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Monday, December 19, 2011

EGA Holiday Hours

EGA will have special holiday hours between December 17th and January 1st. Our Winter Session will begin on Monday, January 2nd. Please visit our website at for more information. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

EGA Winter Challenge was a HUGE Success!

Our semi-annual Winter Challenge was held on Sunday, December 11th. The event was a mock-meet for all Cadet, pre-team and most recreational gymnasts. It was a great opportunity for them to show off their hard-earned skills for family and friends along with gaining experience of competition in front of judges. Each gymnast received a custom trophy and special gift from EGA. Everyone had a wonderful time! Thanks to all who participated and helped make this event a great success!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Elite Gymnastics Academy Women's Level 6 Team Places 3rd at State Qualifier

We are proud of our Level 6 Women's competitive team for winning 3rd place All-Around with a combined score of 108.625. Congratulations ladies!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Elite Gymnastics Academy is Moving to New Facility!

November 17, 2011

Dear Elite Gymnastics Academy Families:

We have collected surveys and customer feedback for quite some time regarding how EGA can improve, and we took your comments under careful consideration. Given our fast rate of growth along with our need for more space, we realized that the time is right and the need is now for our gym to expand to accommodate our needs. To that end, we are extremely happy to announce we have purchased a new facility that is well-suited for our gym. Our anticipated move date is April 1st, 2012.
Our newly acquired facility is located on Highway 13, just 3 miles west from our current location,
It has plenty of room for EGA’s rapid rate of growth as we are allocating 26,000 square feet for EGA use; which is twice the space EGA occupies right now. A few of our new facility’s features will include:
• Enormous lobby area with full glassed view of the gym for parents
• Separate toddler training area
• In-ground trampolines
• In-ground foam pits
• Tons of new equipment
• Party room
• Separate rooms for dance and Zumba classes
• Larger pro-shop area
• And many more exciting amenities
When complete, this will make Elite Gymnastics Academy one of the largest and most progressive gymnastics training centers in the state!
Thank you for your continued support as we make this big move! Rest assured, we will keep you informed of moving dates and plans as we get closer to them. We are extremely excited for this new venture and look forward to a smooth and seamless transition as we make this move.


Elite Gymnastics Academy Staff

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photos of Team USA at Pan Am Games

Catch up with photos of Team USA in action during day 12 of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.​dia/photo_gallery/2664/photo/7​5225#gallery-header

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Bridgette Caquatto of the USA competes in the floor excercise during the women's individual all around during Day 12 of the XVI Pan American Games

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Information regarding Pan Am Competition

For those who missed the competition or had difficulties with the stream, a user on has been uploading videos of the women's team finals of the 2011 Pan Am Games here:
2011 Pan American Games Women's Team Final
Videos and updates from the 2011 Pan American Games, the biggest multi-sport event in America.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Elite Gymnastics Academy Placing High at First Meets of the Season!!

We are very proud of our Level 6 Women's Team who placed 1st All-Around with an overall score of 108.450 at the 1st qualifier meet hosted by Northershore Gymnastics on October 2, 2011.

Other highlights include:

Bailey Davidson: 1st Place Vault, 1st Place Bars, 3rd Place Beam, 3rd Place Floor

Elise Goren: 2nd Place Beam

Sara Sabri: 2nd Place Vault

Rhea Kohli: 3rd Place Vault, 3rd Place Bars

Ashley Swanson: 3rd Place Bars, 3rd Place Floor

Claire Tangey: 1st Place Bars, 3rd Place Beam, 1st Place Floor

Isabell McCallum: 3rd Place Bars, 2nd Place Floor

Awesome job ladies! Way to go!! Keep up the great work...

Congratulations to our Level 5 Women's Team who placed 2nd All-Around at the 1st Qualifier at Northshore Gymnastics on October 2, 2011.

Some of the highlights include:

Alyse Dees: 1st Place Bars

Sierra Carmello: 3rd Place Vault, 3rd Place Floor

Great job once again!

