(Note new location.) I booked a Junior Birthday Party at SAGA for my 5 year old's party. We were welcomed with a large sign, and had time before the party to set up. There were plenty of tables with tablecloths and chairs. Guests ranged from 2 - 9 years old, both boys and girls with varying gymnastic experience. The coaches were friendly and kept the kids busy and entertained so adults could sit and relax, or take pictures. One parent even got her work-out in during the party at the designated adult area. Coaches made sure kids washed hands before time for cake. Balloons were provided. Parents bring cake, food, favors, and tableware. Except I forgot, and the staff saved me with some plastic forks they had on hand. It was nice to be able to invite the whole class and siblings, not need to clean up and child-proof my home for guests, and have no worries about occupying the children. Thanks for a low-stress, super fun party.
Took my son there this morning for the open gym with parents. It's 30 minutes and kids and their parents run around and play on the different equipment. Class started 5 minutes late, no biggie I figured they'd extend it a little. Nope. Also there was a lady there running around telling people what not to do or play with or swing etc. They are toddlers, relax. She wasn't rude, but it felt like a lifeguard blowing a whistle for anything. Eagle eyes lady was the only one that was jumping on people while the other staff were hanging out and encouraging. I understand equipment needs to be used properly for safety reasons, but my 30 lb son is not going to get injured playing on rings with mats everywhere.
I loved gymnastics growing up so, naturally, I was excited and hopeful that my 2 year old daughter would be a gymnast at some point. I never planned on enrolling her in any sort of gymnasts class until she was 4 or 5 because I thought they were pointless at such a young age. We happened to go to open gym shortly after my daughter's 2nd birthday and had a BLAST. Still, I had no interest in enrolling her in a class. Fast-forward a couple weeks and my mom, who was also a gymnast, came to open gym with us. She fell in love with it and talked me into trying out a class for a month. Now here we are, 4 months later, still enrolled with no intention of dropping out! It has made a HUGE difference in my daughters gross motor skills. Her balance, coordination, strength and overall skills have grown in leaps and bounds. She's doing things that most kids her age aren't (except her buddy, who is also in gymnastics). The coaches at Saga play a huge part in this. They are absolutely amazing with the little ones and great at explaining what's expected during class. The facilities are clean and it's a fun, great environment!
My daughter absolutely has a love for gymnastics again and can't wait for Tuesday class to roll around. She loves that her instructors are super nice and attentive and she is learning new and exciting things. We love the fact that the instructors actually watch the kids and guide them and work on correcting them with positive feed back. We came from a gymnastics school where the teachers were always checking their cell phones and joking around with each other and ignored the kids more than half the time. Thank you Saga for restoring our faith in the sport.
My daughter has been coming here since her big brother was in diaper daredevils and she is now in the preschool class and loves it. She wants to be a gymnast. The coaches are very kind and approachable and I love the focus on safety.