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About Us

Gymnastics East has been training gymnasts and offering fun fitness classes since 1979. It is owned and operated by Kim Thomson. Kim was a member of our early team then returned to coach. She bought the gym in Y2000. She continues to have joy for the sport and believes that participation in gymnastics from an early age sets the base to succeed in any sport.

Our competitive team continues to be one of the top ranked teams in our State and Region with a focus on achieving college scholarships for our graduating seniors.

Competitive Gymnastics

Our Competitive team continually wins state, regional and national awards. We are also proud to have helped numerous gymnasts sign collegiate scholarships. Gymnastics East currently has competitive teams at the Compulsory, Optional and Xcel levels.


News & Events

NEW RESTRICTIONS November 17th – December 14th

Hi Gym East Families,

As many of you may have seen, our state will have a new set of guidelines going into effect at 11:59 pm on Monday evening. Youth sports fall under these restrictions, so this email is to address the changes that will go into effect immediately.

For classes that run on Monday, November 16th, we will be running as usual. Masks will be required for athletes at all times, which will be the only change! As usual, all of our stations will be socially distanced, we will perform temperature checks upon arrival, and we will respect the occupancy numbers we have been following.

Beginning Tuesday, November 17th, all of our classes will move to Zoom. Our staff has been prepared to move to Zoom in case of an emergency, and we are spending today and tomorrow setting up those classes on our accounts. We will be sending links out from the gym tomorrow and these classes will be at your normal time with your regular instructor.

All of our 45 Minute Classes (Parent-Tot, Grasshopper, Cricket, Bumblebee, and Ninja 1) will be 30 minutes via Zoom. All hour-long and hour-fifteen-minute classes (Hummingbird, Ninja 2, Mini Bounder/Bounder, Mini Flip/Flip, Aerials, Springers, Mini Eagle/Eagle, and Falcons) will be 40 minutes. All of our hour-thirty-minute classes (Middle School) will be one hour. Our two-hour high school class will be an hour and fifteen minutes.

Parents, we are giving everyone the option to attend two classes per week since we are shortening the times to work with Zoom time limits and screen-time attention spans! This will be your normal class time and one other class of the same level/type from the list on our website. If you are interested in doing a second class each week, please email your request for your second class to registration@gymeast.com. You will need to email the office each week with which second virtual class you would like to do that week.

For now, these changes will be through December 14th, but as we all know this is a changing situation. This may continue on or be shortened, and we will do our best to keep everyone in the loop. Please note that we do have some scheduled closures coming up, and there will be no classes via zoom on these dates:

Thanksgiving Weekend: Thursday, Nov. 26-Sat Nov. 29

Winter Break: Tuesday, December 22nd-Sunday January 3rd

Thanks, everyone for your patience and grace as we go through this together. We feel so grateful for the opportunity to coach your kids and we love our time with them.

A Fun 2-1/2 Hour Camp Each Tuesday in Bellevue

Looking for a great, safe space for your kids to spend their days? We’re offering a specialized camp for this unique school year.

Students can bring their leotard for their recess/gymnastics time, their schoolwork, and headphones for when they need to focus on studying. Books, coloring books, and arts and crafts are also encouraged!

The camps are each Tuesday from 11:30am – 2:00pm (2.5 hours), COST:  $40
Payment in full must be made at the time of registration.
Limit:  10 Kids (Co-ed; 1st – 5th Grade)
Location:  Bellevue Gym

Our coaching staff are not teachers, but they can help your student stay focused and on the task at their socially-distanced desk.


Mini Privates

This is a 30 minute, one-on-one instruction with a Senior Coach.  You do not need to be registered in a class to schedule a mini-private but need to be 5 years old – 5th grade.
Cost:  $45 (payment due upon registration)
Register online here.
A three-day notice is required to cancel for credit. There are no refunds or credits for missed Mini Privates.

