Ages 3-18

Strength & Flexibility

Gymnastics teaches strength, flexibility and stamina as well as skills for life, such as persistence, independence, focus and self-discipline. The Y has classes for all ages and skill levels: for those who wish to compete as well as those who just want to have some fun! Classes are offered to children ages 3-18.


All classes are taught in a fun, safe environment using progressive skill instruction on gymnastics equipment. Every class emphasizes balance, strength, and coordination along with positive encouragement from our Y teaching staff. Not only do we teach your child the fundamentals of gymnastics, we also focus on the YMCA’s character developmental traits of care, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Rollie Pollies

An introduction to movement with parental assistance.

Tumble Bugs

Focuses on major motor skills with the use of preschool equipment.

Beam Hoppers

Focuses on major and fine motor skills with the use of preschool equipment.

Tumble Bees
(5 yrs.)

Focuses on fine motor skills and repetition of skills.

(6yrs. & Up)

Introduces all 4 events with basic skills and progressions.

(6yrs. & Up)

Uses all 4 gymnastics events with repetition of skills and progression.

Competitive Team

Defiance Area YMCA is home to the Gymstars Gymnastics Team. We are a girls competitive team that competes in USA Gymnastics, OHSAA High School Gymnastics and YMCA Gymnastics. Our competitions take place in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky. The Gymstars produce State, Regional and National Champions. We strive to develop happy, healthy, and confident individuals.

For more information, including classes, times and pricing, please stop in to the Motion Center or contact Kellye Kroeckel at 419.784.4747 or [email protected].