is proud to be the only gymnastics facility on the beautiful Garden
Island of Kauai. It is co-owned and operated by Jack Leonard,
formerly of Hillís Gymnastics Training Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland,
and his wife Kay.
we live the USA Gymnastics mantra: Begin Here. Go Anywhere.
We believe that gymnastics is the jumping off point for many sports,
activities, and simply getting through life with a fit lifestyle.
We've coached cheerleaders, wrestlers, football players and even the
2008 & 2009 ITSA World Tandem Champions (see
"In the News"). It's also proven
that immersion in a sport, such as gymnastics, is good for academic
excellence. For more about gymnastics and how it helps
America's youth, visit the USA Gymnastics site,
exists to serve Keiki (children) and their Ohanas (families) by providing high-quality
Gymnastics & Fitness Instruction in a positive, caring environment.
We make gymnastics fun!
Our philosophy is to
assist each person to reach their potential, with respect to their
goals. We strive to be positive role-model leaders, and to bring out
the best in each individual within the realms of physical, mental,
emotional and social development. Safety, fun and skill-acquisition
are the keys we use to achieve these goals and to make KGA a
wonderful environment for children! Our coaches/instructors must
meet or exceed these goals.
we strive to convey our passion for
gymnastics in an appropriate age-specific manner. We believe that
each child learns at a different rate and that success is marked in
small steps not big leaps. We also believe that the best coaches
know how to break a trick down more ways than someone else, so if saying
it ONE way isn't getting the message across, then we need to come up
with a different way to convey it. We also believe that it's OKAY
mistakes! What we
don't want them to do is to make the same mistake over and over
again, which could mean they are just learning it
wrong. We encourage them to try something different to fix the
trick and that's why we work hard to be able to explain it different
ways. Last, but definitely not least, we want kids to have FUN!
The gymnastics, fitness, self-confidence, discipline, strength, purpose,
flexibility, and balance will come along for the ride.
to open our Information Packet to read our history, background and
KGA is located in the Puhi Industrial Park, Lihue,
HI. In Fall 2010, we moved into a
new, much larger
facility with a new 42' x 42' spring floor system and a 32'
Air4Tumble track! Other equipment
includes many different sizes/types of beams, a TrampTrak with a 10
x 10 bed, two sets of bars, four different
sizes of back handspring trainers including the latest back handspring
trainer -- The BoulderTM
Handspring Trainer -- a handstand trainer for bars, a
pommel horse trainer, a mushroom trainer, a leg stretching device, miscellaneous
cheese and other mats, and a wall of mirrors.
NEW: Stall Bars! We have an area designed
for parents to watch and where siblings and early arrivers can play