Gymnastics Classes & Programs | YMCA DC

Gymnastics Classes & Programs

The YMCA Woodmont Gymnastics Center offers a gradual and comprehensive gymnastics program under the guidance of trained professional staff. It is intellectually stimulating, aesthetically pleasing to perform and watch, and is a colorful Olympic sport like this summer in Tokyo, Japan.

The main objective within the classes is to provide a sound base of gymnastics that leads to advanced gymnastics and/or a lifetime of athletic activity.


In the Tumbler class, we have a student-coach ratio of no more than 6:1 for children ages 4 to 6 years old. They will learn basic gymnastics shapes and skills and gain confidence and body awareness with a focus on independent movement and muscle control. During the 60-minute-long class, gymnasts warm up with basic motor skills and stretches. Then, they work on some of the beginner-level gymnastics skills on the floor and vault as they navigate through our guided obstacle course. Our gymnasts also develop strength balance and focus with the increased use of the beams and bars.

Recreational I (ages 6 – 16)

In the Recreational I class we have a student-coach ratio of 7:1 for children ages 6 years and older. This class is designed for students who have never had any formal gymnastics instruction before as well as intermediate or advanced beginners. Gymnast are divided into groups based on their skill level. During the 60-minute class, gymnasts learn gymnastics skills including rolls, both side cartwheels, roundoffs, handstands and bridges kick-overs on floor; pullovers and back-hip-circles proper mounting and dismounting on bars; scales and jumps and handstands, proper mounting and dismounting on beams; runs, squat on and off on vault.

Recreational II (ages 6 – 16)

In the Recreational II class, we have a student-coach ratio of 7:1 for children ages 6 years and older who have mastered the Recreational I skill list for floor, bars, beam, and vault and have been evaluated by a head coach. During the 90-minute class, gymnasts focus more on increasing strength and flexibility and learn more challenging gymnastics skills including walkovers and handsprings on floor, mill circles, glides and dismounts on bars, and split jumps cartwheels and dismounts on beam.

In the Rhythmic class, we have a student-coach ratio of 7:1 for girls ages 6 years old and up. During the 60-minute class, gymnasts focus on the different forms of Rhythmic Gymnastics that can vary, from ballet, flexibility, dance, development of coordination, and introduction to apparatus (rope, hoop, ribbon, clubs, and ball).


The YMCA Summer Gymnastics Training Academy is designed to provide a full gymnastics experience at the YMCA Woodmont Gymnastics Training Center located in Arlington, VA. Emphasis is placed on skill development in all events.

Training is enhanced through dance, trampoline, strength training, nutrition, and sports psychology instruction. Gymnasts will have exclusive use of state-of-the-art training. Facility. The facility is fully equipped with AAI equipment and much more.

Spring Camp is March 25 – 29
Summer Camp is June 24 – August 24
Cost: Full-Privilege Member – $515/Program Member – $545

We are offering your gymnasts:

  • Small student-instructor ratio
  • Training and classes in all Olympic events
  • Conditioning
  • Outstanding strength and flexibility classes
  • Classes on routine composition
  • Aerobic warm-ups
  • Ballet & jazz for gymnastics
  • Positive coaching and motivation
  • Professional coaches on staff
  • Fun activities!

Please email with any questions!


The YMCA Gymnastics Team starts at Level 3 and goes through optional levels and EXCL. We follow the USAG curriculum and guidelines. To be a part of the team, you must be evaluated by the head coach and then be invited to participate. Regular attendance is expected of all team members.

Please call the Woodmont Center to arrange the evaluation by the head coach 703-527-4966.