We are currently under Covid-19 guidelines from the Governor of Virginia. As of December 14th, he has required that everyone 5 years of age and older must wear a mask while indoors and when not socially distanced at least 6 feet apart outdoors as well, until the end of January. To do our part to help keep everyone safe during this recent new surge of coronavirus cases, BEGINNING JANUARY 1st, 2021 VIGS IS NOW REQUIRING ALL STUDENTS 5 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER TO WEAR A MASK WHILE PARTICIPATING IN CLASSES AS WELL AS THE NORMAL WEARING WHILE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE BUILDING. This may take a little getting used to, or not be an issue at all for your child. You may have noticed that our competitive teams have been wearing their masks during their daily 2 to 4 hour workouts for over four months now. They even competed in their masks in early December here at VIGS. So we have a great deal of experience with the issue of wearing masks while doing gymnastics. We don't feel the intensity level of our class program presents a hardship to a child wearing a proper fitting mask. Please help us help your family, others in the community and our instructors to end this Covid-19 pandemic by explaining to your child the necessity and good they are doing by wearing their mask in class. Everyone here at VIGS wants to keep providing a fun escape each week for your child. We also want to continue to provide employment for our staff, who rely on their jobs to pay their bills. If VIGS has to shut down due to a Covid-19 event, we won't be able to do those things for weeks or months. Everyone at VIGS - staff, athletes, students and parents - have been incredible since the pandemic arrived in March. Thank you for that and please help us take this small but necessary step to be even better. At least until the end of January and we'll see what happens then.
The staff at VIGS has been very busy teaching our students and keeping the gym safe. We have been deep cleaning, we put a fresh coat of paint on, we disinfect all surfaces and matting constantly and disassembled and disinfected our pit area before covering it for ease of cleaning. Staff wears masks. Hand sanitizer is being required of students before taking turns on certain equipment and instructors are using hand sanitizer strategically to keep everyone safe. Between rotations and classes, we "fog" the equipment as well. We have removed certain water fountains and replaced them with hand washing stations. We have installed touchless faucets in the restrooms. Restrooms are cleaned regularly. The registration desk has a plexiglass barrier to give you and our office staff a higher level of protection and comfort as they help you get your children enrolled. All of this can change and even more could be done depending on day to day changes in the Covid-19 environment.
The current Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented. We want to thank all of our customers for supporting us in this difficult time. Your phone calls and other encouragement have been uplifting! The prospect of seeing a vaccine delivered, the hope of returning to "normal" again and being able to provide you with the fun of gymnastics has kept us motivated. To our staff at VIGS, we appreciate your dedication and enthusiasm during this period! You're the best! The one certain thing we can all look forward to is that this will pass in the near future.
Please continue to wear your masks, sanitize, practice good hygiene, distance and be safe. Just as important, look out for each other, family, friends and those not so fortunate that may need our help and compassion right now.
Management, Virginia International Gymnastics Schools, Inc.
Built in 2008, the Virginia International Gymnastics facility is the largest built-for-gymnastics facility in the central Virginia region! Check out our facility page for more details and pictures.
One of the most fun things you can do for your child is to have their birthday party at Virginia International Gymnastics School! One of the most stress-relieving things you can do for yourself is to have your child's birthday party at VIGS!
Come and visit our pro shop. We have girls leotards, shorts, capris, and other gymnast items for sale, including an assortment of VIGS tee shirts and sweatshirts. We frequently get new items!