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
Employees must pass health screening upon entering the building
Regarding mask or facial coverings use:
Staff – The use of masks or facial coverings is required at all times while in the facility
Parents- The use of masks or facial coverings is required at all times while in the facility
Athletes/Students- The use of masks or facial coverings is required while entering the building. Once arriving to their initial physical-distanced station, the athlete can remove the mask; place it into a plastic bag and place it in their personal gym bag. The mask should be reapplied while using other areas of the facility (i.e. bathrooms), and reapplied while exiting the facility after practice. Athletes may practice in masks or facial coverings if they choose.
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 every 1 hour 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)
Each practice group is limited to 6 athletes for Recreational Gymnastics & Ninja and 4 athletes for Preschool
Event rotations do not overlap and groups do not mix
Same groups of students with same coaches
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.
Parents/guardians are asked to wait in their cars during class time to limit ensure social distancing can be maintained in the building
6 ft. separations in viewing areas are marked with walk-in and standing areas
The lobby is standing room only. All chairs and tables have been removed.
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. That athlete or staff member must remain out of the gym until they test negative twice in a 24 hour period.
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 family member tests negative twice in a 24 hour period.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 must pass health screening upon entering the building
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
No more than 2 staff members in the break room at one time
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 clean and log on the sheet at each piece of equipment
Drinking fountains are closed. Everyone will need their own water bottle.
Wear gloves when handling cash in the office
High touch surfaces in lobby, offices, and bathrooms will be sanitized every 1 hour and logged on cleaning logs.
Athlete safety is paramount, and coaches should not be restricted from spotting an athlete if necessary, to protect the athlete from injury
While spotting remains an important element to athlete safety, coaches should find alternative teaching/coaching methods that align with social distancing protocols.
Clearly communicate any alternative teaching/coaching methods so they are understood by the athletes and, if necessary, their parents
Coaches should wash their hands immediately after, if spotting is necessary
If an athlete needs a frequent spot on a skill they are struggling on, this should be done in a private lesson with both the coach and athletes in masks with increased attention to hygiene. This is at the discretion of the coach. Certain skills are unsafe to preform in masks and should wait until the CDC declares masks to be unnecessary, such as in the event of an antiviral or vaccine.Students
Must wear mask or facial covering while entering and leaving the building. Once arriving to their initial physically distanced station, the athlete can remove the mask; place it into a plastic bag and place it in their personal gym bag. The mask should be reapplied while using other areas of the facility (ie bathroom). Athletes may practice in masks or facial coverings if they choose. This is a personal decision of the athlete and their family.
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.
Athletes are to come to practice with their own personal gym bag and equipment. We recommend a small drawstring backpack. Their bag will stay with them as they move from event to event. List of required equipment below.
List of personal equipment:
Mask or Facial covering
Plastic Bag for Mask
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
Parents/guardians are asked to wait in their cars during class time to limit the number of people in the building at one time.
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.