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FALL BREAK IS ON THE RADAR :)

By Important News

When the girls were little and a trip or event was on the 4 week planner of our refrigerator, we would say that it was “On the Radar”.  Now, Fall Break is on the radar, scheduled for the week of September 21 – 25, 2020.  As we are settling into the school year, we wanted to continue to update you on things that we are doing with regards to COVID.

Fun Day Camps

We will continue to offer fun day camps during the school year, especially during Fall Break and in-service days.  Currently, all of our students are either in-home learning or face-to-face learning so we do not have anyone in camp at this time.  However, if we need to pivot and offer camps due to more on-line learning, we are prepared. This will be set up similarly to how we ran camps when we first shut down.  We will have dedicated computer stations for our campers, as well as table space for students who bring in their own technology.  We will be limiting camp to 15 at this time and it is based on a first come, first serve.

After School Pick Up

We are offering after school pick up to select schools close to the gym. Please contact our front office at 770-844-0246 for more information.

Daily Operational Protocol

We continue to follow guidelines provided to us from the state of Georgia and the CDC.  To that end, our current processes include the following:

  1.  Screening and evaluating workers who exhibit signs of illness, such as a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or shortness of breath; We are not routinely taking temperatures;
  2. Requiring workers who exhibit signs of illness to not report to work or to seek medical attention;
  3. Continued disinfecting of common surfaces regularly;
  4. We will have the parent room open on a limited basis for trial classes and young children. We ask that only one parent/guardian bring a child to their class to allow those who wish to social distance the ability to do so.  Masks for parents and staff are optional.
  5. We will continue to have our team drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance. Class children can be dropped off at the main entrance.
  6. Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building. NO PARENTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE GYMNASTICS FLOOR!
  7. Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  8. If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  9. When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact the front office.

 

Back to School – What does it look like?

By Important News

It’s hard to believe that school will be starting back up two weeks from Wednesday!  Things are changing on a daily basis and it is extremely hard to plan anything!  We wanted to give you an update on what our plans are for the school year in the hopes that it will help you make your plans and put you at ease.

Fun Day Camps

We will continue to offer fun day camps during the school year.  This will be set up similarly to how we ran camps when we first shut down.  We will have dedicated computer stations for our campers, as well as table space for students who bring in their own technology.  We will be limiting camp to 15 at this time and it is based on a first come, first serve.

After School Pick Up

While it is currently planned to offer in person school, we will be once again offering after school pick up to select schools close to the gym. Please contact our front office at 770-844-0246 for more information.

Daily Operational Protocol

We continue to follow guidelines provided to us from the state of Georgia and the CDC.  To that end, our current processes include the following:

  1.  Screening and evaluating workers who exhibit signs of illness, such as a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or shortness of breath; We are not routinely taking temperatures;
  2. Requiring workers who exhibit signs of illness to not report to work or to seek medical attention;
  3. Continued disinfecting of common surfaces regularly;
  4. We will have the parent room open on a limited basis for trial classes and young children.
  5. We will continue to have our team drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance. Class children can be dropped off at the main entrance.
  6. Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building.
  7. Camp drop off/pick up will be at the far right of the building through the doors that will be clearly marked entrance/exit.
  8. Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  9. If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  10. When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact the front office.

Greetings of the 4th of July

By Coach Vlad

Dear BIO, my Home Club and place for my Heart and Soul!

Thank you for  the Greetings of 4th of July! I am enjoying to watch an amazing design of the BIO blog, belongs to the Founder, Owner and CEO and simply my lovely Goddaughter Julie Formon Price.

My sincere appreciation that I am not forgotten,  because you are keeping me updated and sharing with me all results of your hard work during , probably, the most difficult time for United States and our whole Civilization.

It is well known fact that damage caused by Covid-19 which walked across the World  is huge!  But I strongly believe that People of the United States will go through the pain, troubles and will keep their Amazing Country healthy and clean!

For sure, BIO is the Best Representative of the strongest part of Americans who following the safety and protection rules established by US Government, showing how possible not just to survive, but to keep business on the right path.

It is nothing missed in Technical Progress of the Team Program and your example of not stopping Development during current pandemic disaster is very good example of feelings How Big Honor is to Be an American!

My best wishes and Happy 4th of July to all  People of the United States and particularly to the people who are running BIO Business properly, to the Managers and Coaches, Gymnasts and their Parents,  to all their supported parts, volunteers and school instructors!

Vladimir Zaglada

Pedagogical Mentor of BIO Gymnastics University (Cumming, GA)

The Year of Mondays

By Get a Grip, Important News

This year has been described as ‘The Year of Mondays’ and ‘Level 7 of Jumanji’ to name a few. It has been unprecedented.  As a small business owner, we got our legs knocked out from under us as we went from slowing down to full stop.  Losing half of our income without warning was quite a shock.  And yet, we survived with a lot of help from our friends and a dependence on our faith.

