Kids Love our Gymnastics Classes!

Are you looking for a great way to keep your son or daughter active and healthy?
Gymnastics are among the best activities for your child, helping to build:

Gym Benefits

Flip 1st’s Gymnastics offers a variety of classes for children starting as young as 12 months and continuing with a wide range of fun and engaging programs up through 14 years of age.

From their earliest steps through their pre-teen years, you can give your child an amazing head start in building body awareness, learning the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle, and mastering a set of athletic skills that will complement almost everything your child will do in school and elsewhere.

Each of our classes is designed specifically for children at a certain developmental level–physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Every child is patiently taught, frequently praised, and always supported. Our safety-certified instructors challenge students with new skills to learn while positively encouraging youngsters to push themselves to see what they can do. At the same time, children are continually nurtured, always reinforced, and never forced to do something beyond their ability.

The result is a fun, safe, and dynamic environment that teaches children more than just gymnastics. In our classes, students develop independence, social skills, and self-confidence. Flip 1st’s Gymnastics allows children the opportunity to build friendships and camaraderie, discover their leadership potential, and learn.

Flip 1st’s Gymnastics students are bolstered by the knowledge that they are gaining new skills and mastering new abilities that make them feel like superstars!

Meet the owner, Dan the Man, and the Flip 1st Instructors!

Our qualified instructors provide a safe and nurturing environment that challenges children to learn new skills while simultaneously praising, reinforcing, and building their self-confidence.

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Dan Levi

Originally from New York, Dan started doing gymnastics at the age of five, and by the time he was in high school, Dan was competing at the NCAA college level as part of a gymnastics team at Westpoint Academy. Dan learned to coach gymnastics from the same team that trained Olympic gold medalist Svetlana Boginskaya (Seoul, 1988) and worked extensively with younger gymnasts.

Moving to southern California in 1999, Dan transitioned to circus gymnastics for a year, learning a number of circus performing arts skills including ball-walking, stilt-walking, acrobatics, trampoline, and even clowning. Returning to gymnastics coaching, Dan worked at a series of children’s gyms in the Los Angeles area. However, Dan became frustrated as he discovered that most children’s gymnastics programs seemed either to be too serious and regimented (strict even for children as young as 3-years-old) or else were little more than indoor playgrounds with no actual gymnastics equipment or specific skills being taught.

Eventually, with his own daughter turning one-year-old and ready for her first introduction to gymnastics, Dan decided to start his own gym facility that would be a lively and engaging “middle ground” for children–not so regimented to lose the fun of gymnastics but still structured enough to teach children useful skills, body awareness, and lay the foundation of an active and healthy lifestyle. And because his own daughter would be growing up in this gym, Dan wanted to offer classes for children beyond just babies and toddlers. He created a series a gymnastics programs for children aged 12 months to 12 years, combining free play and age-appropriate instruction, with classes covering all disciplines of gymnastics skills, as well as specialty classes in sports concepts and even in circus arts and acrobatics.

Over the many years, Dan the Man’s SUPERKIDS gym provided children with a fun, safe, nurturing environment to learn and enjoy gymnastics without undue stress or pressure. Carrying this philosophy forward at Flip 1st, students are challenged but always with support and encouragement. Our programs and classes slowly evolve and develop alongside the children as they get older, gain new skills, abilities, and self-awareness. Along the way, they build strength and confidence, experience camaraderie and socialization, and gain respect for their instructors, their bodies, and for themselves.