Welcome to gymNation Kennebunk!

Educational Programs

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)nursery-3

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) 

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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

Brenda Plante – Owner, gymNation

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

Casey Migliori – Assistant Teacher/Coach

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.

Please e-mail Heather hdgymnation@outlook.com for more information.

Recreational Gymnastics

We have many gymnastics programs, from preschool classes to team programs. Be sure to get more information on the program that fits you best. Our staff is flexible and will work to facilitate your requests. If you would like private lessons, feel free to ask. Call us with any questions!

Toddler Gymnastics

Our Toddler Gymnastics Class is a parent-tot class for walking toddlers through 3 years old. Together, you and your toddler will learn the fundamentals of movement, basic gymnastics body positions and skills using the gym’s fun filled movement stations specifically designed for your toddler. As you and your child go through each station with your group instructor, we will teach you proper spotting techniques and talk about movement goals. A group activity will conclude this fun parent-tot class.

Ages: walking – Age 3 | class duration: 45 minutes

Preschool Gymnastics

Our Pre-School Gymnastics Program is for children age 3 – 4. This class is designed for children who are able to be in a class independent of their parents. Utilizing the same routine as our Toddler class, children will learn balance, coordination and strength while moving through more challenging circuits. During this class we will go over various basic gymnastics movements and introduce organizational and social skills such as cooperation, listening and following directions.

Ages 3-4 years old | class duration: 45 minutes

Girls’ Jr. Recreational Gymnastics

Girls’ Junior Recreational Gymnastics is for children ages 5-6. This class is transitions children from the simple activities of the preschool program into more form-oriented gymnastics. This class will explore new challenges appropriate for this age group while social and organizational skill are still being reinforced. Proper gymnastic terminology will be introduced, and as children progress toward more difficult skills, safety guidelines will be incorporated.

Ages 5-6 years old | class duration: 60 minutes

Girls’ Rec 1 Gymnastics

Our Girls’ Recreational 1 class is for girls ages 7 and older. Students in this class will use regulation Olympic equipment and trampolines. Gymnastics skills will be developed using various drills as well as flexibility and conditioning techniques. Gymnastics routines will be introduced and practiced with an opportunity to perform them for families and friends at our non-competitive recreational meets during the year.

Ages 7+ years old | class duration: 75 minutes

Girls’ Rec 2 Gymnastics

Our Girls’ Recreational 2 program is for the recreational gymnast who has progressed through the Girls Rec 1 program and is ready for new challenges in Olympic events and trampoline. There will be an emphasis on safety and fun as these gymnasts increase their skill level as well as opportunities to participate in non-competitive recreational meets.

Ages 7+ years old | class duration: 75 minutes  

Girls’ Intermediate/Advanced

This “invitation only” class is for the gymnast who has demonstrated proficiency on all of the Olympic apparatus in either Rec. 1 or 2.

Ages 7+ | class duration: 75 minutes 

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.

Kennebunk Events

Summer Camp Kennebunk 2020

When: June 8, 2020 – August 24, 2020 all-day
Where: gymNation Kennebunk, 63 Portland Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA

Leap Day Open House

When: February 29, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: gymNation Kennebunk, 63 Portland Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA

Camp Blizzard Kennebunk

When: February 17, 2020 – February 21, 2020 all-day
Where: gymNation Kennebunk, 63 Portland Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA

Party gymNation


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.

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