Gymnastics Is Fun AND Teaches Life Skills

As a kid, gymnastics class was the highlight of my week. What beats an hour of jumping on a trampoline, swinging on the uneven bars, and tumbling around on the floor with a bunch of other kids?

As an adult, and now a parent with kids, I’ve developed a whole new appreciation for everything gymnastics taught me. I was gaining flexibility and strength while also learning the importance of hard work and self-discipline.

R Athletics

R Athletics is Grand Rapids’ premier Gymnastics, Cheer, Ninja Zone and Rush Athletics facility. Within the 20,000 square feet, R Athletics has two large gyms featuring full-size gymnastics equipment. Our newest gym is equipped with a life-size treehouse, a fire truck, a two-story slide, trampolines, foam pits and a spring floor.

R Athletics offers programs for crawlers all the way to Junior Olympic National Champions earning college scholarships. Our classes focus on building strength, coordination and flexibility for all ages and skill levels. Our coaches are highly trained and are AED, CPR and Safety-certified yearly.

Many special events are offered at R Athletics. There are evening Date Night Drop-offs and Fun Fridays for ages 4-11 years as well as a daytime Lunch and Learn program for pre-schoolers. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break and summer months are filled with camps and special activities. Birthday parties are top-notch events with personally-chosen themes that include lavish decorations and goody bags, and coach-directed, well-organized games. And Open Gym or School’s Out, We R In! days (when Forest Hill public schools are closed) provide exercise for all the kiddos.

Want to experience R Athletics? Contact us for a FREE trial class!

2845 Thornhills Ave | Grand Rapids, MI | 616-957-4900

“My kids love R-Athletics! One is on the competitive team, one is a Ninja and one is about to start team. The coaches are friendly, the facility is always clean, and the front desk staff will try their best to help you with any questions. My favorite thing about the gym is the family feel you get when you’re there. They do care about you and each other… and they pass that on to the kids.”

Melissa S
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Families Trust The Gymnastics Facilities in Our Guide

If you have a child interested in gymnastics, our guide will highlight some of the best facilities around. Gymnastics class may just turn out to be the highlight of your child’s week, too.

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Grand Rapids Gymnastics

GRG is GR’s place to be for gymnastics and indoor activity all year round! GRG focuses on teaching the fundamentals of gymnastics in an engaging environment. We provide both boys and girls opportunities to gain strength, flexibility and coordination. Free Babies – 3 months, Parent Tot – 18 months to 3 years, Preschool – 3 to 5 years, Recreational – 6 years+,  Tumbling – dance/cheer, Ninja – 5 years+, Competitive Team – Fun, Xcel, Girls/Boys Level 3-10. FREE Trial Classes upon request.

Our trained staff is CPR/Safety certified.

Other activities offered…
Ninjas On the Move: Warped wall, cannonball alley, the cliffhanger, rock wall and more.
Schools Out/We’re In: Open gym when Forest Hills Schools close.
Customized Birthday Parties: Coach directed. Decorations, party favor included!
Homeschool: Daytime classes/open gym.
Special Events: Open Gym, Parents Night Out, Preschool Play Time, Munch-n-Move, Field Trips.
Themed Summer Camps: Includes Watermark Pool for lessons and open swim.

1601 Galbraith Ave, Ste 301 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-975-2992

“The GRG coaches treat your kids like family- it’s so much more than gymnastics (even though GRG is the best at that!) Our kids learn about hard work, respect, friendship, loyalty and so much more! They coach the whole person and do so with respect and passion for the sport. GRG is a fabulous place for my entire family!”

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For the Kidz Gymnastics and Trampoline

For the Kidz Gymnastics has a variety of activities for all ages. We specialize in Girls Gymnastics, Tramp and Tumbling, Tumble Bugs Gymnastics for preschool ages, Ninja Kidz and even Tae Kwon Do. We have open gyms, birthday parties, field trips and an educational preschool also.

1391 Gezon Parkway SW | Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-726-7979

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Rising Starz Gymnastics and Fitness

Rising Starz proudly offers programs for boys and girls ages 18 months-18 years through a variety of recreational and competitive programs.

Programs include:
Preschool Gymnastics Classes (Co-Ed)
Girls Recreational
Ninja Starz (Co-ed)
Girls Fun Team and Xcel Competitive Team (5 years-18 years)

In addition to our programs we also offer weekly preschool and recreational open gyms, birthday parties, private lessons, summer camps, date night drop-offs and field trips!

USA Gymnastics Member Club 2018-2019

943 West River Center Dr | Comstock Park, MI 49321 | 616-202-7953

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Kids build their bodies, increase athletic skills, and boost their confidence with gymnastics at Gymco! 

Gymco athletes learn to be “coachable”; listening to feedback with a positive attitude about learning and working toward goals. The perseverance and resilience Gymco kids gain will prepare them for success in school, sports, and life. Gymco has been making kids stronger inside and out since 1980. See how just an hour a week can change your child’s life and see for yourself what makes Gymco different!

2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-956-0586

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MORE Places to Take Gymnastics

  • Cassell Gymnastics and Dance | 1180 Devin Dr • Norton Shores, MI 49441
  • Champion Gymnastics | 2424 Van Ommen Dr • Holland, MI 49424
  • Cheer Company of Michigan | 4560 Bowen Blvd SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • Flipside Gymnastics | 9434 Pentatech Dr • Zeeland, MI 49464
  • Gonyon’s Gymnastics | 622 Chatterson Rd • Muskegon, MI 49442
  • Gymnastics In Motion | 3207 M-37 • Middleville, MI 49333
  • Horizon Complex | 6462 Center Industrial Dr • Jenison, MI 49428
  • Kids Unlimited Activity Center | 596 Baldwin St #2, • Jenison, MI 49428
  • Northstar Gymnastics Inc | 723 Byrne Industrial Dr • Rockford, MI 49341
  • Red Arrow Youth Gymnastics and Cheer | 300 High Street • Lowell, MI 49331

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