At Nittany Gymnastics Academy we believe that gymnastics is for everyone, and that every child is important. We offer programs from beginning recreational gymnastics to international competitive gymnastics. Gymnastics provides many benefits, regardless of the level or duration of participation and teaches many life lessons including the benefits of physical fitness.
We believe in a positive approach to learning, and that physical fitness and learning is FUN! Our instruction is based on progressions and positive reinforcement. The development of the child is our primary goal.
Our Staff has over 100 years of combined experience in gymnastics and enthusiastically shares that knowledge with our students! We select our staff not only on their knowledge of gymnastics and education, but also on their experiences and abilities in working effectively with children. Our staff has a variety of backgrounds that complement our curriculum and methodology. In addition, the owner of the gym Michael Rizzuto is a National Instructor for USA Gymnastics and teaches safety certification courses around the country and as a result stresses the importance of safety in all of our programs.
The facility at Nittany Gymnastics Academy is packed with everything we need to make it a world class training facility. Our main gym has all Olympic level apparatus for both men and women and multiple sets of apparatus and stations for each event. We have three training “pits” in our facility; two solid foam pits and our 30,000 cube loose foam training pit. We also have an in ground Olympic size and level trampoline and a 24′ tumbling trampoline called a Tumble Trak!! Every inch of the 7,000 sq’ main gym is covered with foam and carpet enhancing the safety of our participants.
For our preschool participants we have our MegaTot room with equipment made just for children their age! The entire activity area is a spring floor covered by foam and carpet which adds to the safety of the participants and enhances learning. We have a miniature climbing wall, cargo net, and a trampoline designed just for preschoolers! Mirrors cover the walls and the separation from our main gym allows the children to remain focused on their activities and remain safely divided from the higher level participant workout areas.
Nittany has an outstanding competitive team program and has produced state, regional and national championship athletes, many of whom have participated at the collegiate level as scholarship athletes. Since we develop high level athletes, they go through a case of chalk every three months which keeps them safe but ends up in our filters and vacuums every day. So, please excuse the chalk when they are at work!
Thank you for your interest in Nittany Gymnastics Academy, Inc. We look forward to having the privilege of working with your child, and having a positive influence on their lives.