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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Olympia Helps St. Louis Children's Hospital By Raising Funds for Kids

Every choice, every rotation, every drill, every long night/day, every word we speak in the gym is based on our mission to build happy, healthy, confident kids. Unfortunately, not every child has the simple opportunity to be happy, healthy, and confident.  

During the month of September, Olympia Gymnastics, Ninja City, and Team Central hosted special events in recognition of National Gymnastics Day. This year we partnered with St. Louis Children's Hospital to assist in raising money for the Hospital and their special needs for the children they serve. Our gyms were able to raise funds by hosting special Kid's Night Out, Open Gyms, Basket Raffles, and Team Challenges throughout September and 100% of the proceeds from these events were donated to St. Louis Children's Hospital.  We are excited to announce we were able to raise $11,836.95 and we presented a check to St. Louis Children's Hospital on October 18th. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Olympia Gives Back During National Gymnastics Day

Olympia Gymnastics, Ninja City, and Team Central will be hosting special events throughout September to recognize National Gymnastics Day. This year we are partnering with St. Louis Children's Hospital to assist in raising money for the Hospital and their special needs for the children they serve. Our gyms will be hosting Special KNO or KDO throughout September and 100% of the proceeds from these events will be donated to St. Louis Children's Hospital. 

Every choice, every rotation, every drill, every long night/day, every word we speak in the gym is based on our mission to build happy, healthy, confident kids. Unfortunately, not every child has the simple opportunity to be happy, healthy, and confident. This year for National Gymnastics Day, all 9 of our gyms are uniting to make an impact on the circumstances that keep kids from living our mission. Together, we are raising money to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and help the children in our gyms understand the joy and necessity of giving back to the community. Join us in working toward our mission by donating to St. Louis Children's Hospital!

Any and all donations help us reach our goal! We have many ways you can contribute to this goal. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

It's Fun Time in May at Olympia Gymnastics

Hey Where Did the "D" go?

No, we didn't spell Olympia wrong.  You may have noticed that the "D" is disappearing at all our gyms.  In 2016, we began to take steps to restructure our branding and got a new name.  So we are now Olympia Gymnastics Training Centers, Inc.  We have added locations to the Olympia family in 2017 including Olympia Rock Hill, Ninja City, and we purchased the My Gym franchise in Chesterfield.  So it is not your eyesight that is going bad, our "D" is really disappearing.  

We're Not Fooling...A Night Out for You!

Kids' Night Out offers a positive and affordable alternative to having a babysitter for the night. We make it easy and hassle-free...all you have to do is sign up! We will supervise and entertain your child(ren) so you can spend a worry-free night out. Students must be age 3 & up for this "April Fools" themed evening and bathroom independent to attend.

At Kids' Night Out, children will not only have tons of fun interacting with other kids; they will also enjoy 4 hours of gymnastics & ninja themed activities, group games, crafts, a snack and more! It is so much fun, your kids won't want to leave. 

KIDS' NIGHT OUT PRICING:$22 for 1st Child ~ $18 for 2nd sibling ~ $10 for additional siblings | Non-members are welcome with pre-registration, so tell a friend! 

Upcoming Kid's Night Outs
Manchester: June 16
Mid Rivers: June 16
Chesterfield: June 30
Ellisville: June 2
RockHill: June 
Team Central: June 2
My Gym: June

Our Ninja Coaches are sweeping these NINJA competitions.

Our own Coach Katherine, Ninja Director at Olympia Gymnastics-Mid Rivers, placed 3rd Place in the run at the Ultimate Ninja Athletic Association league for Adult Ninjas. She will be going to the finals in July in New Mexico. 

Katherine will also be going to the filming for the next season of American Ninja Warrior later in April, to air this summer on NBC. She also goes to college, coaches at Olympia Ninja City one night, and trains for ninja competitions! How does she do it all??

Coach Jack Morgan, of Olympia Ninja City, Olympia Gymnastics Manchester, and Team Central, placed 1st Place in the run at the Ultimate Ninja Athletic Association league for Adult Ninjas. He will be going to the finals in July in New Mexico.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April Newsletter


Dear Olympia Families, 
The safety of your child, our young student/athletes, is of great importance to us at Olympia. "Good for Kids" is not just an empty motto of ours. We mean it, we live it, and you will see it. With the recent attention given to Dr. Nassar, the doctor in the news, and his horrid abuse of young chil­dren, we are given great pause. We want you to be aware of a few things. We have been creators of safe practices over the years and we will continue to develop practices that place your child in a safe environment. Read more here...Letter from the Owner


Competition Date: May 12, 2018
Where: Olympia Ninja City | 334 Sovereign Court Manchester, MO 63011
Qualifier: Must be ages 6-18 on the day of the competition
What: Event will include Obstacle Course Run
Awards: Awards will be grouped by age ranges.
Princing for Competitions: $40.00/competitor (save $5.00 on competitions, signed up by April 1st
Pricing for Fun Run: $25.00/child 4-18 years. Fun run is for those who want to do the course but not interested in competing or want to see what this is all about. You can sign up for both by paying both fees. Tentatively 1:00-8:00p depending on enrollment.
Deadline to enter is April 27, 2018. No Walk Ins! Must pre-register. (Flyer)

Congratulations to our Team Members that have competed in the State and Regional Championships over the past few weekends.

