ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
  September 2015

September is Acro Month
Acrobatic Gymnastics is such an amazing sport and we don't want to limit it to just ATA's competitive team athletes. We believe our recreational students should experience the excitement of the sport as well. For the past few years we have been periodically incorporating acrobatic gymnastics into our recreational lesson plans.   This has been a huge success and we want to carry on this momentum by bringing Acro Month back for September!
"What is Acrobatic Gymnastics?" you may be thinking. This beautiful sport is a combination of dance, individual acrobatic & tumbling skills and partner skills. Athletes work in pairs or groups to perform skills of balance and of flight. Best comparison-the acrobatic performances in a Cirque Du Soleil show!
During the month of September, students will continue their skill training on the important individual skill goals they have been working on. In addition, instructors will take a small amount of time during each class to focus on this fun and challenging Acrobatic Gymnastics theme. ***If you would like more information on our Pre Team or competitive team program, please stop by the front desk.  
Gymster Gymnastics

Gymster Theme: Super Heroes

Calling all SUPER HEROES! Follow the bat signal to ATA the week of September 14-26th and you'll get a chance to practice your jumping, flying and rescuing skills during your regular gymnastics class. Gymsters are welcome to wear a costume or super hero t-shirt, please make sure they can still jump and tumble in it.

Gymster National Gymnastics Day 2015
Join us for a SPECIAL FREE Adventure hour on Friday September 18th, to celebrate National Gymnastics Day! We will have themed activities and games, face painting, crafts and popsicles!
Friends 5 and under are welcome to come for FREE!
Check out our website for more info!

The Gymster Program is GROWING!
To accommodate our growing numbers we are changing class times, adding new classes and changing Adventure hour times. This fall your child's class time may change. Please check our new class schedule effective October 1st by clicking HERE. If you have any questions please contact the customer service desk.

Safety Tip

At ATA, we have state of the art equipment (spring floors, Tumble Traks, landing mats, incline mats, etc.) which provides for a safe environment to learn gymnastics skills. While we do encourage stretching, conditioning & basic progressions at home throughout the week, there are many skills/drills that should ONLY be done in the gym on the proper equipment. If your child would like to practice at home but you are unsure of what is safe, please check with customer service and they can refer you to an ATA manager who can give you helpful guidelines to ensure safety!
New!  Online Customer Portal 

ATA recently updated our software and are able to provide you with an online Customer Portal!  This portal will allow you to do the following:
  • Update Contact Information
  • Enter your Credit Card on file for Auto Pay or change your Credit Card information
  • Make a Credit Card payment at any time
  • See and print a listing of all fees and payments.
  • Show the classes that your children are enrolled in
  • Review Policies
To access the portal, Click here and follow the instructions below.
  • Enter email address as your login ID.
  • Select the "I DON'T KNOW MY PASSWORD" link
  • You will be sent an email with a temporary password to utilize the Customer Portal.  We encourage you to change your temporary password to a personal password after your initial login.
  • If you ever need help with your account or logging in to the Customer Portal, please email or call the front desk at 408-224-5437.
We are also implementing a new policy regarding payments.  For those who have been on our Auto Pay program, nothing has changed!  For those on manual pay, the due date is now the 24th of the month and a Credit Card is required to be on file.  Please give us a call, stop by the front desk or use the online customer portal to enter your Credit Card information. 

Gym Closed for Labor Day

The Gym will be closed for Labor Day on Monday September 7th.
Make ups are not needed for this day off as our calendar is based on an average of 4 classes per month over a 1yr period.
Super Heroes  

During the weeks of September 14th through September 26th, ATA's Intro tumblers (4-6 years) will jump, climb, flip and fly like their favorite super heroes! Students will use their imaginations and use their super hero powers to save the day! All Super Hero activities will follow ATA's curriculum and help to develop student's strength, balance, agility, coordination and flexibility.
National Gymnastics Week
National Gymnastics Day (9/19) is fast approaching...however, at ATA we like to celebrate ALL WEEK! During the week of September 14th through 19th, all currently enrolled students will get to participate in a special gymnastics celebration. There will be open gym time, popsicles and a photo booth. It's sure to be a great week of gymnastics!
Acrobatic Gymnastics Team

August has been a fantastic month of new beginnings.  Returning athletes joined new recruits as Team ATA spent the first part of the month in our official tryout mode!  Conditioning, flexibility training and mix and match Acro partnering were the themes of each training session.

It's a whole new cycle with new talent joining our veterans on our Development Team!

Our upper level athletes are showing early strength and getting a head start this season.  With National Championships taking place the first week in June, there's no time to waste and with schools starting up in August anyway, we are getting back in the normal training groove.

Junior National Team members Kaylee Witana, Romina Gupta and Cheyenna Jones haven't missed a beat as they gear up for their first International competition of the season.  The trio will compete with North and South American competitors at the Pan American Games held for the first time in Puerto Rico, October 6-11.  No rest for the weary!  Team ATA is working hard to compete strong!

Have a Great Day! 

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




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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