FAQ’s from Gemini Reopening Survey
Classes will be held in Gemini’s front yard. We will move the picnic tables to the bottom of the driveway, tarp the grassy areas for matting and equipment, cover the sidewalk & driveway with matting & provide additional shade using Coolaroo Shade Fabric that provides 90% UV protection & allows hot air to flow up through the fabric to keep the shaded area cooler (as soon as our order arrives).
We understand that kids under age 6 are excited to return to the Gemini classes they loved. We miss all of them terribly & are looking forward to teaching them again, however, we cannot offer classes for them yet.
Youth sports in IL require that all students be physically distanced during this time. In our experience with this age group, we have found that keeping young students apart is like a fish riding a bicycle, it doesn’t work as they are still developing their understanding & listening skills.
We need to be able to conduct class without the need for physical distancing in order to resume classes for this age group.
Teaching while maintaining physical distancing does not allow us to be hands-on per IL Phase 3 Youth Sports.
Our outside classes will be different than what we can offer traditionally in the gym and geared towards activities that students can safely do on their own with teachers giving verbal cues & encouragement.
When we are able to resume teaching using hands-on methods, as IL moves through reopening phases, please know that our sport has also become more “hands-off” throughout the years. Gymnastics utilizes more drills for skills by deconstructing skills into smaller, attainable chunks for students to practice with high repetition. This method results in a much stronger finished product of the complete skill over time.
We are no strangers to kids’ cute, summertime feet. Those tootsies typically come into the gym rather dirty from going barefoot & in prior years we’ve regularly used baby wipes to clean the bottoms of kids’ dirty feet.
While we are able to clean vinyl mats very easily, it is not safe to be spraying our beams & bars as the drying time is too great to wait between turns/classes. As the equipment has been unused for months making it COVID-19 free, our solution is to have clean feet & hands always touching the equipment as a way to help everyone stay safe & preserve our equipment.
We understand this & we will need the help & cooperation of all Gemini families to keep everyone safe. If your child cannot use hand sanitizer, we can have them wash their hands with soap & water for 20 seconds before class outside & upon finishing class.
When we move to classes inside, we have limited sinks at Gemini making it unrealistic to allow everyone to wash their hands at Gemini before & after class. We will ask in your cooperation that only students that are unable to use hand sanitizer wash their hands before/after class.
If your child can use hand sanitizer throughout class, please be courteous to those that require only hand washing.
For the time being, the lobby will be closed. We ask that parents drop-off and pick-up their kids at the designated spots.
We are currently planning our traffic flow for students to travel in one door, through the gym & out a separate exit to facilitate one direction movement eliminating congestion upon entry & exit.
Sneeze guards are being installed at the front desk to ease communication with clients. Additional preventative upgrades to our facility once we resume classes inside include, touchless bathroom faucets, soap dispensers & hand dryers as well as touchless hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the lobby & gym.
New garage door screens are being installed and our exhaust fan will be uncovered allowing maximum fresh airflow throughout the gym.
Families that want to participate in classes will be required to sign a new COVID-19 specific waiver. We cannot be open to the public & prevent the spread of all illnesses.
Cooperation of all staff, students & families by maintaining good hand & environmental hygiene, maintaining physical distancing, and following policies and procedures is the best we can offer.
Families that have elderly members, &/or members, with underlying health issues need to make educated decisions regarding their student’s participation in activities as there may be asymptomatic individuals that do not know they are COVID-19 positive.
For 15 years we have taken great pride in the fact that our gym does not smell like a gym. Gemini does not have “magic mats” that smell good as some students have recounted. The reason our gym does not smell is simple, it is because we clean it all the time!
We will be maintaining the high Gemini standards that you know & love by cleaning using only CDC approved cleaning products that are on the EPA’s List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 and are proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria & viruses on all surfaces throughout our entire facility.
One product we use is Force of Nature which provides hospital-grade disinfecting & sanitizing while being non-toxic & hypoallergenic. Force of Nature has been given the highest rating by SkinSafe, the Mayo Clinic's rating system for product safety for skin allergies.
The other product Gemini uses is Ecolab’s peroxide multipurpose cleaner and disinfectant that has earned the Green Seal is an 82% plant-based, hospital-grade disinfectant.
Gemini bills Monthly. Charges are run on the first of the month and that will cover the classes for that month. For ex/ July 1st's payment will be for all of July.
No! Once you enroll your child, that is his/her spot until your schedule changes and you need to make adjustments. Please email the Front Desk with your class changes.
Please have your student dress in a leotard or comfortable,
snug clothing that they can move around in without buttons, snaps or zippers.
Hair must be pulled back, up & out of the face. Even short hairstyles need to
be pulled back so the eyes are not obstructed.
NO jewelry is allowed with the exception of stud earrings.
NO gum or candy is allowed in class.
Ninja Monkeys have a uniform of a Ninja Monkey shirt and achieve sleeve.
The Customer Portal https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/geminigym/ is where you will find the most updated schedule along with being able to view which classes have spaces available.
Gemini Gymnastics Academy accepts Visa/MC/Discover cards as well as checks (made out to Gemini) or cash.
All payments are due on the 1st of the month. After the 5th of the month, a payment will be considered late and a fee of $10 will be placed on your account. If we are unable to collect payment by the 15th of the month, your child will be dropped from his/her class.
*Please contact the Front Desk if you need to discuss any payment arrangements.