Bluewater Gymnastics Club Working with Community to Expand Programming

Executive Director seeking input through surveys to determine needs and wants.

For immediate Release - October 16th, 2018

(Sarnia) - You may not think of yourself as a gymnast, but the Bluewater Gymnastics Club is exploring ideas from its membership and the broader community for other fitness and sport offerings.

“Gymnastics is the foundation for fitness and sport of all kinds, and supports general well-being and health,” says the BGC’s Executive Director Rose-Ann Nathan. “But we’re looking at expanding programming to meet the wants and needs of a broad range of people in our community.”

Families with the Club have already indicated a strong interest in using the club facility for stretching, yoga and general fitness, and Ms. Nathan says she knows there are other recreational needs and wants out there.

“We have a great space and state of the art world class equipment. We’re looking to optimize the use of the space and enhance this already dynamic facility,” explains Ms. Nathan. “We have a second level viewing area room, which is used as a community room for birthday parties and other events.”

Rose-Ann Nathan came to the Bluewater Gymnastics Club with more than a decade of experience with two fitness clubs, a strong business and organizational background, as well as marketing and recreational leadership. She sees great opportunities at the facility to give the community more opportunities for fun and fitness.

“Rose-Ann’s breadth of experience, her energy and positivity is fantastic,” says Curt Bladon, President of the BGC’s volunteer parent board. “She has an excellent track record with successful organizations. She is looking at the Club with fresh eyes and seeing opportunities for us to be more meaningful to the community. That has been very exciting and energizing.”

‘We have some partners coming to the table to help us. We’re in the early stages, but we want to hear from people,” Ms. Nathan encourages. “We have the capacity to expand recreational programs at underutilized times - to be more, to do more and to offer more. This is a fabulous community resource.”

The BGC has a thirty five year history in Sarnia as a not-for-profit organization and a number of successful athletes have gone on to higher levels of sport and the focus on Gymnastics will be continued.

A survey can be found at, and people interested in new programming for kids, adults and seniors are encouraged to take part.