Gymnastics, Tumbling, Kinder Gem, & Cheer

Gem City offers gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, and kinder gem classes. These can be started as young as 18 months and still enjoyed into adulthood.

Our classes present an opportunity to learn and gain strength from the chance to make new friends and build self-esteem to the development of motor skills and the many benefits of exercise.

Gem City coaches athletes with a system of progressions to move each athlete toward their full potential. We do this for two reasons: 1) safety and 2) good basic skills are the key to the big fancy skills.

To enroll in classes, simply stop by or call us at 217.224.8491. Not sure which class is right? We can help! Just ask.

Note on Evaluations

In-class evaluations are scheduled for the week of May 11. Summer session registration begins Monday, April 20. If your child tests at a higher level on evaluation day than what you register for, then you can change your summer reservation in the office the last week of spring classes.

Current Session

Spring 2020

January 3 to May 16 – 19 weeks of classes
Register now!

Next Session

Summer 2020

June 1 to August 7 – 10 weeks of classes
Start registering for classes on Monday, April 20!

Gymnastics classes teach the skills of the four events of women’s gymnastics— bars, beam, vault, and floor. No experience is necessary.

Tumbling classes focus on the proper technique and execution of handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and back handsprings. No experience is necessary.

Kinder Gem classes develop motor skills, introduction to basic gymnastics movements, and basic group learning. Ages 18 months to 5 years old.

Cheer classes are designed for junior high and high school athletes interested in tumbling with some emphasis on jumps. No experience is necessary.

Keep up with what’s happening at Gem City!

Ashley Leonard Named USTA Southern Illinois State Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Ashley Leonard! She was recently honored as the Southern Illinois State Athlete of the Year by the United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association!

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Celebrating Gymnastics Competition Seasons Cut Short for Level 7, 8, and 9 Athletes

Gem City's gymnasts worked hard this season and though their competition season come to an abrupt end, we are going to celebrate!

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Kinder Gem Homework – Week 4

It’s time for a new coloring sheet or skill refresher! Check the blog each week for ‘homework’ while we are closed.

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UPDATE: We are CLOSED through April 30.Learn more