• About us

  • What do we want to achieve with the kids?

    Our goal as Coaches at Alpha Gymnastics Academy, is to teach your children to respect the sport of gymnastics as well as their fellow gymnasts. With more and more children spending a great part of their day in passive activities, gymnastics provides an active exercise program.  In addition to ensuring that your child engages in an exercise program, studies have shown that Gymnastics for children will provide your child with a myriad of benefits, listed below.  Our goal is to ensure that the children in our program, realize these benefits as detailed in Livestrong.com Article What Are the Health Benefits of Gymnastics?

    a)     Confidence – Students will master skills they may have thought they could never do.  It lets them know that with hard work, they can achieve success.  This feeling of confidence is transferable to all other parts of their lives.

    b)     Coordination – Mastering the skills will take time and effort.  The movements require balance and agility and once learned allow them to master other even more complicated routines and skills.

    c)     Strength – Gymnastics requires the development of strength in both the lower and upper body.  Strength will develop over time and in becoming stronger, strengthens the bones.  Along with that, it improves their self-confidence.

    d)     Flexibility – Flexibility is one of the key components of a healthy life, and no other sport develops flexibility to the extent that gymnastics does. 

    e)     Discipline – While our junior programs stress having fun, our more competitive programs do require the development of routines and mastery of various gymnastics moves.  Both the casual and competitive program are conducted in an atmosphere were safety is paramount.  To ensure a safe learning environment, we work with the Gymnasts so that they listen to their coaches, follow instructions and work towards improvement and a mastery of skills.

    f)      Social skills – we will encourage your child to work with the other gymnasts in their class, and to encourage and respect their efforts.  Gymnastics has got to be fun and when it is camaraderie, friendships and teams are created.

    Where are we coming from?

    Take a few moments to read our profiles under the Coaches Profile section of our website.  This will tell you a little bit about our backgrounds.  As you will see, both owners, Ruxandra and Robert are from Romania and began in Gymnastics at a very early age. In fact they began in Gymnastics at 4 years of age and by age 14, they had moved away from home and had been targeted as future national level gymnasts!  ”While we don’t advocate children doing what Romanian kids do to become national caliber in their sport, by us having gone through it, we were exposed to the best coaches in the world, who understood the progressive nature of Gymnastics…that you need to a master one skill before moving on to the next! ”

    Shortly after arriving in Canada, They took jobs at a local gymnastics club and because of their successful competitive gymnastics career, they were responsible for the competitive girls and boys teams.  ”We worked with our athletes to ensure that they mastered the skills needed to compete all the while, ensuring that they had fun!  In addition Robert has worked as a Personal Trainer, so he understands and can work with his gymnasts to develop the strength needed for gymnastics.”

    Being that Robert and Ruxandra have a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and they can developed programs, which will challenge your children, provide them with the benefits that gymnastics can provide.  We fully understand that not every child will be, or wants to be involved in a competitive program and that is why we put so much emphasis on the casual program at Alpha Gymnastics Academy.  We want to work with your child, let them feel what its like to master skills that at the beginning may seem impossible to them, see their confidence grow and then work with them so that they control what they want to achieve in this great sport!