Our Philosophy
As a school we emphasize the individualized, self-paced learning of physical and social skills within all of our classes. Our programs provide experience to guide and stimulate the growth and development which leads to the "whole" person both physically and emotionally. We nurture learning traits which will carry over into other areas of life.

All classes whether beginning or advanced, offer a "natural" outlet for the students individual skill and development. At AMERICAN, our teams give students the opportunity to receive special training which will help them reach their full potential in a safe and encouraging environment.

At American Institute of Gymnastics we believe that...

Gymnastics gives you special qualities. The sport of gymnastics has many hard and difficult skills which take a long time to master. Most people would never try it. Many, who try, give up after a while. Some fall, or make a mistake, and never try again. Others want to take this challenge…

That is why we believe that you are special! This your joy. This is why you have such pride in yourself. Many gymnastic skills require a long time to learn. Much practice is needed. If you try to go too fast, you might get frustrated. So, you learn to practice slowly, day by day, step by step. It takes much patience, and you are learning what patience is all about. You are learning some other things also…

At American Institute of Gymnastics I am learning…

… to imagine things I could not imagine before. I am imagining myself doing things that I could not have dreamed of doing only a short time ago.

… I have many talents and abilities. I am learning to develop my talents. I am learning this through training. Through training and practice, I can see myself growing and becoming what I desire to be as a gymnast.

…about self -respect and pride. I am learning I can do things, even very difficult things, if I put my mind to it. Before, I didn’t have goals, but now I have set challenging goals for myself. I am proud of myself because I have set some very high goals for myself.

My coaches at American Institute of Gymnastics emphasize that…

…the fun is in trying and doing new things. It is fun to challenge myself and see what I can do!!

…when I try something new. I don’t always succeed the first time. However, with practice and repetition, I am learning I can do new things - if I keep on trying.

At American Institute of Gymnastics I am taught that…

…success or failure may not always be the most important thing. Many times trying is the most important thing. It doesn’t always matter if I win, as long as I try. I may lose or fall today, but tomorrow I will be more experienced and wiser.

…persistence makes winners. Things of value have a price, which usually takes some hard work. It is over time, I begin to see my growth.

…the joy of my own personal accomplishment, is most important. I like the chance to excel and show what I can do. Being the best I can be makes me proud.

…the lessons I learn at American Institute of Gymnastics can be applied to the rest of my life.