Classes are still running on July 30th and 31st, but Jump will be closed on Monday, August 1st, so there will be no classes that day. Enjoy the long weekend!
The gym in both locations will be closed June 28-July 3. Our offices will still be open for any inquiries, including registrations for Summer Term camps and classes, and Fall Term as well! See you on July 4 for Summer Term!
Both locations will be closed on Monday, May 23rd, but we will remain open this Saturday and Sunday! If you'll be absent on Saturday or Sunday, you can contact us to schedule a make-up class! Monday folks, you won't be missing anything because we stuck an extra Monday onto the end of the term :)
NORTH VANCOUVER HOLIDAY HOURS
December 25-27: CLOSED December 28-31: 8:30-4:30 January 1: CLOSED January 2-3: 9:30-5:30
YALETOWN HOLIDAY HOURS
December 25-27: CLOSED December 28-31: 8:30-4:30 January 1: CLOSED January 2-3: 10:30-5:30
Just a note that Jump has power this morning and all classes etc will be running as normal. See you at Jump!
Change Your Spot priority registration for Jump families for our next term which runs from January 4th to March 13th, 2016 has now started. This is for families who:
- Would like to transfer to a different day/class time
- Are returning to Jump after a break
- Have children who are ready to move to the next level (ex. Jump two to Jump three)
- Have been on a waitlist and would like to join a class
- Would like to enroll a sibling in a class
Just a note that we are open on Remembrance Day and all programs will run as usual. See you at Jump!
We're now starting priority registration for Jump families for our next term which runs from January 4th to March 13th, 2016. If you are returning to the same class at the same time on the same day at the same location then this is for you! Contact our front desks in North Van or Yaletown to Save Your Spot. And look for our Change My Spot option coming up soon!
Things are pretty tricky at Jump this week! In the spooktacular spirit of the season we've got some fun, active tricks your kids can play on our team in exchange for a (sugar-free) treat. Be sure to drop by our front desks in Yaletown and North Van this week to get in on the Halloween action. And after a lovely, dry fall it's ironic that it looks like it's going to be a wet night on October 31st. So why not take your kids to the 16th Annual Trick or Treat in Yaletown from 3:30 - 5:30 pm and then drop them at Jump for our Halloween Date Night from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and head out for some ghoulish grown up fun of your own?
We're delighted to welcome Julie to North Vancouver as our Facility Leader. You'll see her coaching and keeping things shipshape when you're in the gym (and maybe even bouncing around!) so feel free to connect with her with your questions anytime! Julie hails from Germany and by way of introduction we've asked her a few questions to get to know her better and shared her answers here: Q. How long have you worked for Jump Gymnastics? A. I first started working for Jump in 2009 when I was last in Vancouver. In May 2015 I came back and started working at Jump Yaletown and transferred to Jump North Vancouver at the beginning of September.
Q. Do you have a background in athletics or other sports? A. When I was four years old I started with track and field. My disciplines were running long and short distances and jumping high and far. I kept doing it for over 10 years. When I turned six I also started with horseback riding and it is still a big part of my life. My favorite sports these days are snowboarding and swimming.
Back in Germany I used to work as a sports teacher for an elementary school, as a fitness coach for all ages and as a swim teacher for children. I did my education at a private sports academy for three years and have been working as a sports teacher since then.
Q. What's your favourite part about working with kids? A. Working with kids is always a pleasure and fun. Kids are honest and straightforward, which makes work very interesting and varied. They always appreciate your work and are mostly open for trying new ideas for movements and games.
Q. Have you spent much time in North Van before you started as Facility Leader? A. I actually have never really spent much time in North Vancouver even though it is already my second time in Vancouver, but I'm enjoying discovering the North Van community. There is so much nature just around the corner. I am getting really excited about the winter, just grabbing my snowboard before or after work and heading up to one of the local mountains.
Q. What's the best thing about managing Jump North Van? A. There are more than just one best thing about managing North Van. I get to know a whole new community with its families. Also I get to work with a whole new coach team which I am enjoying. My work standards are always high and I like that I have opportunities to implement these.
Q. How did you end up in Vancouver from Frankfurt? A. My wish was to live in a different country for a year. I was looking for a city where I had a chance of improving my English, being close to the ocean and go snowboarding as much as possible. And here I am!!! Vancouver is made for me.
Q. What would you like Jump families to know about you? A. I feel so lucky having a second chance to live in Vancouver. My goal is for my English to become fluent. So please feel free to help me with this!
