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

Download Application

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 seeking a Program Director/Preschool Director/Preschool Teacher for our state-licensed movement-based preschool program. We are looking for an energetic person with a passion for movement to direct and teach in our preschool and after school programs. The ideal candidate will be a mature, responsible, warm, caring individual with a passion for the education of young children. Education and experience with compliance with state requirements is necessary.

Job Summary:

Job Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise licensed program curriculum
  • Organize Employee development
  • Supervise licensed program staff
  • Work with senior management in the recruitment and retention process including initial job interviews and evaluations
  • Maintain and track licensed program expenses and budgets
  • Maintain compliance per rules of State Licensing
  • Maintain records for all licensed programs
  • Additional Duties as assigned
  • Coordinate with senior management to contribute to marketing plan
  • Post fees for after school program

Preschool Program Director position is part time

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education, child development or child-related field and State of Michigan licensing requirements for Preschool Director, as well as the following qualifications:
-Successful completion of preschool management course, state approval on all background checks.
-CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified
-Customer service orientated and self-driven, with a strong work ethic
-Professional, positive role model
-Maintaining compliance per rules of state licensing
Apply by sending beth@gymco.com a copy of your Resume and Cover Letter today!