Since it's establishment in 2011 by Taya and Sleiman Baydun - a wife/husband team with over 50 years of combined experience in gymnastic coaching and sport event management, Little Stars Sports Club has been a leading sports activity provider for children in Abu Dhabi. We offer both recreational classes and comprehensive Elite training programs in Artistic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. At Little Stars we strive to support children to reach their full potential in each sport.
We take pride in offering quality instruction in a positive and family friendly atmosphere. All our coaches are highly qualified professionals with years of experience.
The gym is a community. It's a great place for children to make new friends and improve their social skills and many parents have become friends by volunteering for meets and just meeting during practice. Our goal is to promote health, fitness and happiness, and our coaching staff will provide you and your family with a positive atmosphere for your child to experience both fitness and fun!
Gymnastics is a fun activity that keeps both kids and adults physically active. Not only does the sport provide a good, solid fitness foundation, gymnastics also provides many other benefits, from socialization skills to life skills to basics that can enhance performance in other sports.
Participating in physical activity is important for children and teens as it has beneficial effects not only on body weight, but also on blood pressure and bone strength. Physically active children are also more likely to remain physically active throughout adolescence and adulthood. So, enrolling your preschooler in gymnastics is a great foundation for a healthy and active start to life! Let’s look at more reasons why.
The number one reason gymnastics is great for kids — it’s FUN. Where else can kids run, jump, flip, swing, tumble and use all of their energy in a single class. If your toddler is active, climbing on everything and jumping on the bed or other furniture, this is a good sign you should find a local gymnastics club near you. Going to the gym allows kids the freedom to have fun in a safe environment.
ITS NEVER TOO EARLY OR LATE TO START
Gymnastics is one of the few activities a child can begin when he or she learns to walk. It’s the first form of organized activity in which your child can participate.
It is also never too late to try out a gymnastics class. Whether you are 25 or 55 it is never too late to gain the benefits from practicing this sport. Gymnastics will help adults improve performance in any other sport, as well as improving overall fitness and functional strength to a level that most people never attain.
DEVELOPS PHYSICAL BENEFITS
Gymnastics teaches both physical and non-physical benefits. Gymnastics teaches strength, flexibility, agility, confidence, balance, and allows your child to interact with other children in a social environment where he or she will learn how to take turns and interact with his/her peers. When children learn to swing on the bar, kick to a handstand, jump on a trampoline, climb a rope, or run into a foam pit and climb out — these are all challenging and fun activities that develop a multitude of physical benefits that provide a solid foundation for practically every sport. Ask some of the top athletes how they got their start and many will tell you they took gymnastics lessons at a young age.
DEVELOPS NON-PHYSICAL BENEFITS
Gymnastics also offers cognitive benefits. When children are engaging in gymnastics, they are exercising their brains as well as their bodies. This means that every time you send your child to gymnastics class, they’re getting an opportunity to engage in physical exercise that encourages healthy brain function. Nerve cells multiply and connections in the brain are strengthened.
Gymnastics at the Little Stars
We believe that gymnastics has something to offer everyone; whether in a recreational form or in a competitive setting, therefore the club's main focus is to enable children and adults of all ages and abilities to enjoy the healthy pursuit of a variety of gymnastics oriented activities in Abu Dhabi. Our Gymnastics programs are family friendly and offers the highest quality of coaching. Our gymnastics programs are divided into 6 main categories.
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Click here to learn more about our Rhythmic Gymnastics Program