Hey, thanks for the interest in the class! I teach the classes so I guess I could answer the questions. First of all I'll point out that it's not really set up as a "sessions" sort of thing, it's just monthly tuition for an ongoing class.
- Classes are $99 a month for the regular classes and $25 per class for my Pay-As-You-Go set up class. We also do a punch card offer for the P.A.Y.G. class so you buy 5 and get the 6th class free. If you start in the middle of the month I'm pretty sure you only pay for the rest of the month...I'm not entirely sure how the office handles all that, I just teach really.
- Classes are an hour and a half long, once a week. This month of classes just started as of today (for my Wed. class, tomorrow for the Thurs. class) and will go to the end of July. Then August is a month off for the recreational classes like this one and the fall semester will start again in September. I'm not entirely sure how all that works, again the office takes care of scheduling stuff.
- I start teaching everyone correct rolling, jumping, and dropping techniques because I believe it's the most important thing for a beginner to learn. Then we learn all the basic vaults, cat grabs, wall runs, tic-tacs, and precision jumps. That's usually what we get through on the first day for a new student. After that we start all classes with a basics warm up that consists of all five basic vaults (speed, kong, reverse, lazy, and dash) as well as all five basic rolls (standing jump to shoulder roll, running jump to shoulder roll, dive roll, backwards roll, and sideways roll) each done 5 times in a circuit. Then we usually move on to a single one of those vaults and drill different variations of it (diving, soaring, double, to precision, to cat, from precision, from tic-tac, step-up, off angle, level, to roll, etc.). Then we'll usually move on to a type of freerunning move (front or back flip, wall spin, wall flips, various bar techniques, etc.). Then we usually end the class with a little bit of conditioning. That's the format of a regular class, of course we do all sorts of different fun things within there too and I tend to think up a lot of stuff on the spot to do so it's kind of improv half the time.
- If you're asking about conditioning before taking the class, that's really not necessary. I've got all ability levels in there and I've taught everyone from 6 years old to almost 60 years old as well as very talented to extremely clumsy so I wouldn't worry too much about your condition when you start. If you're asking about what conditioning we do within the class, I try to keep that pretty limited. I believe training is conditioning in itself and people can do a lot of push-ups, sit-ups, and that sort of thing at home if they need instead of in a gymnastics facility. We do however, try to do a little muscle-up conditioning most days because I think it's one of the harder moves and pretty important to get down.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask!