Gymnastics in Anacortes

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Equipment: Olympic-competition, recreational, and preschool equipment and a foam pit

Students should bring: Students can wear comfortable shorts and T-shirts, leotards, or unitards.

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of Staff: 11?25 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 1994

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Call GYMagine to schedule your class and visit our website for more information.

Q&A with Kelly Donyes, Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our motto is, "Fitness is fun the GYMagine way." Learning how to move your body forward, backward, sideways, and upside down gives our students exciting ways to be fit through gymnastics.

Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?

Music and exercise are a major part of everyone's fitness today. Once our gymnasts learn new skills, they need to keep repeating them so that they can master them. Repetition can seem boring at times, but [listening to] music can turn it into a fun process.

When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?

When I learned my first gymnastics skill by myself, I wanted to do it again and again.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Gymnastics is truly the best crossover sport for all sports. The balance, coordination, strength, and agility you learn can excel your performances in other sports and activities.

3616 South Rd.
Mukilteo,
WA
US

Cartwheels Inc.

Giggling children tumble into pits filled with foam cubes, bounce on trampolines, swing on ropes, or roll around mats shape like doughnuts and cheese wedges. Across the room, older kids twirl, flip, and pace on Olympic-grade bars and balance beams. When designing Cartwheels Inc., founders Katherine Campbell and Lisa Lacamell wanted to provide a space for recreational gymnastics and cheerleading training as well as a place for children to have fun. They employed expertise from a lifetime of gymnastics training, with each serving as the national course conductor for Gymnastics Canada and board director for Gymnastics BC. They hold their staff––many of whom come from yoga, dance, and fitness backgrounds, and all of whom have either gymnastics or cheerleading experience––to high standards: each holds at least a level-one NCCP certification, child-safety-focused Respect in Sport certification, and first-aid certification. Cartwheels Inc's instructors coach children as young as 18 months in classes taught to the standards of the National Coaching Certification Program, giving them stylish ways to climb into bunk beds. Beyond tumbling and gymnastics classes, girls also combine gymnastics, dance, and stunting formations to hone cheerleading skills in recreational and competitive all-star cheerleading programs. In the summer, gym staffers lead day camps that combine gymnastics and arts-and-crafts instruction with off-site field trips, allowing children to visit water parks or meet the man who invented water. Recognizing that their gym spaces can also serve as a playground, Katherine and Lisa also organize birthday parties and kids'-night-out events to host hours of unstructured play.

12417 No 2 Rd
Richmond,
BC
CA

The instructors at Sky Valley Academy help children build confidence and self esteem through gymnastics, cheerleading, and stunting classes geared toward students of all levels. School-year classes let kids blow off some academic steam with afternoon and evening sessions, while summer camps can keep kids busy and engaged all day long. In cheerleading and stunting classes, kids learn positions, jumps, hip-hop moves, and tumbling before integrating all their new skills into a routine sure to make nearby sports teams instinctively win their games. Party packages are also available for active kids and their guests to frolic on such attractions as trampolines, a tumbling pit, and bouncy castles before digging into a themed birthday cake.

16891 146th Street Southeast
Monroe,
WA
US

Established: 2003

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: USA gymnastics

Pro Tip: Be sure to call and register for the correct level of class ahead of time, as space is limited.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Gymnastics

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kimberly Smothermon, Coach And Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I started gymnastics when I was young and then started coaching, as I loved the sport and didnt want to leave it. I opened my own gym 11 years ago and have loved working with children. We are a non-competitive gym because I feel, after competing myself as a child, that too many hours in the gym isn't healthy. But gymnastics is a great sport. It helps in every other sport and is fun.

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

That we are a non-competitive gym with seven Exhibition teams that perform at schools. The teams ... range in age from five years old through High School.

What special training do you or your staff have?

Myself and several staff members are USA gymnastics members and have been to USA national congress several times. [We are] also first aid and CPR certified.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our gym is a fun, and we teach in a loving and fun atmosphere. We love all children regardless of their age, size, or skill level.

2720 Colorado Street
Longview,
WA
US

Northshore Gymnastics' 15,000-square-foot facility boasts training equipment and devices such as 40' x 40' spring floors, a ski floor, five trampolines, and vault tables. Northshore aims to provide a fun and family-focused atmosphere, and their friendly stable of coaches are tasked with not only teaching basic skills, but also helping youngsters gain self-confidence and socialization skills.

19460 144th Ave NE
Woodinville,
WA
US

The Little Gym fosters the healthy growth of children by allowing them to progress at their own pace in a nonthreatening, nurturing environment. As wee ones from 4 months to 12 years-old tackle challenges, overcome fears, and learn to confidently express their opinions about Platonic theory, The Little Gym's original music graces their ears and supports their lessons. The month includes four classes that let tots develop through weekly, age-specific curriculum, with programs including pre-school/kindergarten gymnastics, dance, sports-skills development, and karate.

3850 South Meridian
Puyallup,
WA
US