Kim’s Gym was started by Kim Laudenheimer Lindauer in March of 2002 based on the idea that all children, no matter what skill level, should have an opportunity to excel in gymnastics without having to give up their childhood. She prides herself on creating a fun, upbeat, safe environment which in turn helps the kids improve and succeed.
Kim’s Gym is an independently owned company that leases space from the Jewish Community Association of Austin.
Kim’s Gym is a welcoming program where fun and fitness combine to create an upbeat environment. Our atmosphere is safe, familial, and always filled with positivity. We use energy and teamwork to achieve goals while building self-esteem and making lasting friendships. The combination of our teaching methods and non-competitive philosophy instill confidence in a child that carries into every aspect of their life.
Kim’s Gym prides itself on finding the best coaches around. Each of our coaches is trained in teaching gymnastics and understands the importance of patience, an upbeat attitude, and constant enthusiasm. They not only teach the kids gymnastics or cheerleading, but they have fun with the kids…isn’t that what it is all about? Our coaches are CPR/AED Certified.
Owner and Director
Hi Everyone! My name is Kim Laudenheimer Lindauer and I am the owner and director of Kim’s Gym. I grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas in 1998, and never left this city. I am married to Jared Lindauer, and together, we have three sons, Miles who was born in October of 2010, Ari who was born in March of 2013, and Levi who was born in April of 2016. I began gymnastics when I was three years old. I started to compete in the 3rd grade and continued to do so through level 8 and my 9th grade year. In High School, I was involved in cheerleading and was a member of our dance team. At UT, I studied Corporate Communications with a minor in Business. My sophomore year, I began coaching gymnastics at Champions Academy at WAYA, and in 2002, after completion of college, I began Champions Academy – Kim’s Gym inside the JCC, and have never looked back. I love this sport, I love children, and I love my job. I believe that recreational gymnastics is key in shaping a child’s future. It provides self confidence, a healthy view of staying in shape, constant positive reinforcement, and is just plain fun. I continue to attend gymnastics conferences, am a member of the Gymnastics Association of Texas, and am safety certified by USA Gymnastics. I am also a member of the Board of Directors for Camp Dream Street, a sleep away camp in Utica, Mississippi for children with physical disabilities.
If I haven’t met you yet, please be sure that you introduce yourself. I love to being able to match up all of our wonderful students with their parents. Thank you again for sharing your amazing children with us. Read More
Director of Operations, Marketing, and Community Outreach
Hey everyone! My name is Rachel Butler and I have been with Kim’s for 6 years now. I am from Atlanta, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas. I participated in gymnastics as a child and cheered competitively through high school. I started coaching at Kim’s part-time through college and was hired on full-time after graduation to take on marketing. As my role has evolved, I have always been able to say I enjoy what I do and feel very passionate about the positive influence that recreational gymnastics can have on a child’s life. I am thrilled to be working for a program that is dedicated to teaching positive life skills and helping kids develop good character. I love working with children and their families, and noncompetitive gymnastics gives me the opportunity to do this in a really fun environment. At Kim’s Gym, I get to help make sure that every child that comes in leaves feeling good about themselves and their accomplishments. I treasure the opportunity to work with each of your gymnasts!
Director of Program Development
My name is Coach Emily, and I am the Director of Program Development at Kim’s Gym. Growing up, I was a power tumbling and trampoline gymnast that practiced several nights a week and lived for weekend competitions where I could showcase my skills and create memories with my friends. Many of you may remember me coaching gymnastics from 2010-2015 while I was earning my bachelors degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Texas. My interest in children’s programming continued after graduating, and I spent two years leading programs for teens and helping create and coordinate summer camps at Thinkery, the children’s museum. I have a passion for education that extends past the everyday classroom. I feel that gymnastics provides an ideal space to learn the invaluable lessons of persistence, confidence, and teamwork, and it’s my honor to share those moments of growth with your kids. As the Director of Program Development, I support our staff as they become even greater coaches, provide fun ideas to continue to make our programs the best they can be, and direct birthday parties, special events and summer camps. Please feel welcomed to introduce yourself or ask me anything you’d like to know. I’m thrilled to be back!
Hello! My name is Adam and I am originally from Seattle, Washington but I lived in Dallas, Texas for most of my life. When I was four years old, I started gymnastics. When my family and I moved to Dallas, Texas in 2003 I started training at WOGA, where I competed with their men’s team until 2009 when I left due to injury. After almost 10 years out of the gym, I am beyond excited to be back in the gym with your kids! My mother always said I was a natural camp counselor and I have always loved teaching kids, especially gymnastics. I can’t wait to see how much I can teach and coach your kids, inside the gym and out!
Spring 2017 Intern
Hi! My name is Ashley and I am born and raised Texan! I have worked with children all throughout my life. I started at a trampoline gym in Allen, Texas during high school. I now attend The University of Texas at Austin where I study Exercise Science. For the last two years I have worked at Thinkery, Austin’s only children’s museum. I don’t have any formal gymnastics training but cannot wait to learn all there is while teaching with Kim’s Gym. Look forward to working with all of your children throughout the semester!
