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Girls USAG Team (Level 3-10 & Elite)


COVID Temporary team schedule beginning may 4

We are restarting team practices following the guidelines set by the El Paso County Health Department. Groups of 3 gymnasts to a coach. Workouts are 2 hours in length, with these small groups we can accomplish a lot. We will continue to offer Zoom conditioning since the time in the gym will be devoted to time on the apparatus.

  • Parents are responsible to not to send their child if they feel ill or were exposed to someone with COVID.
  • No drinking fountains or cubbies/locker area so bring a gym bag you take with you from event to event.
  • Bring hand sanitizer, water bottle, grips, spray bottle and a container for your block of chalk. We will provide each gymnast her individual block of chalk.
  • We cannot accommodate the social distance space with parents watching in the gym but we also cannot prohibit you from watching according to SafeSport. You are on your honor to be responsible and keep your distance or do not stay.
  • Enter the front of the building but exit the back door (north side by the garage door).

Our TEAM MISSION STATEMENT - CHARACTER FIRST. CHAMPIONS FOREVER.

At Aerials we believe a gymnasts' character is more important than her medals. But we also believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well! We strive to provide the highest level of training in a positive, encouraging environment where each gymnast feels safe, and they feel valued for their efforts.

Our TEAMS:

We compete in the following USA Gymnastics levels: Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 7, Level 8, Level 9, Level 10 and Elite. We have a long history of being among the best teams in Colorado since 1983.

*Please call our front desk to ask about the monthly tuition for each team level. (719) 260-1893

Our METHOD:

Aerials has a well-earned reputation for winning, but we didn’t earn it with the attitude that we will do anything to win. Our success comes from our method: we work hard and we have fun. Our program is one of the country’s leaders when it comes to teaching through a series of skill progression in a positive environment.  We never encourage our gymnasts to attempt a new skill until her coach has the utmost confidence that she has mastered all the progressive steps leading up to it. The process can sometimes be time-consuming but the end result is well worth the method and it is the key to our enduring success.

SAFE SPORT:

We adhere to and enforce the US Center for Safe Sport policies and procedures in every program within Aerials. This means that our coaches are never allowed one-on-one time with any gymnast in our program. All interactions between every gymnast and their coach is done as a group or with parental involvement.

Our COACHES:

We take great pride in our coaching staff at Aerials Gymnastics. All of our coaches are Professional Members of USA Gymnastics (They have passed the USA Safety Certification Test and the USOC Safe Sport Course). Our coaches are continually educated on the most current techniques by owners Tom and Lori Forster. Tom and Lori have achieved the highest level of coaching "Master of Sport". Tom is also the High Performance Team Coordinator for the USA Gymnastics Women's program. 

Elite, Level 10, Level 9:   Kathy Vigil, Jason Baits, Zac Baits and Brittney Allen
Level 9, Level 8, Level 7, Level 5:   Zac Baits, Brittney Allen and Heather Morgan
Level 5, Level 4:  Heather Morgan and Jessie Adams
Level 3: Heahter Morgan and Stephanie Dobson

Our FACILITY:

Aerials has one of the most advanced training facilities in North America -- designed by owner Tom Forster (Tom also designed the Women's Olympic Training Center). Tom combined the best ideas from training centers he visited all over the world with some of his own groundbreaking training ideas. Continually maintaining and improving our equipment allows us to provide the safest training environment possible.

Our PARENTS GROUP:

The Aerials Booster Club is a not-for-profit 5013C organization registered with the state of Colorado (C1988). Aerials' team parents are devoted to helping the program’s continued success and work fundraising events to help offset the expenses of competitive gymnastics. Aerials hosts as many as five meets a year, made successful with the support of the Aerials parents volunteering their time to operate these competitions. 

Girls Xcel Team (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Platinum)


COVID TEMPORARY TEAM SCHEDULE BEGINNING MAY 4

We are restarting team practices following the guidelines set by the El Paso County Health Department. Groups of 3 gymnasts to a coach. Workouts are 2 hours in length, with these small groups we can accomplish a lot. We will continue to offer Zoom conditioning since the time in the gym will be devoted to time on the apparatus.

  • Parents are responsible to not to send their child if they feel ill or were exposed to someone with COVID.
  • No drinking fountains or cubbies/locker area so bring a gym bag you take with you from event to event.
  • Bring hand sanitizer, water bottle, grips, spray bottle and a container for your block of chalk. We will provide each gymnast her individual block of chalk.
  • We cannot accommodate the social distance space with parents watching in the gym but we also cannot prohibit you from watching according to SafeSport. You are on your honor to be responsible and keep your distance or do not stay.
  • Enter the front of the building but exit the back door (north side by the garage door).

