The ‘Bee’ginner gymnastics program is designed to meet the needs of the recreational gymnast, as well as the serious beginner intent on rapid acceleration to the competitive team level. Age appropriate classes are arranged with girls and boys in separate groups. Classes are 1-hour long and begin with a calisthenics stretch out period. The students begin working out on the equipment commensurate with their age, sex and skill level. At least 3 different pieces of equipment are used during each class to maximize the gaining. The classes finish off with strengthening exercises and a cool down period. Gymnastics at this level provides the participant with excellent strength and balance, which is easily applied to other physical activities.