Our Level 4 Team won 1st Place All-Around at the 2011 Flips Fall Hoe Down Meet with a total score of 106.7.

A few of the highlights include:

Sophia Gachne won 2nd Place on Floor

Elodie Prew won 1st Place on Vault, 2nd Place on Beam, 1st Place on Floor and 1st Place All-Around

Congratulations to our level 6 Team who won 1st Place All-Around at the 2011 Great Northern Invitational Meet on September 18th with a total score of 107.550. A few of the exciting highlights include:

Elsie Goren; Won 1st Place All-Around with a total score of 35.375 and 3rd Place on Beam and Floor.

Isabell McCallum won 1st Place on Beam.

Claire Tangey won 4th Place on Bars and Floor.

Bailey Davidson won 1st Place on Bars and Beam.

Rhea Kohli won 2nd Place on Vault and 3rd Place on Bars.

These are scores from just a few of our wonderful gymnasts. We are very proud of each and every one of you and wish you all luck on another successful meet season!

Elite Gymnastics Academy Levels 5 & 6 take 1st Place at the Great Northern Meet, September 18th, 2011.

Level 5 Team had a combined score of 105.1. Some Highlights Include:
Level 5; Adriana Johnson was 1st Place overall with a score of 34.050 and 3rd Place on Vault, Alyse Dees was 2nd All-Around with a score of 34.875 and took first on Bars and Floor; Lexi Frederick took first in her session on Floor and second on Beam, Emmalyn Dickerson took first in Vault and Sierra Carmello took 3rd Place on Floor in her session. We are all very proud of our gymnasts and look forward to another successful season!

Marissa Keiser won 3rd Place on Bars, 3rd Place on Beam, and 2nd Place All-Around

Courtney Tallos won 4th Place on Beam and 3rd Place All-Around

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fall is almost here!

Our gymnasts and staff had a wonderful time attending all of the events Visa Nationals had to offer! Watching the high-level gymnasts was such an inspiration for our gymnasts to see. It was truly an amazing experience for everyone.

Our coaches and management staff attended the National Congress Conference where they learned new techniques from some of the top coaches in the country. Our coaches are filled with information and energy and are looking forward to our Fall Session to begin with much anticipation.

Our Fall Session begins on Monday, August 29th. Registration is now open. Our class schedules can be found on our website; Please contact with gym office at 952-882-9012 with any questions. Registration can be done over the phone or in person at the gym:
680 East Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN 55337. We look forward to another successful gymnastics season and the opportunity to share the love and skills of gymnastics with children.

Creating winners, one child at a time.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Daytime Zumba!!

We have added 2 exciting Zumba classes to our offerings;

Monday & Thursdays 11:00 am to Noon

Zumba in our air-conditioned gym with Melanie... our popular Zumba instructor!

What are you waiting for??

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beat the Heat!

Bring the kids to our air-conditioned gym for Open Gym or Summer Camp! While it is too hot to play outside, our gym is much like an indoor playground without the heat and humidity!

Open Gym is offered on Friday mornings 9:30-11:30am and evenings 7:00-9:00pm
and Saturday mornings 12:00-2:00pm

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

EGA Mall of America Performance and Open Houses

Elite Gymnastics Academy had a wonderful performance at the Mall of America to promote the upcoming Visa Nationals with former Olympian, Shawn Johnson. Our gymnasts had a great time and our performance was a big hit!

Please join us for at one of our Open House events;

August 9th and 11th at 3:30-7:00pm
August 14th at 6-7:30pm

We will have our fun "Bounce House" for the children, tours of our state-of-the-art facility and our World-Class coaching staff on hand for you to meet. We hope to see you there!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Correction on MOA performance date!

We apologize for a mistake that was made in our earlier post; the date of our Mall of America performance is SUNDAY, JULY 10TH. We hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Elite Gymnastics Academy will perform at MOA!!

