Frequently Asked Gymnastics Questions
If you have any questions about gymnastics classes, camps, events, or pricing, please view the information below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.
I see that I can sign my child up for your gymnastics classes at any time during the year. When is the best time for my child to start?
We craft our lesson plans around the September – June season. If your child starts in September and ends in June, he or she is going to receive a varied, challenging, and fun lesson throughout the season. With that in mind, our coaches are trained to facilitate a lesson that works students together as a group on skills they can all handle at that point in time. Then, coaches work one-on-one with students on the skills they are specifically developing. So your child can start any time between September and June and have a wonderful classroom experience, feeling included, challenged, and successful.
Participating in an entire season is going to give your child the most well-rounded experience, building more strength, developing more flexibility, and learning more skills. However, joining the season part way through is still going to be very beneficial. If you find your child interested in our classes in March, go ahead and sign them up. Their coach will get them started on the basic skills, so that they have a head start on the next season.
My child is 4 years old, but they’re very advanced for their age. Can they be put in the gymnastics class for 5 year olds?
My child is almost 7 years old. When can they move up to the age bracket for 7 - 9 year olds?
Do I have to stay on site during my child’s class?
I have a child not in classes. Any suggestions on entertaining them?
My child is going to miss a class. Can they make it up?
Absolutely! As long as you notify The Children’s Gym 24 hours prior to the start of class to tell us your child will be absent, we are able to pre-excuse the absence, which makes your child eligible for a make-up. Please see our detailed makeup policies for more information and stipulations.
When do classes stop?
What are the front office hours?
On what holidays/school closures is The Children's Gym closed?
Our facility is closed the following days: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day and the prior Sunday, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
We are open on all other holidays. On PPS closure days, we typically hold day camps, and regular classes are in session. We will not be holding regular classes during the two weeks of Winter Break as we will be offering full day camps. The same will be true for Spring Break.
How do I get into the building at The Children's Gym?
Is it okay to open the door for others?
Where is parking?
Where can I watch my child’s gymnastics class?
Can I stand on the pathway to get a better view of classes?
Is standing/viewing permitted from the area near Keys to Life Music?
Do you have a lost and found?
How can I contact The Children's Gym about sign ups, absences, makeups and other inquiries?
What should my child wear to class?
Gymnastics involves running, spinning, flipping, going around bars, balancing on beams, jumping on trampolines…you need an outfit that can manage!
Leotards are great because they are tight-fitting, so there’s no loose fabric to get caught on a bar or on the rings. They also are one piece, so jumping up and down doesn’t expose the stomach or legs like a t-shirt or a dress would. It’s important to note, too, that gymnastics leotards specifically cover the midriff to protect the skin when rotating around a bar. The tight-fitting nature of a leotard also allows coaches to spot easily, without getting their hands unsafely stuck in extra fabric.
So what do we recommend to wear? Leotards, or something very similar: tight-fitting, one piece, covered midriff. We have leotards and tight-fitting shorts available for sale at the gym.