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 SUMMER Registration is NOW OPEN!




Registration for our Summer FLEX Classes & Activities is NOW OPEN!

We have limited spots available for each class, so don't delay! Register today!

Summer FLEX Schedule – What is it? We know that summer is a busy time for families and it is sometimes hard to schedule your child’s activities around vacations and other summer fun! To make it more convenient for your child to participate in our summer program, we are allowing you to take advantage of our flexible scheduling option. Although it is preferred that you register for 1 class one time a week for the entire 10 weeks, we will work with you to schedule a minimum of 8 class times during the summer session at a prorated fee.

Summer FLEX Class Listings

FUNtastic Summer Activity Listings



May 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 May Family of the Month is the TAYLOR family!



We are excited to celebrate the Taylor Family as the May Family of the Month!

McKenna was introduced to Jump Start by her long-time day care provider. McKenna and her day care provider’s daughter, Jill, spent every day together since they were six weeks old. They were best pals and nearly inseparable. Jill’s mom suggested her daughter and McKenna should enroll in classes at a new kid’s gym called Jump Start. There they could try something fun together and be each other's support. The rest is history!

McKenna has been enrolled in gymnastics since before her 3rd birthday and is working on her 10th year of gymnastics at Jump Start! She is currently a member of our Jump Stars team and just finished her competition season. In addition to being on our team, she has participated in every gym show, attended Summer Camps in her younger years and was a big buddy for the Kids in Motion program. One of her favorite annual activities at Jump Start is the Chalk It Up Mini Meet. She has been a competitor, a team member helper, and finally this year, a judge. She really enjoys the opportunity to help out with younger, aspiring gymnasts!

Chance has attended more gymnastics events (without participating) than any brother would care to count! He has witnessed the trials and tribulations of his sister's practicing and competitions, his cousins' introductory classes and this year he will be attending his 2nd USA Championship event to watch the finest gymnasts in our country!

McKenna and Chance both attended Flip Fest camp in Tennessee for the first time last year. It was everything they imagined it to be and more.

What keeps McKenna coming back to Jump Start is that there is always a new skill, an event, or friends or a coach to pull her through the tough times and keep her looking forward. She enjoys the fun times as well as the challenges presented to her. She likes that her team mates and coaches are like family to her - they have to be to spend that many hours together! As parents, the Taylors appreciate the effort and patience required by the coaches on a daily basis. It is very rewarding to watch your gymnast continually improve in skills and be encouraged to do her very best.

The Taylors say that “all the years McKenna has spent as a gymnast have provided her with a life-long attitude to try her best, to take the good with the bad, and has taught her to balance her schedule and time better than we parents often can. As a family, we have a lot of trust in the Jump Start staff to believe in the kids, have realistic expectations, and to always teach our kids with safety as the first priority.”

McKenna is so happy to share her love for gymnastics with her cousins, Madi and Macie, now living in the Peoria area and attending classes at Jump Start too! Over the years, McKenna has tried her share of other sports (too many to mention!) but has not found the passion in them like she has for gymnastics. The Jump Start staff has always been accommodating to her crazy schedule and understanding of any situation that comes up. Dawn and the coaches were instrumental in getting McKenna focused on gymnastics again after a broken arm kept her out of the gym for nearly 4 months! (NO GYMNASTICS AT HOME!!) Their patience and overall attitude toward helping her recover are the reasons why she is a successful gymnast today!

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8820 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61615


(309) 692-JUMP (5867)
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