Elite Gymnastics Academy has been personally invited to perform at the Mall of America on Sunday, July 10th, 1-4pm, in the Rotunda while special guest, Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson, will speak about her Olympic experience and sign autographs for fans. The U of M Men's and Women's Gymnastic teams will also offer performances and demonstrations during this time. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Elite Gymnastics Academy is Silver Sponsor at Dan Patch Days in Savage!

Elite Gymnastics Academy is proud to be the Silver Sponsor of the annual Dan Patch Days celebration in Savage. Come and visit our awesome booth at the Business Expo on Saturday, June 25th, 3-8pm. We will be hosting some great give-aways and a demonstration too!

We will also have our award-winning float in the Dan Patch Days Parade on Sunday in downtown Savage from 1:00-2:30. Come and see our amazing gymnasts show off their wonderful skills! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Camps have Begun!

We are finishing up our first successful Summer Camp. As I am writing this Blog, I am listening to the laughter and giggles of many children in the gym and it makes me smile! I can't think of a better place to send a child for a special and exciting time this summer.

We still have 5 weeks left and space is available. If you are looking for something fun, safe and where your children will make great new friends and learn important life-long skills, Elite Gymnastics Academy is the place to go! Visit our website: for camp schedule or call the gym at 952-882-9012 to register or for more information.

And, our Summer Session begins on Monday, June 20th... REGISTER ANYTIME!

Your child will thank you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NEW!! Punch Cards!

If your summer schedule is too busy to commit to our 10 week summer session, we have the perfect solution for you; Punch Cards! This flexible program was designed with the busy family in mind. Your gymnast has worked so hard over the past several months to gain important skills and strength. These skill will be lost if they don't have the opportunity to practice them.

Our Punch Cards allow your gymnast to come to any class during the week that they are registered for. Simply call the gym office to make their reservation. The class is based on availability. No walk-ins will be allowed... we want to make sure we maintain our high standards of small class sizes. Purchase the the number of punches you feel your gymnast will use over the summer. Any unused punches will be forfeited at the end of the summer session. Punch Cards cannot be transferred.

We truly care about your gymnast and hope this new program will aide in keeping them flexible & strong while allowing them the freedom to come when it fits into your busy summer schedule.

Happy Summer... see you at the gym :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Trampolines, flipping and jumping... Oh my!

How many of us or our neighbors have a trampoline adorning our backyards? While these are wonderful "toys" for our children, I bet most of us worry about the safety of these toys too.

Children will try anything on trampolines, they have no fear. Doing a flip, back bounce or other fun stunts can not only be fun, but harmful if done the wrong way.

Elite Gymanastics Academy is proud to be one of the few gymnastics training centers to offer trampoline and tumbling classes. Trampoline and tumbling is the hottest new sport and recently become part of the Olypmic Games in 2000. These unique classes will teach the proper and safe methods of flips and other stunts on a trampoline. Not only will children have a great time but they will also benefit in other ways too. It has been proven that jumping on a trampoline decreases stress and anxiety, prevents arthritis, helps with health conditions such as asthma, fatigue, headaches, sinus problems and ADHD. Who knew!

Visit our website at: today for our Summer Session schedule. These popular classes will fill fast so register early.

Keep them fit, keep them happy, keep them SAFE! See you at the gym!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And the answer is...

A HABIT. Like the poem states, a habit can be a good habit or a bad habit. Either way, it takes time to build a habit. Gymnastics focuses on creating good habits that will last a lifetime; dedication, focus, team-work, setting goals, and proper physical activity.

Did you know... it takes 21 days to build a habit; good or bad?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What am I?

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am completely at your command.
Half of the things you do you might as well turn over to me and I will do
them - quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed -
you must be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons,
I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of great people,
and alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures,
I have made failures.

I am not a machine though
I work with the precision of a machine
plus the intelligence of a person.
You may run me for profit
or run me for ruin -it makes
no difference to me.

