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Events

Nov
25
Wed
Team Statements Emailed Today
Nov 25 all-day
Nov
26
Thu
Thanksgiving Break Closure (Team & Rec)
Nov 26 – Nov 29 all-day

This closure is part of your 2019-2020 School Year Session Tuition schedule.

Dec
1
Tue
Monthly Misc Charges Due-Class Program
Dec 1 all-day
Team Autopay Runs Today
Dec 1 all-day
Dec
8
Tue
Team Late Fees Applied
Dec 8 all-day
Dec
22
Tue
Winter Break Closure
Dec 22 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day

This closure is part of your 2020-2021 School Year Session Tuition schedule.

Team will have a modified schedule during this closure.

Dec
25
Fri
Team Statements Emailed Today
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
28
Mon
Class Program Statements Sent
Dec 28 all-day
Jan
1
Fri
Monthly Misc Charges Due-Class Program
Jan 1 all-day
Team Autopay Runs Today
Jan 1 all-day

Recent News

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.

2020-2021 School Year Class Schedules & Registration

Click here to view or download and print a class schedule for either gym location.

  • We are now registering for all classes.  To register for classes, you must create an account on our Parent Portal (click here).  From there go to our class filters to make your class selection.  Once you choose your class(es), it will come to us via a request.  Once your request is approved, we will send you an email confirmation and email receipt for the credit card charge.  If your credit card declines, your account will be charged a $10 credit card rejection fee, so please make sure it is current.  You will be registered in this class until June 28, 2021, and charged every 8 weeks.  If you need to withdraw from your class, a minimum two-week notice is required and must be given to the gym office.

TINY TOT PROGRAM
*18 months to 3-year-olds – Parent & Tot Class
*3-year-olds (must be potty trained/no pull-ups) – Grasshoppers

4-year-olds – Kindergarten (Skill-Based Program):
Crickets (beginners)
Bumblebees (intermediate-must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)
Hummingbirds (advanced-must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

GIRLS PROGRAM (1st – 5th grade)
Beginner Levels
*1st & 2nd Grade Girls – Mini Bounders  – Beginners
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Mini Bounder/Bounders  – Beginners
*3rd – 5th Grade Girls – Bounders – Beginners

Intermediate Level – Skill Test Required
*1st & 2nd Grade Girls – Mini Flips – Intermediate (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Mini Flips/Flips – Intermediate (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)
*3rd – 5th Grade Girls – Flips – Intermediate (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

Intermediate/Advanced Level- Skill Test Required
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Aerials – Intermediate/Advanced (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

Advanced Level – Skill Test Required
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Springers – Advanced (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES for 6th – 8th Grade Girls (all levels)
HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES for Girls – BELLEVUE GYM ONLY (all levels)
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MASKS REQUIRED ENTIRE CLASS:

Issaquah Gym Saturday 12:45-1:30pm for Grasshoppers, Crickets & Bumblebees
Issaquah Gym Saturday 1:30-2:30pm for Hummingbirds, Mini Bounders/Bounders, Mini Flips/Flips, Aerial & Springers
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BOYS PROGRAM (1st – 5th)
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1st – 5th Grade Boys – Mini Eagles/Eagles  – Level 1 Beginner
*1st – 5th Grade Boys – Falcons/Hawks – Level 2 (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)
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NINJA PROGRAM for Boys and Girls – see different box
HOME-SCHOOL CLASS
– 1st – 5th Grade Boys/Girls (all levels and only offered at our Issaquah Gym location)

TRIAL CLASSES – available for a $20 trial class fee and the class must have availability.  If you are on a wait-list for a class and are contacted about an opening in the class, you can request your first class be a trial to ensure it is a good fit for your child.

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

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/

2020-2021 School Year Tuition Information

The 2020-2021 School Year is underway.  Once you are registered in a class, you are automatically enrolled and responsible for payments through June 28, 2021, unless a withdrawal notice is given to the office (a minimum 2-week notice is required to withdraw).  There are 40 classes in our school year divided into 5 payments with 8 classes per payment cycle.  If during each payment cycle 8 classes are not offered, you will be prorated accordingly.  If you register for a class in the middle of an 8-week billing cycle, your tuition will be pro-rated.  Gym Closures are NOT counted as one of these classes.  All classes for our 2020-2021 School Year will end on June 28, 2021.  If you would like to continue for summer classes or camps, registration starts in the spring of 2021 for these programs.  A $25 fee is applied for any class cancellation refunds.

Tuition is due 1 week prior to the commencement of each 8-week billing cycle.

  • Billing Cycle (Tuition) Due Dates:
    • Billing Cycle #1  Upon registration for the dates 9/7/2020 – 11/2/2020
      • Closed 9/7/2020
    • Billing Cycle #2  Due Oct 26, 2020, for 11/3/2020 – 1/10/2021
      • Closed 11/26/2020 -11/29/2020 & 12/22/2020-1/3/2021
    • Billing Cycle #3 Due Jan 4, 2021, for 1/11/2021 – 3/6/2021
    • Billing Cycle #4 Due March 1, 2021, for 3/7/2021 – 5/1/2021
    • Billing Cycle #5 Due April 26, 2021, for 5/2/2021 – 6/28/2021
      • Closed 5/29/2021 – 5/31/2021

A $60 annual registration fee per family is applied to your account.
Siblings discounted and/or multiple classes receive 10% off the lesser tuition.
Any declined credit card charges will incur a $10 fee, so please make sure your credit card is up-to-date on your parent portal.
Tuition is PAST DUE 7 days after the tuition due date at which time a late fee of $20 will be applied to your account. If payment is not received 14 days after the due date, your child will be withdrawn from class.

