Plumas County’s youths are “flipping out,” to use the phrase preferred by Kristina Hardin, owner of Kristina’s Gymnastics. The slogan for the series of youth-oriented gymnastics classes is “A place where kids can flip out,” and Hardin makes sure her students do just that.
Hardin, who has 20 years of gymnastics experience, started gymnastic training at the age of 6. Her parents put her in a class where she excelled and began competing. At 15, Hardin decided to quit the competitive aspect and focus on teaching gymnastics.
Hardin brought her style of teaching to Plumas County in 2009 where she focused on youths between ages 2 and 12. Recently, Hardin moved her classes to the new Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. Hardin also teaches classes at the Indian Valley Community Center in Greenville.
Hardin teaches three classes divided by age every Wednesday afternoon at the center. Classes for 2- to 5-year-olds are taught each Wednesday at 2 p.m. Classes for 6- to 8-year-olds immediately follow at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., Hardin teaches ages 9 to 12. In Indian Valley, Hardin offers her classes Mondays between 3 and 5 p.m.
Additionally, Hardin teaches private gymnastics lessons on request. Those interested in the program can contact Hardin at 927-9310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.