November / December 2017

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The gym will be CLOSED on the following days:

Thanksgiving - November 23rd - 26th, 2017

Christmas / New Year - December 23rd, 2017 - January 5th, 2018
Spring Break - April 1st - 8th, 2018

More info at closings


NEW Holiday Camp!

Do you have errands to run or gifts to wrap? Drop your little elves off at Power in Motion to keep them busy while you get your work done! We will have crafts, snacks, and lots of fun activities planned for your kids. Registration will open December 1st online, but visit the front desk if you would like to sign up today!

When: Saturday December 23rd, 2017

Time: Session One- 9:00am-12:00pm
Session Two- 12:30pm-3:30pm
OR register for both sessions!

Recommended Age: 3 to 11 years old

Cost: $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members per session

Evaluation weeks are now over and we are so excited to see the number of students that have moved up. There are many students that are a few skills away from moving up. There are core skills that are needed to move up in each level. If your child does not have these skills, they will not be able to move up until they have them. Please check out our CORE SKILLS bulletin board in the lobby windows to see these skills. We do this because in order to be successful in the next level, these skills must be able to be done independently. If you have any questions, please see your child’s instructor.

preschool newsVisit and use code PW004to order your gymnast equipment.

Shipping is free and comes directly to you!

Order by December 1st to recieve by December 24th. Prices are valid until January 1, 2018.

Recital Information:
2nd Annual Spring Recital
Theme: Candyland

Dates: Saturday May 19th & Sunday May 20th
Times: TBD

PIM Week

Help us celebrate Power in Motion’s 9th Birthday by dressing up during PIM Week!

November 27th - Black & Teal Monday
November 28th - Crazy Sock Tuesday
November 29th - Mis-Match Wednesday
November 30th - Throwback Thursday
December 1st - Tie-Dye Friday
December 2nd - Crazy Hair Saturday

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


Keep an eye out for our upcoming Parent Tot and Tiny Tot themes.... We will be Celebrating PIM Birthday with a birthday party theme, and Talking Turkey to finish out November. December will bring a Winter Wonderland and Arctic Animals.

Check out our Thankful Turkey on our Big Shots bulletin board for the month of November. Your Big Shot will have the opportunity to write on a feather what they are thankful for and will be posted on the bulletin board for all to see!

Why gymnastics for young kids??? By: Luan Peszek

1. Plain and simple its fun. Where else can kids run, jump, flip, swing, tumble and use all of their energy in a single class.

2. You can start young. We have classes that cater to toddlers and parents so they can learn and play together. It's the first form of organized activity your child can participate in.

3. Physical benefits- Gymnastics teaches strength, flexibility, agility, confidence, balance, and allows them to interact with other children in a social environment learning to take turns.

4. Non-physical benefits- When doing gymnastics children are also exercising their brains as well as their bodies. Research suggests that there is a strong correlation between physically fit children and academic achievement.


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


Shoes: Please make sure to label your dancer’s shoes. We want to make sure shoes do not get mixed up and eliminate confusion in the classroom when switching shoes.

Restroom: Please make sure your dancer visits the restroom prior to the start of class. We like to maximize the time we have with your child inside the classroom working on skills and having fun.

Holiday Dances: As the Holidays are approaching each dance class will begin to learn a Holiday dance. Parents will be invited in to class before the Holiday break to watch the dances. This allows students to practice remembering dance choreography and performing it in front of people. To help with your dancer’s memory, ask them to practice the dance at home for you!

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.


This season is about to kickoff! We are excited for our 12th girls and 2nd boys competitive seasons. Visit our website to view the meet schedule and to see results. The season starts off November 17-19th in Kalamazoo for our levels 3-5 and December 1st-3rd in Grand Rapids for ALL levels.

How can you help?? Our team fundraisers are kicking off this month! See a team member/parent, the team bulletin board, or the front desk if you want to help support our team!

Team Fundraisers:
November 14th - 5 - 8pm - Culver’s Night


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 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!

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