Foothills Gymnastics & Cheer

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Thank you to Foothills Gymnastics & Cheer for supporting Kidding Around Greenville by sponsoring this website post. 

When I was a little girl, my dream was to be an Olympic gymnast. I took gymnastics classes for years but I met my end when I became too tall.  But my love of gymnastics hasn’t waned and I loved watching my daughter during her classes and I seriously cannot wait to watch the Olympics next month. If you have an aspiring gymnast in your household, there’s a great facility to check out that’s been voted the “Best Gymnastics Facility” and “Best Parent/Child Program” in the Upstate. Foothills Gymnastics & Cheer is the place to be!

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Gymnastics & More

Foothills is based in Easley, SC and opened its doors in 1996. Ever since, the gym has been putting smiles on the faces of children of all ages with a variety of dynamic, age-appropriate classes.

The gym is a large 12,000 square feet and is the only gym in South Carolina that has a separate, 5,000 square foot preschool facility equipped with the finest apparatuses for smaller children. Foothills is a United States Association Gymnastics Member Club whose mission is to “further the happiness and health of our clients” by teaching gymnastics and other fitness specialties in a fun environment that supports and develops the student’s self-confidence and self-esteem.

Classes Offered

Ninja Warriors, geared towards ages six and up, consists of flips, rolls, and jumps, which are put into an obstacle course designed to challenge the imagination and body. Maybe kids want to be the next “American Ninja Warrior” or maybe they just want to test their own strength and agility using bars, ropes, and an obstacle course or maybe they think the skills are just really fun to learn. Whatever the reason, Ninja Warriors is the gym’s most popular class, however, not the most popular for girls (yet). Ninja Warriors for girls is coming this fall.

The preschool classes make use of the vast array of preschool equipment in the special area of the gym specifically set aside for children of this age. The classes focus on achieving skills of listening, coordination, rhythm, imagination and promoting a healthy self-image.  Classes have a low student-to-teach ratio and have a new theme every week to keep kids always excited about coming to Foothills.

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The Parent and Tot classes (walking to 3-years-old) is also a popular class because it encourages that quality time between parents and kids in an interactive and positive environment.

The Big Brother, Big Sister classes are genius because they are designed for families that have an older child (4-5 years old) and a smaller child (walking-3) where both children can come at the same time. Classes are taught with two or three instructors so there is plenty of supervision and instruction as well as the time and space for siblings to enjoy learning together and having fun with each other. The two groups warm up together and then split up by age for age-appropriate instruction. But parents get to drop two kids off into class instead of just one!

Gymnasts start out with the Basic Skills classes that help to develop skill progression and the ability to overcome cognitive challenges. Each child is placed into their age and skill appropriate class. The gymnasts will progress to the next level as they master the basic skills.

Foothills focuses on dance classes as well and offers Dancenastics, which combines both dance and gymnastics into one class, and beginner through advanced tumbling.

Boys can get in on the action as well and develop athletic skills through gymnastic classes and the Ninja Warriors classes.

And now Foothills will be offering Baton for Beginners for ages 6-12 and  Twirlnastics for ages 4-7. Both include 1/2 hour of Baton and 1/2 hour of Gymnastics.

The Fall schedule is available here.

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Birthday Parties

For a unique and fun birthday party, Foothills is the place to go. Their facility is a great place to host a birthday party and the gym has a variety of packages to choose from, including the Fashion Diva and Treasure Island Ahoy Mates. They are also able to invite a special princess to join in the festivities.

Time to Register

Registration for fall classes are from August 1st through the 6th for new and returning students. Parents can either drop by the gym, email, or call to reserve a spot anytime that week. Classes start up on August 8th.

Foothills Gymnastics & Cheer
198 Couch Lane, Easley

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Foothills Gymnastics & Cheer is giving away a FREE month of classes for one lucky Kidding Around Greenville Reader.

This giveaway starts now and ends on August 10th!

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Amanda Pelicano
7 years ago

We love Foothills! 😀 Going on 4 years. My daughter’s favorite gymnastic skill is definitely flipping on the bars!

Jennifer Ledford
7 years ago

We LOVE Foothills!

Amy Watkins
7 years ago

We are starting our first year with Foothills! My daughters favorite gymnastics skill is the cartwheel.

Natalie Pough
7 years ago

My 3-year-old loves the Spider Hang. She does it every chance she gets… anywhere. 🙂

Brittany Brown
7 years ago

We are starting our second year at foothills and love it! My daughters favorite skill would have to be flipping.

Kim Smith
7 years ago

My 6 year old daughter loves tumbling, cartwheels and handstands

7 years ago

My 5 year old loves gymnastics. We just left Greenville county so this would be much closer to our new home!

7 years ago

My daughter loves cartwheels. She started foothills last year. She loves it

Mandi lamantia
7 years ago

My daughter hasn’t done gymnastics but really wants to. She is great at cart wheels, acrobatics and wants to be in the circus : D she would flip out if she won!

7 years ago

Handstands and cartwheels! We are looking for a new gymnastics facility for our 5 year old so this would be perfect!

Ashley Crites
7 years ago

My daughter is begging to take gymnastics!!

Karen Crumley
7 years ago

Foothills is the best! Ava has taken some time off from gymnastics, but is so ready to come back this year!

7 years ago

My daighter’s dance studio just closed and would love to learn gymnastic skills! She really wants to learn the uneven bars!

Kay F
7 years ago

Balance beam!

Shakeeta W
7 years ago

All 3 of mine love doing flips and “practice” all the time lol.

7 years ago

We are looking for gymnastics classes after school

7 years ago

They love the trampoline. The ninja warriors class sounds so fun!

7 years ago

Sounds like fun!!! Leslie Hart

7 years ago

Sounds like a lot of fun!!! Leslie Hart

Rhiannon Wells
7 years ago

My son longs monkey bars!