OUR TEAM MISSION STATEMENT:

To provide gymnastics team training in a positive, encouraging culture, with a schedule that allows the athletes to participate in other sports and activities. 

Our TEAMS:

We compete in the following USA Gymnastics Xcel levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. 

*Please call our front desk to ask about the monthly tuition for each Xcel level. (719) 260-1893

Our METHOD:

We teach advanced gymnastic skills in the proper progressions for safety and mastery. We do not move on with a skill if a gymnast cannot safely master all the steps in the progression. If a gymnast struggles with a skill she has already learned we go back to the progressions and start over. It is time consuming, it can be frustrating, and it is more difficult but this is the core of our success and the safest way to advance.

Our COACHES:

All of our coaches are Professional Members of USA Gymnastics which means they have been back ground checked and passed the USA Safety Certification Test for gymnastics coaches. They are led by owner and USA Gymnastics National Staff Member Tom Forster. Tom has over thirty years of coaching experience and is in charge of training the coaches and keeping them informed of all the newest technqiues and procedures for coaching competitive gymnasts.

Xcel Department Leader:   Noah Forbus

Our FACILITY:

Aerials has one of the most advanced training facilities in North America. Designed by owner Tom Forster (who also designed the Women's Olympic Training Center in Houston, TX). Tom combined the best ideas from training centers he has visited all over the world and combined them with some of his own training ideas. Aerials continually invests in the improvement of their equipment each year to provide the safest training situation possible.

About Aerials


EMAIL US

your_aerials_gym@coloradoaerials.com

OUR PHILOSOPHY

A child that learns to channel their effort and energy toward a focused goal will have greater success in school, sport and life.

At Aerials we strive to support and foster childrens' enthusiasm for physical activity through gymnastics. We have a world class coaching staff of professionals devoted to teaching children. For the children that decide to compete in gymnastics, Aerials has a program that can handle every level of gymnast from novice to Olympic hopeful. 

HUMBLE Beginnings

Aerials Gymnastics began in 1983 from the inspiration of Tom and Lori Forster in a small warehouse with 30 students. Over 30 years later they have developed one of the most respected gymnastics programs in America and have built one of the most advanced gymnastics training facilities in the world.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

Tom and Lori have achieved the level of "Master of Sport" presented by USA Gymnastics to coaches that have demonstrated their ability to train and produce an athlete that has represented the United States of America in the highest level of competition in a Pan American, World Championship, and/or Olympic Games. Their experience has been the foundation for all of the training their instructors receive to work with children. From a forward roll to the most difficult skills our instructors have two primary goals: teach it correctly and make it fun!

Olympic Dreams

Tom and Lori qualified their first gymnast on to the Women's USA National Team in 1990. They went on to put seven girls on the national team and compete for the United States in 11 international competitions including three World Championships ('95, '96, '01) and two Pan American Games ('95, '01). In 1996 they had two gymnasts compete in the Olympic Trials, Theresa Kulikowski and Kristy Powell. Theresa became the 1996 Olympic first alternate! Today Aerials Gymnastics is widely considered to be among the best gymnastics programs in America.

Weather Policy


CLASSES POLICY DUE TO BAD WEATHER

If District 20 is closed, our morning classes are canceled. At 2:00pm we determine if we will remain closed for our evening classes. You can CHECK the website or call 260-1893 for an UPDATED phone message.

If District 20 has a delayed start, our morning classes will be held at their normal times. If District 20 is closed for the holidays, you will need to CHECK our status on our website/Facebook, or call for a phone message. If nothing is posted or on the answering machine, classes are being held as normal.

Monthly Calendar


classes by the month

FIRST PRIORITY - Once you have enrolled you have first priority for keeping that class space for the next month.

STOP ANY TIME - There is no annual commitment and you can stop at any time.

REFUND POLICY - There are no refunds for stopping after a month has begun.

MAKE UP POLICY - We offer one makeup in each month except during the summer months (June and July) we give you three makeups.

TUITION - We base our monthly tuition on 4 weeks. Some months have 5 weeks so we "bank" those weeks for you to apply to the weeks we close for vacation breaks. Every month has the same tuition rate regardless of the number of weeks.

NOvember 2020

We are closed for Thanksgiving day only. A makeup is provided.

DECEMBER 2020

We are closing Tuesday (Dec 22) through Sunday (Dec 27) for the Christmas holiday. Friday, January 1, will be part of your December tution.

JANUARY 2021

January tuition begins on Monday, January 4 through the end of the month.

February 2021

March 2021

We are closed for Spring vacation Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26.

