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Exploring Life & Business with Emily Gibson of All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Gibson.

All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja has been owned and operated by Sue Renshaw since August of 1998. Her daughter, Emily Gibson, is currently the operations manager, overseeing day to day operations.

In May of 2017, All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja expanded from 12,000 square feet to over 26,000 square foot facility offering team gymnastics, recreational gymnastics and tumbling classes, All American Super Ninja classes, summer camps, drop off activities, field trips and birthday parties.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There have been challenges along the way as most small businesses space when it comes to keeping up with trends that families with children follow. We have adapted over the years to offer more services and programs to keep children engaged and active.

The most current struggle as many faced have been three months closure in the Spring of 2020 due to Covid. When we open in mid-June, it was with a new set of protocols and safety measures to ensure our families felt safe bringing their children back into the gym and to also keep our amazing staff safe as well.

We’ve been impressed with All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja believes your child is an individual and we will inspire them to be their best! Our gymnastics programs, ninja training and activities provide a place for all children to develop confidence, character and a healthy active lifestyle in a positive safe and fun environment.

All American Gymnastics is in a unique area of St. Louis area, which allows for accessibility to all levels of income our program offers more than gymnastics, which is fulfilling a need for extracurricular physical fitness opportunities to children. The development of All American Super Ninja and Sports Fitness classes is rapidly growing.

All American offers:
• Recreational Gymnastics and Tumbling Classes for boys and girls ages 18 month-18 years old
• All American Super Ninja Classes, Clinics and Camps for boys and girls ages 3-15 years old
• Developmental Team Gymnastics Program
• USA Gymnastics JO Women’s Competitive Gymnastics Level 3-10
• Xcel Women’s Competitive Gymnastics Level 3-4
• Drop off activities during both the daytime and evening hours for children ages 3-12 years
• Day camps for children ages 3-12 years
• Specialty clinics for children ages 5-12 years
• Birthday Parties and Field Trips
• Off-site gymnastics programs
• Gymnastics Pro-Shop

Who else deserves credit in your story?
All American Gymnastics was founded by Susan Renshaw, my mother in 1998. Her passion and drive for creating a healthy and safe space for children of all abilities created a strong foundation for AAG to grow through the years. Along with a welcoming place for children in the St Louis area, Susan’s vision was to create a family business where employees truly come together as a family. The teamwork and dedication to AAG from long-time employees and more recent create a warm and inviting space.

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