Take me, train me, be firm with me, and
I will place the world at your feet.
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"A Week Without Gymnastics Makes One Weak"

As summer break for children approaches, parents are looking at their calendars and making wonderful plans for their summer break. While taking a vacation can lift your spirits and energize your soul, taking the entire summer off from a year-round sport can be detrimental to a gymnasts hard-work and training. They have worked so hard training to perfect skills, flexibility and conditioning. Even a short break from gymnastics will result in the loss of muscle, flexibility and strength which can take months to regain and unfortunately, puts them behind in their skill set when compared with their peers who came to gymnastics throughout the summer.

If your summer schedule does require a break from training at the gym, try to have your child continue basic stretching and conditioning techniques that can be done safely at home with adult supervision. Please consult with your child's coach for information regarding some safe and effective at-home techniques. While these measures will aide in keeping them as flexible and conditioned as possible, it by no means replaces the extremely valuable training provided to them at their gym.

Have a safe and happy summer and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the gym this summer!

Elite Gymnastics Academy

Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Challenge is Coming!

Get ready for our semi-annual Summer Challenge coming Saturday, June 18th. 

This wonderful event is held for Elite Gymnastic Academy's recreational program students from Beginners through 3A, Pre-Team and new Level 4 boys and girls.  They will learn new routines on each event during Spring 2 session and will present their routines to judges and the audience.

  • Gymnasts will learn how to perform in front of a crowd
  • Gymnasts are given an opportunity to set goals ans work towards achieving them
  • Provides a safe and fun environment to show their friends and family what they have learned
  • A trophy will be given to all participants, as well as a gift from EGA as a reward
  • Gymnasts will work with new coaches and will make new friends
  • The mock competition will give them a sense of accomplishment and pride
How the Gymnasts can prepare:

  • Don't miss a class!  Good attendance is important, especially when in training for competition
  • Practice routines when appropriate.  Routines will be posted in their homework books, on the website in a .pdf file
  • Videos are available for boy's routines at this time on our website; girl's videos will be coming soon!
  • Visit an Open Gym dedicated to the EGA Challenge

Friday, April 29, 2011

Various Benefits of Gymnastics for Children

When we think about gymnastics we typically think about flips, splits and radical moves that defy gravity, however, did you know that gymnastics provides children with many physical, cognitive, phsycological and educational benefits too?   When you watch your toddler's gymnastic instructor play silly games with the children in her class, she is not only teaching them the basic and important skills of gymnastics, but more importantly, teaching other skills that they will carry with them for a lifetime.  Gymnastics is one of the first sports you can introduce to your toddler.

Here is a brief list of some of the underlying benefits of gymnastics:
  • Increased spacial awareness
  • Longer attention spans and improved problem-solving skills
  • Aids in reading readiness through increased neurological pathway development from the increased physcial activity
  • Improved listening skills as they learn how to interact with coaches
  • Increased physical activity has been shown to increase children's self-esteem
  • Full body workout will increase bone density, flexibility, balance and strength
  • Skills gained through gymnastics can be carried through to other sports including; softball, basketball, soccer, baseball, football, skiing, just to name a few
With pediatric obesity at an alarming 13%, children need to be introduced to exercise programs at a young age.  Research has found that children who have a higher rate of physical fitness have a reduced risk in developing asthma, substance abuse, high blood pressure in adolescents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999), prevention of certain cancers (Merrett, Theis & Ashbury, 2000) and has helped to reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 58% (Yale University School of Medicine, 2001). 

Studies also show that children learn cognitive skills more effectively in an environment that includes the body as well as the mind (Barrett 1998). 

Help your child develop a love for exercise at a young age and you will be preparing them with healthy habits that will help them in living a long and happy life! 

Elite Gymnastics Academy is so confident you will LOVE our facility and classes that we will let you try a class for FREE.  Call us today to schedule your Trial Class; 952-882-9012.  Your child will THANK YOU!