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?
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?
If your child is under 7 years old, you must stay on site during their entire class. If your child is 7 or older, then you may leave so long as a cell phone number is on file with the front office and you are okay with your student being dismissed off the gym floor for the restroom and drinking fountain independently.
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?
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, 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?
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.