Recreational Program

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

Parents: Please save your receipts for your Income Tax and use it for "Children's fitness amount". If you lost or can't find your receipts a copy can be picked-up when the office is open, unfortunately we don't send receipts by e-mail or mail.


We will have Open House on Fri- Oct 21 from 10.00-11.30, come explore our gym!!! Note for Open House: parents stay with the kids, no drop-off!

FALL Program 2016 ~ Sept. 6- Dec. 17

NO CLASSES ON: Thanksgiving Day(OCT 10, Mon) and Halloween(OCT 31, Mon).

Registration for FALL Program 2016 is OVER!!! WE WILL GIVE NOTICES TO OUR MEMBERS from NOV. 14 TO 19 FOR WINTER 2017 SEMESTER(running from Jan. 2nd - March 11th ) , letting you know what class is recommended for the next semester, AT SAME TIME WE WILL POST THE SCHEDULE AND COST!!!! REGISTRATIONS WILL START on NOV 21st (MON), office schedule will be posted at the same time with the Winter 2017 program. Members: no registration form is required if you re-register your child for next semester, please bring only the notice given by the coach and payment (cash or cheque)! New members: please bring THIS form , complete with the child info and your payment(cash or cheque) at the time of registration!

- All athletes must be ready and able to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner with the other athletes and coaches, actively participate in all activities of the program and to respect and follow all the rules; if an athlete doesn't demonstrate these aptitudes will be asked to withdraw from the program.

NOTE: FALL Program 2016 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(2016): Family Day(February 8, Monday),Good Friday(March 25, Friday),Easter Monday(March 28, Monday),Victoria Day(May 23, Monday),Canada Day(July 1, Friday ),Civic Holiday(August 1, Monday ),Labour Day(September 5, Monday),Thanksgiving(October 10, Monday ),Remembrance Day(November 11, Friday ),Christmas Day(December 25, Sunday)

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.

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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

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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

Recreational 11y+ Years old(ages 11-15y)

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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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 Junior Olympics, Pre-Competitive and Interclub assestments, please contact Celestina by email, and also please read details on Competitive Program page! The athletes for these programs are assessed and selected by her!

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