General Information

At what age can my child start gymnastics classes?
How many students are typically in a class?
How are classes typically run?
Can parents stay and watch or come into the gym?
What is the proper attire for gymnastics class?
What are the RULES for gymnastics class?
What do I do on my first day of gymnastics?
If my child misses a class, how and when can I schedule a make up class for them?
To whom do I address my questions regarding instruction?
To whom do I address my questions to regarding payment and general administration?

Registration and Payment Procudures:

Can I start a class after the session commences?
Can we choose any class we want during the week or do we have to commit to one day and time?
How do I register for a class?
Why do I have to pay a registration fee?
Do you offer a discount for families?
Do you offer a multiple class discount?
Do you offer a multiple program discount?
What if we want to drop a class?

Miscellaneous But Important Questions:

Are you closed for school holidays?
Do you offer Birthday Parties?
Do you offer Field Trips?
How do I know if you are closed for bad weather?

At what age can my child start gymnastics classes?

Our classes start as young as age “1” (must be walking) with our Parent & Tot program which includes parent participation. Classes for students only begin at age 3.


How many students are typically in a class?

The number of students in a class varies per age and program. Our parent participation classes run 10/1 ratio, 3 -4 year olds run typically 5/1; pre-kindergarten run 6/1 ratio and kindergarten classes run 7/1 ratio. Our progressive (ages 1st grade and up) averages 8/1 ratio per instructor.


How are classes typically run?

All of our classes begin with a warm up and stretch. Students will learn basic body positions which are the building blocks of our sport. After warm up, students rotate to 3 to 4 different Olympic events, during this time the children will review skills learned in previous weeks and will be introduced to new skills.

These include for girls: Floor, Vault, Bars, Beam and Trampoline These include for boys: Floor, Vault, Bars, Rings, Trampoline and Pommel Horse


Can parents stay and watch or come into the gym?

YES! We have lobby area with viewing windows from which you can see most of your child’s class. However, there are some areas of the gym that are not as visible because of structural walls and supports. Unless your child is in a parent participation class, our insurance mandates that parents are not allowed in the gym during class times.


What is the proper attire for gymnastics class?

We recommend girls wear a leotard. The boys are required to wear loose fitting shorts with no buttons, buckles or zippers. Jewelry of any kind is not allowed in the gym. It can be dangerous to students, instructors and can damage the equipment. Students participate bare foot and with bare legs. No leg tights please. Hair that obstructs vision must be tied back; this is for the safety of the student.


What are the RULES for gymnastics class?

  1. Please be on time for class. This is extremely important. We do warm-ups, take roll, cover safety rules and explain special announcements.
  2. Regular attendance is important - Gymnastics is a progressive sport; missing classes may cause your child to fall behind the rest of the class.
  3. Students only in the gym - Only participating students are permitted in the gym area during class time (unless otherwise instructed).
  4. Students are not allowed on any of the equipment before or after their class unless supervised by an instructor.
  5. Parents are asked not to converse with the students while in a class situation.
  6. NO food or gum is permitted in the gym workout area.6. NO food or gum is permitted in the gym workout area.

What do I do my first day of gymnastics

On your first day of class, notify the office you are attending for the first time. Find a cubby to place all your belongings (jacket, shoes, socks, loose clothing etc) then please wait in the lobby until your name or group is called by the instructor. Have FUN!


If my child misses a class, how and when can I schedule a make up class for them?

Make-ups are a privilege that we are happy to offer, however not a right of our customers. We will make every effort to help you find a make-up class, but they are subject to availability. Make-up classes must be scheduled within 30 days of the missed class. Make-up classes for vacations or pre-planned absences may be made up before the missed class. We do not issue refunds for any missed classes. If you notify us that your child will miss a class, you may make up in our open gym free of charge.


To whom do I address my questions regarding instruction?

You may approach your child’s instructor after class or call our office to speak with an instructor during office hours. You may also e-mail our office. Please avoid speaking to our instructors while they are instructing.


