I founded Gym On Wheels in Westchester County, New York in 2004. I had ten years of experience in the children’s fitness industry and a dream to bring a quality gymnastics and physical skills program to young children attending local daycare centers, preschools, church programs, Montessori Schools, J.C.C. programs, after school centers, synagogue programs, and summer camps. I created a program that combines music, aerobics, gymnastics, and creative games that enhance gross and fine motor skills in structured classes that children love.
The company’s growth was fueled by my love for teaching gymnastics and physical skills programs and children’s natural hunger for exercise. The next 12 years saw continuous growth as I added a staff of instructors with the same core values and approach to teaching children’s gymnastics. As word continued to spread about this new and unique approach, Gym On Wheels continued to grow.
Today, together with my incredible staff of instructors, I believe we have redefined what it means to bring a quality gymnastics, exercise and physical skills program to children. As of this writing, thousands of children from an ever-growing list of centers, have been a part of the Gym On Wheels experience.
Currently, Gym On Wheels has added franchises in Putnam and Duchess county New York, Southern Connecticut and Western Connecticut. I am as particular about who will represent the Gym On Wheels program as I am about my own personal company instructors, and I am sure they will bring the Gym On Wheels program to you with the same passion, exuberance and professionalism as I do. For more information about our franchisees, please click on the “Gym On Wheels Team Nearest You” tab.
This isn’t just playtime
"Gym On Wheels classes are structured. We teach children the skills used for such equipment as the pummel horse, high bars, balance beam, parallel bars, springboard and more. Magically, monkey jumps become cartwheels, and donkey kicks become handstands. Everything we do and everything we use including our games and props, help develop and enhance eye, hand, foot and gross motor coordination, all the necessary skills needed to participate in sports of all kinds."
Gymnastics and Physical Development
"Between the ages of two and five, Gymnastics helps children develop their fundamental movement skills. Gym On Wheels classes teach children the physical motor skills that enhance coordination, balance, speed, agility, rhythm and power. Our classes also provide physical endurance, strength and flexibility. This helps build bone density and helps develop muscle growth."
The social benefits of gymnastics
"Attending a regular gymnastics and physical skills program helps teach children to follow direction, listen, take turns, respect others and work with others as a team. Our classes require concentration and commitment, they help children become more confident, and they show children that the journey is as important as the destination."
The physical benefits of gymnastics
"Children’s activities today involve less and less physical movement. This only adds to the alarming rate of obesity amongst young children. Gymnastic classes encourage an active lifestyle, and helps establish a positive attitude towards physical fitness."
Gymnastics and intellectual development
"Studies show that children who are involved in an early childhood movement program like gymnastics develop better cognitive skills and have longer attention spans, increased communication skills, better general problem solving skills, and improved self-esteem."
What’s included in Gym On Wheels classes
"Motor development activities, rhythm activities, creative movement, music, basic gymnastic skills, stretching exercises, aerobics and group games."
Gymnastics for toddlers
"Some of the benefits for toddlers participating in Gym on Wheels classes include learning how to listen and follow directions, interacting with other children in a team atmosphere, developing patience while waiting for their turn, and learning how to reference colors. Their strength will improve from gripping, swinging, and hanging onto bars; their visual tracking will improve from using scarves and balls, which also help with eye-hand-foot coordination; and, they’ll build muscle memory while learning the basics of gymnastics."
Gym On Wheels classes and safety
"Gym On Wheels instructors are trained in the required spotting techniques for all skills included in our curriculum. Our instructors are USA Gymnastics Safety and CPR/First Aid certified. Only equipment that is age and skill level appropriate is used which creates an atmosphere which is more developmentally user friendly. Our equipment is smaller and lower to the ground creating a much less intimidating and safer environment. "
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"Gym On Wheels classes are structured. We teach children the skills used for such equipment as the pummel horse, high bars, balance beam, parallel bars, springboard and more. Magically, monkey jumps become cartwheels, and donkey kicks become handstands. Everything we do and everything we use including our games and props, help develop and enhance eye, hand, foot and gross motor coordination, all the necessary skills needed to participate in sports of all kinds. "