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.

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January 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 January Families of the Month are the BAILEY family & the LIZER family!

The Bailey Family


Jeff Jr (17) , Jeff, Stephanie, and Jenny (15)

When asked which programs and activities Jenny has participated in over the years, mom says “it would be faster to tell you what she HASN’T done!”.    Jenny started at Jump Start in gymnastics at age 5, in the fall of 2005.  She was in recreation gymnastics classes and then on pre-team.  She had her 6th birthday party at Jump Start and participated in a gymnastics demo for Jump Start at Steam Boat Days.  She decided she wanted to be a cheerleader and switched to tumbling and cheerleading classes.  She was at a different gym for a few years for cheerleading but returned to Jump Start with the addition of the cheerleading program.  She currently takes private cheerleading lessons with Miss Suzette.  Mom credits these lessons with helping her make the Junior Varsity Cheer Squad at Dunlap High School, where she is a freshman.

When asked what has kept them coming back to Jump Start, the response was “the FUN atmosphere and caring coaches.  Jenny enjoys still seeing Miss Jenny, who coached her back when she came to Jump Start as a Kindergartner!” 

It is such a pleasure to have Jenny and the Bailey family in our program.  One of the best things about being in business for ten years is the opportunity to watch students like Jenny grow and develop into beautiful, inside and out, young adults!  


The Lizer Family

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Shelley, Ashlynn (12), Brielle (10)


The Lizer family was introduced to Jump Start many years ago!  Ashlynn started in the preschool gymnastics program at age 3 or 4 and moved into the school age program and through the Rainbow Skill Program until she was invited to participate in the pre team program.  Her skills continued to advance and she officially joined the competitive team (Jump Stars) in 2011.  She was excited for the opportunity!  Ashlynn has continued to work hard at developing her gymnastics skills and is now in her 4th year of competitive gymnastics.  She participated in the Junior Olympic program the first two years of team, competed a year in the Xcel program, and has returned to the JO program this year as a Level 4. 

Brielle followed in her big sister’s footsteps and worked her way through the developmental gymnastics program and was asked to join the Jump Stars team last year.  She is now in her second year of competing Level 3.  Both girls LOVE gymnastics, LOVE their Jump Stars coaches and teammates, and LOVE being committed to Jump Start all these years!

Shelley says, “Jump Start is not only a great place to learn gymnastics, but it is a wonderful Kids Activity Center.”  Throughout the years, Ashlynn and Brielle have not only participated in learning the sport of gymnastics at Jump Start, but they have also participated in many other fantastic activities Jump Start has to offer.  Some of these activities include Open Gyms, Parent’s Night Out, Chalk It Up Mini Meets, Gym Show, Holiday Camps, Breakfast with Santa, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, and so much more! 

Shelley goes on to say, “Our family has always been pleased with Jump Start Gymnastics and Kids Activity Center.  The business is run well, the facility is conveniently located, the center offers a fun environment to learn the sport of gymnastics and to participate in numerous other kids’ activities, the coaches and instructors are very knowledgeable, engaging, positive, and compassionate, and the girls have developed many great friendships.  Most importantly, our family feels that throughout the years at Jump Start, Ashlynn and Brielle have been encouraged to challenge themselves, celebrate their accomplishments, and have developed a strong sense of self!”  


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8820 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61615


(309) 692-JUMP (5867)
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