To whom do I address my questions to regarding payment and general administration?

You can speak to any of our office staff at Olympia during office hours. Our office can be reached by phone or by e-mail (see locations contact page on website).


Can I start a class after the session commences?

NO PROBLEM! As long as there is a vacancy, tuition will be prorated relative to the starting date.


Can we choose any class we want during the week or do we have to commit to one day and time?

You must commit to a day and time so that we can maintain safe class sizes and so your child experiences a consistent class experience. If you need to change classes our office staff will assist you to make adjustments. We do not encourage changing classes frequently as it may interfere with the speed at which you child learns.


How do I register for a class?

Registration for classes is now available online, you can sign up for an account through our online registration/parent portal. First take a look at our program schedule and decide which day and time you would prefer.  An online account and full payment must be completed and our rules and policies must be read and accepted online (through our iclasspro parent portal) prior to your student(s) participation in any Olympia program or special activity. Initial payment can be made by check, cash, MasterCard, or Visa.
 
Once you are registered, you will be enrolled into our AutoPay system to pay for your monthly classes. AutoPay will charge your credit card that is on fie each month on the last business day of that month.

Our office staff can assist you with appropriate levels and times or answer any questions you may have regarding our online process. All tuition fees will be adjusted based upon when you enroll during the month. Coaches are available to do evaluations for a student who may have had prior experience. Please call our office and set up a convenient time. Coaches are available to do evaluations for a student who may have has prior experience. Please call our office and set up a convenient time.


Why do I have to pay a registration fee?

The registration fee defrays administrative costs; sales tax required by law and covers a portion of our liability insurance cost. This is due upon initial registration and on your anniversary date thereafter. We do provide a family discount rate that covers each person in the immediate family for twelve (12) months.


Do you offer a discount for families?

YES! Families with multiple children participating in our programs receive a 20% discount off the second child's tuition, 30% discount off the 3rd child's tuition and 50% off discount on the 4th child & 5th child. Some discounted classes or special programs are not eligible. Please see our office staff so they may assist you.


Do you offer a multiple class discount?

YES! If a student participates in multiple classes in the same program, he/she will receive a discount on the 2nd class. Some discounted classes or special program are not eligible. Please see our office staff so they may assist you.


Do you offer a multiple program discount?

YES! If a student participates in multiple programs (i.e. cheer/gymnastics, tumbling/gymnastics), he/she will receive a discount on the 2nd program. Some discounted classes or special programs are not eligible. Please see our office staff so they may assist you.


What if we want to drop a class?

Customers are required to notify us in writing by the 15th of the previous month if they will not be continuing the following month. This ensures we are able to offer another student a place in class. There are NO refunds or credits for dropping a class mid month. Once the month has commenced you are in class for the entire month, regardless of attendance, except for medical reasons. For medical situations validated by a written acknowledgement from a licensed medical professional you will be granted a credit. A doctor’s release is needed to return. In every case we care about you as a customer, should you decide to leave our program, please notify our office.

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - for first time students

We offer the following guarantee because we believe we have the best children’s program in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

If within your family’s first four weeks of classes you are not entirely happy with our programs, we will happily refund 100% of your tuition for the session (or apply it as credit toward another Olympia program).

Note that our money-back guarantee is intended for families brand new to Olympia Gymnastic Training Centers


Are you closed for school holidays?

We are closed for the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. We are not closed for the more minor school holidays. Once again, if in doubt – please call!


Do you offer Birthday Parties?

YES! Olympiad hosts birthday parties at all of our locations. Just contact one of our locations for availability and pricing.


Do you offer Field Trips?

YES! Olympiad offers field trips to various groups (preschools, scouts, daycares). Just contact one of our locations for availability and pricing.


How do I know if you are closed for bad weather?

Class cancellation due to weather is determined by each location. Please ask your location for their inclement weather policies or see our Rules & Policies online. You can also check on our company Facebook Page for updates.