Parents of children in gymnastics can attest to the many benefits it provides their children, but science has also proven its value. According to research published in the journal of American College of Sports Medicine, “a short period of gymnastics training had a general facilitative effect on spatial working memory at both a behavioral and neurophysiological level in children.” Spatial working memory is necessary for several cognitive functions such as reading, language comprehension, math, and problem solving, thus the spatial working memory developed through gymnastics enhances children’s academic achievements.
Simply put, gymnastics is fuel for your child’s brain. We’ve been fueling physical, mental, and emotional development for kids for over 35 years at our gym in Fishers, IN. Now, we’re offering even more benefits with online gymnastics classes at deveausacademy.com.
Online gymnastics classes are convenient.
Students can participate in gymnastics at any time as many classes are typically available for live streaming 24/7 from an internet-enabled device. Whether it’s in your living room or anywhere you go, your child can participate in online gymnastics.
Online gymnastics classes are self-paced.
All kids have different learning curves. Sometimes in the gym setting, kids can be distracted by socializing with their peers. With online gymnastics, kids can focus on perfecting their skills without worrying about what others are doing.
Online gymnastics classes give kids a break from stress.
From preschool to high school, online gymnastics is a welcome break. When we ask our students why they love gymnastics, they usually say, “because it’s fun.” That’s because gymnastics trains children to focus so intently on their own skills that they put their worries on hold during class and enjoy just being a kid.
Online gymnastics is great for beginners through advanced students.
Whether they are just getting started and want to learn by themselves or are already going to classes at the gym and want to practice their skills on their own time at home, online gymnastics will fill their needs.
Online gymnastics maintains physical fitness and eases the transition back to the gym.
With online gymnastics, gymnasts stay in shape and work the important muscle groups needed for their performances. Classes are structured to include strength, flexibility, and skill training. According to research by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), even maintaining a fraction of your normal workload can take weeks off returning back to full training.
What to look for in an online gymnastics class
Not all online gymnastics programs are the same. Check out what they are offering and who is leading the classes before signing up. Make sure classes are led by USAG-certified coaches with experience and expertise in children’s gymnastics. Certified coaches are always up to date on the latest information and best practices, and know how to make the classes enjoyable.
For over 35 years, DeVeau’s has provided exceptional gymnastics classes for children at our physical location in Fishers, IN, and now we are also able to provide online gymnastics classes as well through DeVeau’s Academy. Deveau’s Academy online is your premier place for online gymnastics and includes a welcoming community of supportive coaches, athletes and families. With streaming videos and live, instructor-led classes where students can receive training from DeVeau’s coaches, you’ll love DeVeau’s Academy. Try it free! Check out the plans today.