Greater Reading is full of opportunities for outdoor sports such as biking, climbing and hiking making it a great place to play, but it also comes with unique opportunities for indoor sports as well. Berks County is home to not one but two, private gymnastics clubs for your kids to enjoy. In honor of National Gymnastics Day on Sept. 19, let’s highlight these two clubs that make Greater Reading a great place to play and have a flipping, good time!
Berks Gymnastics Academy
Address: Morgantown Rd, Reading, PA 19611 | Website: www.berksgymnastics.com | Phone: (610) 372-8454
For more than 45 years, Berks Gymnastics Academy has been offering gymnastics instruction to girls and boys of all ages. Children as young as one-and-a-half years old are invited to participate in classes with their parents. The club also offers gymnasts an opportunity to compete on a team. The team is made up of gymnasts from ages seven to 18-years-old who compete in Levels 4 to 10. According to its website, the club has guided more than 80 gymnasts to $5.7 million in college scholarships to 39 different school. Some of these schools include Penn State, Rutgers, Iowa State and Temple.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Berks Gymnastics has enforced strict cleaning protocols. All coaches wear a mask while instructing, mats are cleaned between classes and students must sanitize their hands every time they come on to the floor and leave the floor. The gym is sanitized each night and frequently touched surfaces such as railings and doorknobs are a wiped down as well.
Address: 3135 Pricetown Road, Temple, PA | Website: www.stallonegymnastics.com | Phone: (610) 921-5888
Stallone Gymnastics owners, Gina Stallone Amrich and Marty Amrich bring more than 40 years of gymnastics experience to their gym. Their 7,000-square-foot gym features 360-suare-foot free foam pit for gymnasts of all ages to enjoy and hone their skills. Similarly, to Berks Gymnastics, the club offers instruction to preschool-aged kids all the way up to graduating seniors.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stallone Gymnastics has added to their normal, daily cleaning. Employees are wiping down mats and spraying other equipment surfaces frequently. Gymnasts are being asked to wash hands before coming on to the floor and to stay home if they feel sick.