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Great Fitness and Great Fun at Jump Start Gymnastics

Jump Start Gymnastics offers gymnastics classes for ages 2-18.  “We have strong twisters, developmental, USAG and high school competitive team programs,” owner Maureen J. Eppich shares.  “When the gym first opened, we focused on building programs that would best suit the nearby community's schedules and children's fitness and activity needs.  We have grown and adjusted yearly to meet those needs.”  Jump Start Gymnastics also offers private lessons, youth and adult open gyms, summer camps, and birthday parties. 

Eppich opened Jump Start Gymnastics in 2004 across the street from the current gym on Mercantile Road in Beachwood.  She relocated to her existing, larger space in 2014, where she doubled the space and number of students enabling the expansion of each program.    

“Gymnastics is a broad base to build a starting point for all sports and athletic activities. Strength, flexibility, and coordination are the foundation for all physical activities and contribute to the health of the whole child.”  She says participating in gymnastics classes improves listening skills and social interaction interrupted by the pandemic restrictions.  “When new students enroll for a class, we assess and group them with the same age and skill set level.  We want each individual to be appropriately challenged and progressing from their starting point.  I was adamant about removing beginner, intermediate, and advanced labels.  Children are typically labeled from the time they enter preschool.  It was important to me to create an all-inclusive but individualized program.  It is as much for the students as it is for the parents.” she says.

The Flips Camp, ages entering K–14 yrs, is June 12-August 11, 2023, from 9 am–3 pm.  The Twisters Camp, ages 3–6 yrs, is June 13 to July 27, 2023, from 9 am–noon.  Each camp has ongoing daily or weekly enrollment.  Daily after-care is also available each week from 3–5 pm. Sibling discounts are automatically applied at the time of online registration.

“I love coaching because it’s a different job each moment of the day.  I have fun and teach for success all day long.  I cheer for each success and coach them to master their mistakes.  It’s amazing to be a part of what each gymnast becomes in the future,” Eppich concludes.

To browse a list of their upcoming classes, clinics, open gyms, and summer camps, please visit  You can also reach them at 216-896-0295 or by email at [email protected].