West Coast Elite Gymnastics
900 S. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
On the Web: www.wcegymnastics.com
Hours of Operation: Please See Our Class Schedule
West Coast Elite Gymnastics
WCE caters to kids and parents. Gymnastics parents seeking a quality environment for their children’s gymnastic growth don’t need to ignore their own needs. Our state-of-the-art facility with multiple coaches on staff has exercise equipment and wireless Internet for parents to use during events and gymnastic lessons. If you are looking for a location to meet the needs of your budding gymnast and a setting to enjoy a rejuvinating and productive experience, please visit our facility and speak with our coaches to enrich your opportunity with West Coast Elite Gymnastics.
The only state-of-the-art gym
in the San Gabriel Valley
We have a professionally designed and installed facility with a newly renovated, warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere. In the beautiful city of Arcadia, WCE Gym is within minutes of the 210 freeway, the Santa Anita Mall and the Santa Anita Racetrack. Amenities include: wireless Internet access, gym equipment available for moms and dads to exercise on while their kids workout, and a Pro-shop coming soon. In addition, a quiet room is available for gymnasts to do their homework before or after their workout. Our facility is owned by two moms of gymnasts. We understand the needs of both children and families and plan to accommodate both the gymnasts and their families.
A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNERS
To begin, we are both moms of gymnasts. We understand firsthand how important it is to have a clean, safe and positive environment with a well-trained coaching staff to help our children succeed. Open communication between the staff and families is a must. In addition to these necessities, it is also important for the gymnast's demanding schedule to be as minimally disruptive to the family routine as possible. How wonderful it would be if mom could workout or work on the computer while the siblings play safely or take a class of their own. Healthy food and drink would complete the experience. Well, our goal is to make this happen. We’ve been there, done that, and now we know what needs to change!
Donna Selby & Lisa Dang
A state-of-the-art gym
in the San Gabriel Valley
We have a professionally designed and installed facility with a newly renovated, warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere. In the beautiful city of Arcadia, WCE Gym is within minutes of the 210 freeway, the Santa Anita Mall and the Santa Anita Racetrack.
Amenities include: wireless Internet access, gym equipment available for moms and dads to exercise on while their kids workout, and a Pro-shop coming soon. In addition, a quiet room is available for gymnasts to do their homework before or after their workout.
Our facility is owned by two moms of gymnasts. We understand the needs of both children and families and plan to accommodate both the gymnasts and their families.
Class Schedule & Description
Our gym offers a progressive program for the recreational gymnast who may or may not be wish to become a competitive gymnast. We offer competitive gymnastics beginning with pre-team/level 4 up to and including elite level gymnastics. We also offer a TOPs program for which is by invitation only.
Toddler and Pre-School Recreational Programs
Malibu Beach Babies
For our youngest students we offer a 45 minute parent/adult participation class. The focus of the class is the enhancement of gross motor skills, hand eye coordination, balance and strength. All of which is taught in a safe, fun and structured environment.
This class is designed with the active toddler (2 ½ to 4 ½ years of age) in mind. Focusing on hand /eye coordination and gross motor skills enhancing your child’s social interaction skills, body awareness and self confidence. This class is 45 minutes and will not require parent/adult participation.
With a continuing focus on strength and flexibility this one-hour class will provide your child with the basic fundamental skills of gymnastics. A strong emphasis is placed on learning how to connect different gymnastics skills on each of the four events. This is a one-hour class offered for the pre-school aged child.
School-Age Recreational Gymnastics Programs
Our beginning gymnastics class is offered for the school aged child either just beginning gymnastics or choosing to continue on the non-competitive track of gymnastics. These students will advance through the fundamental skills of gymnastics on all of the Olympic events in a one-hour class.
Our intermediate level gymnasts will further develop their strength, flexibility and skills on each event. Classes are designed to provide a more challenging environment focusing on their gymnastics skills while continuing to promote their self-esteem and body awareness. This class is 1-½ hours.
Super Star Fish
This is an accelerated curriculum designed to provide the more experienced gymnast with a multitude of challenges to enhance their gymnastics abilities. The children will learn modified compulsory routines on each event. This class is 1-½ hours. Call for scheduling and prices.
