Our Movement Mania classes offer fun, play-based classes that are not sport-specific, and aim to develop strength, flexibility, agility and co-ordination in a balanced way throughout the body. Classes will help participants gain overall movement capabilities, making their bodies stronger, more balanced, and more adaptable, while helping prevent injuries.
Students will work on communication skills during partner games, and through working with a variety of different individuals throughout classes. They will also have time for self-reflection and learning about their body. We’ll focus more on co-operation than competition.
Research shows that sport-specific training can be detrimental to children, and likely all humans. That’s where natural movement practices come in. We aim to use our whole bodies in ways that they’re made to move, which is not necessarily how we move the body during a normal day or week.
Classes will include:
- Light acrobatics and inverting - cartwheels and handstands and variants,
- Locomotion: exploring ways to move on all fours,
- Improvisation: dance and linking movements
- Hanging and climbing
- Jumping: box jumps, high jumps, long jumps, single leg jumps
- Co-ordination: doing more than one thing together or in sequence
MOVEMENT MANIA WILL START IN 2023
We would love to have you join us for our inaugural session of Movement Mania, natural movement classes! This is a new offering that we’re really excited about. We plan to start these classes later this year.
Classes will be held on Sundays in the gymnasium at Teens Inc., which is located in Nederland at 151 East 1st Street next to the Barker Reservoir. There is plenty of parking in the lots by Teens Inc. and on streets nearby.
Read on for class options and class times.
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Classes are Sundays from 2-2:45 PM.
In this 45 minute class, children ages 4 to 6 will have a blast expanding upon their innate ability to move through fun games that build balance, agility, jumping, hanging and acrobatic skills.
We ask that parents stay nearby and available by phone in case their child needs them.
Classes are Sundays from 3 - 4 PM*.
This one-hour class is for more experienced movers aged 7 through 9.
Classes are held Sundays from 4:15 - 5:15 PM*.
This one-hour class is for tweens/young teens aged 10 through 14. More to come soon.
Classes are held Sundays from 5:30 - 7 PM*.
This one-hour class is for adults and older teens 14. More to come soon.
Tuition varies for the 5-week session. See above.
If we have fewer than 3 students enrolled in a class, we will either combine classes (where possible) or issue a refund to those who have already paid.
*Class times are subject to change, but we will aim to keep the times listed above. You will be notified of any class time changes via email.
If you have questions about any of our class offerings and/or participation in Ned Gymmies please reach out to Erin via email.
Space is limited. If you're interested to join us for this session, register now. Once we receive your registration request, we will confirm whether space is available. Your child's spot in a class will be held once your payment is received.
Full tuition is due by the first class, or right away if you sign up late. We ask for your payment by this date in order to hold your child's spot in the class, to open up spots for waitlisted children, and to help us schedule the needed coaching staff.
Families with multiple enrollments in a Ned Gymmies session can deduct $10/child from the total tuition payment.
Students starting the session late may have their tuition prorated.
Payment for an upcoming session holds your spot(s) in our program. Late payments may be subject to a late fee of up to 20% of the tuition or result in your child losing their spot in the class.
Payments can be made by Venmo to "@Erin-Lester-Ned", or checks can be mailed to "Ned Gymmies", PO Box 3800, Nederland CO 80466. Make your checks payable to "Ned Gymmies".
If your child is on the waitlist, we will let you know if your child has a spot starting on or shortly after the first class in a session.
Once a session begins, there are no refunds. You may request a full refund up to 1 week before the start of a session. Payment shows your commitment to the entire session allowing us to effectively schedule coaches for our programming.