Gymnastics and Cheer Tumbling Classes

Look how high I can jump!

Look how high I can jump!

Over the past 40 years we have developed a unique and successful way to teach youth gymnastics. Our students follow a developmentally progressive movement curriculum that begins at 24 months of age, and continues through high school. It is important that our students are always learning, having fun and gaining more and more confidence and independence with each class.  Gymnastics is the foundation of all sports. Physical fitness, as well as confidence, strength, coordination, balance, body rotation, jumping, hand-eye skills, and kinesthetic awareness are improved through gymnastics.  We motivate our students  in a safe, stimulating, non-competitive atmosphere.

Descriptions of class goals are outlined below!
One month tuition refund guarantee for all first time students!

I can bounce on my seat!

I can bounce on my seat!


Gymnastics & Cheer Tumbling Schedule:

See what times fit your schedule…Only classes with current openings are listed…

Little Learners (parents participate):
  ages 24 months thru 3 1/2 years old
Sat     9:00 – 9:50am

Jump’n Beans:  ages 4 years to 5 years old
Thu      6:30 – 7:20pm
Sat     10:00 – 10:50pm

Kinder-Kids:  ages 5 years thru 6 years old
Tue      5:30 – 6:30pm
Thu      6:30 – 7:30pm
Sat     10:00 – 11:00pm

Youth Gymnastics:  ages 7 years old to 14 years old
Mon     4:30 – 5:30pm
Tue      4:30 –  5:30pm
Thu      4:30 – 5:30pm
Thu      5:30 – 6:30pm (Int/Adv)
Thu      7:30 –  8:30pm
Fri       4:30 –  5:30pm

Tumbling, Trampoline & Cheerleading:  ages 7 years old to 18 years old
Wed   3:45 – 4:45pm (middle school)
Wed   4:45 – 5:45pm (high school & advanced middle school)

If you wish to see our class schedule on a calendar year format, just click on the calendars button above and proceed to the month of September.

How to Enroll:

Choose your class from the above list;  then download and fill out the registration form from the gym documents below. Fax, send, email, or drop off the form to Perpetual Motion, 1452 E Brown School Rd, Maryville, TN 37804. To register, a registration fee, per family, and the first full months tuition ($64), per child, must accompany the registration form. The Registration and tuition information are stated on the registration form. Partial month & second child discounts will be prorated during the 2nd month of class.

Click on the directions to the Gym on the main page if directions are needed. We will verify that you have secured an opening in the class with a conformation letter. All you need to do is then show up for class.

What to wear:
Children should wear a leotard, or elastic waist shorts (no pockets or belts) and a T-Shirt.

For the Serious Little Gymnast! 
Xcel Competition Development

New for 2018 – 19: USAG Excel Team Program Classes for the serious young gymnasts! Skill, Strength and flexibility requirements required. Experienced students only: Invitation only chosen from out youth classes.

Pre-team Gymnastics:  ages 8 years old to 12 years old (must pass skill level tests)
Choose any or all of the 4 workout days below.
Team apparatus routines are taught and conditioning is emphasized.
Mon   4:30 – 6:30pm
Tue    6:30 – 8:00pm
Fri     4:30 – 6:30pm

Get Moving! For those children who are serious about their own development who wish to fast tract to more advanced levels.Physical fitness tests will be administered quarterly to show all our competitors the relationship of flexibility, strength, power, coordination, and agility to athletic skills and performing confidence.

Brain Boost! Maintaining attention and sustained concentration is essential for success in this more intense team class development. Increased problem-solving and the ability to follow more complex directions are required and developed along with skill acquisition.

Citizen Kid! Advanced gymnastics improve confidence in social settings, active group participation, learning to manage emotions, and increasing willingness to take on leadership roles. Realistic goal setting and physical work for achieving these goals is a great part of this sport. It is also a great part in all “life skills” as children mature with age.

To participate in any of our Gym Programs. Select your class and day, print and fill out the registration and liability waiver from the documents tab at the bottom of this page. Then fax or email the filled out form with your credit card information to (865)984-9974. Payment of the Registration Fee along with the 1st month’s tuition is required for registration. You may also mail the form to Perpetual Motion, 1452 E Brown School Rd, Maryville, TN 37804. A check or Money Order must accompany your form to complete the registration. You may elect to pay by credit card. We accept Visa, Master Card, and the Discover Card. Just add the information to the registration form.

If you have questions concerning your registration, please call Gary Monday through Friday from noon to 3pm or from 8pm until midnight.

