Recreational Program

Recreational program is offered to boys and girls ages 5 to 16 years old. More info down on this page.

Fall Program 2014~ Sept. 2 - Dec. 20

The registrations for FALL 2014 program is ONGOING! You can check the schedule and cost for FALL 2014 PROGRAM. Download for Fall:Gymnastics BC FORM complete with the child's info and bring for registration with the payment(cash or cq made payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc) when the office is open.

PLEASE CLICK "REFRESH" BUTTON when viewing this page, as we update the page with available/FULL classes!

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THE COST: is per semester, one time a week and per child, Fall Semester has 16 weeks, almost 4 months!!! (cash or cheque only, ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED!):

LEVEL 1 ( 5-7 y, 8-10y : 1H), RECREATIONAL 11y+(1H): $220.00

LEVEL 2/3(5-7 y, 8-10 y : 1.5 H class): $320.00

ACRO/FLEX (8y + : 1H): $280.00, see details/pre-req down this page

ALL MEMBERS (previous and new) must re-register with Gymnastics BC starting every Sept., complete a NEW form and pay the annualy membership of $30/athlete(no discount, the membership includes: Gymnastics BC insurance, Gymnastics Canada membership and our club membership), which is valid from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 next year.

10% OFF class fee for second athlete/sibling(of lower fee)

10% OFF the second class in Fall 2014 for the same athlete registered

Please make the cq payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics.

We accept 2 or more payments for families with 2 or more kids in our program!!! First portion of the payment due at the time of registration, please make cq payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc. A receipt will be issued when the last payment is made, please save your receipts for your income tax next year.

NOTE: Fall Program 2014 is subject to change. Please check our web-site for more info and read our policies PRIOR to registration

The gym and the office are closed on statutory holidays: Sept. 1(Mon)- Labour Day, Oct. 13(Mon) - Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 11(Tues)- Remembrance Day, Dec. 25(Thurs) - Christmas Day.


From AUG 12 until Sept. 1 the office will be open MORE hours and MORE days(Tues and Thurs from 4-7; Sat 9.30-12.00) and the registrations for FALL and Summer will be ongoing until OCT( for FALL) and until AUG(for Summer)


ACRO/FLEX: ACROBATIC SKILLS AND FLEXIBILITY CLASS(age 8y+)- Coach: CELESTINA POPA-TOMA!

This program is designed for advanced athletes that want to improve or learn difficult skills for their routines, therefore a minimum of basic skills is A MUST!

PRE REQUIREMENTS: Front /back support ; Forward roll; Backward roll; Shoulder stand; Hand stand at the wall 10 sec; Bridge (5 sec); Cartwheel(done properly, straight hands and legs, no bend knees); Round-off

ACROBATIC SKILLS(that we will work on): front and back walkover, front and back handspring, flyspring, side/front aerial.

This skills are usually learned in private classes (which are $40/h/athlete) therefore a strong foundations of skills are required and a higher cost is considered.

Day/Time: MON from 8.00-9.00

COST: $280/athlete (FALL SEMESTER), ALL MEMBERS please add $30/athlete for Insurance GBC and membership (Valid Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2015)! Cash or Cheque ONLY!

Registration is first come first served. We don't automatically hold a spot from one semester to another for our members! Payment has to be made at the time of registration, cash or cheque(payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics), therefore telephone and e-mail registrations will not be considered valid.

Our program is subject to change due to low registration and depends on demand. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

Please check our NEWS!!! section for the latest news!

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These programs are for school-age kids, 5 years and older, and they will learn a modified CANGYM program, levels 1-5.

Please click here to read ALL the rules prior to registration about registration in our program and/or birthday parties, about refund policy and about our gym rules.

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Level 1: 5-7 Years old, 8-10 Years old

This program is for boys and girls; they will learn basic gymnastics skills, rolls front and back, handstand, cartwell, bridge, swings and pullovers on the bars, combinations on the beams, as well as safety in the gym.

