Taiso Gymnastics offers a unique gymnastics experience in Saskatoon as we are the only local club that is able to offer both men's and women's competitive programs along side our recreation programs. We are proud to offer gymnastics programs from the age of 18 months through to adults from recreation through high performance.
While our main goal is developing high level men's gymnasts, we strive to foster quality gymnastics throughout all of our programs. Our coaches coach with the philosophy that everyone, no matter the age or level, are important and valued. The focus of our classes is to provide fitness and fun in an encouraging environment where athletes can learn, grow and improve.
In order to offer you the best possible experience, our coaches are trained through the Nations Coaching Certification Program, as well as being first aid and CPR certified.
We are a non-profit organization that relies on our volunteers. Volunteers are called upon to do things like keep the gym clean, to help at competitions or sitting on the Board of Directors. Our dedicated Board of Directors puts in countless hours in efforts to help the club run smoothly and successfully.
Our main source of revenue comes from membership fees, event hosting, grants, donations and fundraising.
We encourage all of our members to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.
Taiso Gymnastics was founded in 1979 by Dr. Keith Russell. At the time, there were two large gymnastics clubs for the women in Saskatoon, but nothing for the men.
The club started with 6 male gymnasts the first month and had more join within the first year. With the help of a parent group, each year there were more classes added, and club gradually gelled from parents auxiliary group to full fledged parent administered club.
Taiso shared the Rawson Room at the University of Saskatchewan with the university athletes. The college was very happy to give the club free rent in return for the club buying equipment that the university used, and supplying a training ground for the college’s Physical Education students. Since it’s inception, the club has grown out of multiple facilities to our cur- rent 15,000 square foot building on Quebec Avenue. In the last 43 years Taiso has evolved to include recreational gymnastics and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Through great leadership, coaching and programming we have grown from the original athletes to over 1200 athletes through the 2022-2023 season. Taiso Gymnastics has been home to many Provincial Champions, Western Championship team members, National team members, Commonwealth Games team members, World Championship team members and has had 3 Olympic team members. Fun Fact– the word Taiso means gymnastics in Japanese. Keith gave the original athletes words meaning gymnastics in several different languages (Torna, Turnen, Gymnasika etc). Together they chose Taiso, and created a legacy!
Taiso Gymnastics is a 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse located in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Since 2014, our facility on Quebec Avenue has been home to many gymnasts and their families. We have two large foam pits, an inground trampoline, full sprung floor, sprung tumble strip, rod floor strip, two viewing areas, and equipment for Men's, Women's and recreation gymnastics.
Taiso Mission Statement Taiso Gymnastics aims to develop high level men's gymnasts while making gymnastics accessible to the widest population possible.
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