Arnold's Gymnastics Academy is a 12,000 square foot facility that provides gymnastics instruction for children 18 months through 18 years old. AGA was established in May of 1996. We began in a one-story, 3,000 square foot building. A year later we moved into our second location, a 6,000 square foot facility, doubling our enrollment. Finally, in 2004 we moved into our current location, a 12,000 square foot building with a separate preschool gym and dance studio. Since our opening 18 years ago we have been able to touch the lives of thousands of aspiring gymnasts, as well as raise countless thousands of dollars for various children's charities.
Each June we have a show for the students to perform for family and friends. While participation in the show is not mandatory, it does provide the students the opportunity to show off the new skills they have learned throughout the year. It also allows Arnold's Gymnastics to fundraise for three very important charitable organizations. Last year's fundraising was for Multiple Sclerosis, American Cancer Society and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and we were able to raise over $6,000.00 for these worthy causes.
Arnold’s Gymnastics Academy COVID-19 Policies
Employees, athletes, and parents must maintain a 6ft distance whenever possible
Regarding mask or facial coverings use:
All customers, athletes, and staff ages 3 and older must wear masks at all times while in the building. Athletes may take masks down while performing difficult skills if proper distance can be observed.
The office is limited to office staff and one customer at a time (Waiting area will be marked for 6ft distance)
High touch surfaces in lobby, offices, and bathrooms will be sanitized frequently and logged on cleaning logs
Sanitize frequently used items and surfaces on a regular basis: including light switches, door handles, counter tops, and matting
Only products recommended to kill COVID-19 will be used to clean (CDC approved products)
Contactless or online payment is encouraged
2 people in the bathroom at a time (Waiting area is marked for 6ft distance)
For athletes ages 7 and older, parents/guardians are encouraged to drop off and pick up only in order to minimize the number of people entering and exiting the building.
6 ft. separations in viewing areas are marked with walk-in and standing areas
Please do not enter the building more the 5 minutes before your scheduled class time.
Water fountains in the building are closed. Please make sure you send your athlete with their own water bottle.
If an athlete or staff member becomes ill during practice, they must leave the gym area immediately and wait in the isolated sick room to be picked up. The door must remain open and athlete must be able to be able to be viewed by office staff.
The ill athlete/staff must get a doctor’s note clearing them in order to return to the gym.
Should an athlete or staff member test positive for COVID-19, all staff and customers they have come into contact with will be informed and the gym will be closed to be professionally cleaned and sanitized.
Should a house hold member of an athlete test positive for COVID-19, we ask that athlete to remain out of the gym until their quarantine period has ended.Employees:
Employees must undergo training on how to teach/coach in new environment and help participants keep safe distance, expectations of the athletes, and all cleaning protocols
Employees should not come to work if feeling ill.
The use of a face mask or facial covering is required at all times
Maintain 6 ft. distance from other staff and athletes whenever possible
Use timed stations and rotations to maintain social distancing
Coaches are required to sanitize or wash hands between each rotation
All hand mats must be sanitized after each rotation
Ensure athletes sanitize or wash hands after each rotation
Beam, Floor, Bars, and Vault equipment are to be spray sanitized at night
Landing mats will be spray sanitized and wiped down at night
Document time when the equipment has been cleaned and log on the sheet at each piece of equipment
Drinking fountains are closed. Everyone will need their own water bottle.
High touch surfaces in lobby, offices, and bathrooms will be sanitized frequently and logged on cleaning logs.Students
Must wear mask or facial covering at all times while in the building. Students younger than 3 are exempt from this rules.
Athletes are to wash or sanitize hands after each rotation.
Drinking fountains are closed. Students must have their own water bottles. They are NOT to share with anyone.
Wash hands & feet before & after each practice at home.
Athletes should be made aware of the gym’s new safety protocols and the athlete’s role in maintaining safety guidelines for themselves and others.
Encourage athletes/students to keep 6-foot distance from teammates/coaches (when feasible), using hand sanitizer, wash hands frequently, not to share water bottles or other personal items; tell coaches immediately when they are not feeling well
Athletes are to arrive and leave the gym dressed for practice. There will be no changing at the gym.
Parents / Guardians
Parents/guardians should be informed of the gym’s new safety protocols and their family’s role in maintaining safety guidelines for themselves and others including:
Ensuring their child and immediate household members are free from illness before coming to the gym (when in doubt, stay home!)
Providing their child with personal items for the gym and talking to their children about not sharing personal items or water bottles
Talking to their children about the importance of keeping a 6-foot distance and following the gym’s rules
Parents/guardians are encouraged to be as on time as possible with drop off and pick up to allow the gym to maintain appropriate distancing
Parents/guardians are encouraged to drop off and pick up only in order to limit the number of people entering and exiting the building
Do not enter the building more than 5 minutes in advance of your scheduled class time.
Parents should make use of hand sanitizer and are required to use masks or face coverings at all times in the facility
Parents should refrain from gathering in groups while in the lobby/enter ways
Contactless or online payment is recommended
Updated policies must be agreed to on the Parent Portal before your athletes first day of class. NO GRACE PERIOD.