Winter 2021 Class Updates

Update in response to Governor Inslee’s “Healthy Washington” plan, as announced on January 5, 2021

Hello Spokane Gymnastics Families!

We look forward to seeing you in person soon! While in Phase 1, Spokane Gymnastics will offer select programs, with extremely limited spots available.

Spokane Gymnastics will provide Winter Session of instructional classes when Spokane County advances to Phase 2. Of course, no one has any way to know when that will be, but we anticipate February 1 to be a realistic tentative date. If so, we will utilize our previously established “Updated Winter Session plan,” which includes the choice of 8-weeks of Gymnastics, from February 1 – March 27, or a 15-week session, from February 1 – May 15. We will continue to post all relevant updates here and will individually email each family class confirmation and details before we reopen.

Currently, while in Phase 1, Spokane Gymnastics is limited to one student per 500 square feet (normal occupancy is one person per 36 square feet, and when we were open between previous closures, we operated at less than 25% occupancy); the current mandate limits us to 7% occupancy! We will continue to follow all state-mandates and will not overfill either facility or go over established coach-student ratios, which currently is 6:1.

Please understand that we will continue to work hard to provide as much opportunity as we safely can accommodate, and these limits are not ones that we have chosen. Candidly, operating with these restrictions does not come close to covering fixed expenses, not including coach wages. Still, we have chosen to offer gymnastics starting the week of January 11 because we understand what our program means to our students’ physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being.

Besides following the guidelines required by the mandate, for the safety of our students, their families, our coaches, and community, we also will limit ourselves to structured programs that we have previously provided, which have established protocols, and involve exceedingly small groups of participants, in spaced-out pods. This includes private lessons, Bitty Bee Academy, and Gymnastics Camps. Besides our traditional Saturday afternoon gymnastics camp and evening “Parent’s Night Out” gymnastics camp, for the next several weeks, we will offer a special “Saturday morning gymnastics camp” from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

We have decided, even when closed or severely restricted, to serve in the same way that we built our program. Instead of focusing on what we cannot currently provide, we will continue to be creative with what we contribute remotely, including free resources and support. https://spokanegymnastics.com/free-gymnastics-resources/

As a reminder for Winter Classes – the session will be delayed until Spokane County advances to Phase 2. Just as before, action is NOT needed from anyone at this time! Spots for students enrolled in winter classes are secure, and credits are being held on each family’s Spokane Gymnastics account. All coaches and the schedule offered will remain consistent for the updated winter session of classes.

All tuition rates will be manually adjusted to the duration of the new session, and as always, no one will pay for classes that Spokane Gymnastics is not able to provide. The incentive bonus of 20% for what was paid for winter classes is currently being added as a credit to each family account. Thank you for your patience, as this is a time-consuming manual process. (The incentive bonus applies to all families who enrolled in winter classes, whether they chose a deposit, the 8 week or 15 week option. Please note if later a refund is requested, any incentive bonuses are forfeited).

Even with obstacles we never could have imagined a year ago, our team of coaches has stepped up and done everything possible to provide a safe, fun, and productive experience. They have held through all this uncertainty; due to COVID, Spokane Gymnastics has been completely closed for over six months out of the past ten! This is more than just a job for our instructors, but a purpose, and I am so proud of their unwavering dedication and the continued level of passion and professionalism that our crew demonstrates.

January options at Spokane Gymnastics include:

Private lessons with a Spokane Gymnastics coach

Starting January 14, Bitty Bee Academy on Thursdays from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Starting January 16, Saturday Gymnastics Camps!
Morning from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parents Night Out, Evening from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

All students must be pre-registered at least 24 hours in advance and agree to follow all safety guidelines.

A year ago, we were looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary and counting down the days to the Olympics! I’m appreciative of our history and what we have accomplished together over the past decade. However, now as we prepare to serve our students, their families, and community in person once again, I am most proud of our entire team and how we navigated the hardest year, which has also become the most meaningful.

Thank you for trusting us with your children! We appreciate your confidence in us, and we will continue to work hard to provide the best possible gymnastics experience and earn your trust.

If you have any questions or if there is anything that I may do to assist, please reach out.

 

Nadine! Burgess
Owner of Spokane Gymnastics
509-533-9646 Argonne Village (Main Facility)
509-290-5270 Pines (Team Facility)
509-590-6177 (Mobile)
nadine@spokanegymnastics.com

 

 

December 31 Update:

Happy New Year! We look forward to 2021 and welcoming you to winter classes at Spokane Gymnastics!

As you may already be aware, yesterday Governor Inslee announced an extension of the state-wide mandate, which now requires Spokane Gymnastics to remain closed through January 11. He also indicated that he would share details of the reopening plan next week. We do not yet know what that will involve or how it will impact our program.