April 2021

Tuition begins Saturday, April 3 and goes through Friday, April 30.

May 2021

Closed on Memorial Day.

JUNE 2021

We are closed for Summer vacation Tuesday, June 29 through Sunday, July 4.

July 2021

AUGUST 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021

We are closed for Labor Day. A makeup will be provided.

OCTOBER 2021

November 2021

We are closed for Thanksgiving. There are five Mondays and Tuesdays this month so November 29 and 30 will be part of December tuition so we can close for Christmas vacation and still offer four class days in December.

December 2021

We are Wednesday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 28 for Christmas vacation.

Class Prices


Try Us Out!

Schedule a NO OBLIGATION TRIAL class with us. If your trial class was not what you expected then we do not charge you for that class as a thank you for giving us a try. If you do like your trial class please register before you leave so you guarantee your spot in that class. Click the red Class Schedule button to sign up for your first class or call us at 260-1893.

Join At Any Time!

You can begin your classes at any time during any month.

Class Prices

We have based our monthly classes on 4 weeks of lessons even though some months have five weeks. In the course of a year it all works out.

Parent & Tot:  $69 per month. One class per week 45 minutes each.
School Age Girls and Boys Gymnastics and Parkour:  $80 per month. One class per week 60 minutes each. Two classes per week is $154 per month.
 

Discounts

If you have multiple children in your family taking classes the highest price class is full price. All additional children receive a 5% discount on their tuition.

ANNUAL FEE

There is an annual registration fee for all students in our school age classes (except we do not charge an annual fee to our Parent & Tot students). Our fee is $35 for the family. In support and appreciation of our troops we waive the first year's annual fee for Active Duty Military, Police and Firefighters.

To find out prices for all other classes, including pre-team, team, and special programs, please email, call, or come by the front desk.

Make Ups


We offer 1 makeup per month (typically the last Friday of the month but not always).

SUMMER (June-July)

We offer 3 makeups and will work with you to accommodate your schedule with classes that have availability for your child's age and level.

Bonus Gym


BONUS Gym is offered on certain Fridays and is a great way for Aerials members to get in some extra gym time to work on things they do in their classes. It's an hour and a half with our coaching staff. BONUS Gym is not "open gym" but is a fun structured class with our coaches.


DATES:

Gymnastics: August 18th - August 25th - September 15th

Parkour: September  15th

TIMES and COST:

AGES 3 to 5 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm ($15)
AGES 6 and up 5:30pm - 7:00pm ($20)
Payment due at registration.

PRE-REGISTER:  Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call the gym at 719-260-1893 or come by the front desk.

Parties


In an effort to reduce children being exposed to COVID-19 we are suspending our gymnastics birthday parties until a future date.

We apologize and hope you find a really fun way to celebrate your child's birthday - we will be offering parties again (hopefully soon).

Tots & Preschool Gymnastics Classes

From the time they start walking until they go to Kindergarten
Image of Tots & Preschool Gymnastics Classes at Colorado Aerials Gymnastics

Aerials has been a premier preschool gymnastics learning program since 1983. Thousands of families have been through our program and experienced our love for teaching children. We are honored to be one of the first experiences that children have with sports. Fitness is fun!


Classes

PARENT AND TOT (45 minutes) $128 for 8 weeks of classes

Our Parent and Tot classes are designed to enhance and challenge your toddler's large motor skills in a fun environment and the best part ... you get to do it with them!

This class requires the parent to be involved so they can assist the instructor give directions and explain the activities. This class is a wonderful way to build your toddler's confidence in movement and interact with other toddlers. Something funny always happens so have your camera ready at all times.

PRESCHOOL 3-4 (60 minutes) $148 for 8 weeks of classes

Our preschool 3 to 4 1/2 year old classes are designed to improve your preschooler's coordination. Our goal is that your child will associate fitness with fun.  Your child will be encouraged to try new skills and activities, increasing self-confidence in the process.

PRESCHOOL 4-5 (60 minutes) $148 for 8 weeks of classes

Our preschool 4 1/2  to 5 year old classes are designed to increase your child’s strength and improve their coordination. Our goal is that your preschooler will enjoy the challenges, games and activities during each class.

Girls Gymnastics Classes

Elementary to High School

Aerials has been a Member of Club of USA Gymnastics since their beginning. We use the standardized Level system of the USA Junior Olympic Program to teach your child gymnastics. We begin with Level 1 and teach through Level 4 in our recreational classes.


Classes

Girls 6-8 (60 minute classes) $80 per month

Our Girls 6-8 year old classes are designed on teaching Level 1 gymnastics skills and concepts while introducing additional skills that are more challenging.  Strength and flexibility are introduced and reinforced at this level.  

