ASI Gymnastics will host it’s FREE Preschool Open House January 19 from 10:00-11am at all ASI locations. The Open House is available for ASI members and non-members and their tots. The event will include obstacle courses, pit fun, trampolines, and time for your child to explore and play. This is great mom and me time! Coffee, juice and snacks will be provided. There will also be RAFFLES and ENROLLMENT SPECIALS! You won’t want to miss out on all the FUN! Everyone who pre-registers will be entered in to win a $500 ASI Gift Card.
7-year-old Riley loves her Power Tumbling and Girls Bronze classes at ASI Allen. She loves coming to see Coach Brittney and learning everything gymnastics has to offer, but her favorite event is bars. She especially loves to practice her front roll dismount on bars.
Riley’s parents love that she is learning coordination and gaining core strength through gymnastics. “We’ve been to other gyms, but we love the positive experience ASI provides.”
Riley is also involved in volleyball, softball, and basketball, but loves to do flips and cartwheels anywhere she can.
4-year-old Nolan , Nolie to her friends and family, has been with ASI Arlington since her Tiny Tots days in 2014. Once a week Nolie bounces into ASI Arlington with her curly hair and bright smile ready for gymnastics. She most looks forward to the trampolines and pit, but her favorite skill is her “pose.” Her mom, Brooklyn loves that gymnastics teaches her discipline and listening skills.
“We wanted to put them into something where they had to learn to listen to someone else besides mom or dad.” Nolie’s brother, Reid enjoys his Tiny Tots class while Nolie does her Kids Gym 2 class with Coach DeeDee.
While enjoying the seasonal soccer or t-ball, Nolie had to make a choice between dance and gymnastics. Brooklyn let her choose and the choice was clear for both mom and daughter.
“It’s affordable and the coaches and staff are awesome. You can’t beat that. She talks about ASI all the time outside of the gym.”
5-year-old Livianna started her career at ASI when she was just 3 ½ year old! She has completed Kids Gym 1, Kids Gym 2, and is currently in Girls Bronze with Coach Chelsea. She is a gymnast first and a swimmer second. She loves the bars and anything that involves flipping. Why does Livianna love gymnastics?
“Because it’s fun!” Mom loves it because it’s good exercise, good for balancing, and she love the staff! If you give Livianna free time she will most like be found doing cartwheels, “because they are fun.”
9-year-old Christopher has been in the Boys Gymnastics program at ASI Firewheel since 2012. He started in Boys Bronze and is currently a level 4 on Boys Team. He is also in the Advanced Gold Tumbling class. He loves coming to his classes with Coach Tanner and Coach Leith.
Christopher’s favorite event is the parallel bars, but his favorite skills to practice are his handstand and his roundoff back handspring. It’s easy to see that Christopher loves all aspects of gymnastics. Outside of gymnastics, Christopher plays tennis, but he “loves doing flips.”
His father, Gary loves what gymnastics has done for Christopher. “Christopher has gained a lot of confidence in himself by doing gymnastics.”
9-year-old Bella is in Power Tumbling Gold with Coach Zak at our Keller location. She has been in the Power Tumbling program for 3 years. Her favorite event is floor and her favorite skill to practice is her roundoff back handspring back tuck.
Bella also participates in basketball, but she loves gymnastics because “it’s fun and you get to express yourself.” Her parents chose ASI because it is close to home, has great teachers, and is a great environment for Bella.
Bella’s mom says that gymnastics is also benefitting her academics as well as her athletic ability.
“She loves participating in her tumbling class, in fact this not only helps with her coordination, strength, and focus,but she has to maintain a B average or better in school to continue in class, which she has!”
We love having Bella in our class, but we love that it is helping her in her academic classes too!
13-year-old Vivian is a Level 5 competitive gymnast who also participates in Power Tumbling Advanced Gold and in our new Acro program at our Lake Highlands location with Coaches Alyssa and Dylan. Vivian has been at ASI for 10 years! Why gymnastics?
“It’s my life! It’s a getaway from stress.” Vivian’s parents echo why gymnastics is so great for her.
“Gymnastics makes her de-stress and calm down. It’s a break from school and homework.”
Vivian is an excellent gymnast, teammate, and asset to every program she is involved in at ASI.