Therefore, Spokane Gymnastics will not be able to start the winter session on January 4, 2021. While disappointing, this extension was expected.

The new plan:

If the mandate is lifted (as currently scheduled on January 11), Spokane Gymnastics will kick off the winter session of classes at our Argonne Village facility (the location of all instructional classes) on Monday, January 18. We will directly update competitive team members about the reopen plan for our Pines team facility.

The new winter session of January 18 – March 20, 2021, includes 9 weeks of gymnastics. As you might imagine, there are many behind the scenes details to ensure that we are prepared to provide a safe, fun, and productive experience, including having our amazing and patient coaches return to work! This most recent closure has stretched out two months (after our initial four-month closure last spring) and we are incredibly grateful that our instructors have held on during so much uncertainty. Our crew is committed and passionate about child development by way of sports instruction, and they are the heart of our program!

All tuition rates will be manually adjusted to the duration of the new session, and as always, no one will pay for classes that Spokane Gymnastics is not able to provide. Those who pre-paid for 15 weeks for the winter session will have 6 weeks of tuition held as a credit on their Spokane Gymnastics account, plus the incentive bonus. The incentive bonus of 20% for what was paid for winter classes will be added as a credit to each family account, starting on January 7. The incentive bonus applies to all families who enrolled in winter classes, whether they chose a deposit, the 8 week or 15 week option. Please note if later a refund is requested, any incentive bonuses are forfeited. No action is needed from anyone at this time! Spots for students enrolled in winter classes are secure, and credits are being held on each family’s Spokane Gymnastics account. All coaches and the scehdule offered will remain consistent for the updated winter session of classes.

If the mandate is extended further, we will once again adapt and be sure to take care of our students, families, and staff. Our contingency plan (IF we are not able to reopen on January 18):

Choice of 8 Weeks of Gymnastics, February 1 – March 27 or 15 Weeks of Gymnastics, February 1 – May 15. We will provide specific details if we need to delay reopening from our anticipated January 18, 2021 reopening date. We hope that it isn’t necessary!

We will continue to focus on things within our control and serving the needs of our students, families, and community. We will continue with our FREE live Facebook mini-lessons on Thursdays! 10:00 am Preschool Gymnastics with Coach Kelsie and basic gymnastics at 3:00 pm for school-age students taught by a rotation of Spokane Gymnastics instructors. We will also continue to provide free resources:
https://spokanegymnastics.com/tutorial/

Thank you to everyone who has been so kind as we continue to navigate challenges we could never have imagined a year ago. We will continue to hold on so we can bounce back and serve our students, families, and community. I am incredibly proud of our team, and I believe that our brightest days are still ahead!

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Spokane Gymnastics!

 

Nadine! Burgess
Owner
Spokane Gymnastics
509-533-9646 or 509-315-5433 Argonne Village (Main Facility)
509-290-5270 Pines (Team Facility)
509-590-6177 Mobile

Options for families with students enrolled in the winter session of classes

Action is not required from you at this time. We will hold your child’s spot in their registered class (also, if there is space now or later in another class, you may transfer at any time) for the winter session, then provide an update in advance of reopening. Our new anticipated reopen date is January 18, 2021, and if so, the winter session will include 9 weeks of gymnastics, through March 20. 

If your situation has changed and instead of waiting it out with us, you may choose to request a refund. Please note, Spokane Gymnastics will extend special accommodation by way of a refund ONCE to a family, but repeat refunds will NOT be provided. If a refund is requested for a deposit or tuition paid, then 100% of tuition for all classes not provided (no matter attendance) will be refunded via check. The phase surcharges and annual membership fees are non-refundable, and incentive bonuses are not eligible for a refund.

To chat about your options, discuss your account, or request a refund, please email shayla@spokanegymnastics.com or call 315-5433. We have staff available to assist at our Argonne Village location on non-holiday weekdays from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Additional details to consider
All membership fees paid at the time of registering for winter tuition will be extended for a full year from when Spokane Gymnastics can reopen.

If you choose to drop from classes (and hold credit or request a refund), your child’s spot will be open to another student, and your preferred class may be full should you choose to re-enroll. Credits on family accounts at Spokane Gymnastics are transferable, never expire, and are valid for any Spokane Gymnastics services.

Remember to continue to save your spot in your class and hold the credit on your account; you don’t need to do anything at this time. We will prorate down tuition for winter classes and continue to keep you updated with relevant developments.

 

 

 

Updates for families with students enrolled in Winter classes (Details about account options included at the bottom of this page)

December 8, 2020 Update

This morning Governor Inslee extended the state-wide mandate requiring indoor fitness centers, including gymnastics and our program, to remain closed through January 4, 2021.

