Cats Gymnastics offers Boulder residents a means to experience a less-than-traditional workout, and have fun while doing it.
The gym is conveniently located on 30th Street and has a wide array of gymnastics equipment; including three trampolines, one with a belt on it to help learn aerial tricks for skiing and snowboarding. It also has various balance beams and uneven bars, as well as a rock wall.
Open gym is $5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Between 10 and 50 people usually attend the session, most of which are college students. The gym also has adult classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. and a conditioning class for adults at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Gordon Graham, a 22-year-old junior integrative physiology major, said he is taking a year off school and working at Cats.
“I really like kids, so I like working here,” Graham said. “I also like working out, doing gymnastics and climbing.”
He added that the rock wall is the first indoor wall in Colorado, one of the earliest in the nation.
Boulder resident Scott Kopec said he has worked at Cats since 1988.
“We have fairly difficult climbing walls,” Kopec said. “Some of the best trainers in the world come here.”
He added that the gym offers private lessons for anyone trying to improve their skills.
Shane Grigsby, a 25-year-old senior geography major, said he goes to Cats all the time.
“I came cause it’s $5,” Grigsby said. “I like to come because I get bored lifting weights, and you can discover new equipment.”
He added that he loves the rings and standing on the balls.
“We also play modified catch on the yoga balls,” Grigsby said.
Ward Handley, a 25-year-old graduate student, said he also likes going to Cats.
“I love the medicine ball and slide pads,” Handley said. “I think it’s really cool and really interesting here. You can do what you want.”
Kenny Rosenstein, a 21-year-old senior French major, said he’s been working at Cats for four years, and coaches the boys and girls teams.
“I love coaching,” Rosenstein said. “I like seeing the kids progress and get better as a result of what I taught them.”
Rosenstein also said he also likes to go to Cats for fun.
“I like to tumble and use the high bar,” he said.
Cats Gymnastics is located at 2400 30th St. in Boulder. For more information visit their Web site.
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