Welcome to Jump Start 
Gymnastics & Kids Activity Center

At Jump Start, we aim to educate young children in a safe, fun, learning environment, through guided play, experimentation, exploration and discovery. We use the sport of gymnastics and movement activities as a tool to successfully develop healthy happy children with positive self images.

Competitive Teams

Jump Stars
Ninja Zone

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2015/16 Schedule is NOW AVAILABLE



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 Download the 2015/16 Schedule HERE!


July Family of the Month

As part of our year-long celebration leading up to our 10th Anniversary in business, we would like to thank those families who have supported our programs the longest by creating a Family of the Month program!

 Jump Start's July Family of the Month is the WETZEL family!


We are excited to celebrate the Wetzel Family as the

July Family of the Month!


The Wetzel’s currently have three children participating in competitive gymnastics and one who works at Jump Start.  Abby was the first child to begin at Jump Start.  She started soon after it opened when she was 3 years old in one of the beginning classes.  Abby has LOVED gymnastics ever since her first class and has progressed through various levels.   She is currently on the Level 7 Optional team.  Soon after Abby started, Tyler tried gymnastics and enjoyed a couple classes before trying karate.  After multiple years with karate and football, he is enjoying his first job with Jump Start assisting with the Ninja classes involving young boys and girls.  Chelsea also followed her older sister with a passion for gymnastics when she was 18 months old in a Mommy and Me class.  She is currently beginning to compete on the level 4 Girls’ team.  Lucas has mimicked his sisters’ skills ever since he could crawl and roll around.  Lucas would try some of the basics until he was old enough to participate with the Mommy and Me class as well.  Lucas has continued to improve with the assistance of his sisters and coaches and currently competes on the Level 4 Boys’ Team.

What has kept the Wetzel’s coming to Jump Start for so many years is the opportunities available for all their children.  Tyler is beginning his first job and developing skills of working with children and adults in a work environment.  Their children's drive for many of the "needs" and "wants" of gymnastics classes and competitions are indicators that the coaches and gym provide a positive environment.  Their children have always been challenged to push themselves for the next step or level depending on their own individual skills.   The positive environment has taught lifelong skills of dedication, determination, and teamwork.  As parents, Jessica and Shawn continue to see their children develop dexterity and skills consistent with their family values and needs.  However, when the kids say I can't do one of their gym skills, they are prepared to just say “okay” and allow their children to move on.   

In short, the Wetzel’s say “We clearly see the reason we have continued to return to Jump Start - Competent coaches, family friendly programs for every child with or without special needs or requirements, and all around great environment for our families.  Thanks Jump Start for the lasting memories !!! “  

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8820 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61615


(309) 692-JUMP (5867)
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