January/February 2018

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Power in Motion Newsletter

The gym will be CLOSED on the following days: 

Spring Break - April 1st - 8th, 2018

Memorial Day- May 28th, 2018

More info at pimgymnastics.com/ closings


Happy New Year! We are excited to bring the new year in with you and your family!

Keep an eye out for the Recital Packets to get out to you the week of February 5th-10th. Thank you for all of your feedback from last years recital. Below are some changes we have made for this year!

Participation fee: 

One Child- $20.00- includes 2 tickets and a Recital T-Shirt

Two Children- $25.00- includes 2 tickets and 2 Recital T-Shirts

Three Children- $30.00 includes 2 tickets and a 3 Recital T-Shirt's

Four or More Children- $35.00 includes 2 tickets and Recital T-Shirt's for all children participating

*Recital t-shirts will be replacing costumes for our gymnastics, tumbling, and cheer classes. Dance students will be notified of costume requirements from Miss Sydney. 

Additional tickets are available for purchase. Day Passes will be $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Weekend Passes will be $13.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. 

Any students that participate in the recital will have free entry to all shows throughout the recital weekend.    

When the weather outside is frightful, staying home might be so delightful. If you feel it is unsafe to drive to gymnastics, please give us a call and we will gladly schedule a make-up for you. Please check Facebook, the website, or call the gym at 269-429-5100 to find out if we are closed.

As wintery conditions continue, please remember to park wisely in the parking lot. Please remember to leave space for cars to loop around. Use caution when backing up out of the parking lot as cars may be parked differently due to visibility of parking lot lines.

Also, please be aware that we do our best to keep salt down in our parking lot and sidewalks, but it can get very slippery. Use caution when walking through the parking lot and on sidewalks.

DROP OFF/PICK UP: Please, if you are able, walk your child into and out of the front entrance to alleviate any lines formed in the parking lot. Extra parking is available on either side of the building as well as the main parking lot. We do not let kids wait outside for parents/rides. If they are outside, we will ask that they come inside to wait. Thank you for your understanding in keeping all of our families safe.

Girls locker room for team athletes only, recreational kids should be using the restrooms across from the locker room.

Evaluations will be coming up in February. Please remember evaluations are NOT a move up evaluation. This is a time for instructors to re-evaluate all skills for each child to see retention of skills and also to check for new skills attained. You may view these skills in the parent portal online or can ask your child’s instructor to see their skill achievement sheets.

Recital Information:
2nd Annual Spring Recital

Theme: Candyland

Dates: Saturday May 19th & Sunday May 20th

Times: TBD



Keep an eye out on our bulletin boards and lobby windows for current gymnastics news, updates, and helpful information!

Makeup Policy:
With classes filling back up for the school year, we would like you to review the make-up policy.  Please contact the office immediately to inform them of your child not attending.
• Make-ups are allowed when the requested class size permits.

• You must pre-register for make-up classes through the office by calling ahead of time, prior to your class taking place, to let us know you will be absent.

• Make-up classes must be completed within one month of the absence.

• We do not reschedule or offer make-ups for missed make-up classes.

preschool news


Tiny Tots friends are handling some Monkey Business to end January and will be “Feeling the Love” going into February. We can’t wait to see your kids explore and have fun throughout their class time.

Big Shots evaluations will be starting Mid-February. Please visit the online parent portal following that week to see your child’s results. Watch out for the February bulletin board for your kids to tell us who they love!

As a reminder, please make sure to have your children use the restroom prior to class. 

Just a reminder about our monthly tuition policies. Our program is year-round and features monthly continuous enrollment. Your child is guaranteed a spot as long as your fees are up to date.

The only way to become un-enrolled from our program is to fill out a Withdrawal form. This form is required and must be received by the 20th of the month for the following month.

Unless we receive proper notice, you will be responsible for the next month’s billing tuition and fees. Power in Motion Gymnastics does not issue refunds.

dance studio


Check out our NEW dance classes starting February 5th!

Monday Evenings:
Beginner Modern - 5:20-6:05p
Beginner Hip Hop - 6:10-7:10p
Beginner West African - 7:15-8:00p

Importance of Proper Dance Attire:
When a dancer is properly dressed; leotard, tights, skirt or shorts, dancers are less distracted and it shows the teacher they are ready to dance and learn. It also builds self-confidence, allows the dancer to move freely without restrictions, and teaches discipline.

For our younger dancers, a dress code helps them focus during class by understanding they are going to a structured class, not just free playtime. Dress code becomes more important as the dancer gets older, especially in Ballet classes. It allows the teacher to see the dancer’s body positions and movement to make proper corrections to benefit the dancers education.

Hair being pulled back and out of the face is another part of the dress code. Especially for the younger dancers, their hair can be very distracting. As the dancer gets older it is very important to have hair pulled back in a ponytail or bun (for ballet classes) so it does not limit or distract from the dancers learning in class.

Book your child’s birthday party with us for 2018. When you have a party with Power in Motion, you can sit back and enjoy the party, because our amazing staff handles all of the party details. The only thing that you have to do is pick a piñata, colors, beverage, and bring the cake or cupcakes. Member pricing for the party is $175 and non-members are $225. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit when booking to hold the space. The deposit then comes off of the final price on party day. Book well in advance, spots do fill up quickly. Due to high interest, we are no longer doing double bookings. Call us at 269-429-5100 to book your party! Visit our birthday party page for more information.



Our girls and boys teams competed in their first meets of the season in November and December. We want to congratulate all of them for a job well done. These first few meets really help our gymnasts get the nerves out and get ready for the competition setting. Now they will begin to perfect their skills and increase their overall confidence in their performances.

All of our levels 3-9 gymnasts will be competing in January and February. Our girls teams will travel first to Indianapolis for the Circle of Stars Meet January 19-21. They are then off to Chicago for the Chicago Style meet February 9-11. To wrap up the month they will compete in Battle Creek at Branch Gymnastics for the Cereal City Classic February 16-18. Wish them luck!!

Our boys team has two competitions. First they are heading off to Indianapolis to compete at the Circle of Stars Meet January 19-21. In February, they will head to Battle Creek for the Cereal City Classic February 9-11. GO PIM BOYS!


Power in Motion provides field trips for all ages. Cost is $8.00 per person and chaperones are free. Please call the front desk 269-429-5100 for more information.
Please login to the parent portal to update any information including your address, e-mail, phone, billing info, and much more. Your child’s skills will also be uploaded to the parent portal. To get to the parent portal, go to www.pimgymnastics.com and click on Parent Portal in the upper left hand corner.

Reminder! When missing a class, please call the office ahead of time. By doing this you will be offered a make-up class for the class missed. We offer one make-up per month. Thank you!

Please join us on www.pimgymnastics.com for more information or call us at (269) 429-5100 or email us at info@pimgymnastics.com.

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