Level 2 - Olympia Chesterfield 2nd place
Level 3 - Olympia Chesterfield 1st place
Level 4 - Team Central 1st place
Level 5 - Team Central 1st place

Level 2-5 State Championships in Kansas City Missouri
Ellisville Xcel team's success this season! We had all 42 of our sanctioned gymnasts qualify for state and so far have had 12 qualify for Regionals.

A big Congrats to our Spirit Elite squads that competed over the weekend! Royalty won 1st place and National Champions and Celebrities took 2nd place at American Gateway Competition! Way to go girls!


Kid's Night Out
Mid Rivers: May 19
Chesterfield: May 26
Ellisville: May 12
Rock Hill: May 26

Fun Fridays (at Rock Hill Location)
May 4
May 11

 Summer Camps

Monday, March 12, 2018

March Olympia Newsletter


NINJA COACHES GO TO COMPETITION  In February Coach Katherine and Coach Jenny went to compete at AZ on the Rocks Ninja Competition. Hundreds of Ninjas both pro and amateur came to compete and be a part of the Ninja community. Coach Jenny placed 2nd and Coach Katherine placed 4th of the amateur women. We are really proud of their dedication and hard work. Go Ninjas!

We are excited to share monthly focus on topics of safety and benefits of gymnastic classes with you in the upcoming issues of our monthly newsletter.  Our classes not only build on gymnastics skills, but also develop life lessons and positive character traits as we continue our mission of Building Happy, Healthy and Confident Children.  

March's feature:
Safety: Long hair should be tied back and out of the students face.  

: Gymnastics builds determination.  Some gymnastics skills are hard to master so the children learn determination in continuing to work hard even when things are tough.    

WE ARE HIRING: Our gyms are continually growing and we are always looking for awesome and fun people to join our team. We are currently looking for
  • Ninja Director (Team Central)
  • Preschool Director (Mid Rivers)
  • Gymnastics Instructors for Toddlers - Teens
  • Tumbling Instructors
  • Ninja Instructors
  • Competitive Team Coaches
  • Birthday Party Instructors
  • Summer Camp Instructors
  • Instructors for day and evening classes at My Gym

For a complete list of positions and locations click here

In the coming months, your gymnasts/ninjas will continue building on their existing skills, and will also start working on some special elements for our 2018 Super Hero themed Spring Performance! Spring performances are a very special time at Olympia. Families have the opportunity to come watch their child in action! The kids will perform routines and show off their skills, they will be awarded with medals for their hard work and you can catch some great photos! All students will periodically be working on their routines in the upcoming months, so stick with us throughout the spring as your child prepares to dazzle you!  

Click to get more information on our upcoming Summer Camps

March 2: Fun Friday at Olympia Rock Hill (6:00p-9:00p)
March 2: Parents Night Out at My Gym-Chesterfield
March 3: Kid's Night Out at Olympia Ellisville (6:00p-10:00p)
March 3: Kid's Night Out at Team Central (6:00p-10:00p)
March 6: Spring Fundraiser Begins (all gyms)
March 9: Fun Friday at Olympia Rock Hill (6:00p-9:00p) 
March 10: Flipz Tumbling Clinic at Mid Rivers (3:00-4:00 or 4:00-5:00)
March 12: Ninja Competition & Fun Run hosted at Ninja City
March 12-16: My Gym Spring Break Camp
March 13-15: Spring Break Camp at Olympia Ellisville
March 17: Kid's Night Out at Olympia Manchester (6:00p-10:00p)
March 17: Kid's Night Out at Olympia Mid Rivers (6:00p-10:00p)
March 19-23: Spring Break Camp at Olympia Rock Hill
March 23: Fun Friday (6:00p-9:00p)
March 24: Spirit Elite Cheer Clinic at Olympia Mid Rivers (3:00-4:00 or 4:00-5:00)
March 26: Spring Performance T-shirt Order Deadline (all locations)
March 26-30: My Gym Spring Break Camp
March 31: Kid's Night Out at Olympia Chesterfield (6:00p-10:00p)
March 31: Kid's Night Out at Olympia Rock Hill (6:00p-10:00p)

March 2-4: Branson Classic
March 9-11: State Championships (Levels 2-4)
March 16-18: Xcel State Championships (B/S/G)
March 23-25: State Championships (Level 6-9)
March 23-25: Xcel Platinum State Championships

March 11-17: Olympia Chesterfield 
March 12-17: Olympia Ellisville
March 12-18: My Gym Chesterfield
March 18-24: Olympia Rock Hill
March 26-31: Olympia Manchester
March 26-31: Olympia Ninja City

We are lucky to have the SEC and NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships back in St. Louis this Spring! Get discount tickets NOW for the 2018 Women's SEC and NCAA Gymnastics Championships through Olympia Chesterfield or Team Central.

