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Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center has been introducing young people to the sport of gymnastics. SRGC is the longest running gymnastic center in Northern California and a member of NorCal Gymnastics, USA Gymnastics & the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa West
Gymnastics teaches important fundamentals for any sport. Strength, discipline, flexibility, coordination, self confidence and perseverance are just some of the important physical and life skills taught and encouraged at SRGC. Some children will use these skills to grow into great gymnasts, maybe getting college scholarships; and others will go on to be excelling students, all around athletes and pillars of our community. The lessons and skills taught at SRGC will give them the self confidence and strength to help them through life. All of our staff is CPR & First Aid certified as well as SGC Trained and Certified.
Looking for a gym ??? Come in or call and talk to our friendly, knowledgeable staff. we will immediately schedule an evaluation to place your child in the correct class or team. Depending on you and your child's goals, we will get the training started promptly in one of our fun recreational classes, the fast paced developmental track or one of our competitive teams.
Come check us out, everyone is welcome!
the History of SRGC
Mr. Schroder, as all his athletes called him, was a Spanish and PE teacher at Montgomery High School where he taught and coached the high school gymnastics team.
Around that time in the 70's high school gymnastics was being cut by the state. As a result, Mr. Schroder decided to retire from being a school teacher to start the first privately owned gymnastics school north of the Golden Gate Bridge and Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center was established.
Originally located off Industrial Way, SRGC developed both men and women teams with over 500 students enjoying the evolving sport of gymnastics. During the first year SRGC opened, Darcie Fellows (current owner) began her gymnastics journey at age 3 where the gym resided at its first location until 1984.
In 1984, Mr. Schroder was ready to downsize, so he moved SRGC to its current location on Bluebell Drive. He dropped the mens teams and focused on recreational classes and the Junior Olympic women’s competitive program. During this transition, many of his competitive team gymnasts went to a neighboring gym called NOVA which was originally started by parents of SRGC gymnasts to continue a competitive program. Only a few SRGC competitive gymnasts stayed with Mr. Schroder; Darcie being one of them. NOVA eventually closed after a few years in operation.
A few years later in 1988, Mr. Schroder downsized again dropping most of the remainder of his competitive teams and focusing heavily on toddler and recreational gymnastics. It was then that the current owner, Darcie decided to focus more on coaching gymnastics and phasing out of participating in it.
At the time of this purchase, the gym had 190 students per week with five competitive girls teams. Within three years, SRGC grew to 300 students per week with eight competitive girls teams. By 2006, SRGC had over 500 students per week, eight gymnastics teams and added four All Star Cheer Teams which created Santa Rosa Elite Cheer. Through the cheerleading program’s added success the name of the gym was changed to Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center & Elite Cheer.
While successful throughout its time at SRGC, cheer programs across California began to shrink and were forced to consolidate in the local area. In 2008 this gave SRGC the opportunity to focus on it's gymnastics roots as it added the Xcel Gymnastics Program to its menu. By 2010 SRGC had nine different successful girls gymnastics teams (JO Levels 2-10) and three successful Xcel teams (Bronze-Gold). This added program helped SRGCs growth with now over 600 students per week. Over the next ten years SRGC’s programs continue to grow, develop and flourish. Every year our competitive program expands, gains momentum and solidifies our success rate which is measured by athlete retention, team awards and its ability to send gymnasts to college. We know Mr. Schroder would be proud.
Santa Rosa Strong since 1974
Two years later in 2019, SRGC was incorporated and officially became Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center, INC. It was a stressful and long process, but, we could not be happier to have made the switch.
Over our years of business we estimate close to 350,000 kids having come through our doors and have employed over 300 teachers and coaches.
SRGC remains Santa Rosa Strong, always.
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