Nittany Gymnastics Academy

★☆☆☆☆
  • 2300 Commercial Blvd

    State College, PA 16801

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  • 814-238-8995

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Sadly, I agree. We did not wish to join their team, although my daughter would have loved to. We understood from some parents that it can cost as much as $5 to $7K each year once you start traveling. That's obscene and unrealistic for a gym that caters to a small college town. I felt really bad for my daughter. She loves the sport, but they expect way too much and it's just not feasible if you have other kids. They have little 8 years olds traveling up and down the east coast. It's a lifestyle that can quickly get out of hand with lots of little expenses and a ton of volunteer hours and meetings.

To be fair, we were fond of the preschool program (if you can stomach the crowd, parking, and gym smell), but the competition coaches approached me in a rather condescending manner. She just seemed scary and cold. Maybe try the Y in Bellefonte.

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Sadly, I agree. We did not wish to join their team, although my daughter would have loved to. We understood from some parents that it can cost as much as $5 to $7K each year once you start traveling. That's obscene and unrealistic for a gym that caters to a small college town. I felt really bad for my daughter. She loves the sport, but they expect way too much and it's just not feasible if you have other kids. They have little 8 years olds traveling up and down the east coast. It's a lifestyle that can quickly get out of hand with lots of little expenses and a ton of volunteer hours and meetings.

To be fair, we were fond of the preschool program (if you can stomach the crowd, parking, and gym smell), but the competition coaches approached me in a rather condescending manner. She just seemed scary and cold. Maybe try the Y in Bellefonte.

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DON'T waste your child's time or your money. This place is a complete joke! Very poorly ran operation. Management lacks all forms of communication. Your child gets nothing for the money that is spent. Very very small waiting/watching room and it smells worse than a locker room full of grown sweaty men. The people working are very friendly..... until they get your money. Then you never hear a word from them again. We received a poster board of goals for our child to accomplish when we first signed up and after 4 months, still nothing to put on it. This is basically a poorly run daycare center except it's about 5 times the cost. They expect your child to leave their belongings on the floor in the waiting room where all of the the parents are supposed to sit. How about some lockers perhaps? If you are looking to get your child into gymnastics, I highly recommend going somewhere else..... if possible. If you do decide to go to Nittany Gymnastics...... I wish you the best.

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DON'T waste your child's time or your money. This place is a complete joke! Very poorly ran operation. Management lacks all forms of communication. Your child gets nothing for the money that is spent. Very very small waiting/watching room and it smells worse than a locker room full of grown sweaty men. The people working are very friendly..... until they get your money. Then you never hear a word from them again. We received a poster board of goals for our child to accomplish when we first signed up and after 4 months, still nothing to put on it. This is basically a poorly run daycare center except it's about 5 times the cost. They expect your child to leave their belongings on the floor in the waiting room where all of the the parents are supposed to sit. How about some lockers perhaps? If you are looking to get your child into gymnastics, I highly recommend going somewhere else..... if possible. If you do decide to go to Nittany Gymnastics...... I wish you the best.

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These coaches are egomaniacs in desperate need of some competition. Nittany Gymnastics is a poorly run monopoly. They charge way more than other gyms and deliver poor results and a lot of attitude. They don't have enough coaches and the girls suffer for it. I've seen one male coach, the owner, scream cruel things to young girls and then he doesn't bother to show up for practice cause he's busy doing other stuff. The head coach is a woman and she's a tyrant.

If you are considering entering their girls program, DON'T! They will sell you a load of crap to join and lie about how great your kid is. They just want the money. Once you pay a fortune in team joining expenses, you will discover that all practices are closed so you can't even monitor your child's safety. There are a lot of injuries due to poor undersupervised warmups, long practices, and poorly taught technique. Warning: they will NOT spot your child so be prepared for hospital visits. Personally, I don't think it's appropriate for any parent to allow a young kid to participate in this dangerous a sport--and not be given the option to watch how the coaches interact with the girls. It's sinfully irresponsible. And yet the coaches there expect it. It's a hostile environment and, if you look at their competition team, it's a joke and not worth the investment. This place needs to stick to preschool classes before they seriously injure a child. Or at least get better trained coaches who are committed to the program. Unfortunately, there are no alternatives in the State College area.

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These coaches are egomaniacs in desperate need of some competition. Nittany Gymnastics is a poorly run monopoly. They charge way more than other gyms and deliver poor results and a lot of attitude. They don't have enough coaches and the girls suffer for it. I've seen one male coach, the owner, scream cruel things to young girls and then he doesn't bother to show up for practice cause he's busy doing other stuff. The head coach is a woman and she's a tyrant.

If you are considering entering their girls program, DON'T! They will sell you a load of crap to join and lie about how great your kid is. They just want the money. Once you pay a fortune in team joining expenses, you will discover that all practices are closed so you can't even monitor your child's safety. There are a lot of injuries due to poor undersupervised warmups, long practices, and poorly taught technique. Warning: they will NOT spot your child so be prepared for hospital visits. Personally, I don't think it's appropriate for any parent to allow a young kid to participate in this dangerous a sport--and not be given the option to watch how the coaches interact with the girls. It's sinfully irresponsible. And yet the coaches there expect it. It's a hostile environment and, if you look at their competition team, it's a joke and not worth the investment. This place needs to stick to preschool classes before they seriously injure a child. Or at least get better trained coaches who are committed to the program. Unfortunately, there are no alternatives in the State College area.

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This place has a monopoly on the gynastics scene in the centre region. The costs are way too high for what you get. The waiting room for all the mothers has uncomfortable chairs and is too small. Parking is horrible.

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This place has a monopoly on the gynastics scene in the centre region. The costs are way too high for what you get. The waiting room for all the mothers has uncomfortable chairs and is too small. Parking is horrible.

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