Tumbling For Your Tots

Tumbling For Your Tots

Signing your toddlers up for tumbling is such a great thing to do! It allows your littles to burn off some energy, meet new friends, and get a feel for what a structured class may be like. There are a LOT of options in Central Iowa for toddler tumbling. Some classes include parents and some do not. Prices and times vary all over! There is certainly something for you. Please feel free to make comments below if you have had personal experiences at any of these locations. Also, if there is a place missing, let me know! We will get it added!


Apex Athletics

Located in Merle Hay Mall between Target & Old Navy


Apex Athletics has lots to offer for your little ones! They offer fun tumbling classes from ages 18 months and up! There are options for drop-off for parent and me classes. They also offer Moms Morning Out, Daytime Playtime and Lunch Bunch. We have been several times for Daytime Playtime and the kids have loved it! Check out one of our visits here!

For details on times and prices please call!

Chow’s Gymnastics 

2218 Chow’s Olympic Ave

West Des Moines, IA 50265-5767

Phone: (515) 327-2558

Chow’s Gymnastics is home of some amazing olympic attendees and winner’s! What a great place to send your toddler to learn how to do gymnastics and dance! Chow’s offers all sorts of classes and camps through out the year. Check it out here!

Dance – a – Cross

1970 Grand Avenue

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265


Dance – a – cross offers a variety of different classes including tumbling, Zumba for kids, Mommie ‘n Me, and Pre-K Cheerleading.

Click here for details on all classes, times and cost!

Grace Ballet and Acrobatics Studio

Located in Ankeny and Indianola. Click here for all contact info!

They offer tumbling for children as young as 2 years old! They also offer several other classes including ballet.

Check here for the full schedule!

Jacobs Gymnastics

75 NE Venture Drive Suite A

Waukee, Iowa 50263


Jacob Gymnastics offers a Parent/tot class (children must be age 2) and three year old class. This is a great way to introduce your little ones to gymnastics while having fun!

Check here for the full schedule!

Mid Iowa GYMnastics

3580 SW Brookside Drive, Suite J

Grimes, Iowa 50111


Mid Iowa Gymnastics offers lots of times and days for tumbling for children ages 2 year old and older. Check out all the details on their website!

Check out here for schedule and prices!

Sapphire Gymnastics Academy

Urbandale & Des Moines

Sapphire has two local locations! They offer preschool tumbling classes AND a Boys Only class. The preschool classes are deigned for children ages 2 through 5 years old. These classes help develop five areas of development including: balance & strength, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive and social skills. The 2-year old class is for parent and child. At age 3 and older you are able to drop-off.

Check out here for Urbandale class times and prices!

Check out here for Des Moines class times and prices!

Parks & Recreation

Your local parks and recreation program may be a great place to check out! A lot of cities offer short-term programs at low cost. This may be the perfect way for you to see if your child is truly interested in tumbling and gymnastics!

Altoona Parks & Recreation

Ames Parks & Recreation

Ankeny Parks & Recreation 

Clive Parks & Recreation

Des Moines Parks & Recreation 

Grimes Parks & Recreation 

Johnston Parks & Recreation

Urbandale Parks & Recreation

Waukee Parks & Recreation

West Des Moines Parks & Recreation

Triad Gymnastics

2202 SE Creekview Drive

Ankeny, Iowa 50021


Triad offers gymnastics for kiddos from age 12 months and up! Their Boys & Girls Bugaboos is deigned for children 12 – 24 months and is designated for children and their parents. Each class lasts 30 minutes long. This is a great opportunity for your children to burn off some energy, have some time with their parents and learn! They also offer Lunch Bunch and Parent & Tot Play time.

Check out here for all levels available!

Check out their schedule & prices here!

Check out their monthly activities here!


Various locations

If you already belong to your local YMCA, signing up for their Tumble Tots program may be a great route for you! Monte has taken Tumble Tots and was a great introduction for him to learn about tumbling and also a great opportunity for him to burn off some energy! It is a slightly structured class, but they do understand toddlers love to run and play. Check out our experience here!

Register here for programs and to check out times and prices!

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!