How to Teach Preschool Gymnastics : Warm Up Exercises for Preschool Gymnastics


Hello! My name is Sibylle Walters from Flairs
Gymnastics in Davie, Florida. You can find us on the web at
On behalf of we welcome you. We are now going to demonstrate how to
teach gymnastics to preschoolers. They are going to do a warm up, ready ladies? …And
go. Young children have to learn all the basic positions of gymnastics, which is a hike,
which is a straddle, stretching all the way in the center, to make it fun and interesting
so that you don’t get bored, the same time they have to bend over and stretch. It is
easier when you visually teach them how to do it, very good… that is excellent. Good
job, nice and tall, touch your toes, good job, nice and tall, very good, alright.


13 Responses

  1. sammysamsoccer

    April 19, 2010 10:46 pm

    the point of a warm up is to increase flexibility, Hr and blood flow…this is an utter disgrace!! What they are doing is Beyond pointless, i would never pay for my daughters to attend such a place!!!!!

  2. JimmyDeLocke

    May 16, 2010 5:29 am

    "a pike und a schtraddle" lmao

    I coach kids, and sometime my boss give me a pain — whenever that happens from now on, I'll just watch this and thank god I'm not that guy on the floor, working for coach Ratchet.

  3. sib6sis3

    November 1, 2010 11:12 pm

    @sammysamsoccer it's also important to remember these kids are preschool age. Warm ups at this age are designed to get the kids to SIT and DO stretches. I have taught classes where the preschoolers run during the full duration of the warmup they would not sit and listen to instruction. So I now use the PB&J stretch, and I use the "Paint a Rainbow" stretch (straddle) Each kid picks a color to paint the rainbow. These 'visual' stretches make it fun so the kids will learn to do the stretches.

  4. Aimee Elliott

    January 8, 2017 2:10 am

    I know this video is from 2007 but I have to comment anyway. As a teenage dance teacher, I am horrified to see this as a "warm up". This video displays a preschool gymnastics STRETCHING routine, not a warm up. Athletes need to warm up BEFORE they stretch. They are two completely different things.


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