YMCA of Elkhart County

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
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YMCA of Elkhart County

The YMCA of Elkhart County strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Today, there are many options for kids to choose from when concerning out of the home activities. So as a parent, why should you consider enrolling your child in Y gymnastics lessons instead of the dozens of other choices? First, gymnastics is one of the only sports that involves total mind and body conditioning . . . literally. It is said that if you can do gymnastics you can do anything and that's the truth! Still not completely convinced? We've got 4 more reasons why you should consider gymnastics. Read more.

Self Confidence

Through the challenge of learning gymnastics skills, the students gain confidence with each step that they take. Doing skills on the beams and bars helps them gain confidence in their own abilities. This improved self confidence will transfer to other areas of their lives including school.


Gymnastics instruction  helps develop better coordination and body movement.  For the young child, a great deal of their self confidence comes from how coordinated they are because their "world" is so physical rather than mental.  Gymnastics improves coordination.

Social Skills

Especially for the younger ones, gymnastics gives the little ones a weekly chance to learn about social skills like listening and following directions, taking turns, being quiet, respecting others and a lot more.  The gymnastics teachers work hard to build social skills with their students because they are so important in other aspects of the lives of the little ones.


So, so important today.  We do have rules in gymnastics classes and the teachers treat these rules as being very important.  The more discipline the children get today the better off they will be.  Gymnastics classes are a very controlled environment. Very helpful for the child. 

Ready to sign your kids up for Y Gymnastics lessons? Register here!

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.