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September News & Updates

Happy Labor Day!  The gym will be closed September 2-4 to observe the holiday, so have a great weekend with your family and friends.

Teacher Franky will be teaching many different clinics throughout the month on Friday evenings!  If your child is looking to perfect some of their skills, this would be a great way to get that extra help:

  • Handstand Clinic – Sept. 1
  • Cartwheel Clinic – Sept. 8
  • Round-off Clinic – Sept. 15
  • Back Bend Kick Over – Sept. 29

Each of these clinics will be on Friday evening from 4:30-5:30pm.
Cost: $15 per child

We also have many other events happening in the gym in September, including Open Gym, Big Kids Hangout and Ninja Skill Training!  Grab a calendar and get your child registered for these fun events and clinics with our Front Desk Staff!

Back to school time!

Welcome back to all our families that were gone over the summer!  We are rolling right into August and gearing up for back to school as well with our pencil week (August 14-19)!  Each student will receive a new pencil after class that week in celebration of the new school year!

Our Tot’s on the Town is back this month, from 1-3pm on August 12!  Your little tots, ages 3.5-5 years old are invited to join us for 2 hours of gymnastics, ice cream, games, story time, crafts, playtime and more!  This is a drop-off event!  Register at the front desk.  *children must be potty trained*

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ISC Annual Sunsplash Trip!

 

It’s that time again for our annual Sunsplash trip!  Join our staff and ISC families at Sunsplash in Roseville on July 16!

Cost: 30/person (2 and under are free) – includes park admission and all you can eat BBQ lunch!

Purchase your tickets before you leave TODAY at the front desk! Friends and family are all welcome
*Deadline to purchase tickets is July 8!

We look forward to spending the day with you!

June News: Summer Camp & Safety Week!

Summer Camp begins June 5th here at Impact and will run weekly (Monday-Friday) from 9am-1pm for ages 5-11 years old through the end of July.  Sign up you child for a week (or a few) of camp!  They will enjoy free play in the gym, crafts and more!  Camp is $30/day or $120/week.  Contact the Front Desk for more info and to register your child.

We have many CLINICS coming up this month (for ages 6+):
June 2 – Handstand Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $15
June 9 & 16 – Front Handspring Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $30
June 23 – Cartwheel Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $15
June 30 – Backbend Kickover Clinic from 4:30-5:30pm – $15

Safety Week:

Impact Sports Center has and will always take our students safety very seriously!  We continually update our Emergency Procedures and our focus continues to be on our committment to provide the best and safest kid’s activity center around.

During various weeks throughout the year, the gym will focus on a different emergency drill and experience a drill during class time that will help us best prepare for a Fire, Earthquake, Intruder, Medical Emergency and Loss of Electricity. These drills will not only prepare the gym, students and parents for an emergency, but more importantly ensure that our policy and procedures are ready for the real thing.

We will be doing an Evacuation Drill during each class the week of June 26th-July 1st.  When you arrive with your child for their class you will receive more detailed information for this drill.

Other events this month:
Ninja Skill Training – Friday, June 9 from 7-8pm
Open Gym – Friday, June 16 from 7-8:30pm
Tot’s on the Town – Saturday, June 24 from 12:30-2:30pm

To register your child for any of these upcoming events, contact the Front Desk at (209) 369-2436

Summer is almost here!

With only 5 weeks left of school (yes, just over a month left!), we have our summer camp registration now OPEN!

Our summer camps are offered weekly (with a discount for signing up for all 7 weeks), with fun in the gym, crafts and activities!  Check out the info here:

This May we have:

  • 3-Week Back Handspring Clinic on Friday, May 12, 19 & 26 from 4:30-5:30pm with Teacher Franky. Cost: $45
  • May 8-12 we want to celebrate all the wonderful moms with a special surprise for Mother’s Day.
  • Open Gym will be on May 19 from 7-8:30pm for Gymnasts & Tumblers. Cost: $15
  • Big Kid’s Hangout will be on May 20 from 6-9:30pm for ages 9-13yo.  Cost: $30
  • Please note: the gym will be CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.  Have a fun and safe holiday!

To register for any of these events and activities, visit our Front Desk or give them a call at (209) 369-2436.

Spring Time in the Gym!

As we roll into April we are excited for Spring Time here in the gym!