The purpose for each class is to help your daughter learn new drills and improve her technique on the skills she already performs.  Our goals remain the same for these classes:  that your daughter associates fitness with fun and keeps her excited about fitness and gymnastics challenges.  Your daughter will be encouraged to try new skills and drills, increasing her self-confidence in the process.

GIRLS 9-11 (60 minutes) $80 per month

Our Girls 9-11 year old classes build on Level 1 gymnastics skills and concepts while introducing Level 2 and 3 skills.  Strength and flexibility are important at this level to help girls progress.  

The purpose for each class is to help your daughter learn new skills and improve her technique on the skills she already performs.  Our goal is that your daughter has fun learning new things.  She will be encouraged to try new skills and drills, increasing her self-confidence in the process.

GIRLS 12+ (60 minutes) $80 per month

Our Girls 12+ class builds upon Level 1,2, and 3 skills and concepts while introducing additional skills that are more challenging. 

The purpose for each class is to help your teenager learn new drills and skills and improve her technique on the skills she already performs.  Our goals remain the same for these classes:  that your teenager associates fitness with fun and health and keeps her excited about fitness and gymnastics challenges.  She will be encouraged to try new skills and conquer her fears, and increase her self-confidence in the process. 

Parkour Classes - Juniors

Boys ages 5 to 11

Parkour derives from parcours du combattant, the classic obstacle course method of military training. Athletes aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Parkour is super fun because it includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement, and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation. Parkour promotes amazing fitness. Freerunning is a version of parkour that includes acrobatic moves that are purely artistic and fluid. Freerunning may also include some Tricking. Tricking is a training discipline that combines martial arts kicks with flips and twists from gymnastics as well as many dance moves and styles from breakdancing. We also incorporate some American Ninja Warrior training in our program as well. We love parkour for these reasons - it is an outstanding physical activity with no limits as to what children can accomplish. Our Parkour classes are taught in a specific sequence where children must learn the basics before learning more difficult skills. Our classes are divided in to Level 1 (Green), Level 2 (Orange) and Level 3 (Red). Your child will wear the wrist band of their level. Each color signifies what skills they are safe to perform in class and in our open gym time.


Classes

Parkour Juniors: ages 5-11 (60 minutes) $80 per month

Parkour Junior classes - children learn flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks in combination on strength and agility courses. This is a new sport that allows kids of all sizes and abilities to have fun exercising and being challenged physically.

Our progressive level system evalutates and advances children on their ability to perform the fundamental parkour skills correctly before being allowed to practice more difficult skills.

The levels of Pikes Peak Parkour are Level 1 (Green), Level 2 (Orange) and Level 3 (Red).

Parkour Classes - Seniors

Boys and Girls 13-18 years old

Parkour derives from parcours du combattant, the classic obstacle course method of military training. Athletes aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Parkour is super fun because it includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement, and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation. Parkour promotes amazing fitness. Freerunning is a version of parkour that includes acrobatic moves that are purely artistic and fluid. Freerunning may also include some Tricking. Tricking is a training discipline that combines martial arts kicks with flips and twists from gymnastics as well as many dance moves and styles from breakdancing. We also incorporate some American Ninja Warrior training in our program as well.


Classes

Senior Classes (60 minutes) $60 per month

Parkour Senior classes - athletes learn flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks in combination on strength and agility courses. This is a new sport that allows people of all sizes and abilities to have fun exercising and being challenged physically.

Our progressive level system evalutates and advances athletes on their ability to perform the fundamental parkour skills correctly before being allowed to practice more difficult skills.

The levels of Parkour are Level 1 (Green), Level 2 (Orange) and Level 3 (Red).

Boys Gymnastics Classes

Elementary to Middle School

Aerials has been a Member of Club of USA Gymnastics since 1983. We use the standardized Level system of the USA Junior Olympic Program to teach your son gymnastics. We begin with Level 1 and teach through Level 4 in our recreational classes.


Classes

BOYS 6-9 (60 minutes) $80 per month

Boys Gymnastics 6-9 introduces boys to the fundamental skills, concepts, and body shapes of gymnastics. They perform drills on the usual apparatuses, including the rings, parallel bars, pommel horse and mushroom.

BOYS 10+ (60 minutes) $80 per month

Boys Gymnastics 10+ progresses boys in the fundamental skills, concepts, and body shapes of gymnastics. They perform drills on the usual apparatuses, including the rings, parallel bars, pommel horse and mushroom. Several advanced skills will be introduced in this class.

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