A meet up for the No Nuts Mom's group inspired me to finally get out and do another review. I apologize, but this pregnancy has really taken a lot out of me. Then I spent all last week with a cold, so I am very surprised I made it out of the house yesterday morning, but I'm glad I did.
We visited Troy Gymnastics, which is conveniently located on Maple (15 mile) just west of Crooks. The building is very easy to find. I pulled into the parking lot and panic hit me as all the spots were filled on the side and along the back. But we pulled around the other side of the building and there were a few spots left.
We arrived at about 10:35 a.m. and open gym starts at 10:30. There was a line of about 6 families in front of us, but it moved rather quickly and we checked in and signed our waiver within a few minutes. Toby, the owner, was at the desk checking families in. He informed us that our first visit would be free! BONUS!
After signing in we made our way to the big gym ( a preschool gyms is also on site, but was not available for use). There were a ton of cubbies for coats and shoes and most were filled. It was very busy. Troy Gymnastics was hosting a preschool field trip in the big gym so we were told that we needed to make sure we didn't interfere with their activities.
The big gym is huge! There is a ton of traditional gymnastic equipment, balance beans, uneven parallel bars, rings, horses and more. But Rosa was more interested in a few key items, the trampolines, the foam pit, the parachute and the pylons. I was slightly disappointed to see only one trampoline in the gym, but they do have a runner that allowed many children to bounce at once. The foam pit had stacks of mats, a slide and other items for children to jump off of and enter the pit. They also had a preschool mat setup on the open floor gym mats for the kids to climb on.
At about 11:00 they started blowing up a large inflatable obstacle course. They announce that it would be available to open gym patrons at 11:15, after the preschool group got to use it. Rosa played under the parachute, argued with (oh I mean played) another child and the pylons and then decided to wait to use the obstacle coarse.
Once they let the open gym patrons onto the obstacle coarse almost all of the children present came over to use it. Rosa got to go through once with no problems, other than having to wait for other children to push their way in front of her to get on. The second time around was not a success. I watched her climb up one side and moved to see her come down the slide and I didn't see her. There were at least 30 children on the bouncer, and I couldn't find her. Another parent brought her to me crying. A great time to use the trampoline, since most everyone else was on the bouncer.
Overall we had a great time. The only big downside was that it was very busy. The gym equipment was in great condition with no signs of wear. There was a small bit chalk on some of the mats near the uneven parallel bars, but other than that the gym was very clean. The employees all were very nice, although it would have been nice to have at least one of them stationed at the bouncer to control the traffic.
To see more images of Troy Gymnastics and the preschool gym please check out our photo gallery.