Welcome to gymNation Kennebunk!
Fit & Learn Preschool
Fit & Learn School is a fitness- based educational program that combines preschool education with nutritional lessons with a forty-five minute gymnastics class each day.
Each day in Fit & Learn, we will focus on a number of educational themes including art, language arts, science, mathematics, music and creative expression, allowing your child to receive a well rounded experience that will help prepare him/her for school socially, mentally, and physically.
Gym Peeps (ages 2 – 3 yrs)
The Gym Peep Program is an introduction to preschool. This program is mainly a social and experiential class. Children are encouraged to play and explore. Participation in a daily craft or project as well as a circle time is encouraged. The Peeps Program includes 20-30 minutes of gymnastics daily.
Gym Frogs (age 3 & 4 yrs)
The Gym Frog Program will expose your child to a variety of learning experiences in a fun, nurturing setting. Children are encouraged to participate in whole group as well as small group learning activities.
Free play and social learning is very important at this stage of learning and is a vital part of this program. Numbers, counting, letters, sounds, and patterns will all be introduced. A fun craft project/activity will be part of morning centers. A daily circle time will encourage language use, cooperative learning and singing! Many themes will be explored throughout the school year. This program includes a 45 minute gymnastics class daily.
Bright Stars Begindergarten
The Bright Stars Begindergarten Program is designed for the child who needs or is ready for a more accelerated class. Children will work on letter recognition, upper and lower case letter formation, letter sounds, reading readiness, sight words, writing and math concepts including number recognition, counting, skip counting, forming numbers, basic addition, patterns and measurements. Children will also have many opportunities for creative play when appropriate. The program includes 45 minutes- 1 hour daily of fitness (gymnastics, ball sports, creative movement, etc.)
Fit & Learn Staff
Heather Dumas – Director, gymNation Fit & Learn Preschool Kennebunk and Saco
Kate Lindblom – Lead Teacher/Coach, Bright Stars Begindergarten
Jess Boynton – Lead Teacher/Coach, Fit & Learn Prescool and ASC
Teena Bach – Lead Teacher/Coach, Fit & Learn Preschool
Hana Austin – Lead Teacher/Coach, Fit & Learn Preschool
Alyssa Arnold – Assistant Teacher/Coach, Fit & Learn Preschool
All Tiny Star Teachers are USAG Safety Certified, First Aid/CPR Certified and attend yearly onsite and offsite Education Courses through Maine Roads to Quality.
After School Club
Give your child a great fitness-based after-school activity
The After School Club is a fitness-based program that creatively combines gymnastics, physical activity, and play. The Coaches’ goal is to develop self esteem: the confidence in one’s abilities. Socializing and playing with peers will help prepare children to engage in all future activities mentally and physically. Mentally through physical activity, children will learn to motivate themsleves and perform in highly emotional situations. Physically, the gymNation environment may help maintain healthy bones, build lean muscle, and may prevent future chronic diseases.
Our Fitness-based After School Program will provide children with physical activity in a safe and fun environment. Emphasis will be on learning and /or improving gymnastic skills as well as a focus on general fitness. Children have homework help by our qualified staff. Grades K-5.
gymNation is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment. Our goal is to promote a lifelong love of physical activity and education.
GymNation Birthday parties can be gymnastics, yoga or a combination of both. Coaches will provide 1 hour of fitness fun, and 45 minutes in party room.
Basic Party includes t-shirt for birthday child, balloons for all guests, set up and clean up. $240 for up to 15 children.
Deluxe Party includes t-shirt for birthday child, party favors and balloons for all guests, ice cream cake, juice boxes, all paper products, set up, clean up and help during the party. $330 for up to 15 children.
If you are interested in learning more about planning a party at gymNation and would like someone to contact you soon, please fill out the form below.
Party Release Form
Learn discipline, the art of martial arts, and have a great time doing it!
Taekwondo instills discipline, etiquette, respect and self-confidence. Techniques in combat and self defense include sparring, throwing, falling, breaking and meditation.
Shiloh Schulte heads up our Taekwondo Program and has been training since 1996. Shiloh trained at the University of Vermont for several years and received his 1st Dan (black belt) and then two years later received the rank of 2nd Dan. Shiloh was an active competitor in college, competing on the Northeast college tournament circuit. Shiloh’s wife, Shevaun who assists with classes began her training in middle school when she studied Kempo Karate. She received her black belt in Kempo in 1995 and was an assistant instructor for two years. Shevaun joined Taekwondo at UVM ultimately receiving the rank of 1st Dan. While at UVM she taught classes for the club and developed and taught Taekwondo courses for the University.