The 20th annual Planet Mardi Gras Invitational takes place from Friday, February 2nd at 3pm all the way through Sunday 4th at 5pm.  All of our team gymnasts will be competing against teams from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia and Louisiana.  Admission for spectators is $7 adults, $2 children, free for under 5 years.  You can see a detailed schedule at our front desk, or on our website at under “meets”.

Planet Summer Day Camps  information will be out this month.  Our day camps run all summer long and you can book by the half day even.  Planet Olympic Gymnastics Camp information will also be out this month.

The gym will be closed on Monday, February 12th and Tuesday 13th for Mardi Gras.  Make ups for these classes will take place on Saturday morning  24th, so sign up at the front desk to see what time your class will be.

The Alabama State Championships will be hosted by Planet Gymnastics and the Mobile Sports Authority at the Civic Center Centre on March 16-18th.  If you know of any sponsors, vendors or volunteers, please let the front desk know.  Information on this event is also on our website.



Welcome to 2018 at Planet Gymnastics.  We hope it will be a happy and productive year for you and your children, so drop off your comments at the front desk.  Congratulations to those who are joining our teams this month.

Planet Gymnastics in conjunction with the Mobile Sports Authority will once again host the Alabama State Championships, at the Civic Center on March 16-18, 2018.  Details are listed on our website at  Please see our front desk if you would like to be involved in this special event.

The gym will be closed on Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The make up day for those classes will take place on Saturday 20th, so sign up at the front desk to get your time.

Deadlines are approaching for our 20th annual Planet Mardi Gras Invitational which takes place over the weekend of February 2-4.  Dynamites, Juniors, and Recreational Developmental Team members all have the opportunity to participate in a full meet with USA judges and electronic scoreboards.  Your $65 entry fee is due by January 10th, so sign up at the front desk.  Your coach will give you more details.


Congratulations to all our State Champions!  Team levels 1-5 just finished their State Championships, and many of our gymnasts returned with gold.

Team tryouts take place this Thursday, 7th, at 4.30pm.  We have different levels of commitment on our teams for preschoolers, recreational gymnasts, and serious competitors, so turn up on Thursday if you are interested.

The big event for this month is the Winter Wonderland on Friday, December 8th, from 5-6pm.  Bring family to enjoy this 1 hour show  and  some festive refreshments afterwards.  Spectators are free.  Participants should sign up at the front desk for $10 which also gets them a gift from Santa.  Team gymnasts should turn up in their competitive leotard.

The team holiday party for Senior levels 1 and up takes place on Saturday, December 16th.  A big thanks to the parents committee who organize this event every year, and also use it to remind our kids to give back.

The gym will be closed from December 25th, and reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.  Make-up classes will take place on Saturday 16th, so if you take a class any day from Monday through Thursday, sign up at the front desk.

We thank you sincerely for your business this year.  We are grateful to be involved in your children’s lives.  Lets hope 2018 is peaceful.


This Thursday, November 9th, gymnastics and fencing coach, Natasha Novikov will sign her official national letter of intent to join NCAA Division 1 school, Wagner College,  with a scholarhip to compete on their fencing team.  Join us at 7pm in the gym to celebrate the signing and eat cake.  Natasha will start in fall 2018. Go Seahawks!

Planet will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 22-26.  Friday and Saturday are the only days without 4 practices this month, so Friday classes will have make ups on Saturday 18th, 9-11am, and Saturday classes should pick a class during the week.  See the front desk to sign up or if you need any help.

There will be no Open Gym on Friday 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our annual Winter Wonderland exhibition will take place on Friday, December 8th, from 5-6pm, so coaches will begin working on routines.  Always our best night of the year, keep this one free in your diary.


Our annual Planet Beach Meet takes place on Saturday, October 14th, from 8am-8pm, and Sunday, 15th, from 8am-11am.  See the schedule posted on our website or in the front lobby for details.  Beach Meet Schedule  Spectators cost $7 adults, $2 kids, with 5 and under free.  Come and support our team and get an idea of what is involved in the competitive part of gymnastics, clue: shiny leotards and electronic scoreboards.