This impacts classes at Spokane Gymnastics, and we will push back the kick-off date for the winter session to the first week in January.

It’s clear that the timeline for the current closure is shifting and requires us to be agile. The Winter session was originally scheduled to start the week of December 7, and tuition will be prorated down until we are able to reopen. Of course, we might need to adjust again in the future, and we will continue to communicate, be flexible, transparent, accommodating, and creative. As always, no one will pay for classes that Spokane Gymnastics is unable to provide. Spokane Gymnastics will reopen just as soon as it is safe and legal to do so.

While remaining closed through the holidays is not what we were hoping for, our priority continues to be the health, safety, and well-being of everyone connected to our program. At Spokane Gymnastics, we will always do the right thing, even when it is hard.

Even though an extended closure is extremely difficult for our locally-owned small business, we are committed to hanging on as long as it takes. We will bounce back to provide a safe, fun, and productive gymnastics experience as soon as possible, then for many more decades.

Where we are now

We are choosing to focus on things within our control and serving the needs of our students, families, and community.

We will continue to provide free resources:
https://spokanegymnastics.com/tutorial/

Also, we have FREE live Facebook mini-lessons on Thursdays! 10:00 am Preschool Gymnastics with Coach Kelsie and basic gymnastics at 3:00 pm for school-age students taught by a rotation of Spokane Gymnastics instructors.

Winter tuition will be prorated down until we can reopen. Just as before, no one will pay for classes that Spokane Gymnastics is unable to provide.

Options for families with students enrolled in the winter session of classes

Action is not required from you at this time. We will hold your child’s spot in their registered class (also, if there is space now or later in another class, you may transfer at any time) for the winter session, then provide an update in advance of reopening.

If the closure extends until or past January 7, 2021, we’ll thank you with a bonus incentive credit of 20% of what you paid for winter tuition, added to the credit on your family account. This applies to the 100% tuition paid for winter tuition, whether in full or for the deposit. The incentive bonuses are for families who choose to hold, then use their credit for future services, and are non-refundable.

If your situation has changed and instead of waiting it out with us, you may choose to request a refund. Please note, Spokane Gymnastics will extend special accommodation by way of a refund ONCE to a family, but repeat refunds will NOT be provided. If a refund is requested for a deposit or tuition paid, then 100% of tuition for all classes not provided (no matter attendance) will be refunded via check. The phase surcharges and annual membership fees are non-refundable, and incentive bonuses are not eligible for a refund.

To chat about your options, discuss your account, or request a refund, please email shayla@spokanegymnastics.com or call 315-5433.

Additional details to consider

All membership fees paid at the time of registering for winter tuition will be extended for a full year from when Spokane Gymnastics can reopen.

If you choose to drop from classes (and hold credit or request a refund), your child’s spot will be open to another student, and your preferred class may be full should you choose to re-enroll.

Credits on family accounts at Spokane Gymnastics are transferable, never expire, and are valid for any Spokane Gymnastics services.

Remember to continue to save your spot in your class and hold the credit on your account; you don’t need to do anything at this time. We will prorate down tuition for winter classes and continue to keep you updated with relevant developments.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out with encouragement; your support has meant more than we can adequately express! Please reach out if you have any questions or creative ideas on how we can support our students, families, and community. Even remotely, we are here to serve, and we can’t wait to bounce back!

Nadine! Burgess
Owner
Spokane Gymnastics
509-533-9646 or 509-315-5433 Argonne Village (Main Facility)
509-290-5270 Pines (Team Facility)
509-590-6177 Mobile

 

November 17, 2020 Update

Unfortunately, the latest state-wide mandate impacts our program, and once again we have been required to close. Both Spokane Gymnastics Argonne Village and Spokane Gymnastics Pines are now completely closed. We will reopen, just as soon as it is safe and legal to do so.

At this time, the restrictions require us to remain closed until December 14. Currently this impacts only the first week of our original schedule for winter classes. We hope to reopen and provide our Winter session of classes a week later than originally planned, but of course will adapt if needed. Tuition for students enrolled in winter session will be pro-rated down at least the week of December 7 – 12, 2020, and more if a longer closure is required. As always, no one will pay for classes that Spokane Gymnastics is unable to provide.

We understand the development of a state-mandated closure impacts all the families we serve, and we are incredibly sad for another disruption in our students’ lives.

While this continues to be a challenging experience for everyone, it has and continues to be worth it! Being able to serve during the past four months, even with limited capacity and programs, we were revitalized by the kids! They energized us and solidified our commitment.

We understand what our program means to our students’ physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being. I know that what we provide matters and is essential within our community, so we will continue to give it everything we’ve got, hang on once again, and adapt.

