Commitment and Discipline

The challenging nature of gymnastics requires commitment and concentration. The structure of gymnastics lessons teaches children how hard work and dedication pays off. Positive experiences in gymnastics can build confidence through achievement, and illustrates to children that commitment to sport benefits them. Rules and codes of conduct in gymnastics help children learn the importance of rules for safety, and teach respect toward others.

Motor Skills, Coordination and Balance

Gymnastics helps children build a range of motor and coordination skills, and assists in developing a good sense of body awareness. A young gymnast will learn how to use different parts of her body in difference ways. English Gymnastics claims that participation in gymnastics develops body awareness, control, and coordination, which can be beneficial to other physical activities, sports, and in everyday life.



Gymnasts are renowned for their excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Taking part in gymnastics at a young age can help build the foundations of good all-around muscle strength, endurance, and power. According to the International Gymnastics School, gymnasts get stronger through regular training, which aids in the development of lean, toned muscles, improved balance, and better posture.*



  • Coed recreational gymnastics Ages 2 -18
  • Mommy & Me gymnastics Ages 2-4
  • Boys' only recreational gymnastics Ages 5-18
  • Home-schooled recreational gymnastics Ages 5-16
  • Girls' competive USAG Artistic gymnastics Levels 4-10
  • Non-competive Cheerleading Ages 5-18
  • Power Tumbling & Trampoline Ages 5-18


  • Spring Loaded Floor
  • 2 Vaults
  • 2 Sets Uneven Bars
  • 9 Balance Beams
  • 1 Strap Bar
  • Tumble Trac
  • Trampoline
  • Men's Rings
  • Pommel Horse
  • Parallel Bars



We are located on Amarillo College 's West Campus in the Gym/Dance Building.  The West Campus is located at 6222 SW 9th Street at the corner of West 9th and Quail Creek Dr.


Maggie Thetford
West Campus Gym/Dance
(806) 356-3668 - West Campus
Gym Phone Number: (806) 356-3633

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