We have our Spring Show, Easter Surprise Week and more coming up this month.  Don’t forget, while you’re watching your child’s class, take a moment to “Check In and WIN!” on Facebook.  During the month of April, each check-in is an entry into our $25 Target Gift Card giveaway!  Winner will be announced in May!

Congratulations to Teacher/Trainer Hannah!  She is getting married on April 1!

Here are the April activities you can look forward to:
April 8 – Parent’s Night Out, 6-9pm ($25)
April 14 – Cartwheel Clinic, 4:30-5:30pm ($15, ages 6+)
April 21 – Backbend Kickover Clinic, 4:30-5:30pm ($15, ages 6+)
April 28 & 29 – SPRING SHOW!  Regular Classes will not meet these days.  Can’t wait to all of our gymnasts and tumblers perform!

Gymnastics Photos in the Gym:
You can get gymnastics portraits taken at the gym!
Goff Photography will be here on Sunday, April 30 from 8:30am-12:30pm, and photo sessions will be by appointment only!
Click here to schedule an appointment!
(One slot per child/pose)
Packages start at $15 (includes 8 wallets and one 5×7)

March Activities Here at the Gym!

Happy March!  We have a lot going on around the gym this month for your kiddos!

  • Spring Break Camp will be held March 20-24 and March 27-31 from 9am-1pm.  Registration is going on now!
  • The week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day we will have a fun little surprise for each child after their class.
  • Open Gym will be on March 17 from 7-8:30pm for ages 6+ (excludes Ninjas, there are special Ninja Skills nights for them!)
  • Big Kid’s Hangout will be March 18th from 6-9:30pm for ages 9-13
  • Front Handspring Clinics: March 24 & 31 from 4:30-5:30pm, registration going on now.
  • Spring Show will be on April 28 & 29, registration will be open soon!
  • Save the Date: Gymnastics photos on April 30 *more info to come

Register your child for any of these upcoming events online, through the app, or call the front desk!

www.impactsportscenter.com
(209) 369-2436

Have a great month and enjoy your Spring Break!

Back To School 101 – Important Info

It’s the “Back to School” time of year and we are so thrilled to see old and new faces signing up for classes.  While we’ve been busy all summer with our camps, we know many of you have enjoyed some adventurous vacations or just relaxed by the pool all summer. Don’t forget this is your last week to get your #ISConthego picture in!

Things are mostly back to normal. For us, nearly all of the kids that took summer off have come back and the gym is rockin’ like never before. We are so blessed to have your business and we are thankful that you allow our gym to be a part of your lives..

With this, we wanted to give you some updated information on upcoming programs, special events and just some basic housekeeping as we head into the busy season.

Fundraising Season

With all the kids back in school, this becomes the official start of the fundraising season!

The Front Desk gets approached often to support these different fundraisers. Although the gym would love to be able to support every one of our kids in their fundraising activity, with over 800 kiddos that come to our gym every week, there is just no way we could do this. We are sorry.

Also, we are asking our families that you do not sell your products in the gym. We have had a few issues over the years where it just makes some families uncomfortable saying no when kids approach others in the gym to buy products. We appreciate your understanding.

We can, however, support your Silent Auctions and Raffles. This we will do!  We print up a nice certificate for a FREE year’s Registration Fee and a FREE month of gymnastics (must be a new customer).  This certificate has a value up to $120 and is always a popular auction item to bid on.

Please see the Front Desk if we can be of help with this.

Question – Can I leave my child while they are doing class?

If your child is 5yo or older and is in Super Kids, Gym Kids, Hot Shots, Firecrackers or a Dynamite class, it is completely acceptable to leave the gym and to go to Target (isn’t that where everybody goes?) or run an errand. Surprised

However, if you choose to leave, you must park and come inside to retrieve your child once you return. Keep in mind, our classes are :55 minutes long so if your child’s class is from 5:30PM to 6:30PM, for example, they are actually coming off the floor at 6:25PM. This 5 minute gap in between classes allows for a smoother transition (well kinda) between the incoming and outgoing classes. 

At the end of each class, we instruct all students to get their shoes on and to wait on a bleacher until their parent (or appointed adult) comes inside to pick them up and to walk them back to the car. We do not allow the kids to stand in the entryway or near the Front Door. It gets way too congested. Also, the kids sometimes think you get upset with them if they are waiting by the door and you waive them out to the car. If that happens, then we have to come off the Front Desk to make sure that child gets to the car. This really puts everybody on high-alert and causes commotion. Again, our #1 goal is to keep your child safe until that are physically back with you.