We're super excited to start offering Field Trips to Jump for preschools and kids in Kindergarten and Grade One. These 1.5 hour Field Trips make it easier for teachers to meet and assess the new BC curriculum objectives, and for kids to have fun and feel success while developing physical literacy. Here are all the fun details!
Wow! This week we're celebrating the one year anniversary of opening our second location, Jump North Van! Can you believe it's been a whole year since we first opened our doors? We can't! It's been an amazing first year that's whizzed by. We've loved becoming part of this new community, meeting heaps of new families and creating a space alongside of Kids Physio Group. Ever wondered why we wanted to create a shared space with Kids Physio ? Here's why: [video width="700" height="394" mp4="http://jumpgymnastics.ca/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JUMP_KP_COLAB_Final.mp4"][/video]
Jennifer Hood, Jump's Founder, adds in her personal thank you to the entire North Van community for making us feel so welcome and at home in our new home whether by visiting us at community events such as Parkgate Days, or supporting our Jump Play by Donation benefiting the BC Children's Hospital and Crabtree Corner, or joining us at our awesome opening party.
p.s. we'll be having a special contest to celebrate this Milestone on our Facebook Page tomorrow so be sure to check in for your chance to win!
We were thrilled to be included in Today's Parent's list of 10 Fun Places to Host your Next Birthday Party in Vancouver along with other great local businesses that are all about making your life easier and your kids' party more fun! With our Birthday Parties two qualified instructors lead your birthday child and up to 11 of their friends through a fun and active 45 minutes of gymnastics and games before they move on to the party room for more birthday revelry. Bonus: no clean up for you.
We're sad to say that Coach Wes will be taking a sabbatical this year! We're going to miss him but we hope he'll be back next year. In the meantime he and his family are heading out to spend more time with their family which is spread out all across Canada, though they'll mostly be in Laxgalts'ap (Greenville) BC in the Nisga'a Nation. We asked him a few questions what this year holds: Q. What inspired this decision? A. We are only given a limited amount of time in this life, and next year we're settling down with the commitment of Shantae starting school next year.
Q. What is next for you three? A. Our family will be reconnecting with our cultures, traditions, languages and also to share the gifts we have gained, while we are away. We will continue to inspire families in healthy lifestyles, fitness and physical literacy.
Shannon-Rose and I met at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. We participated in the opening ceremonies by "Welcoming the World" with our Traditional dances of the respected Nations. I'm Anishanabe (Ojibiway) from the Great-Lakes of Ontario and Shannon-Rose is Nisga'a, Tsimshian, Heiltsuk and Haida of Northwestern BC. These two nations are 3/4 of the country away from each other and we were blessed to met at this event. This holds significant value to us to continue our journey in sharing who we are and inspiring our nations.
Q. Is there anything you'd like to say to the Jump families you've worked with? A. A special thank you to the families we have met through and that allowed us into your lives! Please continue being "AWESOME" in your Gymnastic classes! We're so thankful for Jennifer Hood and Jump Gymnastics for all they have done for our family! We will miss you while on our journey but are looking forward to our return to share our experiences with you all.
We'll miss you too Wes and we look forward to hearing all about your adventures!
One of the things we love about our Jump families is their generosity. Each term we run a Jump Play by Donation campaign and you always step up, big time! For our Spring Term you went through your closets and supported Crabtree Corner - check out this picture and post to see just how successful that was! And for our Summer Term from August 17th - 28th we're supporting the Child Life Team at BCCH for the 4th time. They are always in need of cash and/or new or gently used children's books:
In 2013 approximately 78,000 children were treated at BC Children's Hospital. Many of the patients who are seen at the hospital are required to endure long wait times and/or remain on isolation precautions throughout their stay. Having a supply of books readily available to give patients will help provide some much needed comfort and distraction throughout their hospital stay. ~ BC Children's Hospital
Check out our front desks in Yaletown or North Van for more details and remember that Jump Play registration opens at 9 pm the night before and donation spots fill quickly so be sure to reserve a spot before showing up to play. And thank you for being so supportive of the community around you!
We're having a party to celebrate our new North Vancouver gym on Friday, June 5th from 2 pm to 5 pm and you're invited! It's all free but be sure to RSVP here to make sure you're in the draw for great door prizes from local businesses such as the Hive (we're very excited that they'll be opening next door to us in North Van), Bopomo (they take all our coaches' pictures and we think they're great), Raspberry Kids (one of our #365DaysofPlay experts) and more! When you RSVP you can book your kids' free gym time as well. There'll also be sweet treats, creative fun with Collage Collage, Jump-ing tunes and more. We can't wait to see you there!
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