Michigan academy of gymnastics offers classes for those as young as 24 months and progressing through their teen years. We progress children primarily based on their skill progression, with less importance on their age. While not all classes are offered at all of our locations, the following list gives an idea of our offerings and progressions:
Having graduated from kinder levels, children may move on to more complicated and complex activities. The flexibility and body control learned next are basic requirements for all other types of sports.
Parent & Tot
45 minute class [ages 2 - 3 yrs] interactive movement with parent, instructor and child. Introduction to organized movement activities with incline mats.
45 minute class & [ages 3 - 4 yrs] no previous experience necessary. Beginning hand and foot coordinating exercises. Balancing, jumping, basic movement exercises. Hand support and inverting skill development exercises.
1 hour class [ages 5 - 6 yrs]. No previous experience necessary. This class works on strength and flexibility development. Beginning hand and foot coordinating exercises. Balancing, jumping, basic movement exercises. Hand support and inverting skill development exercises.
Super Kinder I
45 minute class [ages 3 - 4 yrs]. Child can do backward roll, lunge handstand, beginning cartwheel techniques, front support on single bar, forward roll on single bar without spot. A kinder class is a pre-requisite.
Super Kinder Ii
1 hour class [ages 4 - 5 yrs]. This class is for children who have successfully completed kinder ii and/or super kinder i, with emphasis on strength and flexibility requirements. There is emphasis on hand support development (tip ups) and hand/foot coordinating movements using gymnastics skills (r &l cartwheels).
Super Kinder Iii
1 1/4 hour class [ages 5 - 6]. Continuation of super kinder ii, with emphasis on strength and flexibility requirements.
1 1/2 hour class. By invitation only. Student must pass super kinder requirements. Student must also demonstrate excellent listening skills.
1 hour class. Introduction to boy gymnastics.
Boys Super Kinder
1 1/4 hour class.pre-requisite, Boys kinder.
Recreactional Boys and Girls
The first three levels are for those who have little or no experience in gymnastics. Its goal is to promote enjoyment and participation in gymnastics, while learning the basic skills presented. The basic movement patterns of static positions, landings, rotations, swing, spring, flight, and height will be learned.
Red (6 to 8yrs) Red (9+ Yrs) 1 1/4 Hours
Beginner level - no experience necessary (boys & girls). Introduction to all pieces of equipment, flexibility for legs & shoulders, strength. Fundamental skills: swings; rolls; headstand; handstand; balances; general conditioning.
White (6 to 8yrs) White (9+ Yrs) 1 1/2 Hours
Completing 80% of the skills required in the red level (boys & girls). Improvement in strength (2 chin - ups, pull - ups, leg lifts). Flexibility, and coordination. Fundamental skills: one hand cartwheel; pullover; tip ups; handstand.
Blue (6 -8yrs) Blue (9+ Yrs) 1 1/2 Hours
Completing 80% of the skills required in the white level (boys & girls). Experience & perfection of fundamental skills: one rope climb; a pullover and back hip circle on a single bar; backward shoulder roll; roll up to a shoulder stand; specific dance steps on beam; both sides cartwheels; headstand and back bend on floor. Splits flexibility, for right and left splits. Strength: 3 leg lifts; 3 pull ups; 10 pushups; 20 sit ups. (Optional 2 times a week.).
The achievement level is for those gymnasts who have a thorough understanding of the basic movement patterns and mastery of elementary skills. This section offers four more progressively demanding levels, containing skills from each of the four women's apparatus and the six men's apparatus. As the gymnast enters these more difficult levels, more time will be spent successfully completing them and athletes will be working on putting skills into routines.
Bronze All Ages 1 3/4 Hours
Completing 80% of the skills on all events required in the blue level (boys & girls). 2 days a week recommended. Girls level 1, boys level 4, none compete.
Silver All Ages 2 Hours
Completing 80% of the skills on all events required in the bronze level (girls only). 2 days a week required. Girls level 2.
Cheer and Tumbling
Beginner Cheer-Tumbling 1 Hour
60 minutes of tumbling basics. Including: cartwheels; round offs; bridges; back bend; back walkover; and back handspring. A fun and safe way to learn.
Advanced Cheer-Tumbling 1 Hour
60 minutes of learning: back handspring; back tuck; front handspring; front tuck; and twisting. This class will provide a great experience for all students looking to learn and master higher level skills.
Michigan Academy of Gymnastics has become known throughout the gymnastics community
as a quality training facility for the highly competitive team program as well as providing outstanding programs in the developmental and recreational programs for physical education. Michigan Academy of Gymnastics has outgrown two facilities in 30+ years! Our program was incorporated in August 1978 and our first gym was opened in Garden City on October 1, 1978. Our second gym opened in Westland on Hix Road in December of 1986. Our present gym opened in June of 1994, next to our previous gym. The Westland gym has grown into a complete modern training center for boys and girls gymnastics with the ability to host high level regional training camps and clinics.
