Cindy Scharns is the WOTV 4 Women expert for “Kids Fitness.” Cindy is the Owner and Executive Operations Director of Branch Gymnastics & Jumpstart Childcare. Branch Gymnastics has two locations in both Kalamazoo and Battle Creek and they serve 1,800 students on a weekly basis. Being a mom of six, Cindy understands the importance of families and carries those values through to the families she serves through her business.
“My main responsibility is the wellness of the organization. In running operations, I see to the needs of our staff and ensure our students and families are receiving a fun and safe learning experience, the best possible care and opportunities to grow through movement,” said Cindy.
Branch Gymnastics offers daycare (Jumpstart Childcare) in both locations for birth to 13yrs. Gymnastics and dance for boys and girls 18 months through 18 yrs; both at the recreational and competitive level. They also offer birthday parties, camps and open gyms all ages. In addition to providing programs to children they also bring approximately 20,000 visitors per year to the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo communities when they host local, regional, national and international competition.
Why does she do it?
“The children! I love their energy. I also truly enjoy seeing individuals grow…so being a part of that process through our childcare, a gymnastics lesson or with our staff is very satisfying. It’s a joy!!”
In addition to simply loving her job and now being able to share her message with West Michigan families through WOTV 4 Women, Cindy has quite the list of credentials!
- Child Advocacy Award winner
- Member of the USA Gymnastics National Business Ambassadors Board
- Speaker at USA Gymnastics Regional and National Educational Conferences
- Volunteer Team Coordinator for Western Michigan Women’s Gymnastics
Learn more about Branch Gymnastics on their website: