“Since we were closed like everyone else, remodeling, repainting and re-sanitizing," said Lisa Johnson.
After being closed for weeks due to the pandemic— Tropical Twisters Gymnastics is ready to reopen for summer camp.
Owner Lisa Johnson knows parents probably have questions about safety, but they said they've used this down time to make their gym as safe as possible for kids to return.
“We have hand sanitizer all the time, kids are washing their hands before and after, and we’re sanitizing every time we rotate every 30 minutes," said Johnson.
Additional cleaning procedures is something many camps will most likely be implementing, but the gym will also be changing their class sizes too.
“We’re only doing an 8 to 1 ratio with our teachers, and maximizing only 40 kids per day." explained Johnson.
Johnson said they have a diverse schedule to fit many parents needs including full days, half days, and open gym on Friday nights just to name a few. At this gym, kids will do more than gymnastics too.
“It’s not just gymnastics–– it's indoor soccer and indoor dodge-ball," said Johnson. "We have a big foam pit, rock wall and ninja warrior."
Johnson hopes all of the precautions they’re taking will put parents minds at ease. So far though—she said the response to their reopening has been overwhelmingly positive.
“We know this is good for the community, we know the kids need something to do, and the parents need something to do.”