FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Gymnastics isn’t just for kids. It’s a lifelong way to stay strong, flexible and have fun – just ask our gym full of adults who come out to learn gymnastics for the first time, practice old skills, or turn their acrobatic skills into tricks, stunts and parkour moves!
Whether you join a class because you never had a chance to try gymnastics as a kid, or because you want to get in shape, rest assured that the atmosphere during Adult Gym is warm and welcoming with lots of laughter and teamwork – no matter what your level. We are never too old to increase our physical literacy.
Never had a chance to try gymnastics as a kid? Want to revive some old skills or get in shape? This class will build your gymnastic ability in a safe, progressive way, teaching you how to land properly, balance and support yourself, and increase your strength. You’ll get to try out all the equipment and by the end of the session you could be turning cartwheels like a pro! Join with a friend, or make it a date night!
- Who is this class for? Anyone who has a secret desire to bounce on a trampoline again: beginners with no experience, former gymnasts with rusty skills, and anyone who wants to get in shape, improve their balance, flexibility and coordination.
- Class info: 1.5 hours, once a week.
Classes run in sessions: fall, winter, spring and summer.
Registration for fall, winter and spring sessions begins in July and is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration dates for our summer programs will be posted on our website in the spring.
Since taking up residence in Tsawwassen 20 years ago, Gord and his family have had a strong connection with both the community as well as Delta Gymnastics, being active members and sponsors in numerous youth programs and events.
Raised on the eastern Canada, Gord has been involved in business and athletics from an early age. Upon graduation from McMaster University he went on to become one of the founders of Auto Fleet Services, considered a Canadian pioneer in fleet vehicle disposal. In 1988 the Auto Fleet model assisted in the creation of vehicle “Marketing Centers” and became a first of many located throughout major Canadian cities.
During non-business hours, his love for athletics leads him to continually share his passion with the youth of the community as a football coach and contributions to various organizations.
Gord contributes both business skills and leadership experience to the board. He is enthusiastic about the importance of volunteering and is committed to ensuring South Delta Gymnastics Society remains a strong and stable youth program in our community. Drawing on knowledge acquired through business and coaching, he strives to make the experience as meaningful and memorable
Alli lives in Ladner with her husband and their two young boys. She has a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation, and specializes in financial analysis and strategy. After 16 years in the corporate world (previously working for MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates and before that Molson), she has recently taken a hiatus to head up the finance department for her family’s business in the marine industry. This has allowed her the flexibility of working from home some days and getting to spend more time with her young family. This flexibility is especially nice, as she will have both her boys in parent and tot gymnastics at the same time in September! When Alli is not working she can often be found pushing a double stroller all around Ladner, enjoying the community, and visiting the local shops and parks.
About The Facility
Yes, all items left behind will be kept in the Lost and Found bin. Every month, the items will be displayed in the lobby for one week to give gymnasts a chance to collect their missing items. After that period of time, all items will be donated to the local thrift store.
We take great pride in the cleanliness of our facility, which is cleaned and disinfected daily. During the day, our staff uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect high touch areas. Gymnastics equipment is disinfected routinely throughout the day, with deep cleaning of carpets, mats and foam pits scheduled regularly. If you have any questions regarding our cleaning procedure, please contact the office.
18 months old in our Parent & Tot class.
For the safety and security of yourself, your child and everyone at our facility, ALL program participants must purchase a Delta Gymnastics membership, which includes insurance. Membership is effective from September 1 to August 31.
All athletes go barefoot in the gym. Please tie back long hair and do not wear jewelry. Do not bring valuables to the gym.
- Females: A bodysuit, tights or athletic shorts (no buttons) and a fitted t-shirt.
- Males: Gym shorts with no buttons, zippers, buckles or pockets and a fitted, tucked in t-shirt.
You can register online, in person, or by phone.
- To register online: Click on the class title in the program description, or on the Register tab, to go to our Sign Up schedule.
Most classes run in sessions: fall, winter, spring and summer. Some run in shorter time periods. Click on the session you want, and then the class. You will be directed to a Log In page.
Log in with your email and password. If you forget your password, please call us.
If you are new to DGS, please create a profile and log in.
The class you selected should appear on your My Account page. Proceed to Check Out.
Payment must be made when you register. (In cases of financial hardship, a payment plan can be arranged. Please contact the office.)
- Online payment: VISA and Mastercard.
