ABOUT REFLEX SPORTS
Welcome to Reflex Sports!
We are a non-competitive, elementary gymnastics and sports fundamentals program for children. In our classes, your child gets to discover, explore, and develop their physical and mental capabilities through active participation, purposeful movement, and creative storytelling.
We look to praise and promote the effort put forth by our students. The success comes through the effort. Our objective is to develop self-confidence and instill a love for physical activity in each one of our students.
Sports are a vehicle for developing not only physical strength, but also strength of character. In our classes, your child not only learns the proper execution of backward rolls and cartwheels, but also how to be respectful, patient, cooperative, mindful, healthy, and productive members of their classes, families, and communities.
Our aim is to cultivate within our students the desire to be the best athlete and person they can be.
What's so great about Gymnastics?
Gymnastics as a discipline has been used to train warriors, athletes, and scholars for centuries. From the time of ancient Greeks and Romans to today! It has long been said (and there are many studies to confirm) that participation in sports can be linked to the building of character, self confidence and an improvement in academic endeavors.
I firmly believe and have been witness to all three. It has been my personal goal to help each of my students become the best person that they can be. For me, gymnastics and sports are so much more than games. They are as significant a tool as the ones you would find in any classroom.
Learn to Play! Love to Learn! Learn to Live!!
MEET COACH GREG
My name is Greg Grant. I've run a gymnastics and sports fundamentals program for preschool and early elementary children in the greater Philadelphia/surrounding tri-state area for the last 20 years.
I have organized and facilitated programs for small organizations, such as churches and preschools, and large corporations. I am USA Gymnastics safety and CPR certified and have up to date FBI and Child abuse clearances.
My wife and I have lived in the Roxborough/Manayunk area for several years, and are proud to call this community our home. With the addition of our daughter, we have realized how much we value the positive impact of other local families. We are excited to be introducing our program to the area and hope to make a lasting contribution to our community.
My passion is for teaching and mentoring children. I learned long ago that it's not my job. It's my purpose.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach your child!
Owner and Head Coach
MEET COACH WHITNEY
Hi Friends and Families!
My name is Whitney Grant. I am a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master's in Recreation Therapy. Go Gators and Owls (UF and Temple)!
I have organized and facilitated individual sessions, small groups, and large groups for children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years. My focus is on improving mental and behavioral health through healthy outlets, such as increased physical activity and play therapy! I grew up playing 9 sports myself and have enjoyed coaching several sports, including gymnastics, swimming, and tennis.
I would love to talk to you about any concerns or special considerations you have regarding your children, inside or outside of participation in our program. Being a mom myself, I know how important it is to have other loving caregivers in your corner. My husband and I want to be a part of the village raising children in our community.
I am also the administrator for our program and website, so please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, payment, trial classes, scheduling issues, or anything else!
Thank you for your interest in our program and hope to meet you soon!
Owner and Head/Assistant Coach
Coach Greg is a magnet for children of all ages, they are drawn to his positive, happy, enthusiastic, playful personality. As a parent I can't think of anything better for my child. I didn't even begin to touch on building confidence, social skills, taking turns, listening skills, coordination...the list goes on and on!
Jill Marchand, Teacher/Parent
Coach Greg, who teaches the exercise program at my son and daughter's preschool is EXCELLENT! His interactions and mannerism with the children shows how much he truly loves and cares for each child. My students and my children could not have asked for a better role model.
Alicia DiPietropolo, Teacher/Parent
Our experience with our son (2.5y/o) participating in Reflex sports has been so positive- for him especially- and even for us! The class provided hands-on physical and mental practices that we were able to use on an everyday basis. Working on focus and cooperation amongst peers in a safe, fun, stimulating and outdoor environment was a perfect weekend-morning activity for his age group.
Additionally, Coach Whitney's positive energy and playful spirit is so well received by the kiddos! I am so thankful this program exists for our community- Highly recommend!
Natalie Barrett, Parent