GymRep is one of the best and most important Summer Camps in North America.
“GymRep” is Artistic Gymnastics for girls and boys. (The number of weeks for Men will be expanded next year.)
“Cheer-Rep” are weeks dedicated to competitive Cheer. About 30hrs of work-out during a week are scheduled.
This Camp experience is finely tuned. Tightly scripted. Every minute planned.
The facility is gorgeous, equipped with new Gymnova equipment.
David Altmeyer, originally from France, now Head Coach at Viagym in Montreal, was Head Coach 2012 for GymRep Camp.
Frank Legras, from Marseilles France, was, the week I was there,”Top Gun” ~ visiting guest coach working with all coaches.
I’d heard the stories of GymRep, but had to see it with my own eyes to believe it.
It’s in a gorgeous lakeside location, but still conveniently close to Montreal.
On arrival, you’d swear you are looking at a Circus Camp. They had 10 bungie spotting belts on Trampoline devices (6 Tramps, 4 snap down Mini-tramps) and 12 bungie spotting belts on Beam. (one for dismounts, one for mounts)
Every girl, every skill, is spotted by either belt or TWO coaches. It’s amazingly safe.
And FUN. A DJ blasts loud music and directs traffic with a PA. One of the coaches on the gym floor also has a wireless mic, directing traffic.
Anglophones like me are unsure of whether to go to GymRep for fear of not understanding French. In fact, they had one week this summer with near 50% Anglophones.
One new innovation is a BIG SCREEN showing translation into English.
A Gibbon slackline set-up was the best I’ve ever seen. Very safe.
More of my photos …
Check out GymRep.com (English)