12-year-old Johnny is currently in Boys Team Level 4 with Coach Jacob Griffin (no relation)! He only started with gymnastics a year ago at ASI Mesquite! He joined a Homeschool Power Tumbling class last year, quickly moved through the Power Tumbling program and transitioned into Boys Team. He loves competing his floor routine and practicing his back handspring. Gymnastics is his only sport.
“It pushes me and I love learning new skills!” Johnny loves the sport, but so does his mom and for much different reasons.
“He has learned the meaning of dedication, which has spilled over into his schooling. He truly feels like he can conquer anything. Mentally and physically- quit is not in his vocabulary.”
Johnny’s mom found ASI Mesquite through research, but once Johnny reached the Boys Team program, she knew she had made the right choice!
“Once he joined the boys team, I was impressed by the boys team coach’s dedication. In a year’s time, Johnny has gone from knowing nothing to level 4. ASI has skilled, friendly coaches.”
7-year-old Hadley is in the Gymmie Kids program in Plano West. She also attends our Gymnastics After School program with her twin sister, Hayden. Hayden also participates in our Level 1 team program.
Hadley loves trampoline and tumbling with Coach Meredith. “It’s fun. I play with my coaches and my friends. I love to perform my floor routines to my favorite songs. I love to dance.”
Hadley’s love of gymnastics and dance shined this past November at the Gymmie Kids Meet when she did her floor routine and pulled out the popular “Whip and Nae Nae” during her routine. The crowd went wild!
Hadley’s mom absolutely loves what ASI has done for Hadley.
“Hadley is learning patience, building character, adapting and learning new skills, becoming physically stronger, improving her listening skills, and enjoying her time at ASI. Initially, we chose ASI for the after school program. We love that Hadley and Hayden are picked up from school, have dedicated time for homework, snack time and enjoy free play.
Now, we LOVE ASI as the coaches and staff are family. It warms our hearts to see how happy Hadley is when she arrives and leaves ASI. The coaches (you know who you are!) have worked so hard with Hadley to help her grow and consistently reach new milestones. Hadley is given the chance to shine and be herself. In a special needs world, that is not always a given. We are grateful, blessed and thankful for your roles in her life and in her heart.”
8-year-old Zoe is in Girls Silver at ASI Rockwall with Coach Audrey.
“I always count down the days until gymnastics! I want my mom to put me in Monday and Thursday classes!” Audrey’s love of gymnastics is paired with a rigorous athletic schedule of MMA, jiu jitsu, swimming, and boxing classes.
She loves practicing her cartwheels, handstands, and tuck-press headstands. All of these skills along with her love of trampolines and bars help her other sports she is involved in outside of gymnastics.
Zoe’s mom echoes her sentiments about ASI, “The staff and coaches are great! She looks forward to coming to gymnastics. I like the exercise and flexibility it gives her.”
If you ask Zoe why she likes gymnastics, the answer is simple; “I’m really flexible and accomplishing new things.”
8-year-old Kodi attends her Girls Gold class with Coach Tabitha in The Woodlands. Kodi has progressed her way through Girl Bronze, Girls Silver, Power Tumbling Bronze, and Power Tumbling Silver with us.
Her favorite event is Bars where she looks forward to practicing her back hip circle underswing dismount. Gymnastics is her sport of choice, “because it’s fun,” Kodi says. Kodi has fun and her mom sees value in the sport beyond the fun Kodi is having.
“She is physically stronger. The ability to focus, self-control, and practicing is important. And, the coaches are awesome!”
This past weekend, ASI traveled to Orlando with 17 gymnasts levels 4-8 to compete in the Sand Dollar Invitational at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Thousands of gymnasts levels 1-10 from around the globe competed in 6 different competition venues. ASI had teams compete from our Allen, Arlington, Firewheel, Keller, Lake Highlands, and The Woodlands locations.
Karlee Williams from ASI Allen placed 1st on bars and 3rd in the all around.
Ana Alfaro from ASI Arlington placed 2nd on vault.
Morgan Charles from ASI Arlington placed 3rd on vault, beam, and floor.
Vivian Le from ASI Lake Highlands placed 2nd on beam.
Macie Rogers from ASI Lake Highlands placed 3rd on floor.
Demi Byrd from ASI The Woodlands placed 3rd on floor.
