After careful consideration, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend all recreational classes and activities at Advantage Gymnastics Academy.
We have thoroughly evaluated all options and we have determined we cannot effectively offer the curriculum and instruction our customers deserve while also abiding by the necessary restrictions in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.
We did not come to this decision lightly. Our greatest desire was to find a way to continue instructing the children who look forward to coming to classes each week. At the same time, we feel it is imperative that we do our part to help our community. These two priorities are at odds given we simply can’t adjust our instruction in a way that allows for the social distancing requirements that are currently recommended.
Like so many other businesses impacted by this new reality, we don’t have the ability to fully predict what will happen next. We ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate this together. Our goal is to pause our operations in a way that is fair to our customers and that allows us to reopen as soon as possible. Most importantly, we want to be sure we are doing our part to minimize our role in contributing to any further community spread.
Following is our plan as of today, but we recognize this may change in the coming days and weeks. Given how quickly things have been evolving and all of the variables that are still unknown, we are simply making our best guess with the information we have available today.
We will pause all recreational classes and events through at least March 31st. At that time, we will evaluate the current guidelines and make a decision about whether we can reopen, or we need to extend our temporary closure.
In the interim, we will be using the following process for all customers enrolled as of March 16th.
- You will receive a two-week credit on your account to accommodate the closure. It will be applied to your next month’s tuition, whether that be in April or at another date.
- You will not be billed again until it is clear we can reopen and we have communicated that information to you.
- All make-ups from the first part of March will be extended an additional 90 days after the date we reopen.
- All customers enrolled on March 16th will be guaranteed to keep their place in class(es) when we reopen.
We will be using the break from recreational classes to do a thorough deep cleaning of the entire gym as well as make some updates to our facility.
We look forward to returning to our regular schedule just as soon as possible and hope to see all of you back in the gym soon.
We appreciate our customers and the support you have shown our business during this very unusual time. We know this decision will be very disappointing to your kids, and also recognize this takes away an outlet for our families during a time when many other options are also closed. We’d like to stress again that we would not have made this decision if we did not believe it was absolutely necessary for both our customers and our community at large.
Thank you for your support and understanding.