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

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 Opening

Gymco’s Afterschool Program is seeking active and enthusiastic staff. The ideal candidate enjoys working with children, is a positive role model, and enjoys physical activity. You can gain teaching experience and enjoy a rewarding job at Gymco Sports, a locally owned company that values teaching children in a supportive, non-competitive environment.

  • Looking for someone who is friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, energetic, confident and great with children age 5-12.
  • Gymnastics, physical education, fitness training or teaching experience is a plus, but we are willing to train the right person.
  • Perfect for education students or experienced teachers who want to work part-time.
  • Looking for the right candidate to be a leader in the program during the school year as well as transition into a Summer Day Camp Teacher.
  • Background check required.

Afterschool Staff hours are Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM.

Job Type: Part-time

***Must have: background check, experience working with children
***Prefer: gymnastics, teaching experience

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

Gymco is looking for a part-time Front Desk/Membership Specialist. This position is perfect for a stay-at-home parent or someone with office experience looking for a flexible, rewarding job. If you believe in the value of fitness and learning, join the Gymco team and help us make a difference in the lives of children. Our business serves parents & kids, so the ability to work in a fun, family-friendly environment is a must!

Qualities of the ideal candidate:

  • Exceptional customer service skills, in-person, on the phone, and via written communication
  • Understand all Gymco’s programs to be able to provide information to customers
  • Ability to discover client needs to cross-sell our products and programs
  • Customer-focused, friendly and energetic, yet patient and empathetic with clients and children
  • Ability to answer questions, enroll students & problem-solve with a positive can-do approach
  • Excellent computer & data entry skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently to achieve team goals

This position is 10-20 hours per week (candidate must have some weekday and evening availability, as well as Saturday morning rotation). If you would like to apply for this position, please complete our application at https://gymco.com/apply and email it.

Since 1980, Gymco has taught over 80,000 students. We are an innovative, locally-owned, small business with high expectations for our company and our staff. We are committed to offering the best gymnastics program in the Grand Rapids Area.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $10.00 – $12.00 per hour

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