2020-2021 School Year Mini Private Schedule:
Tuesday in Issaquah at 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday in Bellevue 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Friday in Issaquah 6:30pm – 7 pm
Friday in Bellevue 7:15pm – 7:45pm
Saturday in Issaquah 1:45pm – 2:15pm
Saturday in Bellevue 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Saturday in Bellevue 2:45pm – 3:15pm

Virtual Gym East Classes

Gym East is continuing to provide an online learning platform during our 2020-2021 School Year Session.  Virtual Gym East Gymnastics is a great way for your child to stay connected to their learning at Gym East with some of our most popular instructors.

Virtual classes provide key portions of our lesson plans that will keep your child exercising and entertained. We will be doing cardio, flexibility, and conditioning in each class, along with skills that can be modified if needed and practiced in whatever home space you have–whether it be a living room, playroom, or backyard. As long you have an area clear of obstructions, you should be good to go! Some things to expect would be drills for handstands and cartwheels, forward roll variations, leaps and turns, balance beam practice, and some bar shaping. We think there is incredible value in what we are offering via Gym East Virtual Learning.

You can register for these classes using your tokens or register and pay for the classes.

Virtual Classes are $79 for 4 classes.  There are no Credits or Refunds for Virtual Classes.  You must notify us 1 week prior to the beginning of each month is you wish to drop.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 (Novel Corona-virus) 2020-2021 School Year Procedures

Entrance into the gym procedure:

  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to the start of your class.
  • If an adult must observe class, only one parent/guardian is allowed in the facility at a time. No siblings will be permitted in the facility unless registered for a class at that same time.
  • Have athletes leave all clothes and unnecessary items in your car.
  • Send your athlete to the waiting marks near the entrance door {Bellevue will be the main front door, Issaquah will be the side front door) wearing shoes, leotard, AND MASK, with their “gym bag”—something easy for them to carry that can hold everything they need.
    • Gym Bag should include extra practice attire (leotard, shirt, and shorts), water bottle for drinking that will last them the length of their class (water fountains are closed), extra hair ties, personal hand sanitizer, and if your child uses chalk; check out getting some liquid chalk offline or in a sporting goods store. We are no longer keeping chalk out as it is a communal area.
  • Bellevue – Classes will use the main front door.
  • Issaquah Rec Gym – Classes will use the west side door on the front of the building.
  • Issaquah Team Gym (Some Rec Classes & Flying Ninja Classes)
    Classes and camps will use the main front entrance
  • The athlete will enter into the building, wash hands, or use hand sanitizer and wait on a spaced spot until directed by the coach to go into their warm-up area.  They can remove their shoes and put them in their bags.  Due to the upcoming flu season, we are encouraging all kids to wear masks throughout the duration of their class.   Your athlete’s coach will direct them to place their backpack on a backpack spot and return to sit on their warm-up spot and begin class.

Exiting the gym procedure

  • The athlete will again wash their hands or sanitize prior to exiting the building
    • Bellevue will exit through the front door. Athletes will be brought into the front hall to meet parents at the door. Parents can wait on the spaced-out spots outside for athletes to be released.
    • Issaquah Rec Gym will exit out the main (east) front door. Athletes will be brought to the spots just inside the main door to meet their parents. Parents can wait on the spaced-out spots outside for athletes to be released.
    • Issaquah Team Gym (Some Rec Classes & Flying Ninja Classes) will exit out the side (North) door. Gymnasts will sit on their spot until a parent comes to this door and a coach will direct them to exit.

For more important COVID-19 summer start information, policies, and emergency information, please see our Newsletters & Forms page on our website by clicking here:   http://www.gymeast.com/classes/newsletters/


Ready to Join The Team?


We will be closed for all virtual classes Thursday - Sunday for Thanksgiving.
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open! To view our class schedules, please click here. We are currently doing zoom classes due to the most recent shutdown. We will start in-person classes once the restrictions are lifted.

To see more information on our Comprehensive Covid-19 Exposure Control and New Gym Policies & Procedures, please click here.