Kayla Lush tests out the new uneven bars at the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club.

Kayla Lush tests out the new uneven bars at the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club.

Golden gymnasts grateful for new equipment

Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club is pleased to announce that our new uneven bars have now been installed and are being used.

  • Jul. 12, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club is pleased to announce that our new uneven bars, made possible by a Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Grant have now been installed and are being used for our summer camps.

The gymnastics club has performed in competition for the previous 4 seasons on uneven bars without having a set in the gym to practice on.  The athletes have made due with pretending to be on the low bar (a box) and jumping to the high bar. This particular set of bars has been built especially to assist gymnastic clubs with small spaces as the earlier versions of the layout have taken too much room for our small gym to consider installing.

This amazing state of the art piece of equipment will help the competitive athletes perform more repetitions of their bar routines prior to competition and will also allow them to learn more complex and challenging skills.  All of the club’s athletes from 2 year-olds to adults, beginners to advanced will get to use the bars as part of our daily programming.  This will enhance strength, coordination and overall athleticism.

Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club is very thankful for the hours of hard work and dedication from John Lush and for the handiwork of Bill Soles.  Without these fine helpers, the bars would not have been installed so perfectly!  The Club is so thankful to the CBT for its generosity to the club, this year and in previous years.  With more than 300 members, the community is benefiting from the physical literacy with the fun, fitness and fundamentals that gymnastics offers as a foundational sport and is part of the long-term athlete development that occurs as children, youth and adult participate in a variety of activities.

Summer Camps are now taking place with spots still available.

July 21-25: 11 am-12 pm 4 year-olds; 1-2 pm 3 year-olds; 2-4 pm school-age advanced.

July 28-31: 9-10 am 3-5 year-olds; 10-11:30am 6-10 year-olds; 1-3 pm advanced.

August 19-22: 9-10 am 3-5 year-olds; 10-11 am 6-10 year-olds; 1:30-3 pm advanced.

August 25-29: 9-10 am 3-4 year-olds; 10-12 am advanced.

Email khgym@hotmail.com if you have an interested athlete either for our summer programming or for our 2014-15 season!