**Tuition Increase effective starting billing cycle #3  for our recreational program**
We appreciate your business during these difficult times and as you are aware it has been a challenge with the reduced occupancy requirements and increased overheard due to the covid regulations. However, as promised we continue to put off increasing our tuition for the 2020-2021 school year session until January of 2021. The following will be our new prices for Billing Cycle #3, 4 & 5.

For class pricing, click here to download and view our class flyers.

  • Make-up Policy for Missed Classes:  An absence notice must be given to the office at least 48 hours before the class absence in order to receive a “make-up token” to schedule a make-up class.  They must be done in another appropriate level class with an opening and scheduled with the office.  All class make-ups must be done while your child is currently registered or by June 28th.
    OPEN GYM is now canceled until further notice.

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Leotard & Retail Sale

November 16, 2020 – December 23, 2020, at both gym locations.
30% discount on all leotards, sweatshirts, t-shirts, leggings & shorts.
See the office hours on this website’s contact page.
All sales are final.  No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.

Dress Code

Attire
• Girls can wear any type of leotard (No two-piece leotards due to safety on the equipment). Footless tights are optional. Students may go barefoot or wear gymnastics shoes. Please have hair shoulder length or longer hair tied back. No hard balls or barrettes. No jewelry, including knotted strings, beads, nylon bands, anklets, and similar may be worn during class with the exception of studded earrings.
• Boys wear T-shirts and shorts with no buckles, snaps, or zippers. All T-shirts should be tucked into pants.
• No gum chewing, eating, or drinking (other than water) during class. Water bottles are allowed.
• There is no lost and found, anything left if the gym will be discarded during the nightly cleaning.

Acro/Dance & Conditioning Class

This one-hour class is on Thursdays from 7:45pm – 8:45pm for girls 1st – 5th grade (located at our Issaquah Class Gym on Mall Street).
or Saturdays from 9:00am – 10:00am for Middle School & High School girls (located at our Issaquah Team Gym on Maple Street).

Tuition is $216 for eight classes.  You will be responsible for payments through June 28, 2021, unless we receive a minimum two-week withdrawal notice.
An annual non-refundable registration fee of $60 is also required if it is due on your account.
This class is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique and will increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline
and confidence.

Click here to register.

Open Gym

OPEN GYM IS CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
Open gym is a non-instructional time for your child to practice skills independently and play with new kids of all ages in a fun and safe environment. Supervising coaches are CPR/First Aid certified.  Open to Kindergarten age children through Middle School for current students as well as the general public!  Jump on the trampoline, practice a cartwheel, balance on the beam, and swing on the bars. 

Open Gym meets on several Saturday nights each month at either gym location.
2 sessions:  6:30pm-7:30pm and/or 7:30pm-8:30pm
$11.00/hr (includes tax) – can be applied to your account, cash or check, no credit cards.
All kids must have an account on our parent portal to participate.
Open gym as a make-up class must pre-register through the office during business hours.
Cancellation is required by end of the day the Thursday prior to your Open Gym date or your account will be charged the Open Gym fee of $11.00 (includes tax) per student/per hour.  If Open Gym is scheduled as a make-up, you will lose that make-up!
See the News/Events calendar (above) for upcoming Open Gym dates and gym locations. (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Open gym tips and guidelines:

  • The business office and phone are not open during open gym time.
  • If paying, please have payment ready if paying with cash or check when checking in your child.
  • The open gym waiver is on file from September –August on your parent portal.
  • Tie all long hair back and remove socks and shoes before checking in.
  • The foam pit (Bellevue Gym) is not available during an open gym.
  • One person on the trampolines and rings at a time.
  • No jumping off equipment to swing on the rope.
  • Only coaches and students are allowed on the gym floors.
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Class Waitlist Procedure

Wait-List Policy

  • If you are on the waitlist for a class and a spot opens up, you will be notified about the opening via email. This notice will be sent to the email address in your account so be sure your email is one that you check regularly.  You will generally have only 2 business days to respond before your child is dropped from the waitlist.
  • DO NOT PHONE IN unless you are having an email specific problem!  Phoning in will not guarantee you will be offered this opening.  Email responses are required as this is not
    done on-site.
  • If you want to check what number your child is on a class waitlist, please email the appropriate gym location.
    Issaquah Gym:  Issaquah@gymeast.com or Bellevue Gym: registration@gymeast.com

Flying Ninja Program

Inspired by the “American Ninja Warrior Show” we bring to you our own Ninja program full of obstacle courses to challenge mind and body, teaching students to move through obstacles with fluidity, prowess, and stealth using skillful spins, rolls, jumps and flips.

Classes are available during both our Summer & School Year Sessions for 1st – 5th-grade boys & girls:  These classes will develop critical thinking, improve strength, coordination, and air sense. The ever-changing obstacles and challenges will build self-confidence as they learn to accept and master each challenge presented.

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.

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.