Took my preschooler for a class. This place is filthy. A quarter inch of dust covered some surfaces in the parent viewing room. The bathroom had mold and soap scum around faucets. I saw one staff member on her cell phone every 5 minutes, and another was screaming at kids that couldn't have been older than 10. Tried another gym a little further away from my house and it is quite clean and staff is much more pleasant.
2960 Albion Farm RdDuluth, GA 30097
Now that I've moved on to another gym, I have something to compare to Gymnastics World of GA. Initially, my daughters started in a recreational class and then quickly progressed to Hot Shots. My girls thoroughly enjoyed their time under Coach Carrie as she was very hands-on. Soon after, they were invited to the Xcel Bronze team under Alexis. This is where my experience with Gym World of GA turned negative.I hope this review will help in some way as certain coaches could use a review for the betterment of their gymnasts. It's easy to recruit gymnasts in the beginning when things are new and exciting; however, retention is harder to achieve. I honestly believe their retention rate could be higher if they had better coaching. Otherwise, they will continue to lose people which is the reason other girls have left (and will leave).For months and months, Alexis will go over the same techniques without any regard to progression (especially for more advanced gymnasts). Alexis would work at the same low level as the weakest gymnast and continue this for months at a time. This caused the team to become bored to death when some were clearly ready to move on. Alexis does not push the girls to their fullest potential, which is sad. The girls (and parents) were tired of seeing younger gymnasts learn more difficult skills from other coaches (which I wish my girls had because there are some good coaches there). There were also numerous times when Alexis would chat instead of coach. She constantly stands around talking with other coaches. There had been several occasions in which she missed an opportunity to correct the girls on a particular technique because she wasn't paying attention. The girls looked to her for feedback and she had her head turned talking to another coach. She missed it....a lot of it. This has frustrated many parents. There has also been communication issues. There have been times when the girls were confused because she didn't explain a technique well. She would not demonstrate a skill for clarification either. She would renege on her word by saying they would learn a certain skill, then change her mind when a less experienced gymnast wasn't ready. This caused trust issues between the girls and Alexis. As a result, I spent a lot of money with no progress....none. My girls had to look to Youtube as a supplement for their gymnastic instruction.I would not recommend this gym to anyone.
Did not like that I could not see my 5-year old practicing because she is in the "secondary" gym which is out of parents view, and TV monitor does not work. She did not seem to learn as quickly here as she did elsewhere, instructor skill is hit-or-miss.
If you are one of those people who signs up your child and never question any new charges or fees then this place is great for you. The minute you question anything that needs explanation on their side they'll kick you out of the program. They charge the highest compared to any other gym in town ($25 per month to $ 75 per month compared to other gyms) and offer the least amount of practice hours. Classes if cancelled by coach will never be made up, question that and you will be asked to leave the program. Except for the coach the owners are heartless people who are their to rip you off.