Michigan Academy has branched out with an additional gym in Ann Arbor.
Michigan Academy of Gymnastics purchased Not Just Gymnastics in Ann Arbor in 1989. Michigan Academy has promoted the same philosophy in the Ann Arbor facility, as in the Westland gym. The staff's of both gyms receive the same training. Our goal with both of the gyms is to promote continuity and working together for a common purpose. The competitive teams of Michigan Academy of Gymnastics have won numerous team and individual awards.
Michigan Academy of Gymnastics competes in State
Regional and National level meets through USA Gymnastics, AAU, and United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs organizations. Participation in invitational meets throughout the United States and Canada.
Women's Collegiate Teams
M.A.G. has had gymnasts on the following men's collegiate team; University of Michigan; United State Military Academy at West Point; and now the United States Air Force Academy. Many alumni of Michigan Academy of Gymnastics have gone on to attend college as a result of their gymnastics abilities. Michigan Academy has had gymnasts on the following women's collegiate teams:
Ohio State University
University of Iowa
United States Naval Academy
United States Air Force Academy
Kings College of New York
The University of Rhode Island
Boy's Kinder and Recreational
Michigan Academy of Gymnastics Boy's Kinder and Boy's Recreational Program is designed to help students learn basic gymnastic skills and develop body strength, flexibility and coordination.
Our Kinder Program focuses on coordination and motor skills development using men's gymnastics equipment.
Basic body positions, running skills, various type of rolls and jumps, along with gymnastic safety and class organization values are introduced. These classes are intended for students between the ages of 4 and 6. Class times are between 60 and 75 min.
Our Boys Program is an extension of our boy's kinder program, leading to the Boys Competitive Program.
Its goal is to further promote body strength and gymnastics skills development, along with strengthening of cognitive skills and abilities. New complex gymnastics skills are introduce and consolidate throughout the levels (Red, White, Blue, Bronze), and boys apparatus gymnastics routines are learned. These classes are intended for students between the ages of 6 and 16. Class times are between 60 and 105 min.
Our facilities offer multiple sets of vaults, uneven bars, single bars, parallel bars, balance beams, spring floors, trampolines, high bars, still rings, pommel horses, and much more.
All staff receives training from within M.A.G. and its Program Directors. The staff receives PDP (Professional Developmental Program) Level I certification, Levels I - IV Certification and Safety Certification from U.S.A. Gymnastics, Adult CPR and First Aid.
Rush Hour Supervision
8 - 9 a.m. & 4 - 5 p.m. Requires prior sign up.
These camps are designed for any students 4 years of age and up. No gymnastics experience is necessary.
Fees must accompany the registration form to insure placement in the camp.
Registrations will be accepted by mail or may be dropped off in our office.
Registrations must be received 7 days prior to the week you wish to attend.
Registrations Cannot Be Taken over the Phone!
Drop Ins will Not Be Accepted!
Staffing is set to the number of registrations received for the week.
No refunds will be given unless the session is canceled!
Minimum of 5 children required to run per week.
Discount Fee for second child is 10%
A Fun and Unique Field Trip Idea!
Open to all school/ churches/ scout troops.
Ages from preschool and up.
Field trips run from 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
Structured learning time with Safety Certified Instructors.
Achievement Ribbon for all participants.
mornings and afternoons
Lessons are based on completing skills required by the Michigan State Standards and Benchmarks. Receive a coupon for 10% off new registration for each child attending the field trip.
Personal and social character traits
Fees for field Trips
1 hour field trip
1 1/4 hour field trip
1 1/2 hour field trip
Celebrating your Birthday at MAG!
Each child attending the birthday party will receive a coupon for 10% off a new class registration. For more information, please contact us.
Party includes: 1 hr. in gym with MAG instructor. Use of all facilities. 1 hour in lobby - with table and chairs. Food and Decorations Not Provided by MAG.
For 10 children$140.00
Each additional child is
Party includes: 1 hour in gym with MAG instructor. Food and Decorations Not Provided by MAG. HOURS: Saturday after 3:00pm and Sunday - All Day.
Welcome to the NEW Michigan Academy of Gymnastics website! Please bear with us as we hone and fine tune this new site.
As you noticed on the new home page, each of our three sites and our competitive teams now has their own “site”. Each of these sites will contain information and calendars specific to that location.
If you picked the wrong site, or just want to see what is going on at one of the other locations, in the upper right hand corner of all pages is a RED Change Location box. Click on the drop down arrow and pick a new location. Its that simple.
Across the top of each page you will find a menu bar. Hover over an item and a drop down box will appear listing items specific to that menu selection. Pretty standard stuff.