Spotlight Gymnastics was founded in 1986 by Ute and Edward Finn to provide gymnastics training for children of all ages and abilities. Throughout the years, Spotlight has remained a integral part of the community while maintaining a family atmosphere.
Our fully equipped gym is located in Lower Westchester in Pelham Manor, NY. We offer tumbling and gymnastics classes from September through August made up of Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer classes.
Our philosophy is to teach gymnastics skills and fitness in a fun, safe, nurturing, positive, non-competitive learning environment to children ages 2 to 18. We begin with the fundamentals such as cartwheels, handsprings and flips. Spotlight’s step-by-step approach helps to develop many valuable attributes including self-confidence, self-esteem, balance, muscle strength, healthy bones, flexibility, co-ordination and motor skills. Our curriculum helps young children improve social interactive skills such as respecting oneself and others, taking turns and listening to directions. We recognize that all children are individuals and learn at different speeds and in different ways. Therefore, our teachers individualize the instruction to give each student a chance to develop to his/her greatest potential.
We believe our instructional staff is what separates our gymnastics programs from all others in Westchester County. Most of our coaches and instructors have been together for many years and their wealth of experience from coaching and teaching in private clubs, colleges, high schools, and international programs allows us to offer safe and well-supervised programs in this most exciting sport. Our coaches also hold “USGF” safety and coaching certifications. In these brief background sketches of our staff, we tell only part of what they have to offer students in the sport of gymnastics. They are mature, capable of sound judgment, and aware of their responsibilities as instructors. Students will respect their knowledge and experience, benefit from their guidance, and enjoy their enthusiasm.