The BIO Family truly came together in support of us.  It was amazing and overwhelming at the same time. They continued to support us as we pivoted to online classes and navigated through this thing called COVID.  This single act of kindness from the parents allowed us to stay in business.  Then, on Divine Mercy Sunday, we received some other good news that let us know God was not done with us!

BIO Gymnastics is a family-owned, faith-based business.  When we talk about raising champions in and out of the gym, we mean our training and influence goes beyond winning.  We care for our all the children and strive to provide a fun and safe environment.  We teach them about serious fun and help them to develop a strong work ethic.  While things have slowed down, we have not.  Our staff has worked to keep the gym clean and safe.  We have taken CPR training, safety certifications and positive coaching courses to stay at the top of our game so we can continue to support our amazing BIO community.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all of you for being part of our lives and if your child attends BIO, for letting us be part of yours.  If you are not part of the BIO Gymnastics family and would like more information, please contact our office or visit our website.

MID-SUMMER UPDATE

By Important News

The talk of school has started and what that will look like for us all.  With so much uncertainty as to what is going to happen, we have decided to offer our day camps throughout the school year.  For those families who do not want to send their children to school, yet need to work, we can help you!  We will have work stations set up so that the children can do their itsLearning and follow a similar schedule to the one we had when schools were first shut down.  Please contact the front office for more information.

As we move into July, we continue to follow the guidelines for a phased-in approach of reopening, here are the latest updates that we have:

  • We are continuing our sanitizing process that we have already put in place.
  • We have added routine fogging disinfectant that is safe and takes place on the weekends.
  • We will have the parent room open on a limited basis for trial classes and young children.
  • We will continue to have our team and class drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance.
  • Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building.
  • Camp is expanded to 30 children throughout the remainder of the Summer.  They will be broken down into smaller groups.
  • Camp drop off/pick up will be at the far right of the building through the doors that will be clearly marked entrance/exit.
  • We have begun to take the campers to the Aquatic Center on Fridays and pickup will be there.
  • Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  • If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  • If you do not feel comfortable sending your child, we will continue to offer video instruction online.
  • When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

 

Phase 3 COVID Updates

By Important News

I cannot believe that we are approaching the middle of June!  It is exciting to begin to see so many of you again!  As we continue to progress and follow the guidelines for a phased-in approach of reopening, here are the latest updates that we have:

  • We are continuing our sanitizing process that we have already put in place.
  • We have added routine fogging disinfectant that is safe and takes place on the weekends.
  • We will continue to have the parent room closed.
  • We will continue to have our team and class drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance.
  • Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building.
  • Camp is limited to 20 children throughout June.  They will be broken down into smaller groups.
  • Camp drop off/pick up will be at the far right of the building through the doors that will be clearly marked entrance/exit.
  • We have rescheduled our field trip camp week for week 10, which is 07/27 – 07/31/2020.
  • Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  • If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  • If you do not feel comfortable sending your child, we will continue to offer video instruction online.
  • When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

 

Vladimir Zaglada Introduces the World of Gymnastics through Nature’s Master Gymnasts in “Gymmy the Owl and His Friends”

By Coach Vlad

(MENAFN – GetNews) May 25, 2020 – Celebrated Soviet gymnastics master Vladimir Zaglada is pleased to introduce the world to nature’s very own master gymnasts, the friendly neighborhood dog, cats, squirrels, little owls, and more. Children and adults will appreciate his introduction to the basic concepts of gymnastics and human flexibility in the just-launched book, ‘ Gymmy the Owl and His Friends: Tales in Rhyme About the Animal Kingdom’s Natural Gymnasts.’

‘Gymmy the Owl and his Friends is an interactive book achieved using educational blocks. The blocks inform and educate the readers about basic gymnastics skills and physical abilities needed to achieve these. For example, the ‘splits,’ the ‘handstand’ or the ‘bridge’ can be easily understood because each little poem is followed by the training page with wide advice and recommendations.

‘The poems are fun to read, and the reader also gets acquainted not only with the form of the movements but also with the correct gymnastic terminology, says Vladimir.

Children of any age can understand the forms and the rhythm of life through Mother Nature and her very own gymnastics school. With illustrator Katya’s skills, gymnastic apparatus can be seen embedded in natural environments like forests or the sea, showing some amazing natural gymnasts of the animal kingdom!

The analogy of the animal gymnasts runs truly deep. For instance, in modern gymnastics, a very difficult jump is referred to as the ‘butterfly jump’ in ballet, dance, and gymnastics.