The SEC Gymnastics Championships are March 24th, 2018, at Chaifetz Arena here in St. Louis! The NCAA Women's Championships are here April 20th-21st, at Chaifetz Arena, in St. Louis.

If you order through Team Central or Olympia Chesterfield, you get our special gym club pricing! Please note that if you wish to have seats with multiple families, then it is best to have the families order on one ticket order form to guarantee seats together!

For Tickets Call: Olympia Chesterfield (636) 532-6909
Tickets make a great gift for your gymnast this Spring. Gymnasts of all ages can come and be inspired!

Our Family Friendly Facebook page is your fastest resource to inclement weather cancellations, schedule changes and tons of great albums and pictures from our exciting special activities, classes and competitions :)  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

February Newsletter 2018

On Saturday, January 13th, Team Central hosted a Food Drive Open Gym to help support Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.  The cost to attend the event was a donation of 2 non-perishable food items.  From this event, they were able to provide the food pantry with large barrels full of food.  Olympia and Team Central love being able to help out our community and help make happy, healthy, confident people. 

It is Olympia's top priority to keep our students, parents, and staff safe.  When in the gym students should not wear shoes, socks, tights, zippers, belts, or snaps when participating in class.  

Our Manchester Boys Team competed in the Meet Me in St. Louis competition January 6 & 7th.  The boys had several individual placements and the Level 4 Boys won 1st place team.  

A big congratulations to Coach Katherine who came in 4th place and qualified for the National Ninja League (NNL) Finals at the competition this past Saturday! Coach Jack and Coach Jenny were also among the 44 competitors. 

The NNL has age brackets for competitions (starting at age 6), but they allow athletes to move up in age group if they place in the top 3 of their age group at a competition. 

Invite your friends to join in your birthday celebration with jumping, tumbling, bouncing, and more.  Even better, your birthday child will get a special trophy and attendees will receive a birthday medal (silver and gold packages).  Our parties are good for sports, scout groups, and friend events to celebrate end of year accomplishments as well.  Scheduling a party is easy!  Simply call the office to coordinate your special day or event.  A $25.00 deposit reserves your spot.  

Olympia Ninja is hosting a Ninja Competition at our Ninja City location on Saturday May 12th.  Girls and Boys ages 6-18 are all invited to attend.  Event will include an Obstacle Course Run and a Fun Run.  The Fun Run is for those who want to do the course but not interested in competing or want to see what this is all about.  You can sign up for both by paying both fees. Deadline to enter: April 27, 2018
Sign up online, open to the public!

Each spring at Olympia Gymnastics, students receive “TOP” scores as they perform their skills before a crowd of raving fans. Children shine, family and friends beam and coaches are filled with pride. The annual spring performance is a super confidence building event packed with fun.

The gym is transformed to reflect this year’s spectacular theme of journey to the 2018 SUPERHEROES. Children and staff wear specially designed t-shirts. Routines are created. The gala is underway. The performance starts off with a thrilling grand entrance followed by a hand clapping, foot stamping warm up routine. Students then brilliantly show off their stuff on several pieces of equipment. Lastly, each child receives a well deserved award and then it's time for pictures with mom, dad, grandma, grandpa and any other special person you child invites to the show.

Applause is strongly encouraged. There are many “TADA” moments. It’s a performance you don’t want to miss! Your children work hard all year to learn the skills that they get to show off at this performance. We hope you will enjoy the show. Keep an eye out for details from your location on the upcoming Spring Performance dates and times as well as t-shirt order deadlines.

February 2-4: Olympia Super Bowl Challenge Competition
February 3: Ninja Competition Prep Clinic (Olympia Mid Rivers) 1:00p-3:00p
February 10-11: Gateway Snow Globe Championships
February 10: Level 2 Flipz Clinic: Mid Rivers Location
February 16: Valentine's Tumble Bee Bash (Olympia Festus)
February 16-17: Valentine's Overnighter (Olympia Festus)
February 23-25: St. Louis Classic - America's Center/Dome
February 24: SE Cheer Clinic/Mid Rivers Location

February 3: Kid's Night Out: Ellisville Location
February 17: Kid's Night Out: Mid Rivers Location
February 17: Kid's Night Out: Manchester Location
February 24: Kid's Night Out: Chesterfield Location
February 24: Kid's Night Out: Rock Hill Location

Rock Hill hosts Fun Fridays every Friday from 6:00p-9:00p and is only $10.00 per child.  For more information call (314) 441-3561.

