Hi all! We have recently arrived in Tuscaloosa and are looking to get involved in some activities. I have been checking out the gymnastics nearby and I was looking for any information you have so that I can make a good decision for her. She is very energetic and loves flips and cartwheels; however, she is also VERY shy around new people and may spend the first several minutes crying and trying to hide. I'm looking for a gym that can help ease her fears and teach her to safely flip/cartwheel.
Hi April! How old is your daughter again?
The two main gymnastics places in town are Tumbling Tides http://www.tumblingtides.com/ and Bama Bounders http://www.thebamabounders.com/. Both are great, and both are about the same price. We've been to birthday parties at both. Currently mine are both taking lessons this summer at Tumbling Tides. TT has a huge foam pit they can jump into or flip into or drop from ropes into, and that was the selling point for my girls - they asked to go to the one with the pit :-)
She is 4 and we have gone to both gyms to get some information. She also loved the Tumbling Tides and chose that one. We are going next week for a class to give it a try. Wish us luck.