Celebrating our
20th Anniversary!

ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
 March 2015

 ATA's 20th Anniversary





























It's time to celebrate! ATA is turning 20!!!


It's pretty amazing to look back and see how far ATA has come in 20 years!  


Founder, Pam Meier, first began teaching gymnastics on panel mats at community centers and churches. During the early 90's, the program at South Valley Christian Church grew to 200 students and it was clear it was time to find a new home. Pam's husband, Bob Meier, came on board, and together they began an incredible journey.


Aerial Tumbling & AcroGymnastics first tumbled onto the scene in March of 1995 in the cafetorium of what is now Branham High School. In 1999, ATA moved to its current location in Downer's Square shopping center.


For 20 years ATA has stood by its mission statement of providing quality gymnastics instruction in a fun, safe and self esteem building atmosphere. From our just toddling Gymsters to Gold winning team athletes, we couldn't be more proud of the students who have come through our doors! As we celebrate this landmark year, we want to say a big thanks to YOU, our loyal customers! You've helped make all of this possible. We can't wait to see what the next 20 years has in store!


Gymster Gymnastics

February was Friendship month! Our Gymster students loved inviting a friend to class during our special Friendship week event! Students loved playing, tumbling and jumping together. We look forward to doing this FUN event again soon!


Gymster students will love our Creepy Crawler BUG themed stations this month!  For more information about skill of the month and our hopping theme song check out the March Gazette by clicking HERE!  


Coming in April!


ATA's 4th Annual Gymster Academy Spring Show & Easter Party! Mark your calendars for Saturday April 4th from 4:00-5:00pm. We will celebrate your Gymsters accomplishments and have an Easter party complete with Egg hunt, games and a visit from our FURRY friend the Easter Bunny! Don't miss this FUN event!



Buggin' Out


During the weeks of March 6th through March 21st, ATA's Intro Tumblers (4-6 years) will explore the fascinating world of creepy crawlers while doing gymnastics.  


Students will cartwheel over spider webs, crawl like ants and fly like butterflies. All theme activities will follow ATA's curriculum and help to develop student's strength, balance, agility, coordination and flexibility.


Students will learn the following song and sing during circle time. Sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?"


Big bugs, small bugs. Big bugs, small bugs.  


See them crawl. See them crawl.  


Creepy, creepy crawling. Never never falling.


Bugs, bugs, bugs. Bugs, bugs, bugs.


***Sing at home with your child!


Silicon Valley Classic Acrobatic Gymnastics Competition


ATA will be hosting its 20th annual acrobatic gymnastics competition on March 14,15 at Chaboya Middle School in Evergreen.  Tickets on sale at the door. Come and support our athletes!  Click here for more details.  



Gym Closed

Due to our Spring Celebration Show, the gym will be closed on Friday March 13th and
Saturday, March 14th. Classes will resume on Monday, March 16th.

Please note that makeups are not needed for this scheduled time off, as tuition is based on an average of 4 classes per month over a 1 year period.


March is Acro Month!


Here at ATA, our team competes in the exciting sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics. This sport is a combination of partner skills, dance and individual acrobatic and tumbling skills. Partners work in pairs or groups to perform skills of balance and of flight. We have such a passion for this sport's beauty and athleticism, as it enhances the gymnasts strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.   



2015 will be our 3rd year incorporating Acrobatic Gymnastics skills into our recreational classes. During the months of March, June and September, students will learn basic pair and group acrobatic skills in addition to their regular individual skill training.  


***If you would like more information on our Pre Team or competitive team program, please stop by the front desk.   


Check out our March newsletter by clicking HERE! 




Achievement Week:

March 20 - 26 


At ATA every student is a STAR and we want to acknowledge each student's accomplishments!  During the dates of March 20-26, all students will get an opportunity to perform a special/favorite gymnastics or acrobatic skill in front of an audience during their regular class time.  Students will then be awarded a special ATA wristband!  Family and friends are welcome to come and watch!


Acrobatic Gymnastics Team


Frisco, Texas welcomed ATA's upper level team athletes as they arrived to compete in the 2016 WOGA Classic February 14-15. This year, the WOGA Classic welcomed Acrobatic Gymnastics to join their women's and men's gymnastics competition.  Also joining the competition were close to two dozen athletes from Spelthorne Gymnastics, a very competitive team from the United Kingdom!    





From home, our level 10 Trio of Taylor Witana, Jenny Hull and Caitlynn Guzman performed strong routines and received a gold medal.  February is early to begin competing and we were so proud of how all the athletes performed.  Elite athletes competed at the convention center and performed final routines in the Dr. Pepper Arena.  Women's Pair Samantha Servellon and Heather Vachon got the opportunity to start the season with many difficult elements and did fantastic, winning gold.  Jr Elite Women's Group Kaylee Witana, Romina Gupta and Cheyenna Jones competed against strong competitors earning a silver medal!  The girls just tested up to elite and competed with confidence and poise.


The rest of our competition team prepares for the first big local meet of the season, the 2016 SLO Spectacular in San Luis Obispo March 1st.  March will prove to be a very busy month with 3 local competitions, one being our very own Silicon Valley Classic the weekend of March 14-15.  All ATA competition athletes as well as our Pre Team, will show upbeat and inspiring performances for our Spring Celebration Show as well as compete throughout the weekend.   Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy watching competing athletes from all over California.



Safety Tip!



Living in San Jose, it's easy to get confused and think it's summer when it's actually the middle of winter! Even though we've been experiencing bright and sunny days, it's important to keep warm before beginning class. In the short walk through the parking lot to the doors of the gym, kids should be dressed appropriately so that they don't get cold, causing their muscles to tighten up. March & April can get chilly, so be sure to bundle up and keep jackets, sweatshirts, pants, etc. on until class begins. Following this safety tip will help students have the best class experience!




Have a Great Day! 

"Life needs balance.  Life needs strength.  Start with gymnastics and go anywhere"




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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