Working to get that one tricky skill? Hoping to reach that higher score in the next meet? Maybe it's getting your little gymnast to go into the gym with confidence.

The following article may shed some light on setting some attainable goals by breaking them down into steps, or as a springboard to brainstorm a new way of reaching those goals. Consider how this could apply to your gymnast - from our newest to our most experienced students. This article by Gymnastics HQ could serve as a resource, or you can also ask your child's instructor for some suggestions.


"At the beginning of a new year, it’s a nice time to reflect on your life, and think about what we want to accomplish, and how can we make our lives better. What do you want to accomplish with gymnastics? I’m going to walk you through 6 steps in order to completely SLAY your gymnastics goals this year."

Click here to read the full article by GymnasticsHQ.
Since this is a publicly accessible blog, some advertisements, articles and comments connected with this link may not necessarily reflect the views of Olympia Gymnastics.

Friday, January 5, 2018

January 2018 Newsletter

Join us at Olympia for fun and fitness as we kick off 2018! Whether you have a new student who's interested in gymnastics or one who has taken a break and is ready to come back, we are sure to have a class for him/her!

Class availability is always changing, so check with our gyms to see how gymnastics can fit into your schedule.

Please invite your family and friends to come and join our Olympia family, where We Build Happy, Healthy & Confident Children!

It's too cold to play outside, so bring your friends to Olympia to hang, bounce, climb, play and explore at one of our Parent-Tot Classes. What a great way to share your love of gymnastics and fun times with friends!

This class is movement and gymnastics based for children walking through age 3 years old. Each child is accompanied by their favorite adult(s) for a fun class complete with a warm- up and fun stations. We incorporate music, movement obstacle courses, and of course gymnastics throughout your class in the gym. Reservations required.
Simply call the offices or register for a free trial class for first-time members.

Learning new skills every day...and making new friends along the way!

SUCCESS CONTINUESNew skills continue to flourish at Olympia! Our KinderBees and Mighty Bees have several milestone skills that they work towards throughout their year. It's exciting for them to share these accomplishments with their friends, family and our community.

Please take a minute to check out their latest successes in our "I Did It" photo album on the Olympia Facebook pages. Feel free to cheer them on, like, or share to your family's page!

FLIPZ TUMBLING CLINICSAre you looking for some extra time perfecting tumbling skills? Or maybe you missed a FLIPZ class and need to do a make-up? Come to one of our Flipz Tumbling Clinics. Great for cheerleaders looking to brush up on skills for tryouts. Clinic Cost: $10/child

Ellisville Dates: January 17 & 31
Ages 1st Grade & up7:30p-8:30p

Mid Rivers Dates: January 20 & February 10Ages 6-11: 3:00p-4:00pAges 12-18: 4:00p-5:00p

SPIRIT ELITE CHEER LEADING NEWSSpirit Elite cheer squads recently competed at the CSG Christmas Classic and had another great performance! Both squads nailed their routines, with both squads placing first!! GREAT JOB athletes, keep up the good work!

Start your year off with some SPIRIT! On February 24th, Spirit Elite will be hosting a level 1 all star clinic. Ages 6-11 will be meeting from 3-4pm, and athletes ages 12-18 will be meeting from 4-5pm. Space is limited so contact our office at 636-970-1800 to reserve your spot today.

SAVE THE DATE: ST. LOUIS CLASSIC MEETCome join us February 23, 24, & 25
in downtown St. Louis at the Americas Center for one of the premier meets in the Midwest. Last year over 2200 female gymnasts representing over 70 clubs from across the country enjoyed a great weekend of competition.

Free admission for spectators!

Competition Levels
This premier competition is held at the Edward Jones Dome/America's Center in beautiful downtown St. Louis. Competition Levels consist of USAG Sanctioned 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10/O as well as Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Xcel.

INCLEMENT WEATHERWinter is soon approaching! Please remember that if your School District is cancelled due to hazardous road conditions, our daytime classes will be cancelled. We will make a determination regarding classes after 4pm by 3:00 that afternoon, and will post notification on Facebook and will email all affected families.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE OPEN GYMSaturday, January 13th
12:10-1:10p Or 1:10-2:10p at Team Central Gymnastics

Ages 3-12, parents can come out, too!Cost: FREE with donation of 2 non-perishable food itemsRequested items are canned soups/chili/fruit/veggiesFood goes to Loaves and FishesCall to reserve your spot at 314-291-0101

BIG THANK YOU FOR HELPING OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTSA big THANK YOU goes out to all that helped with our various community outreach programs. We were able to assist many organizations in the St. Louis and St. Charles areas because of your generosity.