Ziggy's will be Closing

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that Ziggy’s will closing at the end of our Summer Session. We will be closing due to many challenges, however primarily due to challenges with staffing.  We will finish out the next 4 weeks of Summer Camp and Summer Classes.  We are deeply saddened, but want to thank so many for their support over the years.  We have appreciated your confidence in us and entrusting your children with us over the years.

It was 8 years ago that we were preparing to open our facility.  Working through the challenges of construction and focused on a date for a Grand Opening.  We were able to complete construction in time for our Grand Opening on November 14, 2014.  

I have always had a great appreciation for gymnastics and view it as a sport that provides children with the opportunity to experience success regardless of skill level, age or gender. It didn’t matter if it was doing a forward roll or a back tuck, every child could achieve success. I believe that in doing this they would gain the confidence to do other great things. 

When I opened Ziggy’s I hoped that we would have the opportunity to contribute to children in a positive way.  Hopefully we were able to achieve that.  While our journey is coming to an end, I can say that the children in our program have positively impacted my life. 

There have been many impactful moments at Ziggy’s and I would like to share a few. The first story is about an 8 year old boy with autism who came to Ziggy’s and started in a Special Needs class.  I had the privilege to teach this class after the departure of the coach.  After several months, I spoke to the boy’s mom about potentially transitioning him to one of our Rec classes.  His mom was overcome with emotion as she didn’t think that would ever be possible.  I am happy to share that the boy successfully transitioned to our boys gymnastics program and participated in the boys class for several years.  This was as big of an achievement for him as it was for our program as we have continued to work with children with special needs within our rec program.

We had the privilege to be a part of several community events, such as, hosting a fundraiser for a little boy diagnosed with brain cancer.  Over the years I’ve seen shy young girls who initially hid from me behind their moms to a few years later becoming confident young girls.  Whether it was seeing me at a local store and yelling out “Coach Mike” or having gained the confidence to compete on the gymnastics floor in front of hundreds of people.  It was important to us that we be a positive influence on the community around us.

There are so many people that have contributed to Ziggy’s success over the past 8 years and are too many to list.  Thank you to our staff, our customers, our partners and vendors.  A special thanks to our landlord who was instrumental in helping us stay afloat during Covid.  You have all played a part (big and small) in our success over the years.  Additionally, I would like to give a special thanks to my wife Blanca and daughter Kaitlyn who allowed me to pursue this dream.  I wish the children the best in their future activities and hope they take what they learned at Ziggy’s and continue to build on it… “Do Great Things!!!” 

 

Thank you for the past 8 years!!!