Choose-a-Gymnastics-Gym-for-Your-Child-Kids-First-GymnasticsFinding the right gym for your child is important. Not only do you want to find a place where your child can learn, be active, and have fun, but you also want to get the most value for your time and money.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a gymnastics gym for your child:

1. Coaching Staff

Look for a gym that has coaches who are not only knowledgeable but also friendly and approachable. A great experience for your child begins with making sure that encouraging and respectful coaches are supporting your child.

2. Available Classes

Find out more about the gym’s available classes. How will the class options fit with your schedule, either after school or on the weekends? Also, does the gym allow for growth by offering more advanced programs?

3. Location

Another consideration when choosing a gymnastics gym is how far the location is from your home. You want to find something reasonable and have an idea of how far too far is for you and your family.

4. Environment and Culture

When visiting a gym, look for cleanliness and quality equipment. Both are a sign that a gym values safety. At the same time, get a feel for the culture and community. Does it feel extremely competitive? Or is the focus more on learning on developing character?

5. Value

A gym’s membership options should fit your budget. Keep in mind that the lowest price doesn’t always translate to the highest value. Ask about additional costs such as travel, gear, etc. The more information you can get now about future costs, the fewer surprises you’ll have when making your decision.

Kids First Gymnastics in Cedar Rapids puts your kids first. If you’re not sure if your child will like gymnastics, no sweat. We offer a four-week trial to give you and your child a chance to figure out if Kids First is a good fit.

To learn more about the details of our four-week trial and how to get started, contact us today.