Parent’s PLEASE, this is so important that you work with us and your child on this safety rule even if your child is older. Thank you!

Lastly, if you are unable to come in for ANY reason, please call the Front Desk and we will walk your child out to the car for you. We have no problem with this at all.

Ooops…I am running late to pick up my child!

Running late is understandable and will happen from time to time. If you have dropped off your child for class or left to run an errand and you think you are going to be more than 8 minutes late picking up your kiddo, just give us a call and we will let your child know to sit on the bleacher and hang tight until you get there. The phone call is important for us (so we don’t have to call you) and also for the child as it is very unnerving to see all your classmates leave and you are sitting there all alone. It makes a child very nervous to feel like they have been forgotten. So, please, just give us a call and we will make sure they know and are comfortable. Thanks!

Question – do we get a make-up class when you are closed for holidays?

We do not offer additional classes or make-ups for scheduled closure dates. We have a flat-rate tuition program that is based on 48 weeks of classes per year. Meaning, regardless of what day of the week you attend class, you are guaranteed 48 class for the year.

Keep in mind, that there are months that have 4 weeks per month and also 5 weeks. We do not charge more for months that have 5 weeks. For example, there are 5 Mondays in March, June, August and November.

Camps for the Fall Break!

With many of the Lodi schools on break from October 5th through October 16th, we will have our standard 9AM to 1PM Morning Camp and we will offer 3 different Afternoon Camps that run from 1:30PM to 5:30PM! so, if you need something for the kids to do while they are on break, we have some great options for you. More information to come!

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Parent’s Night Out – Saturday, August 22nd 
Gym Closed/Labor Day – Monday, September 7th
Big Kids Hangout – Saturday, September 12th

Save the Date!  October 24th

Welcome To the Impact Family!

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“Gymnastics, especially in my family, is more than a sport. It’s our life, it’s our careers, it’s our family business.”

Nastia Liukin

Who better to quote than the All-Around Gold Medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, one of 2009’s Most Influential People, and of course one of the semi-finalist for Dancing with the Stars (yes, that one’s for Miss Jaime and Teacher Taylor)?

Joking aside, this quote couldn’t be closer to the truth for the Harden family! We had a passion for watching our two children, Alex & Taylor, participate in gymnastics for 16 years; 11 of those years were competitive.

Impact Sports Center came into our lives after our kids’ gym, Gymweavers Gymnastics, was going to go out of business. This was in January 2008 when the economy was in total meltdown. These were very difficult times for the little gym that we went to, but it had been part of our lives since Taylor was 4 years old. Jaime and I made a decision to take it over and see if we could make a go of it. Keep in mind, I could not do a cartwheel if my life depended on it. Nope! What were we thinking? LOL!

So, in April of 2008, Impact Sports Center became a real business and we have not looked back. We moved into our current location on my birthday, October 3rd, 2011 with only 270 kids. I guess I can technically claim that I was the very first birthday party at the gym.

I worked 7 days a week for over 2 years and Miss Jaime worked the Front Desk from 9AM in the morning to 8PM at night every day to build what we have today. Now, 27 employees later, we have the best staff on the planet and we teach over 800 kids gymnastics each and every week!

Evolving from a gym that we “saved” to a gym that is now a household name in the Lodi and surrounding areas, has been years in the making. Participating in the Lodi Street Faire earlier this month, brought back memories of how we built this gym one student sign-up and booking one birthday party at a time (I have worked over 2,400 birthday parties here at the gym, but who’s counting). We are continually striving to provide not only a top-notch facility, but more importantly, the family atmosphere that we have become known for.

Miss Jaime and I have been blessed to watch your “kiddos” grow over the years and have even welcomed a few to join our staff. In continuing with our goal, “to build self-esteem, strength and BIG dreams in a fun, safe and clean environment where our families always come first”– we now want to bring you the go-to site for all things that pertain to our gym, the Lodi area, our families interests and of course Gymnastics! And thus, our “Impact” blog is born!

Thank you to our families who continue to entrust their children’s well-being to us, the new families we hope to welcome in the future, and the Lodi Community for allowing us to be a part of your lives!

Mr. Shane

 

If you have a special memory or story you’d like to share about Impact or have any suggestions for future blog posts, please feel free to post below or email us at info@impactsportscenter.com.