Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OGC Men's Acro Group

Here is our first group pyramid ever!  Way to go OGC Men's Acro group.  Look out world here we come.  We'll be at the next World Games!!!

Marcas, Dylan, Alpin, Joe, Ryan and Ethan making their first acro pyramid.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Julia's Pink Handstands

Not sure why I can't get this image upright

Julia and her friends doing handstands in the water.  Great way to learn.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15 to 19 Don Gone

Just wanted to let the Interclub Boys Acro Group know that Don will be in Alberta for the week at a Tumbling Competition.  

Serg will be taking Don's group on Tuesday, July 16th and David will be taking the boys on Thursday, July 18th.  Both classes will be at the usual time.

Have a great week.

All other classes are as per the schedule.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Viewing Area Closure Summer Evenings

Viewing Area Closure: During the summer months and on some holidays the viewing area may be closed in the evening.  On these days there will be no parent viewing. Your child will be let in at the sliding glass doors at the front of the club and be ushered out at the end of their session. When the viewing area is closed no one is permitted in the gym lobby (upstairs or downstairs) for safety and liability reasons. Our apologies for the inconvenience that this might cause.  If there is an emergency and you need to contact us inside the gym we ask that you bang on the back door of the gym to try and get our attention.  There is usually someone standing in that corner by the trampolines preparing to take a turn so we will here you knocking.  

During the Summer months the gym viewing area will close at:
5:00pm on Mondays
7:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
5:00pm on Fridays

Thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Handstand Photo Contest 2013 Charlotte

Here is our first submission for the handstand photo contest of summer 2013.  Charlotte doing a one handed handstand while a red Mini-Cooper attempts to ramp off the bushes and fly over Charlotte's legs. Truly a creative shot. 

Handstand Photo Contest 2012

Claire was the winner of the 2012 Summer Handstand Photo Contest with this series of pics.    We are looking forward to some great photos from this summer so start submitting them to Don.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Schedule Correction Extra Classes


Our apologies for mixing up the time for the Extra Class for the Bases from the Interclub Girls Group and the Provincial Group.

The schedule did say that the Extra Class for the Bases was to be on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  This was in obvious conflict with the Provincial Acro class.  We have moved it to Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Please use the above schedule as the most up-to-date Acro schedule for the Summer.

Thanks for your understanding. 

You will be receiving invitations to attend this class this week from your specific group coach.  Others will also receive invites to the Extra Tumbling Class and the Extra Tops Class.

The cost for the Extra classes is like this: 

For example: you are in the Interclub Girls Group coached by Serg and you regularly train 6 hours per week, if you take the Extra Tumbling class 1 hour and the Extra Bases class 2 hours then you are now at 9 hours per week. You look in your Parent Handbook and that will indicate a change from $163.63 over 11 payments to $209.09 over 11 payments.  You just simply move up a pay bracket in the handbook fees.  These classes are optional but highly recommended as the tops and bases in the lower level groups need the extra time to work specifically on their individual tumbling skills and their specific movements as tops and bases.  Please let your coach know if you will attend these classes.  My apologies for some typos on the handouts yesterday.  One should always edit what they write.  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Partner Acro Yoga Gymnastics Workshop for Adults

Don and Niki will be offering a Partner Acro Yoga Gymnastics class on Friday, July 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Oakville Gymnastics Club.  Participants should be able to hold a 10 second plank position on their elbows.

COST PER PARTICIPANTS: $40.00 per session
You can register through the Oakville Gymnastics Club office in person or by phone 905-847-7747.

The cost includes instruction on some inversions (such as head and handstands), partner acro yoga poses & a mini-routine with a couple of the skills covered!


This workshop is for adults 18 years and older who are looking to try something fun and new.

Don Holmes has achieved one of the highest levels possible for Acrobatics Gymnastics Coaching in Canada.  He has been instrumental in the development of this sport in Canada over the past few years.  He is also holds a partial Level 4 in Trampoline and Power Tumbling, which is the highest level of coaching for this sport currently in Canada. 

Don has been coaching athletes from the Developmental to the National Level for about 20 years.  He has travelled to numerous National and International events to coach his athletes in both Acrobatic Gymnastics as well as Power Tumbling.
Don has also been performing Acrobatics (Handbalancing) for a number of years at various sporting and corporate events. 

Niki Lavoie has completed her level 4 coaching in Trampoline and Tumbling.  She has been coaching athletes from all levels and ages for the past 20 years in both Women’s Artistic and Power Tumbling.  She has travelled to many National and International competitions with athletes in the sport of Power Tumbling. 
Niki has been a performer in Acrobatic gymnastics (handbalancing) on and off for approximately 7 years.  She has performed for many teams in the NBA, as well as numerous corporate events and festivals.  
Niki is also a Sports Injury Therapist, Acupuncturist and Registered Massage Therapist and is the owner and operator of the Glen Abbey Massage and Sports Injury Clinic in the Oakville Gymnastics Club.

Don and Niki teach partner Acro-Yoga from a gymnastics and very biomechanical approach, which enhances participant’s skill-level and at the same time, helps to prevent injury. 

Summer Handstand Photo Contest 2013

 It's time to get the 2013 Summer Handstand photo contest started.  Send in your best, craziest and most amazing handstands from over the summer.  The best photos will be voted on and the winner will win a fantastic prize in September.

I'm sure you can do better than these ones.   

July Acro Training Schedule OGC Acrobatic Gymnastics

Here is the Summer Acrobatic Gymnastics schedule for the month of July.

Don will be away at a National Tumbling competition the week of July 16th to 21st so the Interclub Acro Boys group will have Serg and David as supply coaches.