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I wanted to thank your wonderful team yet again for an outstanding job with my son. His therapists who have not seen him since June remarked on a big change in him. When I told them the only thing different was his class at Gymco, they just smiled. Both of his therapists cannot say enough good about the changes in him . They are big fans of your program and how you treat kids who don’t fit society’s definition of “normal”. Your staff of Jill, Kevin and Stacey, make me want to cry EVERY time I pick him up. His day starts with a great big hello from Jill and Stacey , and he won’t start unless he runs full boar to get a great big hug from his ever favorite Mr. Kevin. My husband and I realize that our son is very active and not easy to keep in line at times, but that is not the impression that your impressive team gives to me. They always want him, love him , discipline him and teach him. This might be repeating myself but it is so important that it bears repeating…. Your team rocks, and I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful love and care that my son receives EVERY time he enters your doors…. I talk about how great you guys are every time I get the chance…
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for making us feel like our son is special ~ we can’t thank you enough. - Charlette M.
I really value your mission and values, that you do not have a competitive focus, everyone is very friendly, and interested in each customer. Children are treated respectfully, given positive encouragement. - Joanne S., Grand Rapids
Gymco’s staff provides a wonderful environment where every child is treated as an individual. The coaches are motivating, enthusiastic, and fun! They are also incredible role models, always extremely positive and give every child the encouragement needed to learn a new task. The entire staff is always approachable and willing to assist in the development of each child’s individual needs. Safety is also a detail which is made a priority. My children have been enrolled in almost every program that Gymco offers, and we continue to be amazed at the level of communication and care that is given. - Robbyn B., Cascade
The instructors are wonderful!! They are why we will continue with classes even after we move to Rockford. - Jen M., Grand Rapids
Great staff!!! The kids love going to class and having all of the teachers know their names! Bravo! -Christy B., East Grand Rapids
I have two busy boys, ages 3 and 5, who have been attending Gymco classes since they were 18 months old. This January they both started Discovery Preschool at Gymco and we all could not be happier. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and focuses not only on physical and emotional well-being, but on sensory integration and different learning styles for cognition. My boys can’t wait to go to school and they have grown in all learning areas in the few short months they have been attending. Discovery Preschool has been a wonderful choice for our family. -Kori Q., East Grand Rapids
A quick note to let you know how beautifully Mr. Kevin handled a situation with my son a few weeks ago — Cameron was so afraid of trying something new on the uneven bars and he wanted to give up. Not only did he want to quit, he was getting a little “mean” with Kevin. Kevin didn’t show any emotion back and just stuck with Cameron until he accomplished the task! Proud of himself and what he had just done, he high-fived Kevin (and we know the progress Cameron made that day goes FAR beyond the gym). I am so thankful for Mr. Kevin (and ALL the great instructors at Gymco) and I wanted to make sure you heard of the persistence and professionalism that Kevin displayed that day. Thank you for a safe and exciting play where my boys can grow. - Amy R.
What are some of the best or most notable benefits your child has seen from participating in classes at Gymco?
My daughter has become quite strong, other adults notice how she is very strong and active and can do many things that other girls cannot. She was the only girl that got a presidential athletic award in kindergarten last year out of all 3 kindergarten classes. -Jennifer S., Caledonia
Easy transition to preschool. - Jeff B., Grand Rapids
I was impressed at how the staff sensed the hesitation of my child when approached and backed off. They were in tune to the individual needs of the students. I was amazed at what my child could do. - Karen R., Ada
Physical exercise that she enjoys. It’s a great confidence builder. - Carleen C.
Her coordination has increased markedly. Also she has benefited from Shannon being a positive role model and teaching her how to stand up for herself while still being polite about it. - Sarah T., East Grand Rapids
Increased confidence, improved agility, positive energy release, practice following directions. - Kristen W., Grand Rapids
Wonderful teachers that have a warm heart but teach discipline also. Positive reinforcement that is given to the kids….it’s amazing. - Lisa H., Grand Rapids
Instructors get to know the kids. Kids get individual instruction. Instructors challenge and try to get students to learn and advance. Instructors acknowledge parents and family members. - Steve K., Wyoming
At age 3 our son was diagnosed with Early Childhood Delay which included delay with his Gross Motor Skills. Ken-O-Sha recommended we put him in a special pre-school program and also recommended we send him to Gymco for weekly classes. At first our son struggled with the challenges at Gymco, but soon attained skill after skill and confidence along with it. For our son’s 4th birthday we had all the children from his preschool class come to a party at Gymco. The staff was incredible as they helped each child tackle skills. The party was a huge success!
When our son entered young fives, we enrolled him in assorted team sports through YWCA but he was reluctant in sports because of his abilities. We had testing before he entered kindergarten and decided to begin a customized physical therapy program. This lasted for only 5 or 6 months because our son lost interest, so we are back at Gymco. Our son is happy to be back and we are happy with what he is learning.
I strongly recommended Gymco for any child with Gross Motor Delays especially between the ages of 3 – 6. - Amy D., Cascade