Club Aviva's programs are under the direct supervision of Vivien Symington. Vivien is a graduate of Queens University where she completed her B.A./B.pH.E before carrying on to study in the M.Sc. program at Dalhousie University. Vivien was a faculty member both at Queens and Dalhousie where she was responsible for the gymnastics courses. Vivien minored in Adaptive Physical Education and has worked extensively on developing motor skill acquisition programs for children. Each program is designed to emphasize movement education, which develops confidence and competence in each participant.
In 1985, Vivien saw an opportunity to change the way that gymnastics was taught. After developing her own curriculum focusing on competence and confidence in all athletes, Vivien founded Club Aviva. Since 1986, Club Aviva has had a long history of providing high quality gymnastics lessons to athletes of all ages and skill levels. Now with over 1000 registered athletes in recreational, theraputic, and competitive programs; Club Aviva is a leader in the field.
Our programs were developed by Vivien Symington, the owner of Club Aviva. Each program is designed to emphasize movement education, which develops confidence and competence in each participant. To remain a leader in the field, we continuously develop new curriculum and revise old curriculum to meet the needs of a wide variety of athletes. In addition to our recreational program, Club Aviva also offers therapuatic programs and runs a competitive program with provincial, national, and international level athletes. On top of our gymnastics programs we offers outstanding Parties, Drop-In programs, Field Trips, and Special Education programs. Club Aviva also offers camps during Spring Break and Summer vacations.
Club Aviva offers a 16,000 sq ft gymnastics facility. Our facilities include an in-ground foam pit, in-ground trampolines, in-ground 30 ft TumbleTrak and three above-ground trampolines. We also offer all of the traditional gymnastics apparatus including bars, beams, vault, as well as a double-mini trampolines and an 80 ft rod floor for trampoline gymnastics, and a variety of smaller scale equipment for preschool gymnastics. Club Aviva has three large party rooms for your party needs and is capable of accommodating birthday parties of up to 30 children or even larger corporate events.
Club Aviva also has a 9-strip fiberglass AAI floor, 2 x 84' runways for vault and double-mini, and an SA Sport vault. We are also proud of our custom designed foam pit which was developed by our staff in collaboration with industry experts to be among the safest foam pits in Canada.