The preschool Saturday classes will be cancelled that day, Saturday, October 14th.  Please see the front desk about scheduling your make up class.

National qualifier and NCAA fencer, Natasha Novikov, has taken over the running of the Planet Fencing Club.  In addition to her Monday night class, she has opened a Wednesday Homeschoolers Class from 2-3pm, at the same time as our homeschool gymnastics class.  She has installed new stations upstairs in the fencing gym and is bringing a whole new vibe to the fencing club.  Look out for lots of exhibitions and tournaments!  Parents, if you are interested in learning yourself, see Natasha.

The gym is closed on Monday, October 9th for the holiday.  As we have 5 Mondays in October, we will not be scheduling a make up.

Dress up week (always fun!) is October 24-30 and has candy giveaways.  The gym will be closed on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st.  As we have 5 Tuesdays in October, we will not be scheduling a make up.

A big thanks to our Parents Association for organizing the new team banners, and making the gym look amazing!

Make sure you have signed up for bank/credit card draft at the front desk, in order to get our best available rates.  Draft is mandatory for team members.  Happy fall!


The new school year is back in full swing, and everything is going well at Planet.  More classes are being opened.  Our team parents already had their fantastic annual Parents’ Meet, and our team girls are getting their beautiful new leotards ready for the upcoming season.   Please see the front desk if you have any questions or suggestions.

We have a Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4th, so make up day for those who will miss a Monday class, will be on Saturday morning, September 9th.  Sign up at the front desk to check your time spot.

National Gymnastics Day is on Saturday, September 16th, and we will be hosting a $1 (proceeds to Childrens’ Miracle Network) Open Gym from  10am-12pm.  Participants must be 14 years or under, and be signed in by a parent.  Team will do an exhibition, and everyone will have cake and juice.  Invite your friends!

The Planet Beach Meet takes Place over the weekend of October 14-15, and the deadline for our Recreational Development, Junior, and Dynamite teams to sign up is Friday, September 15th.  $65 entry fee covers USA certified judges, electronic scoring, trophies, medals and gift.  Coaches are able to assist these gymnasts during the meet. Please see your head coach if you have any questions.

Remember to sign up at to receive this monthly handout electronically.


Summer is a busy time at Planet.  Classes continue on their current schedules in the evenings, (check if your class is small, as it may be combined with another) while summer camp takes place during the day.  We still have Open Gym on Friday evenings, birthday parties on Saturdays, and the fencing and dance gyms continue to operate.

Team girls switch to daytime hours starting Tuesday, May 30th.  For those girls still at school, we are continuing evening hours for the rest of the week,  just for them.  Pick up a schedule at the front desk.

The gym will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day, and will re-open on Tuesday at 7.30am for summer day camps.  Camps are for girls and boys, 3 to 14 yrs, and can be purchased on a half day, whole day or bulk buy basis.  Pick up a postcard with all the details, at the front desk.

Olympic Camp for female gymnasts takes place on June 12-15 with visiting World & Olympic Champion coaches.  All levels of team and class gymnasts are invited.  Registration forms are at the front desk.

We will also have extra conditioning classes going on during the summer.  Sign up on a daily basis, or for the whole summer with Coach Melanie.

The gym will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day, and the make up class will take place on Saturday, July 15th, so be sure to sign up at the front desk and get your class time.

There will be no team or recreational classes during the week of July 31 – August 5 to allow our coaches a vacation.  Summer camp will continue during this week.  Classes resume on Monday, August 7th, and team will go back to evening practice then.

Congratulations to our team on completing a great season, with 27 State and 4 Regional Champions!  Thanks to the parents for the recent banquet celebrating their hard work, and in particular, the dedication of our Seniors, Melonie Thomas and Natasha Novikov.