In 2002, San Francisco Gymnastics (SFG) opened its doors in the Presidio with a mission: “Provide a quality athletic experience with an emphasis on fun.” Our goal has been to create a success for every child in every class. Since 2002, our gym has quickly become known as a family friendly, high quality program that parents trust. In September 2012, we opened in the Fillmore Center with the same principles. San Francisco Gymnastics’ instructors are caring professionals trained to encourage children to have fun while participating in a challenging program.
Our facility is home of the popular Tumblebug Program for pre-school aged children, gymnastics classes of all levels, delightful birthday parties, exciting camps, and more all year round.
Our personal commitment to helping children gain knowledge and reach goals will ensure your child’s enjoyment in class. Our classes are educationally based and designed to inspire all types of learners. We believe the personal and physical skills developed in gymnastics are building blocks for a child’s confidence and self-esteem.
Family, fun, fitness, and community are our priorities, and gymnastics is the vehicle we use to bring it all together for your children.
Eric Van der Meer – Co-owner
Eric Van der Meer, co-owner, teaches all classes and team. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Science (emphasis in coaching) and a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology. A native of the Netherlands, he moved to America in 1998. He has coached athletes in Holland and America at a national level as well as taught Physical Education at the junior/senior high level for many years. His particular style of working with children is a favorite and his reputation as a caring and talented coach is widely acknowledged.
Erinn Van der Meer – Co-owner
Erinn, co-owner, began gymnastics at the age of eight at the YMCA in Berkeley. She went on to compete and perform for her high school team and really enjoyed the experience. She starting teaching and coaching gymnastics as a freshman and has been coaching at various clubs pretty much ever since! Sonoma State University brought her to Sonoma County in 1986. She enjoyed working her way through college at Redwood Empire Gymnastics way back then, while earning her BA and Teaching Credential. She has put that education to good use as well, teaching at Kenwood Middle School since 1993. When she is not teaching, Erinn enjoys knitting and playing with her two boys.