We are so proud of all our gymnasts and their coaches. Both the athletes and coaches represented ASI well and we are excited to go back next year! Congratulations to all of our competitors and a big thank you to their parents who made the trip to Orlando for such a fantastic experience. #ASItakesOrlando
ASI Gymnastics will host it’s FREE Preschool Open House January 22 from 10:30am-12:00pm. Kids ages 1-5 can run, play, jump, swing, balance, and tumble with our staff of fun, knowledgeable, and caring coaches. Our sales team will be there to assist with enrollment. Speaking of enrollment, by attending this event, your enrollment fee will be waived! Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons to attend Preschool Open House:
1. Nap time will be extra long! Increased activity will exhaust your child. Our staff will ensure this by helping your child through a fun circuit of gymnastics, playing in a foam pit, jumping on the trampolines, playing with the parachute, and an overall introduction to our preschool gymnastics programs.
2. Physical activity increases gross motor skill development. Crawling, walking, jumping, throwing, and climbing will all develop faster with increased physical activity. In our preschool classes we focus on developing these skills through safe, structured, fun physical activity. Our open house will introduce you and your child to how we achieve this at ASI.
3. Physical activity increases brain development. Studies show that just 30 minutes of routine aerobic activity in children improves reaction and choice-response tasks. Children involved in physical activities from an early age are better problem solvers and more focused than their peers.
4. Time with other adults! You love your children. But if you have to watch one more episode of Paw Patrol, you might scream. Preschool Open House and our classes will allow you time with other parents. Talking about something other than Doc McStuffins and snack time will do you some good.
5. It’s FREE! There’s no obligation to enroll. Come enjoy coffee (for the adults), juice, snacks, and gymnastics free of charge. We want you and your child to come have a safe, fun experience at one of our 10 locations. At ASI we love what we do and we want you and your child to have as much fun as we do.
ASI hosted the first competition of the year at ASI The Woodlands and ASI Firewheel the past two weekends. The Practice Makes Perfect Meet had 600 competitors, levels 1-7, perfect their skills to kick off the competitive season. Each gymnast received a medal at the end of competition as well as ribbons on each of the four events to mark their achievements. Team awards were given out for small and large teams. Small teams consist of 6 or less gymnasts with the top 3 scores contributing to the team score. Large teams consist of 7 or more gymnasts with the top 5 scores contributing to the team score.
View all Practice Makes Perfect Meet photos from ASI the Woodlands on Facebook
The teams from all ASI locations will compete in multiple competitions in Texas this year. Our level 4 and above teams will also compete in the Sand Dollar Invitational in Orlando, Florida in January. We wish the girls the best of luck this competition season. To find a competition near you, click here.
View all Practice Makes Perfect Meet photos from ASI Firewheel on Facebook
Here are the team results from the Practice Makes Perfect meet from ASI Firewheel:
Level 1 Large Team
1st- 188.45- ASI Lake Highlands
2nd- 187.775- ASI Mesquite
3rd- 186.85- ASI Plano West
4th- 186.60- ASI Arlington
5th- 186.20- ASI Keller
Level 1 Small Team
1st- 107.75- ASI Rockwall
Level 2 Large Team
1st- 188.95- ASI Arlington
2nd- 185.90- ASI Lake Highlands
3rd- 185.20- ASI Keller
4th- 184.55- ASI Allen
5th- 184.40- ASI Mesquite
Level 2 Small Team
1st- 108.15- ASI Rockwall
2nd- 107.40- Excite Gymnastics & Cheer
Level 3 Large Team
1st- 186.65- ASI Arlington
2nd- 183.70- ASI Keller
3rd- 182.05- Excite Gymnastics & Cheer
4th- 181.95- ASI Lake Highlands
Level 3 Small Team
1st- 109.25- ASI Rockwall
2nd- 103.45- ASI Mesquite
Level 4 Large Team
1st- 179.25- ASI Lake Highlands
2nd- 171.65- Excite Gymnastics & Cheer
Level 4 Small Team
1st- 108.55- ASI Arlington
2nd- 103.85- Texas Gymnastics Training Center
3rd- 100.70- East Texas Twisters Canton
Level 5 Small Team
1st- 179.25- ASI Lake Highlands
2nd- 104.00- ASI Keller
Level 6 Small Team
1st- 107.10- Texas Gymnastics Training Center
2nd- 101.20- ASI Firewheel