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Joy Gymnastics is happy to be in our 2nd season at Industry City. We would like to thank all of the families that continue to help us create an awesome Joy Gym community. We are currently offering group and private Recreational Classes, Mini & Summer Camps, Joy Night Out, Open Joy and Birthdays!

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253 36th Street, Floor 2, Unit C-254 Click here to watch how to find our space at Industry City!

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about us

Our Mission Statement

.Joy Gymnastics was founded out of the desire to create a community where kids are free to be themselves. Our gymnastics center aims to create a welcoming environment for students to feel successful and have fun through movement regardless of age, body type, gender, ethnicity or capability.

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Meet our team

Larissa Alvarez

Owner, Founder & Coach


Larissa was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She has been involved in gymnastics for nearly 30 years, with almost 20 years of coaching experience. Larissa saw the need for a gym that was inclusive and safe for all types of students and their families. She also wanted to create a space where coaches felt valued and free to express themselves leading to the founding and opening of Joy Gymnastics.

Larissa’s coaching style has been described by a former student as “firm but fun”, which she believes is spot on. She loves showing her students they can achieve challenging things while having fun. When she’s not in the gym you can find her hanging out around the Industry City campus or at home baking up sweet treats for friends and family.

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Emily Quinlan

Coach, Lead of Camps & JNOS


Emily is from Virginia. She has 14 years of gymnastics experience during which she competed up to level 8 in USA Gym's JO system. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury University. Her 16 years of professional childcare and teaching experience include 8 years in gymnastics settings. She is also a self-taught visual artist who enjoys working in various mediums such as drawing, painting and digital art.

Emily aims to foster an atmosphere where students can feel comfortable making mistakes, making decisions, collaborating, and communicating their needs. She believes learning should be fun and adapted according to students' individual needs & learning styles.

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Casey Koukoski

Coach, Lead of Bdays & Rec Classes


Casey grew up in Philadelphia, PA and moved to NYC after earning her B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. Before coming to Joy, Casey spent 5 years training in JOGA and USAG’s competitive programs and 6 years coaching gymnastics. While her competitive experience wasn’t ideal, coaching has been an amazing way to reconcile her own experiences through empowering athletes at all levels of their gymnastics journey.

In Casey's coaching practice she aims to center equity, accessibility, & community, making space for all students to thrive. During class, she works to foster compassion, nourish curiosity, and build trust with athletes, creating a mutually supportive environment. While she will always be there to support athletes, she hopes to teach students to uplift themselves and others through the joyful movement of gymnastics!

Gymnastics classes

Our Recreational Gymnastics program is comprised of group classes for students aged 1.5-15yrs. Class prices, descriptions, ages and ratios are included below.

Click here for our Summer Session (July & August) schedule and pricing information!

Click here for our School Year Session (Sept-June) schedule and pricing information!

Class descriptions:

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tater tots (guardian assisted)

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cheese raviolis

Age group 1 5 3 5 yrs Duration 45 minutes Ratio 5 to 1 This class is structured and led by a coach but requires and relies on guardian participation This class introduces the basics of gymnastics and promotes motor skills through obstacle courses on floor beam bars rings and air track

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Age group 3 5 5 5 yrs Duration 45 minutes Ratio 5 to 1 Students will gain some independence and confidence as they attend this class without a guardian This class is structured and led by an instructor through obstacle courses incorporating floor bars rings beam and air track Students will learn the basics of gymnastics while working on their gross motor listening and social skills


Age group 5 5 6 5 yrs Duration 60 minutes Ratio 5 to 1 Students will transition away from obstacle courses toward working independently through circuits These circuits utilize stations drills to develop basic gymnastics skills shapes on floor bars rings beam and vault Students will as gain increased strength flexibility and coordination

Spicy fries/noodles

Age group 6 5 9 9 13yr Duration 60 minutes Ratio 6 to 1 These classes will utilize artistic gymnastics events including vault single bar parallel bars rings beam floor and air track Students will be introduced to drills and stations to develop basic skills and shapes on each event as well as gain strength flexibility and coordination
Age group 7 15 yrs Duration 60 minutes Ratio 5 to 1 These classes will work solely on floor skills utilizing floor and air track Students will be introduced to drills and stations to develop floor skills and connections as well as gain strength and flexibility
Age group 6 5 13 yrs Duration 60 minutes Ratio 6 to 1 Our Medium Level class is for students who have mastered the basics on all events It is invite only for students who have already passed our Mild sections You can check if your student has passed on your account or email to inquire about appropriate placement
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Semi-private lessons

Haven t found a time that works for you Or would you like a more personalized experience Joy Gymnastics offers Private and Semi Private lessons This is perfect or dancers cheerleaders or even gymnasts that need more individualized attention to work on their strength flexibility tumbling and shaping See below for pricing Please note anyone participating in privates must have a valid membership Membership is 40 per child annually
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Semi-Privates (2-4 students)

30 minute session= $30/student

45 minute session= $40/student

60 minute session $50/student

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Privates (1 student)

30 minute session= $60

45 minute session= $75

60 minute session $100

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mini & SUmmer camps

Joy Gym camps provide structure while being entertaining and educational during time off from school Mini Camp is offered on days off from public schools September June Summer Camp is offered Monday Friday July 8th August 30th Throughout the day campers will participate in gymnastics classes art time cooperative movement and non movement group games Campers will have time for snacks and lunch which we ask guardians to provide If weather and air quality permits a portion of the camp will be held outside in the courtyard A portion of camp will be held outdoors if weather permits Appropriate ages are 4 5 10yrs potty trained Students must have an active membership to enroll
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birthday parties

Joy Gymnastics is here to host your kiddo’s next Birthday Party! Our coaches provide your guests with fun yet safe gymnastics instruction and movement games. All of our birthdays include a structured class appropriate for all skill levels as well as engaging gymnastics games and obstacles. Please let us know the ages of your guests as well as any themes you’d like us to incorporate into the fun!

What’s included?

  • Exclusive use of the gym during your allotted time. One hour for Mild parties, one and a half hours for Spicy parties.
  • Your guests will have use of the lobby 15 minutes before & after your reserved timeslot.
  • Two or three coaches (depending on your party size) to lead structured class and activities during your reserved time slot.
  • Incorporated themed stations or games if requested.
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joy night out

Joy Night Out is our monthly drop off playdate at Joy Gym. Drop off the kiddos and enjoy a date night at one of the many bars or restaurants around the Industry City campus. Each JNO has it's own special theme with games, gymnastics and crafts based on that theme. Appropriate for ages are 4.5-12yrs (potty trained). JNO is just $35/child. Students must have an active membership to enroll.

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