ACF11039

TumbleBus Mobile Gymnastics Program

  • Submitted by:

    Bobbi Symes

    Organization:

    Omega Gymnastics Academy

    Location:

    Coquitlam, British Columbia

  • Idea Created:

    September 26, 2011

    Budget:

    Large ($100K - 150K)

Overview:

**Professional Gymnastics Instruction That Comes To You!** **About Us** Omega Gymnastics Academy is a non-profit, parent run gymnastics society located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Although we are one of Canada’s top elite gymnastics clubs we also run an organized, successful and fun recreational program. At Omega we understand that there are barriers, which prevent many children from participating in active programs and thus benefiting from an active healthy life-style. Gymnastics is perhaps one of the most comprehensive “lifestyle exercise programs” available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline. With your support, Omega can take their skilled, and trained coaches on the road. During the program launch (if successful) there will be no cost for schools, daycares and community organizations to participate - we will come to you for **FREE**. We can even assist in the development of fundraising opportunities for Parent Advisory Committees and Non-Profit Daycares (you charge and keep 100% of the profits). We will attend community events FREE of cost in our effort to increase physical activity levels in children within our community. **BUT IN ORDER TO DO THIS WE NEED YOUR HELP. WE NEED THIS GRANT TO PAY FOR THE EQUIPMENT NEEDED IN ORDER TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE PROGRAM.** **Tumble Bus** A TUMBLEBUS® is a gym on wheels filled with fun equipment--bringing the best possible physical education class to children at daycares, elementary schools, private schools, and community events. Cheerfully decorated, the TUMBLEBUS® provides a unique and fun way for children to receive the physical fitness that is so important to their development. TUMBLEBUS® is a full-sized school bus converted into a safe and fun gymnasium containing the following equipment: 
-Bars, Beam, vault, and mountain 
-Trampoline 
-Rings, zip line and monkey bars 
-And much more! Help Omega bring the TUMBLEBUS to our neighbourhood - VOTE FOR US! Instructors "with a special heart toward children" make the experience memorable as well as educational. TUMBLEBUS® programs build self-esteem in children as they accomplish each physical skill in the lesson plan. 
 **Tumble Kids** If you have access to a large room, or grassy field then let us bring the equipment to you. Families today are busy and for many working parents it is hard to find the time to bring children to an extra activity in the evenings or on weekends. Omega’s Tumble Kids program will conveniently deliver quality gymnastics classes right to your child’s school or childcare facility. No registration fees, competitive pressures, or scheduling worries. Just a safe, fun gymnastics experience for children. Action packed circuits are utilized, encouraging maximum activity and minimal wait time. Tumbling mats, inclines, mini trampolines, bars, beams and vaults are an example of the equipment that we would purchase to add to our mobile program. Small hand held equipment such as ribbons, hoops, balls and bean bags will also be used to encourage hand-eye coordination and motor development. **BENEFITS TO THE CHILDREN:** It is essential for children to learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle at a young age. If we can encourage children to exercise on a regular basis, they will begin to see how good it makes them feel and how much fun it can be! With childhood obesity on the rise, children need something fun to motivate them. Our programs will keep your children moving, learning and having fun from the moment we arrive. Gymnastics: - Improves fine and gross motor skills, and increases balance, coordination, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness. - Develops classroom readiness, listening skills and builds self-esteem. - Teaches children how to focus and how to succeed at a specific task. - Promotes a healthy lifestyle and shows children that fitness is FUN! **HELP OMEGA BRING TUMBLEBUS AND TUMBLEKIDS PROGRAMS TO OUR COMMUNITIES ** VOTE FOR US TODAY!