Ms. J'S Gym is under the advisement of a Red Cross Professional to provide the proper protocols to safely operate during these times.
Our staff has had personal training with the Red Cross Professional and has completed a Red Cross Online Course named Returning to Work during COVID-19.
We are actively monitoring local & state updates provided by the governor & applying adjusted precautions.
Ms. J's Gym reopens on July 20th at reduced capacity. We are excited to have our doors open and strive to operate with the utmost regard for the safety of our families and staff. Please review our updated policies & procedures.
Thank you in advance for the support and compliance of the gym's new safety policies.
Ms. J’s Gymnastics COVID-19 Policies & Procedures 2020
We are excited to be able to open our doors, turn the lights on, and have the energy of children and coaches back in our gym! We have missed all of you and thank you for your support during this trying time.
We ask you to read through our new policy and procedures, sign and date the last page and hand into your child’s coach upon the first day of class.
CLICK HERE for the downloadable document.
We thank you for your respect and compliance during this time. We have put time and careful thought into making the most of your experience here at Ms.J’s gymnastics.
Firstly, we want you to know that we will be taking every precaution in following the CDC protocol, NY Guidelines, OSHA, as well as the recommendations from USA Gymnastics and the American Red Cross. Your safety has always been our number one priority and we will continue making this our number one goal!
You will notice that we have and will continue to make adjustments to our classes as needed. We will be spacing out class times to allow for extra cleaning and social distancing. As always, hand sanitizer will be readily available around the gym.
We have taken great pride in keeping our student to coach ratios low and to help keep students and staff safe, we will be lowering some of our class ratios even more. This will help allow time for staff to sanitize equipment in between classes. We assure you that your class will still be full of gymnastics!
Just as before we closed, classes will run with excitement and fun. Students will continue to work towards their goals while practicing social distancing and through the use of more stations spread out on each event!
Will wear a mask while coaching at all times.
Will sanitize hands prior, throughout and after classes.
Will sanitize equipment right after class & during when it is necessary.
Will wear non-latex gloves.
Will have their temperature checked by management upon arrival.
If Staff has been sick or around anyone with symptoms in the last 14 days, a Sub will be called in.
Upon Arrival: Parent/ Athlete Responsibilities:
Athletes are encouraged but not required to wear a mask through the duration of class
Hands must be washed or sanitized as soon as entering the gym and immediately after class: Parent and Athlete
Questions to Ask yourself:
1. Have you had a cough?
2. Have you had a fever?
3. Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
4. Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you will be asked to reschedule
Please do not schedule a makeup with your instructor.
Contact the office at 718-218-7065 or email at
Stations for events will be spread out. There will be no in-line waiting for turns.
Students will get a drink or use the restroom one at a time when needed.
Equipment/mats will be cleaned after each class, and as much possible in between rotations.
Chalk will not be available in our chalk bin (Students must bring their own).
Advanced/ Team athletes will be given a Ziplock bag and block of chalk to keep in their cubby. Think about purchasing your own scrapper.
Please be sure to bring a water bottle with your child’s name written on the bottle. (We end up recycling many!)
Try to refrain from bringing excess belongings into the gym that are not needed.
**Family Fun & Open Workouts will be canceled until further notice.**
Spotting/ Hands On:
In the sport of gymnastics, it is extremely important for coaches to spot students during skills to ensure safety. Spotting and hands on coaching is also crucial when learning and progressing to new skills. Alternate methods, such as extra drill stations for progressions, will help eliminate some hands on; however, coaches will continue to spot gymnasts when it is necessary.
Ms. J’s Gymnastics has always been an open facility for the pleasure of viewing your child’s class. To be able to accommodate safety, if possible, we ask you to drop students off and return 15 minutes before the class ends. This is recommended but not required (as we might not be able to accommodate you).
*Masks must be worn if staying to watch a class.
*One adult/guardian per student allowed to stay in the lobby. *Absolutely no “extra” siblings, friends allowed.
*Our chairs will be placed 6 feet apart, please keep them in their place.
*Please stay seated or near your chair and do your best to refrain from leaning against cubbies.
• We will clean chairs as much as possible in between classes and will have wipes available for your use, if you would like to clean a chair before taking a seat.
(Vending machine will be open).
Pro-Shop and Leotard Sales:
Our Pro-Shop will still be open. We have always recommended trying on a leotard before purchasing but we do not foresee this being done safely. Ms. J’s gymnastics wear; such as T-shirts and sweatpants, will be available for purchase. There will be no returns allowed.
We will do our best to keep our restrooms extra clean during this time. We ask that you to take note of if someone is in the restroom prior to entering. We ask no more than two at a time. If you see that soap or any other disinfecting products is getting low, please let the front desk know to refill it.
Ms.J’s Gymnastics COVID-19 Policy & Procedures 2020
Please sign, date, and return below to your child’s Coach upon return to first class.
I have read Ms. J’s Gymnastics COVID-19 policy and procedures and agree to abide to the best of my abilities.
Child’s Name: __________________ Age: _______
Print Name: _______________________________________________
Sign: __________________________________ Date: _____________