5555 Hines Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
- Mon - Fri
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
General InfoGym America, the Ann Arbor area's premier Olympic-style gymnastics school, was founded in 1979 by the husband and wife team of Ed and Claudia Kretschmer. The couple has a passion for coaching and experience as competitive collegiate athletes at the University of Florida, Claudia as a varsity gymnast and Ed as a varsity pole-vaulter and decathlete. Owners Ed and Claudia are the directors at Gym America and the head coaches for the girls' competitive teams. With their commitment to excellence, Gym America has grown from its humble beginning in a small warehouse, to a gymnastics-specific facility that is completely air-conditioned and fully equipped with state-of-the-art gymnastics and safety equipment. Throughout 30 years of working with kids, Gym America's philosophy has always been to offer the finest quality instruction for every age and level in the program. From preschoolers to recreational gymnasts to USAG national and international competitors, Gym America does it all.
Parking: Lot, Free
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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My daughter has taken classes at Gym America for over a year and loves it. Her coach is fun and attentive and loves to work with her students. My daughter comes home from class wanting more and wants to sign up for more classes. She loves the fun meets and the Grand Finale that is held at the end of the year. The students learn routines to perform and she has improved each session she has attended Gym America.
Gym America has helped my daughters confidence. The positive coaching style is very effective.
It may be small but they have the most up to date and current equipment anywhere. I am very impressed by the personal attention every child receives and the communication with parents is fantastic. Thumbs up to Gym America!
I am not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about. This is an awesome place with awesome coaches and staff. The owner is very involved with the program. My child has been attending for 2.5 years and has had the same coach the entire time. I think in a college town though you do have to expect some turnover as many of the teachers are college students. They are all well qualified and work off of organized lesson plans that are cohesive throughout the program. I would give it a perfect 10 and would never go anywhere else!!
With the turnover in coaches, the focus has turned to getting money from the parents, from charging for ""fun meets"" - the equivalent of a recital, pressuring gymnists in recreational classes to buy their leotards with their logo on it, and charging to use fitness facilities for parents, and decreasing observation space. The quality of coaching has gone way down. I am searching for a new facility for my daughter because she has regressed over the past year.
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