Our Staff


Our teachers are experienced, caring, warm, energetic people. Their varied back-grounds are in gymnastics, martial arts, physical education, early childhood education, special education and the arts.
All the staff have previous experience working with children and are trained in and committed to GymFit and its philosophy.

History of Gymfit


GymFit was founded in Natick in 1987 by Annette Payne, to provide quality, fun recreational programs to the families of the western suburbs. Annette Payne has a Physical Education degree from Dublin, Ireland. She has extensive experience in teaching gymnastics, dance and fitness to children of all ages and abilities. Annette has successfully developed and implemented her philosophies on family fitness for many years. She was cofounder of the Creative Movement and Arts Center, and also produced and hosted her own series of exercise shows for cable television. Since founding GymFit, Annette has devoted all her energy into developing fun, safe and creative gymnastics and movement programs for toddlers and children of all ages. GymFit has expanded its programs to include a Kenpo Karate program for children and teens. GymFit's other programs also include Birthday parties, Jiu Jitsu, toddler drop off time (Kid Kapers), open gym/play, vacation/summer camps and kids night out.
GymFit is committed to providing a supportive, non-competitive approach to learning and fitness, which instils confidence and self awareness in everyone from toddlers to adults