach solution and wiped down. By keeping the gym clean, we reduce the spread of cold and flu germs. Give us a call, or send an email if you would like to help us out! We need you!
Gyminy Crickets Crafts and toy cleaning support: Please speak to Staff if you would like to help out by cutting out crafts, park days, making play-do, organizing craft cupboard or running errands to look for special items for upcoming Crickets activities. Take home a tote and clean the toys.

Other: Baking - when needed for certain events, posting signs around town, table setup for a event, helping with recreational/competitive meets events.

ALWAYS NEED HELP WITH : Coconut Cup Meet - various roles  

We are a not-for-profit society.

 “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

Sponsors

Successful Collaborations

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

 

A Huge thank you to our sponsors, who throughout the years has generously helped and made our club a possibility

Kimberley Gymnastics has a huge financial burden paying a professional coaching staff and support staff to help with the everyday duties. The support you give will help us to maintain our equipment, our facility and help with staffing costs. There are also many other sponsorship opportunities available, including gift in kind donations, funding new equipment to sponsoring an entire competition and training. In return for your generous donation we make every effort to recognize your community support with recognition on our website, in our newsletters, emails and on our gym walls. And if you are thinking of sponsoring equipment we will put your company name on it.

With your support we can afford to provide top level coaches to our most valuable assets – OUR ATHLETES!.

The athletes in our competitive, recreational, playschool, freestyle and special needs programs and their families will be the beneficiaries of your generous sponsorship. Your support will be added to our operational funds (unless specifically designated). This revenue source allows us to host competitions, maintain and purchase new equipment to help our athletes stay at the top and train in a safe environment.

With over 100 athletes (not including parents) entering our facility weekly, your business will be well exposed, not just to our gym but to the Kimberley Gymnastics visitors as well. Gymnastics is no longer viewed as a sport only for those who like to flip or who are extremely flexible.

Studies have shown that the benefits of any form of gymnastics training can be carried over into any other sport and enhance the athletes performance. Over the past few years, Kimberley Gymnastics Club has seen an increase in facility rentals from clubs and athletes in different sports looking to maximize the benefits of gymnastics and improve in their own sport. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders have all trained at Kimberley Gymnastics Cub in an effort to better themselves for their respected sports.

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2015 Warren Avenue, Kimberley BC V1A 1S5

250-427-4874

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