For decades Salem has been the trusted name in Winston-Salem for gymnastics. The company was founded in 1980 for the purpose of providing a safe, professional and fun place to be, and it has not disappointed. Beneath the tagline “Where Confidence Soars”, tens of thousands of children have learned gymnastics and more at Salem, some to the level of national champion or scholarship collegiate athlete and others simply reaching their goal of learning a cartwheel. Many Salem students have remained in the sport as coaches, judges, State Directors, and even gymnastics school owners themselves.
However, the achievement that makes us proudest happens every week, when former students bring their own children back to Salem to learn from us, continuing the tradition.
In August 2001 Salem moved to its current location and expanded to offer martial arts, dance, Fitkids, and several other disciplines. Although some programs have continued and others have ended, our commitment to being a safe, fun, professional place for children to grow has never wavered.
After a near drowning incident involving the Morphis’ daughter, the longtime dream of owning a professional swim school became a burning desire. The 2016 addition of Salem Swim now fills the void for year-round warm water instruction dedicated to teaching swimming, from the first bubbles through the most advanced strokes in a loving, nurturing environment.