Children will jump start their confidence while they bounce, climb and roll!
We provide recreational gymnastics programs for children in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Our knowledgeable and caring teachers help children experience the joy of movement, learn fundamental gymnastics skills and increase coordination.
We have been teaching gymnastics in preschools, community centers and day cares since 2002.
Our teachers encourage each child to try new challenges, overcome fears, build self-confidence and develop new skills.
We offer safe, age-appropriate activities and we adapt our activities so that children of all capabilities succeed and thrive.
"I have been bringing my students to Arista's Jump Start Gymnastics for almost 10 years. It is our favorite activity each week."
- Sherry Arce, Day Care Provider
"Arista is an accomplished gymnast, and she is gifted in her approach and her ability to work with children. She encourages the children's social development while they are developing gross motor skills, coordination, balance and strength. She also prepares them for success in school by building their listening skills, teaching them to follow instructions, sequencing and spatial orientation. Confidence and self-esteem flourish under Arista's positive direction."
- Karen Peterson, Preschool Teacher
"Our child loves Arista's gymnastics and tumbling classes. The classes have taught her to try new things and to persevere. Over the two years she's taken the classes, she's increased her skills, built her confidence, and discovered a love of gymnastics."
- Karen Miel, Parent
Arista was a competitive gymnast as a child. Her love for the sport and natural ability for teaching children is what lead her to starting Arista's Jump Start Gymnastics. She loves being involved in her community, and sharing her passion for movement.
Arista is a Bay Area resident, originally from San Carlos, and she moved to Pleasant Hill in 2016 with her husband and two children. As a parent of two young children, she is in-tune with what both parents and children want in a recreational gymnastics program. She thrives on creating a fun, safe, enthusiastic, positive learning environment where every child feels engaged and confident!