Please call for schedules and pricing for our Competitive Team Gymnastics program. The head coach will determine level placement in these programs after an evaluation of the athlete’s skills is performed. Our competitive program is from level 4 thru 10 and is by invitation only.
TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program)
Our TOP and Intro to TOPs programs are designed for those athletes who have been selected to participate based on their ability to listen, desire to learn, strength, flexibility and self-motivation. This program is not for everyone! The TOP program serves as a fast track to becoming an elite gymnast.
For more information on TOPs, please visit the USA Gymnastics website at usa-gymnastics.org. A detailed description can be found in the “programs” section.
West Coast Elite Gymnastics is fortunate to have Colleen Landa as our program director and head coach. Colleen has over 12 years of experience coaching gymnastics to children of all ages and skill levels. Among her many accomplishments, Colleen has coached numerous State (in both Massachusetts and California ) and Regional Champions, as well as qualifying athletes to Nationals. As recently as 2005, Colleen coached 5 State Champions on Balance Beam, her signature event!
Colleen is remarkably proficient at recognizing and evaluating talent and potential, working with athletes to draw their maximum effort, and helping gymnasts reach their maximum potential while building a strong bond of trust between coach and athlete. Nowhere is this more evident than in her work in the TOPs program, in which she has trained athletes for over 11 years. In fact, in 2005 only one gym in the entire nation qualified more 9 year olds for national testing than Colleen! While the other gym had more qualifiers, it was not at a higher success rate as Colleen qualified 100% of her athletes that year! In 2006, over 3,500 gymnasts vied for a spot on the TOPs National Team. Under Colleen's close tutelage, WCEG is proud to host a member of TOPs National B Team; a distinguished honor that places her among the top fifty 9 year-olds in the nation! Colleen has also worked closely with coaches on the national staff and believes in constantly learning her craft in order to place her athletes on their path to success!
Colleen's credentials and certifications include: USAG Pro member, USAG safety certified, USAG PDP 1 & 2, USAG skill evaluator, 1st Aid and CPR certified. Colleen is also the USAG TOP State Manager for 2007.
With Colleen leading the way, we are confident WCEG will be riding high…make sure you catch our wave!
Adam started gymnastics at the age of six and stopped formal training at the age of 15. He attended Mid-Illinois Gymnastics and Dance in Illinois. Adam began coaching at the age of 18 and has experience coaching compulsory and optional level gymnastics. He also has experience coaching the TOPs program and has helped train a TOPs national team member. He is a member of USA gymnastics and has all of the safety certifications. Adam graduated from California State University in 2006 with a degree in Psychology, and he is currently attending Alliant International University for a doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology.
The principle goal of West Coast Elite Gymnastics is to teach the skill of gymnastics to young people. Our broader scope, however, is promotion of lifetime fitness for people of all ages through a variety of programs.
The process of learning gymnastics involves adding increasingly complicated movements in sequence. From a purely physical perspective the young gymnast learns body awareness, spatial orientation, and rhythmic timing. Through this training, the body is strengthened and made flexible. Parallel with this are developments of the mind (receptivity to instruction and judgment) and character (perseverance, self-confidence, optimism, and empathy) that give the training its comprehensive aspect. Most important, it is fun. When the training is done along with other gymnasts, then a social element is added that results in a high degree of individual maturation in the larger group context. This spirited fun is something the kids look forward to and causes them to develop strong friendships within the gym.
It is the intent of West Coast Elite Gymnastics to foster this process through experienced and disciplined coaching in a socially inclusive and sympathetic gymnasium environment. The responsibility of our leadership is to have our gymnasts and their families feel comfortable in their participation here.
For some gymnasts, strenuous and competitive athletics are a goal. Not all, however, have Olympic abilities or aspirations. Whether you and your child are considering team or recreational gymnastics, we feel the strong experience we offer will leave the pathway open. For all young gymnasts the journey will be exciting and fun and the benefits of training and participation will soon be obvious.
Other fitness programs that cater to different ages and/or specialty needs will be introduced over time in keeping with our mission philosophy of lifetime fitness. We hope to engage a broad cross section of people with programs that promote physical and social health. We feel the location and layout of the facility, the elite caliber of equipment and coaching, and the managerial directions given to service excellence, quality programming, and social inclusion will make West Coast Elite Gymnastics a new model of the highest standard.