Gymco’s mission is to empower people by growing athletic skills and confidence through gymnastics.

In addition, kids come away with a positive attitude about physical activity that will influence their whole lives. Gymco helps kids develop their bodies, their confidence, and their character.



In 1980, Doreen Bolhuis, an educator and gymnast started Gymco, a company that would help children gain physical confidence. Gymco’s first gymnastics classes were held in a barn behind Luther Village Retirement Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Under Doreen’s management, Gymco became a leader in the gymnastics industry, using innovative, education-based techniques to share the benefits of gymnastics to kids of all ages. Gymco’s gymnastics program has taught over 80,000 students. Over the years, Gymco added programs & classes beyond gymnastics including parent & tot classes, a preschool program, aerial arts classes, homeschool classes, a Competitive Gymnastics Team and more.  After 40 years, Doreen retired as the President and Founder of Gymco.

In December 2019, Beth Briggs became the new owner, President, and CEO of Gymco. Beth continues the locally-owned, woman-owned, small business success story that is Gymco. She has a passion for the company’s mission and is delighted to continue the legacy that Doreen built. Beth and the entire team look forward to future growth as Gymco continues to offer valuable services for the Grand Rapids community.

Gymco isn’t just the place kids play and learn gymnastics, it’s the place that teaches kids sportsmanship and a love of fitness that will last them a lifetime. Our company has made a difference in the lives of so many families. We’re proud to be a part of all the happy memories enjoyed in our classes, programs, and events. And as we enter our 5th decade, we’re just getting started! A lot has changed since we opened our doors in 1980, but some things haven’t — kids of all ages still love to learn new ways to move — and families still enjoy spending time in a place where their children are welcomed, valued and encouraged –that’s Gymco!


Join the Gymco Team!

Gymco helps kids build character, grow self-esteem and improve their athletic skills. Our company is locally owned and operated with a talented, dedicated team that is diverse in background and life experience. What we have in common is our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of kids. We love to see applications from current or former Gymco students and parents of students. If you’ve been part of the Gymco family, be sure to let us know!

Gymco Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Gymco Inc. is a licensed childcare facility. Every employee must submit to a criminal background check and comply with the Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers.

Our Core Values

  • Respect

  • Truth

  • Teamwork

  • Open Communication

  • Growth

Current Openings:

After School Teacher

If you would like a job where you make a difference in the lives of kids, join the Gymco team as our new After School Teacher. This job is perfect for: 

  • an education student who wants to gain teaching experience 
  • an experienced educator or childcare provider looking for a rewarding job 
  • a person who loves kids and enjoys working with elementary-age children 
  • someone who wants the opportunity to teach and mentor the same group of children for the school year 

Hours are Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM (no holidays, no weekends!) The position is scheduled to begin in August with training prior to the start of school. Our Afterschool Instructors work from mid-August – mid-June. Also, if your schedule allows, there is an opportunity to work year-round (as a Day Camp Teacher during school breaks, including next summer.) 

Job Requirements: 

  • childcare, teaching, or experience with children is required 
  • interest in physical education or fitness is a plus 
  • must be 18 years or older 
  • ability and willingness to complete a comprehensive background check 
  • TB test completed immediately upon hire 

 Gymco is located at 2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546. 

Gymco is an innovative, locally owned, small business with high expectations for our company and our staff. We pride ourselves in our family-friendly, team-oriented and professional environment. Our company values teaching children in a fun, supportive, inclusive, non-competitive environment. Since 1980, Gymco has taught over 80,000 students. At Gymco we make a difference in the lives of kids! https://gymco.com/ 

Job Type: Part-time 

Pay: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour  

Job Type: Part-time 


  • Monday to Friday 


  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred) 


  • First Aid Certification (Required within 90 days of hire) 
  • CPR Certification (Required within 90 days of hire) 

Work Location: In person 

If you would like to join the Gymco team, please complete our application and email it with your cover letter and resumé here.

Gymnastics Director – Recreational Gymnastics and Ninja/Freestyle

Do you love teaching, coaching and being in the middle of it all?! Gymco is looking for our next fearless leader, someone who can coach our coaches and provide continuous training, feedback gymnastics, ninja, and tumbling.

Job Responsibilities
  • Create, update or review Gymnastics and Ninja lesson plans weekly
  • Create and teach in our skill clinics
  • Assist with staff onboarding and training
  • Supervise, coach and evaluate staff
  • Develop and execute staff training opportunities
  • Teach classes ranging from parent and tot through recreational gymnastics, ninja and tumbling
  • Assist staff with any class setup/prep
  • Assist staff during classes as needed (child behavior, implementing lesson plans accurately, or providing training opportunities while coaching)
  • Maintain overall awareness of students and situations while on duty and be ready to respond to any emergency
  • Handle program feedback in a professional manner by providing exceptional customer service
  • Complete administrative duties in a timely manner (i.e. staff and program schedules, reports and incident/accident reports)
  • Attend meetings / training as required
  • Emergency sub coverage, across all levels/ages, as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Liaise between evening staff and leadership team as needed to encourage cohesive communication
  • Maintain equipment inventory, repair, and recommendations for purchase
Working Conditions
  • Gymnastics / Fitness Center Environment
  • Ability to lift / carry a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Ability to run, jump and be physically active
  • Ability to work well with children
Education Requirements, Certifications, Work Experience
  • Required coaching or gymnastics experience
  • Supervisory experience is desired
  • Spotting knowledge is a plus
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service abilities and communication skills
  • Abilitiy to follow an established curriculum, updating lesson plans weekly and improvising as needed
  • Must be availanle to work M-Th evenings and Saturday mornings. 25 – 35 hours per week.
  • First Aid/CPR certified or willing to obtain certification within 90 days of hire
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background check

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00


  • Employee Discount
Preschool Teacher

Teach preschool part-time in a fun, supportive environment! Gymco Discovery Preschool, Grand Rapids’ original movement-based preschool program, is now hiring a lead preschool teacher.

Job Responsibilities
  • Associate degree in early childhood education or child development OR Valid child development associate credential with 480 hours of experience (REQUIRED)
  • Positive and energetic personality with an understanding of child development 
  • Preschool teaching experience or early childhood education
  • Commitment to providing a quality preschool experience 
  • Candidate must be at least 18 years old
  • 8-10 Hours per week in the classroom
  • Tuesday/Thursday from 8:30 am-12:30pm (REQUIRED)
  • 3-5 hours per week office/admin duties on a flexible schedule 
  • Additional hours available, if desired

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time

Pay: $14.00 – $17.00


  • Employee Discount