Only eight years after the first publication of the book, Vladimir Zaglada was named the pedagogical mentor and Technical Director of BIO Gymnastics & Athletics Unlimited based in Cumming, Georgia. He subsequently celebrated another milestone in his life becoming the happiest Granddaddy. The club has become his second home, unlashing Vladimir’s creativity, and the facility has become something like a University of Gymnastics Art.

In ‘Gymmy the Owl and His Friends’ teaches the basics of gymnastics through frogs that leap, grab and land like gymnasts. Squirrels reveal their amazing gymnastics gifts, and butterflies showcase their flying lessons, and dolphins reveal their natural skills. There are hedgehogs and grasshoppers too. The book also offers explanations of human flexibility and its pros and cons, and the value of hands and legs.

‘Gymnastics opens the doors to uplifting achievements, which can only be compared to your first steps and first words. Once you enter the gym, you will never want to leave, says the author.

Vladimir Zaglada was a part of the celebrated Soviet gymnastics during its heydays. More information about Dr. Vladimir Zagdala, Ph.D., Merited Coach of Russia, USSR Master of Sport, his current work and activities can be accessed at www.coachzaglada.com

‘ Gymmy the Owl and His Friends’ is illustrated by Katya Korobkina and available from Amazon.

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Phase 2 COVID Update

By Important News

Happy Last Day of School and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  As we prepare to start our Summer schedule next week for classes and camp, we wanted to update you on what we have been doing and what we will be doing in the weeks to come:

  • We are continuing our sanitizing process that we have already put in place.
  • We have added routine fogging disinfectant that is safe and takes place on the weekends.
  • We will continue to have the parent room closed.
  • We will continue to have our team and class drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance.
  • Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building.
  • Camp is limited to the first 2 weeks of the Summer to 20 children.  They will be broken down into smaller groups.
  • Camp drop off/pick up will be at the far right of the building through the doors that will be clearly marked entrance/exit.
  • We will check temperatures through the end of May. Effective June 1st, we will continue to check our staff and will check the children on an as needed basis provided they are symptomatic.
  • If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  • If you do not feel comfortable sending your child, we will continue to offer video instruction online.
  • When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the gym and have missed all of you very much!  We cannot thank you enough for your support these last two months.

 

MAY UPDATES

By Important News

In an effort to comply with the CDC Phase 1 of the Reopening of the State, we are going to begin a modified team practice and class schedule beginning Monday, May 4, 2020 with a limited group size.  You will receive an email with your child’s schedule.  We are going to have a Star Wars theme for our first day back 🙂

We will also have limited childcare should you be in a position that requires you to work outside of your home.  Based on our building size, we can have up to 10 groups of 10 at any given time.  With our current schedule, we will be well under that with a maximum of 5 groups of 5.

Please know that we understand that you may or may not be comfortable with sending your child and we will continue with the online zoom classes and lessons through Google Classroom and the Facebook Parent group. In addition, we are implementing the following procedures:

  • The parent viewing room will remain closed
  • Students will be dropped off at the entrance to the far left of the building which will be clearly marked “Entrance”.
  • Each child will have their temperature checked at the entrance. If you prefer, you can check your child’s temperature at home and let us know. Once verified, the parent may leave. The front parking lot is absolutely only to be used for dropping off. Should you wish to stay, you can park in the back parking lot.
  • The children will follow a one-way circuit through the equipment during their practice times.
  • Equipment will be sanitized in between rotations and there will be hand sanitizer at each station.
  • There will be no spotting and no physical contact between coaches and athletes as well as athlete to athlete.
  • Spots on the floor will be set up to ensure social distancing per guidelines
  • When practice is over, the children will be dismissed out the BACK door to the rear parking lot. We will set up a car rider line similar to how schools set up their car rider.

These guidelines will be STRICTLY enforced.  If anyone in your family is ill, you must keep your child home.

In addition to these guidelines, we have treated the entire gym with a new, state-of-the-art, FDA approved anti-microbial cleaner that kills all germs, viruses and bacteria on contact.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Happy 7th Birthday BIO!

By Get a Grip

Happy 7th Birthday BIO!

It is hard to believe that  7 years ago we took a true leap of faith and opened BIO Gymnastics.  To think that so much time has gone by try boggles the mind, especially this year, and today as we are faced with so much uncertainty thanks to COVID-19.

One thing I can say is our BIO family ROCKS!  From our families that entrust us with their children and are now supporting us with the same faith in us that we have in them.  We are so grateful for each and every one of you and thank you just doesn’t seem enough.

We know our faith will carry us through these uncharted waters and we hope you will take advantage of our on line options that we are going to be rolling out over the next week.  We are still looking forward to Summer and the amazing things we are planning for everyone.  We can’t wait to get everyone back in the gym!

Happy birthday, BIO!