ABOUT GYMCO

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.

OUR PROVEN PROCESS

HISTORY

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!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES

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:

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Help in our preschool program part-time in a fun, supportive environment! Gymco Discovery Preschool, a movement-based preschool, is now hiring an assistant preschool teacher.
This assistant preschool teacher position is perfect for an early childhood education student seeking to gain experience in a preschool classroom. The job would also be great for an experienced preschool teacher who wants a rewarding part-time job at a great company. This position works under the supervision of Gymco’s lead preschool teacher.
Qualifications:
  • A friendly, energetic, motivated individual who loves working with preschool-age students
  • Preschool teaching experience or early childhood education preferred
  • Commitment to providing a safe, nurturing, fun, quality preschool experience
  • Ability to engage in physical activity with children
  • CPR/First Aid Certified or willing to become certified
  • Valid negative TB test or willing to take prior to start date
  • The candidate must be at least 18 years old
Hours:
  • 12-20 hours per week
  • Weekday mornings from 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Additional hours may be available if desired
Join the Gymco team: Gymco is an innovative, locally owned business in Grand Rapids. Gymco’s mission is to help kids gain confidence and a love of physical fitness as they grow physically, emotionally, and socially. Over the past 42 years, Gymco has taught over 80,000 students. At Gymco we make a difference in the lives of kids!

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

Gymnastics Coach

*Gymnastics experience not required!*

We are looking for a few amazing instructors to join us in our mission as we build skills and confidence, celebrate success, and strive to create a positive experience for our students!

We have classes for any interest and level:

  • Presport: Using gymnastics equipment, we prepare students for success in all future sports, with a focus on gross motor skills, coordination, and strength! Ages 3-6 years.
  • Gymnastics: Coaching students across skill levels from introductory to advanced on all Olympic events, including bars, beam, vault, and floor. Ages 6 and up.
  • Ninja/Freestyle: Ninja style classes focusing on flips and tricks along with increasing strength and agility through obstacle courses, climbing, and more! Ages 3 and up.
  • Tumbling: A focus on tumbling skills using floor and trampoline, popular with cheerleaders and dancers, too! Ages 6 and up.

While gymnastics experience is a bonus, we are happy to train anyone who has the desire to learn and the capacity to coach! If you are someone who has an active personality, loves learning and teaching new skills, and consistently strives for growth, this is the spot for you!

This position would be perfect for:
  • a stay-at-home parent looking for something fun to add to your day while your kids are in school – – or when your partner can be home with them in the evenings!
  • an education, exercise science, or PT/OT student looking for field experience
  • anyone looking for flexible scheduling options with a consistent week-to-week schedule
  • or anyone who loves working with children!
Hours are flexible, instructors will work specific days & times based on regular availability provided. Total work hours would be approximately 6-20 hours per week, Mondays-Fridays, between 9am-8pm, should also be available to work a Saturday rotation (no Sundays).

Learn to Ride Bike Instructor

Gymco is seeking a bike-riding enthusiast to serve as a part-time Saturday instructor for our summer bike clinics, teaching independent bike-riding skills to aspire cyclists ages 4 and older. Gymco’s bike clinics are locally renowned and have helped thousands of students master the art of riding on two wheels, using a balance-based approach and encouraging young riders to gain confidence in all aspects from gliding to steering to braking and beyond.
Our learn-to-ride bike instructors are responsible for leading each two-hour clinic in a safe and supportive environment, including equipment set-up, initial bike inspection and adjustments, group instruction, and progress reporting. While teaching or coaching experience is beneficial, we are happy to provide all the training for a successful summer!
Must be comfortable working with children of varying ages and abilities, performing basic bike maintenance (seat and handlebar adjustments, tire inflation, etc.), and providing verbal/written communication to parents/guardians and co-workers.
The schedule for this position will be 9:30 am-4:00 pm, Saturdays through the end of August, with additional weekday hours available, if desired.
If you would like to join the Gymco team, please complete our application at: http://gymco.com/about/#job and email it with your cover letter and resume. Specific instructions on how to submit are included on our website! Gymco is located at 2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
Over the past 42 years, 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 pride ourselves on our family-friendly, team-oriented, and professional environment. At Gymco we make a difference in the lives of kids!
Job Types: Part-time

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