Welcome to Planet Gymnastics!
Congratulations on your commitment to your child’s physical development. We are pleased you have chosen our facility for your child. We pledge to uphold our philosophy, which is to enhance each child’s fitness and self esteem through the fun and enjoyment of gymnastics in a noncompetitive environment. Our entire curriculum, our bi weekly lesson plans, and our day to day relationships with our students are guided by this mission.
We look forward to teaching your children in a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere. Thank you for your confidence in our program. We promise to deliver a professional service. If you have any questions please stop by the front desk and we would be happy to help you.
President and Founder
To insure the best experience for both you and your child, we ask you to familiarize yourself with our policies and procedures:
Customer Portal allows you to log-in to your account online and make changes to your family information AND pay your tuition online! You can log-in into your account by clicking on Customer Portal link on the top of the page. Your e-mail address must be on file with us to use the Customer Portal.
To Add an E-mail Address:
Click on the Register Online link on the top of the page. This will allow you to enter your customer information and register for a specific class or classes. After your customer record is created you will need to click on Customer Portal link to generate the temporary password (see below).
To Confirm Existing Record:
After the customer record is created for the first time, or if you forget your password, you can click on the Customer Portal link, enter your e-mail address and click “I don’t know my password”. The new password will be generated for you and will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. You can change that password later at any time via Customer Portal.
You can register online now for most of the classes offered at the Planet Gymnastics, including special events, such as Kids Night Out and Flip & Swing School Holiday and Summer program. Soon you will be able to Book your and Birthday Party on line and even schedule Make ups!
When entering your customer data, please make sure to fill in credit card information. Without this you will not be able to register for our programs online. Note, however, that your credit card account will be charged AFTER we receive your registration AND then send a confirmation email from our office. At that time you will be charged for the program with all the discounts applied. Discounts DO NOT ALWAYS appear when you register for the class, but will be applied BEFORE card is charged. Your confirmation email will reflect corrected pricing, deposits, and balance due reflecting the discount.
NOTE: Due to registrations coming in both manually and online, if the online offerings are showing “FULL”, space still may be available. Call the office to confirm!
Procedures and Policies
New students may join at any time during a session as long as there is space in your desired class. If a class is full, your name will be placed on a wait list. Tuition will be pro-rated relative to your start date.
Tuition Payment and Due Date
Full tuition is due on the first day of class. If you choose to make installment payments, you are still responsible for the full session tuition. Installment payments must be made using our electronic fund transfer system and charged on the first of the month. Any changes to an electronic payment must be made in writing. If at any time a check is returned for non-sufficient funds, we charge $40. By completing online registration in advance, you will be holding a space in a program. If you need to make changes or cancellations, please do so 15 days in advance of the new session. After that you will be billed tuition per the payment agreement. All classes are a 20 week commitment and all teams are a 10 month commitment. If you enroll in a class after the start of the session your tuition is prorated based on your registration date.
Annual Registration Fee
This is a $35 fee due upon initial registration and annually thereafter. This fee defrays administrative and insurance enrollment costs and entitles you to member benefits. The renewal registration fee will be posted automatically on the first day of the session for which the student is enrolled.
We are happy to offer family and multiple class discounts. A 10% discount is given off additional classes within a session and a 20% discount for siblings. A Twin sibling gets a 50% discount!
New session enrollment (for Fall)
For current members (those enrolled in our spring session or one of our summer classes) registration will begin May 9th 2016. Registration must be done online. Open enrollment to the public will begin May 12th, 2016.
Session to Session Enrollment
Students currently enrolled in the Fall session have priority to reserve their space for the Spring session. Please let us know by the end of the Fall session if you do not wish to continue to Spring Session.
Summer students have priority for fall registration. The summer schedule is published in January and registration begins at that time.
There will be no refunds or credits for missed classes unless due to serious illness. For summer day programs 100% refunds will be given with 14 days advanced email notice.
100% Money Back Guarantee
We believe we offer the finest children’s programming and facilities in the area. We also know that we can not always offer exactly what all children need at every stage of their development. That is why we offer the following guarantee: If at anytime during the first month of a 20 week session (4 consecutive weeks from dated enrolled) you are not completely satisfied with our program, we will refund your tuition. Note: Our money back guarantee is intended only for students BRAND NEW to Planet Gymnastics.
Moving to a New Class
We will gladly accommodate class change requests (assuming there is a vacancy in your desired class.) If your child is moving into a different class we STRONGLY suggest you come and watch the class BEFORE you’re scheduled to switch. This way the parent and child know what to expect.
Absence and Make ups
It is very important to try to attend your regularly scheduled class, which provides the best possible learning environment for your child. We realize, however, that it is sometimes impossible to attend your regularly scheduled class.
Planet Gymnastics is happy to offer unlimited make ups. We do however need procedures followed to allow the most opportunities to do make ups. This year we will be transitioning to an online make-up scheduling system, we ask your cooperation in following the steps below to have it make-up process run smoothly.
1. Advanced notification of an absence is needed in order to be eligible for a make-up class. Beginning Fall 2013 you will need to notify absences using the REPORT AN ABSENCE HERE tab on our home page. Verbal notification to the office or class instructor is not recommended.
2. Unlimited make-ups will be given anytime during the session for which the child is enrolled and must be completed during the missed session. No make-ups will be offered during the first 2 weeks of a session. Make-ups cannot be carried into the next session.
3. Make up space is not guaranteed. It is offered on a space-availability basis, only. We do not guarantee a make-up with the same teacher, nor do we guarantee make-up class availability at the same time for siblings.
