Gymnastics is an ideal outlet for kids who need more bouncing around than their school day offers. Each gym runs their program a little bit differently. Here’s a summary of gymnastics classes in Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Union City, and Fremont.
Gymnastics classes for East Bay kids
Bay Island Gymnastics (Oakland)
A state of the art gymnastics facility for walking toddlers and up. Parent participation classes through competitive teams.
Location: 3775 Alameda Avenue, Suite E, Oakland
Golden Bear Rec Center (Berkeley)
Offers gymnastics for kids 14 months through age 18, including intermediate classes and invitation-only classes for kids who might be headed toward a competitive track.
Location: on Sport Lane at the Clark Kerr campus near the top of Dwight Way in Berkeley, CA.
Head Over Heels (Emeryville)
A large facility with many classes going on simultaneously. Classes (with parent participation) start as young as 18 months. Little ones can be inspired when they see the competitive teams training nearby.
Location: 4701 Doyle Street, Emeryville
Ruby’s Tumbling (Alameda)
Catering to the youngest students, this gym is a small, family-run business.
Location: 2333 Clement Avenue, Alameda
University Village (Albany)
Affordable, non-competitive gymnastics exposure for kids 15 months to 12 years.
Location: 1125 Jackson Street, Albany
Pacific West Gymnastics (Union City & Fremont)
Every level of gymnastics from tots to competitive is offered in the Pacific West programs, along with member benefits like free open gym hours.
32920 Alvarado Niles Road #210, Union City | (510) 471-0240
42656 Albrae Street, Fremont | (510) 471-0240
Not-exactly gymnastics classes, but you might like these
For kids who might benefit from an environment that is less disciplined than gymnastics, and perhaps more creative, have a look at our list of Parkour and Ninja Warrior Classes in the East Bay our our round-up of Martial Arts Classes for East Bay Kids.
We’ll publish a list of Circus, Aerial Arts, and Trapeze classes soon!