Our staff is professional and knowledgeable: Other gyms may have different instructors on a weekly basis.  Other Gyms may use non-professional high school instructors. Other gyms may also have overloaded classes with long inactive times while children wait in line. Please understand, it is not the time spent in the gym that counts, it is the quality of instruction that decides the success of students. You know there is a difference when parents comment to us: “my child has learned more in one class than she has learned during  months of instruction at her old gym”. Yes we do charge more, but, there is a difference.

Our guarantee: Perpetual Motion has a one month satisfaction guarantee for first time students only.  The total tuition cost of the first 4 weeks of classes will be refunded if customer satisfaction is not met or if it is “just not the kind of sport that the child will be comfortable participating in”. No refunds will be issued “after” the scheduled fourth class day has ended. We do not give free classes. We do give a trial month. Registration Fees are not subject to refund. Students must participate in at least 3 of the 4 classes during this first month trial giving the child and parent a good indication of what the class is like.

Our Gym and Cheer Instructional Class Descriptions and age groupings:

Play in the Gym

We love to play & move!


Little Learners  – 2 yrs to 4 yrs.,  50 minute class: The class requires parent participating.

Our “little learners” utilize the whole gym. Developmentally appropriate skills are taught in a safe, non-structured class for the purpose of expanding each child’s movement potentials! This is a child directed class motivated by an environment of differing challenges each week. It is fun to watch them grow as they explore each gym setup. This gym experience also develops an “I can” attitude! Children will run, bounce, hang, swing, jump, balance, squeeze, and roll each week, thus, reinforcing and developing greater and greater coordination and confidence. Vocabulary is also enhanced as they interact with parents and teachers during their weekly environmental challenges. This interaction with teachers and parents is so valuable.  One adult per child is required.

Jump’n Beans –  4 & 5 yrs., 50-minute class
This age group begins the teaching of “listening skills” and “group” instruction under the direction of a professional teacher. This is a great class, presenting your child with a fun environment while preparing them for the challenges of kindergarten. Learning to do activities in a group and learning to listen with their eyes and their bodies is essential for a child’s future success in a kindergarten and school environment. We also continue to develop an “I can attitude” in this class as we did in our “Little Learners” class. This is a teacher directed class. Parents are not allowed in the gym unless requested by the instructor.

KinderKids Gym– 5 to 7 yrs. (in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade), 1-hour class
Our kindergarten classes follow the same fun, safe developmentally progressive program as our preschoolers but, because they are stronger and more focused the skills are acquired at a faster rate. Children are now introduced to more upper body skills such as handstands and cartwheels as they develop greater coordination skills learned previously. Of course listening skills are stressed during every class as directions are expanded in time and scope. The time and complexity of instruction increases with age and progress of each child. Each child has their own “mini” lesson plan depending upon each of their needs.

Youth Gymnastics-7  to 12 yrs, 1-hour class
Grouped by age and ability, these classes are taught on all gymnastics apparatus including a giant floor exercise area, in-ground trampoline, and tumble track.  Classes begin with a stretching warm up and concentrate on two pieces of equipment, alternating weekly.  Safety is our priority.  Students will move on to more difficult skills only when they have mastered the basic skills with ease and confidence. Skill progression is accomplished in a very precise set of developmental activities and drills. Core strength development is basic to “all” sport skills for both girls and boys. What’s great about this class, anything learned will be passed on to greater skill development on every sport that a child will pursue in future years.

Tumbling, Trampoline, and Cheer Skills Class 10 yrs. & older, 1-hour class
The tumbling class focuses on tumbling skills and if desired, jumps needed for cheerleading.  The spring floor and trampoline are used.  Improve flexibility, coordination, agility, physical strength, and power. Bars, beam and vaulting is not taught in this class.

Advanced Team Development Program

Preteam – 7yrs & older, 1½ hour class – Invitation Only—Tryout required.
This 1½ class expands on the basics and highlights advanced skills on all equipment and in a progressive manner.  Overall physical fitness and increased strength and flexibility will be stressed. Their are four classes per week. This is where each child feels the “physical difference” of conditioning for greater flexibility, agility, strength, and power as they learn the value of hard work to attain a greater and greater number of advanced skills and abilities. These classes are not for every child, but, they may be just what inspires your child. Gymnastics routines are taught with preparation toward the competitive experience.

Cheer Tumbling Program – 
This program emphasizes tumbling and fitness needs of the young cheerleader

Open Practice Time on Friday evenings

Open Gym– 5yrs. and older-Held every Friday 7:30 to 10pm (Check Schedule)
An opportunity for enrolled and non-enrolled community youth, friends and guests to practice gym and cheer skills while their parents enjoy a night out.  Safe and fully supervised.