4. Make-up classes must be scheduled and confirmed prior to arrival at gym. We cannot accommodate drop-in make-ups.
5. Absences cannot be refunded or credited towards future tuition.
6. Make-ups cannot be rescheduled. If you cannot make your scheduled make-up class, it will be forfeited. We DO NOT make up a make-up.
Please make sure your child is properly dressed for class. Baggy and inappropriate clothing make an unsafe situation for both your child and our teachers. If a child is not dressed appropriately they will not be allowed to participate. A make up for this class can be scheduled.
No Socks (must have bare feet)
No Jeans, Corduroys, Overalls, Etc. (pants with any buckles, belt loops or zippers)
No tights that cover the feet (ankle length tights are okay)
No jewelry of any kind
Hair must be pulled back from face and in ponytail (if possible)
Preferred Dress for Boys
Shorts or sweatpants (please make sure pants are ankle length only)
T-shirts (not baggy)
Preferred Dress for Girls
Shorts, Sweatpants, Leggings (please make sure pants are ankle length only)
T-shirts (not baggy)
We ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to class time. Every class begins with a warm-up period. This warm-up period is important and necessary for every student. It provides physical and mental preparation for a class, and when performed completely will help prevent injuries. Therefore, if your child arrives late (more than 10 minutes for Gymstars, 15 minutes for Gymgirls/Gymboys) she/he will NOT be allowed to join the class. A make-up for this class can be scheduled.
Before Class: Parents should accompany young children to the bathroom before class. Upon arrival, students should store their shoes and outdoor attire in any of the cubbies provided. Please don’t leave them on the bleachers or around the lobby. All parents must watch their children before class and their siblings during the lesson. Parents and siblings are not allowed in the party rooms or mini gym.
In Observation Area: Children are not to run or tumble in the lobby, and can not go into the gym without an instructor. At all time parents are required to supervise their children who are not enrolled in class at Planet Gymnastics. In addition any time during class, parents need to be available in the lobby for their child. If your child needs to leave the gym, (bathroom break, an emotional need etc.) it is your responsibility to meet them at the gym door and take over supervision. Reminder, Planet Gymnastics does not offer bathroom assistance.
After Class: At Planet Gymnastics, we believe a parent’s #1 responsibility is to be supportive of their child. Show your child that you believe he/she is a great person. Making their best effort is all that matters.
If you are routinely late picking up your child we suggest exploring an alternative class time to better match your schedule. We reserve the right to charge a fee for late pick ups that negatively affects our staff’s schedule.
Other Reminders To Parents: Parents are not allowed in the gym or on equipment. If a parent has a special reason to go in the gym, it must be cleared by management and a waiver must be signed.
Planet Gymnastics is not responsible for lost, stolen, broken, or items left behind. There is a lost and found that you (child/parent) are responsible for checking frequently.
Per Natick Board of Health, No smoking is allowed in or near our facility.
Please use extra care when driving through our parking lot. Watch for small children. Drive slow. Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
There are no pets allowed in the facility.
Child injury and illness
Please inform us if your child has any physical problems or medical information we should know about. A safe and healthy environment is important for all children. Please do not bring your child to class if they have a fever, runny nose, cough etc. We are always happy to offer unlimited makeups due to this request. This illness policy is designed to protect the health of your child, the other children and the staff. Again, please do not bring your child to lessons if he/she has had:
- Diarrhea, vomiting or evidence of infections within 2 days
- A fever
- Undiagnosed sores or rash
In case of inclement weather, we follow the Natick Public Schools (if they are closed, we will be closed for all morning classes.) We will reassess at noon, please check our website or call us 508-647-1777 to check our message for the status of afternoon classes.
Holidays & School Vacations
We are closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, and July 4th, We are open on most school vacations. Please see the session schedule for any regular class closings. We offer the option of taking a make up for any class you need to miss due to a holiday.
We are fortunate to have such a qualified staff. Our coaches are specifically selected and trained to safely bring out the best in each child. Planet Gymnastics coaches are USA Gymnastics Safety certified and American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certified. Furthermore all participate in biweekly training and attend clinics and seminars to further their teaching abilities. Finally, all Planet Gymnastics staff has access to the staff library which contains a wealth of information on the latest training techniques and theories of child development.
We pride ourselves in our facility, its bright colors, inviting atmosphere, excellent equipment, and its cleanliness. We have professional cleaning done every night. Please watch your children so we can work together to keep the facility a safe and clean place.
No food or drink in gym. If you are enjoying food or drink in the vending area, please help us keep the facility clean! Be responsible for making sure all garbage is properly disposed of. In consideration of food allergies, please clean up any spills in the lobby or vending area. No gum in class or facility
Practicing at home
Although we want to encourage exercising at home, we do NOT encourage tumbling at home. Ask your child what they are doing in class but never spot skills you are not trained to spot. Do practice safe stretching and safe strength building. We would be happy to share ideas and pointers for safe home exercising.
We encourage communication between the parent and teacher. Get to know your child’s teacher. Most communications will be through email. Please make sure we have your current email address. We do not provide your email address to any other company. They are safe with us!
Planet Gymnastics is recognized by USA Gymnastics as a Member Club. As the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the US, we follow their recommendations for safety, curriculum, and staff certification.
Our annual end of the year performance and celebration for all students Gymstar age and older happens in June. It is the kids’ chance to show off what they can do. Bring your family and friends. Classes will start practicing routines approximately one month before the show. As gym show time gets close, look for flyers with more information on performance days and times.