Skill Clinics Offer an Extra Edge

Gem City is excited to offer skill clinics this October and November! Skill clinics are one-hour group sessions focusing on a specific skill or set of skills for just $15 for each clinic.

Clinics are a great setting for learning because of the singular focus on technique and the variety of coaching voices that get to be heard. It’s not uncommon for athletes to pick up skills they’ve been working on just because a new face is working with them.

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Enjoy gymnastics at any age!

We can’t tell you how often people say to us: “I wish I would have done gymnastics as a kid.” Well, we’re here to tell you that an active lifestyle shouldn’t stop because you’re not a child anymore. (Just check out the video below!)

The physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, and balance needed for gymnastics is just as important in adulthood as it is in childhood. Because of this Gem City offers adult gymnastics every Wednesday from 7:15-8:30. It’s $9 per time and there’s no commitment.

Gem City offers adult gymnastics as an hour and fifteen minute open gym. Participant experience levels range from absolutely none to former competitive gymnasts and tumblers. Though most focus on tumbling skills, athletes are free to work on any gymnastics and tumbling events.

Each open gym begins with a skills based warmup then participants are free to work toward their individual goals.

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Gymnastics Team Carries Momentum into the New Year

IMG_0010Gem City’s gymnastics team saw so much success in 2014 and they’re carrying it right into 2015. They’ve had two meets so far with two strong showings.

The first meet was the King Arthur Invitational in Bourbonnais, Illinois, on January 23-25.  The level 3 girls brought home a second place team award. Great job, ladies!

The following weekend in Collinsville, Illinois, Gem City had its second gymnastics meet of the 2015. This meet was the Gateway Challenge. The level 4 girls earned a second place team award.

The hard work and dedication to perfecting the details is paying off!

Big Weekend for Gem City Tumblers and Gymnasts!

Congrats to the Gem City Tumbling Team on a great competition in Arthur, Illinois. It was the biggest competition of the season so far with around 800 athletes in attendance. The Gymnastics Team competed in Cincinnati, Ohio, with two athletes.

Lanie-HaydenTumbling Team Results:
Rylee Mellon SubAdv 1st
Hailey Simons Int 1st
Abigail Phillips SubNov 1st
John Bohnenbust SubNov 1st
Blayde Terrill Nov 2nd
Lydia Schrand SubAdv 3rd
Logan Covert Nov 3rd
Ashley Leonard SubAdv 5th
Hayden Frankel SubNov 5th
Emily Lennox Int 6th
Kadence Haskins Int 7th
Lanie Privett SubNov 9th

Haley AveGymnastics Team Results, Individual:
Haley Woodyard, 1st All-Around Level 4
Ava Winking, 2nd All-Around Level 4

We’re back!

Gem City Staff

The Gem City staff is rested, energized, and ready for the new session. The spring session begins today, Monday, December 29.

Registration is open too, so call to reserve your spot today! (217)224-8491

Big Wins at Our December Competitions

It was a full weekend of competition for our gymnastics team in Bloomington!

December has been a huge month for Gem City! Check out how well our tumbling and gymnastics performed below.

Tumbling Team:
December 7 in Canton, Illinois – 30th Annual Christmas Classic

Kobi Cookson Int 1st
John Bohenbust SubNov 1st
Blayde Terrill Nov 2nd
Gage Woolen Int 2nd
Lauren Cornwell SubNov 2nd
Hayden Frankel SubNov 4th

Gymnastics Team:
Decmeber 6 & Sunday, December 7 in Bloomington, Illinois – Horton Invitational

Level 3 and 4 both got 2nd Place Team Awards

December 13-14 in Indianapolis

Level 3-4th place team
Level 4-1st place team

Numerous November Wins for Gem City

We saw a lot of success in November so far! Both the gymnastics team and cheer squad had competitions and performed well.

The gymnastics team competed at the Judges Cup on November 8-9 in Bourbannais, Illinois. It was their second meet of the season. The Level 3 and Level 4 teams placed first!

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