Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics team is way more than balance beams and bars! We are helping to raise up young ladies who exude confidence, determination and grit.
Our athletes learn that the energy that comes with physical conditioning; the fun of competition; the sense of effort and friendship; the realization that work and discipline in a fun ﬁrst environment can lead to the pleasures of achieving personal goals; the conﬁdence that comes with mastering something you couldn’t do before; and the good feeling of just being in an exhilarating atmosphere and knowing you did a good job! Our students have learned too that the habits of discipline, hard work, and commitment to goals they acquire as members in our program carry over into their school work and their lives as a whole. Everyone
who sticks in and tries is a winner, even long after they have finished their gymnastics career.
Our athletes compete Levels 1-5 in the USA Gymnastics program. Our athletes have placed in individual events and all around placements throughout the state. Team tryouts are held in March.
our LRG (Louisiana Recreational Gymnastics) team girls. They train twice a week on vault, bars, beam, and floor as well as working on strength, flexibility and mental training. This program follows the USA Gymnastics program and gets the athletes ready for Level 1 competition. Group Evaluations for this team are held in March.
Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics Team Department Leader:
Silviya Ivanova has been with Leaps & Bounds since 2018. Born in Bulgaria, Silviya was a gymnast for 8 years. She was part of the National team that was getting ready for the Olympic Games in 1976. In those years, she won a lot of medals at national championships. She switched to acrobatic gymnastics after an injury as acro was less demanding back then. She has a master’s degree in Gymnastics. She trained in classical ballet for 3 years as well. Silviya has also trained, coached, and judged acrobatic gymnastics on an international level. She teaches great technique with great passion.