Over the past nine months, even with all the uncertainty and obstacles, our entire team stepped up and did whatever was needed to provide a safe, fun, and productive experience. We adjusted, we cleaned, we proved that we could exceed all our safety objectives and still create an exceptionally fun and valuable gymnastics experience! I am so proud of the level of passion and professionalism that our crew demonstrates and their unwavering dedication.

Being a locally-owned small business and having our program completely shut down for four months between March and July was not something we ever could have been prepared for, then operating at less than 25% occupancy with extremely small ratios has been less than ideal. However, we are creative, we are committed, we are gritty, we are determined to serve our students, families, and community, not just at this time, which I believe is more meaningful than ever, but long term. We are capable of so much more than I previously could have fathomed. Before this latest setback, we were making it work, and I believe each day we were open, we contributed to the lives of our students.

We now have experience with shutting down and safely reopening, our facilities and procedures have already been updated, so we won’t be starting from scratch. We are now experts; we possess skills I would prefer we didn’t have, but we will put them to good use 🙂

I witnessed how much the previous closure impacted our kiddos and families. I understand I have only caught a glimpse of the daily reality that our families endured, and I am broken-hearted by this closure. I also was fortunate to see how so many students blossomed again in a very short amount of time and how resilient children can be. They are amazing, and I am in awe.

The incredible team at Spokane Gymnastics and I are going to serve during this time in the same way that we built our program over the past decade and rebuilt this year when we reopened. We will continue to communicate, be flexible, transparent, accommodating, fulfill our commitments, and provide support for our students, families, coaches, and community.

We will hang on through this latest challenge so we can reopen even better than ever and provide the best possible gymnastics experience. We cannot wait to welcome you to Spokane Gymnastics for winter session of classes, just as soon as we are able! We will continue to post relevant develops on our website and also email updates to those enrolled in classes.

As always, if you have any questions or if there is anything I may do to assist, please reach out.

 

Nadine! Burgess
Owner
Spokane Gymnastics
509-533-9646 or 509-315-5433 Argonne Village (main facility)
509-290-5270 Pines (team facility)
509-590-6177 Mobile

 

(Winter class account details)

As a reminder for those who enrolled in Winter classes, as always the full credit of what was paid that Spokane Gymnastics is not able to provide will be held on each family’s Spokane Gymnastics account. Tuition for students enrolled in the winter session will be pro-rated down at least the week of December 7 – 12, 2020, and more if a more extended closure is required. The non-refundable surcharge paid for Winter 20201 classes is now held, and in addition to the annual membership fee, is non-refundable.

As many recall, in March, when we needed to shut down abruptly, we took care of our families. We provided full refunds when requested and generous incentives to everyone who chose to stick it out with us. All unused credits remain on each family’s account.

Just as before, no one will ever pay for services that Spokane Gymnastics is not able to provide. In regards to students enrolled in fall classes, 100% of all payments made for classes between Tuesday, November 17, and December 5, 2020 (the last scheduled day of fall session) is now held as a credit on each family account. When we are able to reopen, credits may be used for any Spokane Gymnastics services.

At this time, since the closure is scheduled to be less than 30 days, all credits and accounts are frozen. If closure is more than 31 days, then all credits held on family accounts from services not provided during the closure may be given a one-time 20% incentive bonus.

After the current freeze (through December 15, 2020), if a refund is requested for a deposit or tuition paid, then 100% of tuition for all classes not provided (no matter attendance) will be refunded via check. The phase surcharges and annual membership fees are non-refundable. Requests may be submitted at any time, but Spokane Gymnastics will not process inquires before December 7, 2020.

If a closure lasts more than 30 days, then all impacted families will have the option to continue to hold the credit of what was paid for tuition on their account, and a 20% incentive bonus may be added. Please note if later a refund is requested, any incentive bonuses are forfeited.

For families who choose to receive a refund (via check) instead of holding a credit on their Spokane Gymnastics account, manager approval is required to re-enroll in the future. Re-admittance may include a conversation to determine that all procedures and policies are fully understood and that Spokane Gymnastics is the best fit for everyone involved.

Please note, if requested, Spokane Gymnastics will extend special accommodation by way of a refund ONCE to a family, but repeat refunds will NOT be provided.

Those who would like to register for our upcoming Winter session of classes (dates now unknown, but anticipated for December 14 – March 20 (now 14 weeks) for the full session, or December 14 – January 30 (now 7 weeks) for the abbreviated session may do so by calling 315-5433. Spokane Gymnastics will secure spots in any class with current openings without charging a deposit and will decline to accept any form of payment until we are able to reopen.

Thank you for your patience and support! We can’t wait to serve you again soon!