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While building your child’s self-esteem is our #1 priority, our #1 concern is your child’s SAFETY. Class is held in a safe atmosphere with safety-conscious instructors. Students are taught the value of safety through body and muscle awareness as well as safety discipline. Teaching safety rules enhances the thought process by increasing an awareness of one’s self and one’s responsibilities to others.
We build a stable foundation through QUALITY teaching. Students understand “why and how” they can utilize movement as “a means to an end” — rather than as “an end in itself.” Advancement in intermediate and advanced levels is obtained more easily when basic concepts are understood.
Social and emotional growth is developed through fair play and self-competitiveness. Self-competitiveness builds character and SELF-CONFIDENCE — the basic qualities necessary for good sportsmanship. If a child has tried his very best, he should be satisfied with his own accomplishments. Focusing on individual improvement rather than competing against another will breed success as an end.
Northshore P.R.E.P.S. is a pre-gym and gymnastics school established by Lee Bailey-Karle in 1973. Its goals, philosophy and unique method of teaching motor coordination and gymnastic skills make it an outstanding learning opportunity for your child.
At Northshore P.R.E.P.S., building your child’s self-esteem is our #1 priority. P.R.E.P.S. uses gymnastics as a tool to teach children how to face life’s challenges positively. Challenges are presented as “fun learning situations” rather than tasks, where failure is a perceived risk. The result is that children are not discouraged by temporary failures, and strive to complete their goals without anxiety. This attitude builds self-confidence and self-esteem, which leads to individual success.
P.R.E.P.S. also teaches “self-competitiveness,” as it believes children achieve success more often when they focus on their own accomplishments rather than on the accomplishments of their peers. This objective instills self-pride and builds self-esteem, which promotes confidence and breeds leaders.
Northshore P.R.E.P.S. offers quality instruction delivered in a professional, personal and caring manner. All instructors are safety-conscious and teach a progressive curriculum. They receive extensive training in Northshore P.R.E.P.S.’ goals and methods. They also enhance their skills and education through national gymnastic association seminars. At Northshore P.R.E.P.S., positive reinforcement techniques are used to ensure that your child has a fun and safe learning experience. Body awareness and control, motor coordination, eye-hand/eye-foot coordination, and social and emotional growth are all developed in a non-threatening atmosphere of controlled fun. Equipment is “age-appropriate” and facilities are clean.
In summary, because of Northshore P.R.E.P.S.’ uniqueness, children learn in an atmosphere of fun and safety! Northshore P.R.E.P.S. is so confident in its philosophy and instruction that it offers parents a 100% four (4) week tuition money-back guarantee! Parents are welcome and encouraged to observe classes and take pictures if they so choose. Our best form of advertisement is our customers. For that reason we put most of our advertising dollars into our customer referral discount.

Physical Fitness Breeds Mental Fitness

Smooth reading is developed through eye-hand coordination exercises involving balls, beanbags, bubbles, feathers and other objects.
Reflexes, Balances and Motor Skills are sharpened through running, jumping, leaping, throwing and catching. These skills are used in gymnastics, cheerleading and baton, as well as basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and other sports. Motor-skill activities improve not only reflexes, balance and coordination, but also improve the ability to accept direction, solve problems, make decisions and cooperate with others. Fine-motor skills are also used in coloring and penmanship.
Through the developmentally appropriate curriculum offered at Northshore P.R.E.P.S., babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children enjoy music and rhythm, math, science, health and language in a positive, age-appropriate and exciting atmosphere.
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We provide fun and educational experiences through group gymnastics and strive to make our classes affordable to every child!​


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    Northshore PREPS
    1580 E 332nd St
    Eastlake, OH 44095
    Phone: (440) 946-1703

    In Business Since 1973

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