Trampoline: Tuck jump, Star jump, Jump full turn /tornado, Donkey kicks, Seat drops/Bum Drop

VAULT:Running, jump on mini tramp squat on the table vaulting, jump down two feet; Running, jump two feet to a front roll on the cheese mat

BARS:Stand in front support 5 sec and front roll; Hold the feet at the bar for 5 sec and a back to front roll /"skin the cat"; Walk on the high bar side 2 times; Lift your knees at your chest 10 times

BEAM: Walking forward / backward with kicks; Bear Walking, bunny jumps; Jumps on two feet ; Front support holds 10 sec; V sit 10 sec

FLOOR: Front /back support ; Forward roll; Shoulder stand; Hand stand at the wall 10 sec; Bridge (5 sec); Cartwheel

RINGS: Hold up side down (invert) 10 sec; A back-to-front somersault /skin the cat

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Level 2&3: 5-7 Years old, 8-10 Years old

This program is for boys and girls; they have been in our program for at least one semester and want to continue gymnastics at recreational level without competing.

Level 2-SKILLS

Trampoline: Straddle jump; Pike jump; 10 donkey kicks with straight legs; Seat drops to knees and hands(dog)

Vault:Kick to handstand fall in to a bridge; Running jump on mini tramp/board, squat on, jump down two feet; Running jump two feet to a front roll on high cheese mat

Bars: Hold for 10 sec in L pick hang/straddle; Pull over on the low bar; 5 long swings; Lift your legs at the bar 5 times, on high bar; Climb half way on the rope

Beam: Walking with front, back kicks; Jumps on one leg; Kick to handstand ,step out on green mat; Cartwheel on the line/green mat; Bridge on green mat; 10 sec hold in a tuck, side ways

Floor: Front to back to front support (360 turn); Forward roll to standing on flat; Backward roll on the cheese mat; Hand stand at the box; Handstand -bridge -kick over at the box; Round off of a box

Fast track: Round off of fast track

Level 3-SKILLS

Trampoline: Split jump (right and left leg); Jump full turn /tornado, to a seat drop; Donkey kicks from knees up to hand stand; Seat drops to doggy drop, to front tuck

Vault: Running jump on mini tramp/board, squat on, front handspring off the vault; Running jump two feet to a front roll on the high mat

BARS: Hold for 10 sec in pick hang/straddle upside down ; Back hip circle on low bar; 5 long swings and pull over; Lift your legs at the bar 10 times, on high bar ; Climb all the way on the rope; 5 all the way push-ups

BEAM: Running, chasse, skipping; Scale front, side and back; Tuck, pike and star jump; Kick to handstand-lunge and cartwheel on low beam ; 10 sec hold in a pike and straddle (cross and side position)

Floor: Handstand -lunge ; Backward roll on flat mat ; handstand bridge standing up ; bridge from standing up kick over ; round off on the floor ; back hand spring on the barrel

Rings: 5 pike and arch (bit swings), back salto at the last one

Fast track: Front handspring off; Fly spring off

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Recreational 11y+ Years old

Those classes are designed to accomodate older kids, who have some or no previous gymnastics experience.

Kids in this class will learn rolls, swings on the bars, hand stands and cartwheels, bridges and combinations on the beams, basic gymnastics skills. In the class will be also integrated flexibility and strenght.

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ACRO/FLEX: 8Y+

This program is designed for advanced athletes that want to improve or learn difficult skills for their routines, therefore a minimum of basic skills is A MUST!

PRE REQUIREMENTS: Front /back support ; Forward roll; Backward roll; Shoulder stand; Hand stand at the wall 10 sec; Bridge (5 sec); Cartwheel(done properly, straight hands and legs, no bend knees); Round-off

ACROBATIC SKILLS(that we will work on): front and back walkover, front and back handspring, flyspring, side/front aerial, front and back tuck. >

Interclub Girls 7+

Through the Interclub category recreational gymnasts will have the opportunity to participate in gymnastics events and perform routins.

The BC Interclub Program is performance based and is meant to focus on the opportunity to perform rather then the content of the routine. The Interclub category is strictly intended for recreational participants.

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For Provincial 1, Pre-Competitive and Interclub registration, schedule and cost, please contact Celestina, and also please read our Rules and Regulations! The athletes for these programs are assessed and selected by her!

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Unit A, 20120 115A Ave, Maple Ridge, V2X 0Z4

604-459-4458