- In-person payment: VISA, Mastercard, debit, cheque or cash.
Note: If you are new to DGS, you must sign our membership waiver form when you register. This can be done online or in person.
Please contact our office for more information. Participation in these programs is by assessment or invitation, with the exception of the High School program, which is open to both beginner and advanced gymnasts.
Registration for fall, winter and spring sessions begins in July. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration dates for our summer programs will be posted on our website in the spring.
If you wish to join a program after it has started, please call our office to see if we can accommodate you. If you sign up after the session has started, your fees will be pro-rated.
Our Team, High School, Gymnaestrada, Advanced and Competitive programs all start in the summer or fall and run from 10 to 12 months. Please see individual program descriptions to find out more.
Refunds And Closures
Refunds for program withdrawals are only permitted for medical reasons with a note from a doctor. A $10 service charge will be applied. Please see our Policies section for information regarding fees, refunds and withdrawals.
DGS reserves the right to change the schedule or cancel a class due to low registration. If this happens, we will make an effort to accommodate you in another class.
If you miss a class, we do not give credits or offer make-up lessons. Your registration fee pays for a class spot for the entire session regardless of attendance.
If we have to cancel a class, we will offer a make-up lesson at a convenient time. If we cancel due to an "act of God", we do not offer make up classes.
There have been occasions when the gym has been closed due to extreme weather, power outages and other unforeseen events. Generally, however, Delta Gymnastics does NOT close for bad weather, but if you have concerns, please phone us. If the gym is closed, our answering machine will have a recording and it will be posted on our website and Facebook pages. We will also try to notify you via telephone or email. In these cases, no make up class or refund will be provided.
All of our coaches have completed the National Coaching Certification Program, with some of them reaching the highest level. They are trained in Emergency First Aid and CPR/AED, have their Respect in Sport certificate, Fundamental Movement Skills training, and have been successfully evaluated within the Making Ethical Decisions program. Our lesson plans and curriculum are custom-designed by college-educated experts with industry expertise.
At Delta Gymnastics, we take Safety very seriously and continue to train and develop our coaches and leaders to make everyone aware and conscious about the important role we play shaping the lives of children and youth.
All coaches are required to receive certification in the following:
Making Ethical Decisions
Respect in Sport
Criminal Record Checks (for all those over 18)
As part of our initiatives, we have taken the following additional steps:
Commit 2 Kids – an online certification by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. All coordinators have taken this certification and 10 more coaches, who are in the position of floor supervisors or have opening/closing duties are currently being certified.
We have developed a Safe Sport Best Practices document for all coaches that is demonstrated during staff training sessions.
Respect in the Workplace – all DGS staff receive training on this topic that is applicable with all relationships in the gym.
No photo rule – for parents and coaches to ensure privacy and safety of all participants.
Code of Conduct review – with all our advanced athletes.
Our coaches and coordinators welcome your interest in your child’s program and progress. If you have a problem, please contact your child’s coach first. If the issue is still unresolved, please talk to the program coordinator, who will arrange a meeting. If, after the meeting, you feel the issue still needs attention, please contact our Executive Director.
To arrange a meeting with a coach, please phone the office. You can contact your program coordinator via email from the Our Staff section of our website. Our office can also forward messages via email for you.
If the problem is administrative, please talk to our office staff, who will direct you to the appropriate person.
We have an open an honest policy with our DGS staff to ensure we all feel comfortable about talking about any real, perceived or vulnerable situations with our participants (of any age).
Health & Safety Committee & Leadership Team Meetings – we have weekly H&S meetings to discuss any issues related to this topic. This committee works closely with the Leadership Team, who also meets weekly, to bring up any issues to be discussed and acted on.
Leadership Team Planning Meetings – besides the weekly meetings, the LT meets quarterly for half a day and has an annual strategic planning retreat. Many safety issues are brought forward for discussion, develop new initiatives or make changes to any of our policies.
Floor supervisors – at all times, the gym has a person in charge of ensuring the safety of participants as well as communication with parents.
Employee Training, Feedback, Mentorship and One on One Support – at DGS we are committed to our staff’s growth and development. We provide three group training sessions, a personal staff development meeting, a series of either mentorship sessions or one to one support as needed, as well as a procedure for any infractions of behavior.
Performance Review – each coach has an individual meeting with a coordinator to discuss any issues pertinent to their roles, including any behavior issues.