Draper Location:

88 W. 13100 S

Draper, UT 84020

Rec. Ctr. Location

5350 W. Herriman Main St.

Herriman, UT 84096​​​​​​​

Why We Do What We Do

By: Tamara Bailie

Bailie’s Gymnastics opened in 1987.  Ronald Reagan was President, The Simpsons were brand new on TV, Michael Jackson was topping the music charts, and disposable contacts were a brand new thing. There were no cell phones, texting wasn’t even a verb, and we didn’t rely on the internet to look up everything. Like, for instance, the way I just did to find out what was happening 29 years ago.


A lot has happened since then. We outgrew our original building and built our current facility in 2003. People who took lessons from us as kids are now bringing THEIR kids to us, and to be on our second generation of students is an honor. We’ve been privileged to work with thousands of students and their families over the years. We have been able to provide employment for some of the best human beings you could hope to work with, and many of them have remained in our gymnastics family for many years.

This is a picture of our first gym.  

(6,000 Sq. Ft.)

It was located in Draper at 441 E. 12300 S.

We were at this location from 1987 to 2003


Current facility at 88 W. 13100 S. Also in Draper. (16,200 Sq. Ft.)

2003 - present

There are a lot of different ways to do things, including how to run a gymnastics center. Over the years we have learned a lot, and some of our procedures have evolved along with us as we’ve gone along, and of course the faces of our staff members have changed. What hasn’t changed is our reason for doing what we do. We believe that Gymnastics is good for EVERY child, from our toddlers through our school-age kids and our teenagers, and at every skill level, from our beginners to our competitive team members. Participation in Gymnastics is so good for strength, coordination, body awareness, agility, and balance, regardless of what other sports and activities kids go on to do in their lives, and we love that.

What we love even more, though, is that we get to use Gymnastics as the way we teach things that will still be inside our students long after they leave our gym. Things like courage. Getting back up when you fall. Being brave enough to try something that you’re not already good at doing, and sticking with it long enough to get it. Perseverance, even when progress comes in little tiny increments. Setting a goal that might be a long way off, and believing in the process of walking, or in this case tumbling, toward it. These are just a few of the many life lessons that we have been so pleased to be able to teach over the years.


We believe in what we do, and we believe in why we do it, and we appreciate you allowing us the privilege of working with your children.  Thank you.