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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!