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Hi, we are Mark and Donna Gibson

Our 800 = “1” story

We opened BOING! in the fall of 2002 after visiting over 800 gymnastics centers in 38 states.

Way back in 1995 Mark wrote a book for gymnasts called Going For It (check it out here). It soon became very popular with competitive team kids after members of the national staff and several Olympians began recommending it. So for seven years Mark and Donna (with three kids under 5) hit the road in a 30 foot RV conducting workshops in gyms all across the US and Canada.

Pooling the experience of visiting hundreds of North American gymnastics centers Mark and Donna had a very clear picture of what their own gym would look like.

It had to have a unique name that reflected the energy of the kids it attracted (BOING!)

It had to be small enough to keep its friendly, family run atmosphere but large enough to offer kids a real gymnastics experience.

Classes would be well planned out and fast paced (as little sitting around as possible.)

Our focus would be on challenging kids to be their best instead of having to live up to the unrealistic standard of trying to always be the best.

It would have to be bright and colorful (Mark consulted in far too many drab gyms tucked away on seedy industrial complexes.)

It would make life as easy for parents as possible by avoiding costly hidden extras like uniforms, meet fees or team photos. We are parents too so we know what a pain it is to get surprised with hidden charges like uniforms, costumes, photos and meet fees. So we vowed not to do that. 

Plus, we would focus on developmental gymnastics. That meant no teams.That way, every gymnast who walked into our purple world would get top priority.

We know that "Boing " is a weird name for a gym, but that's the point. We wanted Boing to be unique and special, just like the kids who tumble through its doors every week.  

We hope you get all the information you need right here. If you don't you can call us at the gym. The best time to get a real human is after 4:30 when Donna is at the front desk (if she’s not running our own kids to soccer practice). If you call us in the summer, best call before noon when we are still in the gym running camps.

Call us at 215 257-4584

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