Boys Team Head Coach
Curriculum Specialist and Elite Silver Head Coach
Muhammad “Mo” Rohaizad
Hi everyone! My name is Muhammad Rohaizad but most people call me Mo! Though I have traveled throughout the US, I’m most recently from Arlington, Texas. I’ve been involved in choreography since middle school, though I took a break, and have recently begun competitive gymnastics at the University of Texas. There, I am studying Economics and Finance. If there was one thing I love most about coaching, it is the joy I get when the kids are having fun and learning new skills at the same time.
Tiger Team Head Coach
Hey everyone! My name is Nicole and I am from Brownsville, Texas. I began coaching at Kim’s Gym during summer camp. It was during camp that I realized how much fun working with kids can be! I am currently a member of the University of Texas Gymnastics, and I am so happy to be able to share my love of gymnastics with all of your kids! Awarded Coach of the Month-November 2015.
Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Miscisin. I am originally from Kingwood, TX, but moved to Austin when I came to college at The University of Texas in 2013! I am currently an Exercise Science major (with a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy) who will be graduating this May. I started doing dance and gymnastics when I was about 2 years old and then was a competitive dancer until my senior year of high school. I have a true passion for dance but also enjoy tumbling and the art of gymnastics. I am currently a part-time dance choreographer as well as a gymnastics coach for Kim’s Gym! I truly enjoy working with children and watching them grow as little athletes. I look forward to coaching your kids and having a blast with them along the way!
Select Team Head Coach
Hello Families! My name is Tara Fury and I am from the beautiful Florida Keys! I’m thrilled to get to know your kids and help to build not only their skills, but their confidence in this very rewarding sport. This is my second year coaching at Kim’s. Before starting with Kim, I coached full-time and led my own advanced performance team as well. My background consists of participating in recreational gymnastics/ tumbling, competitive cheerleading, and nationally competitive dance from Las Vegas to New York. I truly fell in love with Dance in high school, where I studied at a classical studio and later in Miami under the passionate and unforgettable Mia Michaels. Dance led me to a full scholarship to NYC at Marymount Manhattan College. I was blessed with the very best dance professors, all former dancers from companies such as the New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp, and Alvin Ailey. As a coach, I am all about safety, proper technique, and FUN! *USAG Certified Instructor.
What does my child wear?
Your registration fee covers a leotard for the girls and a t-shirt and shorts for the boys. We strongly encourage you to have your child wear their uniform to class. If they do not wish to, they can wear a t-shirt with gym shorts. We do not wear shoes and hair needs to be pulled back in a ponytail.
What time do we need to arrive?
You are welcome to arrive at any point, but your children will not be allowed on the equipment until his/her coach calls their class to the floor.
Is there a registration fee?
No! We do not charge a registration or enrollment fee. The price of class tuition includes a leotard and t-shirt.
The $130 team fee covers the uniform, a t-shirt, insurance, hand-outs, professional photos, an end of the year scrapbook, a trophy, and all performance costs.
What if my child grows out of his/her uniform?
We try very hard to fit the kids at the beginning of the year so that there is space to grow. If your child grows out of the uniform that we fit him/her in, you will need to purchase a new one. You can do this in the gym.
How do I schedule a make-up class?
If your child misses a class and would like to do a make-up, you can either speak with Kim, Sandy, or Rachel in the gym during your child’s class, or you can email Info@KimsGym.com to schedule. We will let you know what days/times are available and try our hardest to find something that fits with your schedule. We ask that you only do one make up per month.
How can I help my child at home?
We strongly encourage our students to practice at home, so please remind them. They can practice handstands and cartwheels in the grass where it is soft. When your child starts learning more difficult skills, feel free to ask one of the coaches to show you how to help your child. We can give you pointers on how to spot and what to look for.
Do the coaches babysit?
Yes! Just ask them or be on the lookout for our babysitting list. We email them out each semester.
Can my child’s friend/relative come for just one class?
Unfortunately, if you have a friend in town, they cannot come to just one class. This interrupts our flow, and is very disruptive to the group. If however, you have a friend who may want to join our program, feel free to give them our information and they can come and try a class.
Do you pro-rate?
YES! If you become interested in one of our classes after the semester begins, we will just pro-rate the cost and you will only owe for the classes that you are going to take.
Can I stay and watch my child’s class?
Absolutely! We love it when parents are there. We do ask that you encourage your child to stay with his/her coach and just wave to you if they need a little love. We will take them to the bathroom and to get water during the class, so that you can just sit and watch.
When is Parent Watch Day?
We typically hold Parent Watch Day on the second to last week of class. However, be on the lookout for emails and hand-outs from us for the exact dates.
What if I am not a member of the JCC?
No big deal. You can still join our class and pay the non-member rate. You will need to get a temporary pass from us to show to the security guard at the gate and to the staff person at the Welcome Desk. You will need a new one of these each semester, and they only work on days that your child is registered for class.
Do you have merchandise for sale?
Yes! Stop by our merchandise rack when entering the gym to see all the latest styles and leotard designs.