Our Facility

Gymnastics Plus is proud to feature the following for training:

  • 40×40 Spring Floor
  • Multiple balance beams of all levels for training and competition
  • Training pads for balance beam
  • AAI Elite Bars with extra wide spread
  • Training bars used at all levels for proper progression of skills
  • AAI Spring Vault and Vault Table
  • 18 feet Resilite pit
  • Tumbling strip into open foam pit for soft landings
  • 30-foot tumbling trampoline
  • In-ground trampoline
  • All men’s gymnastics equipment
  • And much more!

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Our Staff

Cheri Way Steffes
Programs Director & Owner

Cheri Way Steffes has always been extremely dedicated to the sport of gymnastics, and Gymnastics Plus. Cheri helped open the gym in 1997 and is proud of the growth of the gym the past 20 years. She was one of the first employee’s at GP and currently the Program Director and Team Head Coach.

Before coming to Gymnastics Plus, Cheri excelled as a club gymnast and competed at the elite level. She competed three times at the USA National Championships, and earned a full-ride scholarship to the University of Alabama where she was a three-time NCAA All-American. Highlights of her competitive career include being crowned the ‘86 gold medalist on bars in the Olympic Sports Festival at LSU, the ’88 NCAA Central Regional Floor Exercise Champion, and competing for Alabama when they were the ’88 NCAA Team National Champions. Cheri has earned numerous certifications in the sport, and has been coaching for 25 years in CO. She worked as the assistant coach at the University of Denver 1991-95, and was also in charge of their recreation youth program. The past 20 years Cheri has been working hard at Gymnastics Plus, successfully building the pre-school, recreational and team programs. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, exercising, judging gymnastics and watching her daughter Delenn grow up and excel in the sport. Delenn is currently a Level 9 USAG Gymnast and also competes for Overland High School.

Cathy Barker
Preschool Coach/Consultant

With over 25 years of coaching experience, Cathy is a very popular and beloved Pre-School gymnastics coach. Cathy has been with gymnastics since it opened in 1997. A former gymnast herself, she trained in her youth at DU and competed in the USGF (United States Gymnastics Federation) program. She competed for South High School in Denver, then later attended the University of Northern Colorado where she majored in Recreation Management. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys walking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Our History

Gymnastics Plus started from the vision of Tim Frye.

In the late 90’s, he was coaching with Cheri Steffes while dreaming about establishing a program of his own, where he could apply is knowledge and love of gymnastics to cultivate the lives of young athletes. Gym mom (and future co-owner) Rebecca Lenzini was amazed by his talent, and approached him one night asking if he had ever considered opening his own gym. When he answered yes, she asked what was stopping him. His answer? …He hadn’t won the lottery yet.

Shortly after, the two met and Tim presented a complete business plan which planted the foundation for Gymnastics Plus. With the help of fellow Coach Cheri, and many of “the originals” – George and Claudia Jansen, Patty Bannick Woosley, Ward Shaw, and Catherine Thayer (to name a few) the labor began. They built the gym from the ground up and in the summer of 1997 Gymnastics Plus opened its doors. From the very beginning, Tim always felt strongly that it was more than a gym. He envisioned a program that brought families together to cultivate athletes and teach life lessons through the sport of gymnastics.

Over the next 20 years, the program grew to become a legacy for Denver area gymnastics programs. Tim continued to have a strong presence in the gymnastics community, not only as a Program Director/Co-Owner but as a respected USA Gymnastics judge, a multi-term Colorado USA Gymnastics board member and a coaching mentor. He and Cheri have worked hard through the years to build a recognizable (and respected) gymnastics program that offers families a variety of quality gymnastics options to choose from based on their needs, and includes multiple coaches that have been around since the beginning (or close to it) such as Cathy Barker, Kevin Labbe, Melissa Holmberg, Rosie Dries, and Darby Scott. The program has produced many high-level gymnasts that have ranged from Colorado USAG and High School State Champions, USAG Regional and National Champions, and even advanced to compete for Collegiate Scholarship Winners and Competitors. Beyond all these, Gymnastics Plus has provided a strong base to the lives of thousands of children who have simply enjoyed learning and growing through childhood gymnastics.

Pro Shop

Gymnastics Plus offers a great selection of workout gear for girls including leotards from popular gym brands such as GK Elite, Destira, Snowflake, and Rebecca’s Mom and a variety of unitards and GK gym shorts.

Shop Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday-Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 11am
Saturday 9am – Noon

FAQ

Parking

Parking is available in front of the gym. Members can also pick up a parking pass at the front desk to park in the lot at “The Church in Denver” located east of the facility at 2180 S. Leyden St. (S. Leyden & Warren Ave). Parking is available on the South side of their building, as we are asked not to use the parking spaces directly in front of the entrance to their building or those on the North side of the building.

Parents, if parking on the street please make sure your children are with you at all times for safety. If a parking pass is not on display when parked in this lot, or if you park in any other lot around the gym, your car is at risk of being towed at your expense.

What to leave at home?

Children are prohibited from wearing jewelry into the gym. All ear piercings must be posts and must not dangle. Necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, and dangling earrings must be left at home. Gum and food are not allowed in the gym or observation areas. All food and drinks (except water bottles) must remain in the lobby or in your car. Excess money, beyond change for the snack machine, should not be brought to the gym and left unattended. We have had items stolen at GP from gym bags and cubby shelves. Gymnastics Plus is not liable for anything left unattended.

When to register? When to pay?

Our class sessions at GP are 8 weeks long, except for Summer Sessions. During weeks 1-7 of each session, you may register for the next session (Prior Registration). If you have not re-registered by week 8, your class spot is available to a new student Gymnastics Plus provides a number of notices (postings, handouts and mailing of Priority Registration Invoices,) regarding re-registering for the next session. Students who are not registered are not allowed in the gym. All membership fees must be paid upon registering for classes and then annually as they are due.

Gymnastics Plus does not provide refunds or credits.

When to call us? How to schedule a make-up class?

We would appreciate being called ahead if your child is going to miss a class. In case of illness, we have two (2) Fridays scheduled for make-up classes per session. Make-up classes are provided as a courtesy only. Make-up classes are to be made during the session of the missed class. Make-up dates and sign up sheets are available at the front desk after the 1st week of each session. Make-up classes are not offered / available during the Summer Sessions.

Front Desk – (303) 512-0799

Bad Weather?

If classes are cancelled due to stormy weather, we will announce the cancellations on our website, Facebook, and answering system. Please check our newsletter calendars for other cancellations due to holidays and gym events.

How does my child get advanced to the next level?

In the young child classes, children are advanced by age alone. Classes at this level are coached by developmental maturity, not skill. Therefore, children under age 3 must remain with a parent in the Parent-Tot class and children under 6 must remain in a PS class. If a child has been at GP for years and the coach feels she/he is ready for a beginner class, we will speak with you. Beginner classes are coached with much less hand-spotting and game-playing. The child must be able to sit and wait for her/his turn and must be comfortable being on the equipment without a coach holding onto her/him at every moment. Beyond the beginner class, children are advanced by skill-level. The coaches will fill out an advancement request form and you will be notified by telephone or upon registering for the next session.