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 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 Afterschool 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 teacher looking for part-time regular hours
  • 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 available immediately. 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 next summer).

Job Requirements:

  • childcare, teaching or experience with children is required
  • early childhood education is preferred
  • interest in physical education or fitness is a plus

If you would like to apply to join the Gymco team, please complete our application at https://gymco.com/about/#job and email your cover letter and resume to Beth (at) gymco (dot) com. 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: $10.00 – $14.00 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.

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).