is composed of such
a myriad of skills that children
of all abilities can enjoy the challenge of learning
new and exciting skills each time they attend class.
For the highly active child, gymnastics is a
positive outlet for their energy, while the
less-physically-motivated child is thrilled by
learning a skill suited just for them.
Gymnastics, with its specialized equipment and
obstacle play ground areas, has been proven to
benefit the growing cognitive development of
pre-school and adolescent children. In fact, gymnastics is the only sport that works total
body strength, flexibility and aerobic development
while simultaneously strengthening the mind.
Because of this,
gymnasts are among the strongest and most flexible
of all athletes and tend to be some of the very best
students. Dr. Jay Giedd of the National
Institute of Mental Health said in an article
referring to how the brain develops in different
fashions from pre-school age through college, "You
are hard-wiring your brain in adolescence...
Do you want to hard-wire it for sports and playing
music and doing mathmatics, or for lying on the
couch in front of a television?" Every
child should do some sort of gymnastics activity...
it's just plain smart!
Due to the very nature
of the sport, self-discipline, commitment, concentration,
perseverance, dedication, patience, and time
management are developed.
Self-esteem and confidence are also built
through goal setting and accomplishing those goals.
This provides an opportunity for repeated
success experiences that motivate the child to
strive to new heights.
These success experiences build the
self-esteem and the self-confidence needed to enjoy
the many challenges of life.
Plus, it's FUN!
helps teach young people great lifelong skills,
including teamwork, fitness, self-discipline, and
other important values which sustain a healthy and
successful approach to life.”
—Steve Penny, President of
Whether your child is a
beginner or an Olympian, Houston Gymnastics Center
of the ERJCC
of the best training facilities and
coaching staffs in the country!
HGC has produced some
of the very best
athletes at the state, regional, and national levels
in men’s and women’s gymnastics as well as in Trampoline
and we are proud to have helped several of our
athletes earn scholarships to some major universities.
We also offer adult classes--it's never too late to
experience the benefits of gymnastics!
Our state of the
art Rubenstein Family Facility was renovated and expanded in 2007 and
offers more than 18,000 square feet of gym space.
HGC offers a preschool center, birthday party
rooms, 2 full floor exercise areas, 2 Eurobed
trampolines, 2 tumble traks, a rod floor strip,
double mini trampoline, training pits, and multiple
sets of all the Olympic apparatus!
Our gym is kept cool year round (much needed
summer heat!) and our cleaning crew comes 5 days per
week, keeping our gym in outstanding condition.
In addition, members can take advantage of
our beautiful fitness center and weight rooms,
indoor and outdoor pools, full basketball and
courts, or any of the other amenities our complex