Gym Jam is Back!

Now we’re doing Cartwheels on the BUS!

**Images of our bus coming soon!**

COVID-conscious mobile gymnastics based physical literacy programs in Calgary and area.

Our gymnastics programs are ideal for child care centers, schools, and other facilities. We can set up our equipment in your facility or park at your location and teach lessons in our well equipped gymnastics bus!

We also offer birthday parties on the bus!

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Lessons at Child Care Centres

Typically, lessons are half an hour and start with a warm up that includes either a game (for school aged participants) or a song and dance (for younger participants). A set of safe, kid-appealing stretches follows. Then skills are taught and practiced in a fun circuit that includes bars, beams, air tracks, soft boxes, and more. There’s a new theme each week, complete with props and decor! Class concludes with a cool-down activity and with a game if time permits.

Circuits incorporate beams, bars, rings, vault, air tracks (imagine long, inflatable air mattresses), foam forms, and tumbling mats.

Our curriculum has been organized such that the most basic and important skills are taught first, and other skills follow in a developmentally appropriate order. Initially, priority is given to fundamental movement skills (FMS) such as jumping, balancing, rolling, striking, etc. Some fundamental movement skills- specifically ball skills- are not inherent in gymnastics, so we have taken extra steps to ensure that they are also focused on. As children master basic FMS (usually children in after school care), we up the ante and prioritize gymnastics-specific skills.

Children who participate in Gym Jam reap a diversity of benefits. Skill building promotes perseverance, work ethic, focus, and self-confidence. Group activities foster social skills and team work. Playing on our colourful equipment and learning fantastic new ways to move ensures an association between physical literacy and fun; this association is self-reinforcing and life-long!

Lessons at Day Homes

Lessons on the Gym Jam bus are the same as those provided at daycares and preschools. However, because dayhomes have the ability to be slightly more flexible with daily and weekly program planning, we also include Gym Jam “homework” to be practised during the rest of the week! This way, it’s easy to incorporate awesomely fun physical activity into your daily day-home routine! Ideal for ages 18 months to 10 years.

Lessons at Schools and Community Centres

Brilliant for Scouts, Guides, Dance troops, and community events.

Lessons last 45-90 minutes, depending on the package chosen.  Both the equipment set-up and the lesson plan are specially tailored to meet the interests and abilities of participants. Usually, class starts with a high-energy game, a quick stretch, and some physical challenges/ strength training; after, a Gym Jam instructor demonstrates a circuit before participants try it out. Circuits may incorporate beams, bars, rings, vault, air tracks (imagine long, inflatable air mattresses), foam forms, and tumbling mats.

Parties

Cheaper than a party and no need to haul the cake and decor across town! Let the Gym Jam bus come to you!

Your child can pick from one of our 20 fun themes (decor and themed activities included)!

Parties last 45-90 minutes, depending on the package chosen.  Both the equipment set-up and the party programme are specially tailored to meet the interests and abilities of participants. We can offer free-play on our abundance of soft, child-friendly equipment, provide a well-rounded lesson that ensures kids will have tricks to show off after, focus on popular, high-energy games, or do a bit of everything! Equipment includes beams, bars, rings, vault, air tracks (imagine long, inflatable air mattresses), foam forms, and tumbling mats.