Registration Fee

When we first purchased the business in 2015, we were told that every gym charged a registration fee, which was used to cover several different legitimate charges and expenses incurred by the gym.  Although justifiable, we struggled over whether or not to require this fee.  We have decided that we do not believe in charging people a fee to do business with us, so we will no longer be charging this fee to our customers. 

General Information


We offer a 100% money back guarantee after your first class.  

  • If you have registered your child for a class and after the first session find that your child is not interested, not a good fit, or the class is in some other way just not for them, we will refund the class fee if we cannot find a better fit for your child.

We will evaluate a refund based on an injury.

  • If your child should sustain an injury, whether at RBG or from a non-gym-related activity, you will be asked to provide a doctor's note indicating the nature of the injury and diagnosis or recommendations regarding physical activity.  We will then work with you to determine the refund.

Should you choose to pull your child from a class during a session and request a refund...

  • Although this is something that we hope never happens, we understand that sometimes life throws us a curveball.  If you choose to remove your child from a class within the first three weeks of a session, we will provide a refund of the class fee minus the cost of each session attended.  After the first three weeks of class we cannot refund any fees unless extenuating circumstances occur. We will evaluate such situations individually.


Tax will be charged on tuition fees, registration fees, and merchandise in accordance with Missouri law.

Minimum Age Requirement

​Children must meet the minimum age of the program within four (4) weeks of the session start date unless special approval is granted by the coaching staff.


A leotard is preferred for girls.  A t-shirt with leggings, sweatpants, or fitted gym shorts that allow freedom of movement are also acceptable.  Boys are required to wear gym shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt.  Jeans or pants with zippers, buttons, or snaps are not allowed.  All students must remove shoes and socks before stepping onto the gym floor.

Hair must be pulled back and secured with soft accessories in a ponytail or bun during class times.  No jewelry is allowed while participating in class.  All street clothes and shoes should be left in the cubbies provided inside the entrance to the gym.  No street shoes are allowed on the gym floor.  Valuables should be left at home.  River Bend Gymnastics is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


We welcome parents to watch in our waiting/viewing area and ask that you do not interrupt class or enter the gym floor as we need your child's undivided attention.  Please refrain from talking to your children while they are in class.  Although you may feel that it is helpful to call out words of encouragement or offer hints to your child, it more often tends to cause a distraction to your child's attention, and to other children and coaches.  This could lead to injury.

Please do not take pictures that would require the use of a flash.  We understand that watching your child participate in gym activities is often a moment you wish to record and share, but a flash can be distracting. Keep in mid that although your child may be engaged in a relatively safe activity, another child in the gym may be involved in something riskier, and a photo flash could cause problems for them.  It is for the safety of all gym participants that we ask you to refrain from flash photography.


In order to ensure your child is warmed up properly, please arrive on time to your scheduled class.  Children should be dropped off no more than ten (10) minutes early and picked up immediately after class.  Please caution your child to wait inside the building.

aEnrollment and Tuition ***Payment has changed as of August 1, 2017***

In order to enroll, the parent/guardian of the child must submit to the front desk of River Bend Gymnastics the completed Registration and Release form along with the full session tuition or full monthly tiution payment with auto debit agreement and credit card on file.  ***As of August 1, 2017 River Bend Gymnastics has new tuition policies:  Parents will have a choice of two options:

Option 1:  Payment made in full:  Upon signing up your child for the session.  A full payment will be made at the time of registration.  No exceptions.  If payment isn't made if full, your child's placement will not be held for the class.

Option 2:  Monthly Tuition:  You may choose the monthly Tuition option.  Keep in mind, we do not run our sessions monthly, but by 8, 9, and 10 week session.  Therefore, tuition will be charged by four week increments every four weeks (we will prorate according to the session).  If a family chooses the monthly tuition option, the first month is due in full at the time of registration.  A credit card will be kept on the account.  Once the second month is posted (usually the last week of the "month"), the family will be given the chance to pay the tuition on their own, if tuition is not paid on the "first of the month" it will automatically be deducted from the credit card on file.  If for some reason, the card can not be deducted, the family will be charged a 10% late fee and be contacted.  If the Tuition is not paid by class the following week, the child will be dropped from enrollment and lose their spot in class.

Classes must be paid for whether your child attends or not. 


Students will be dropped from enrollment if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the staff, program and/or students.  Students will also be dropped from enrollment after three (3) consecutive no-shows with no contact from parent/guardian.  Parent/guardian will be responsible for any unpaid tuition up to and including the three (3) consecutive missed classes.


Discounts apply to tuition fees only.

  • 10% Military Discount (this applies to active duty & veterans. We will need to see your military ID.)
  • 10% Educator's Discount (this applies to anyone that works in a school district. You will need to present your district ID.)
  • Family Discount on each additional child. The first child's tuition will be full price. Each additional child's tuition will be discounted.
  • 1/2 off original tuition on additional class for same child (cannot be used with any additional discounts)​.

No discount shall exceed 50% of the original, undiscounted total.

Class Cancellation

​River Bend Gymnastics reserves the right to add, combine, or cancel classes as enrollment demands.

Payment Options

River Bend Gymnastics accepts cash, personal checks, and debit/credit cards.  There is a $35 fee on all returned checks and must be paid prior to the student's next class. We will also be using our parent portal through Jackrabbit Class which is the #1 gym management program in the nation. 

Make-Up Policy

(Maximum of 2 per session)

Make-ups are for recreational classes only and do not fall under competitive team contracts.  A maximum of two (2) make-ups will be allowed per session and only during the session in which the classes were misses.  NO CREDITS/REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CLASSES MISSED.  Make-ups will only be granted if prior notice of the absence was provided to the office. Make-ups will not be granted for no-shows.  Make-ups must be scheduled in advance so that classes do not become overcrowded.

Class Advancement

Coaches evaluate students' progress during the last 2-3 weeks of each session.  Your child may advance to the next level when skill sets have been mastered.  Coaches will inform parents of class advancement.

Inclement Weather

River Bend Gymnastics will generally follow the Waynesville School District inclement weather policy. If school is closed due to inclement weather or road conditions prove hazardous, we will be closed. Make-ups (if applicable) may be scheduled for missed classes.  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that we may not ALWAYS follow Waynesville School District's weather policies and may decide to hold class despite poor weather. Please check your email or visit our Facebook and/or website for information regarding potential or confirmed closings. We will do our best to provide timely information on both sites and via email. You may try calling the gym for information, but if weather prevents us from entering the building our message will not accurately reflect a closing or cancellation of the day's session(s), which is why we urge you to rely on our digital resources for the most up-to-date information.


​No gum, food, or drink is permitted on the gym floor, but water bottles may be kept on the shelf by our parent waiting area.  Most classes allow time for drink breaks.  We prefer that bottles contain water in case of spills.  If you bring a snack for your child, please keep the food item(s) in the waiting area and help to keep our space neat and tidy by properly disposing of trash.